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Business Analysis Essentials Training

By now you would have visited several sites on the internet looking for who provides the best Business Analyst training.

You will find lots of training providers out there offering a myriad of programmes so it's no wonder how confusing it can all become.

Here's why our Business Analyst Essentials training course is unique:

Our course is not only focussed on real-life projects and scenarios in IT (digital media) and Financial (banking & insurance); It is also targeted towards getting you into the job market as quickly as possible. As many of our students have done successfully.

What will you learn?

You will learn the roles and functions of the Business Analyst, Business Analysis discipline, and how to act as an intermediary between the business and technical communities.

You will be able to effectively analyse competing business needs and develop plans to implement the projects that support the business's objectives.

You will also learn how to apply a clearly defined business analysis framework. 

Key areas of study:

At the end of the business analyst training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Integrate into a project or team environment with an understanding of their role, key responsibilities and relationship with fellow project members
  • Work with business stakeholders to gather and document different types and levels of requirements.
  • Work with business stakeholders to define, scope and initiate a project
  • Understand how project approaches such as Agile affect the Business Analysis role
  • Break-down complex business scenarios or problems into process and data models
  • Validate requirements by producing Use Cases and assess requirements against defined quality criteria.
  • Apply end-to-end thinking to complex business and system problems to ensure ‘right first time’ Documentation and solutions.
  • Become well-versed in various techniques for requirements elicitation
  • Work with stakeholders to develop optimum solutions to defined requirements.
  • Confidently present findings to business stakeholders and their project team.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Agile Business Analyst's role and responsibilities;
  • The Agile Business Analyst’s approach to requirements - User Stories, Epics, Acceptance Criteria
  • The Agile Business Analyst’s link to quality and testing
  • Additional depth, guidance and techniques for the Business Analyst role

Business Analyst Essentials Course Content :

  • The Role of a Business Analyst
  • Project Team Structure
  • Project Types
  • Challenges of a Business Analyst
  • Business Analysis Life Cycle
  • Business Analysis Techniques
  • Gap Analysis (Comparing ideal with existing systems)
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Requirements (Analysis Process, Elicitation & Life-cycle)
  • System Use Cases (UML)
  • Business Rules
  • Business Process Modelling (BPM)
  • Root Cause Analysis (Cause & Effect)
  • Business Change
  • Software Testing (overview)
  • Six Sigma (Techniques)
  • Software Development Life Cycle (Methodologies)
  • Project and Product Life cycle
  • Business analysis associated activities and tasks
  • The agile section will benefit a wide range of roles including Business Analysts, Change Analysts, Project Managers, Scrum Product Owners/Managers, Systems Analysts and Agile Developers
  • Documentation Walk-through and discussion
  • Class Test (Mock Interview Questions)
  • Cv Building/Templates and Walk-through
  • Sample Documents
  • Glossary of Terms


Live Mentoring Project

We understand the challenges that most people looking for a career as a software tester or business analyst will face. The main problem is that even though you have had extensive training and are up to speed with all the theories and methodologies...what you lack is that solid end-to-end live project experience.

As part of this training programme, we are able to provide this work experience/Mentoring programe embedded into the training using online agile delivery.

Your live mentoring projects will commence throughout the training.

Your mentor / tutor will be on hand throughout the project to support and guide you in putting the skills learned into a live project giving you hands on experience and your first step into your new career.


How does it work?

Projects will be embedded into your training covering the following areas

Stage 1: Project Briefing – Held with your mentor preparing you for the project and the meeting with stakeholders.

Stage 2: Stakeholder Meeting – You will meet with the stakeholder and any project managers of the project to discuss requirements.

Stage 3: Deliverables – with support from your mentor you will complete test cases, user stories, flow diagrams, reports etc.

Stage 4: Final Reports and Sign off – You will meet a final time with stakeholders to present final reports and have project signed off  

Additional Support: CV Review, Interview Preperation and job seaerches.  

What are the outcomes?

At the end of the project, participants will have had experience of:

  • Working within a project team environment, a good understanding of their role, key responsibilities and relationship with fellow project members
  • Working with stakeholders to gather and document requirements.
  • Working with business stakeholders to define, scope and initiate projects.
  • Breaking down complex business scenarios or problems into process and data models
  • Validating requirements by producing Use Cases and assessing requirements against defined quality criteria and Completion reporting etc.
  • Working with stakeholders to develop optimum solutions to defined requirements.
  • Presenting findings to business stakeholders and their project team.
  • Working with various project management, test management and reporting tools.
  • A solid work reference.


Who can attend?

Anyone who desires a career in Business IT environments.
Graduate students looking to break into the IT job market.
Professionals who desire a career move or change into Business Analysis
Software Testers, Systems Analysts, Technical Architects, Project Managers or anyone who would like to learn more about the requirements elicitation or analysis processes.

What's more the course will also be beneficial towards acquiring the knowledge required to pass the ISEB Business Analyst Foundation Level Certificate*

* Please note that you will have to register for the ISEB Business Analyst exam separately if required.

Class Environment, structure and focus 

This is a 6 week Business Analyst Training course. Classes take place over weekends (as your tutor works in the industry).
Time is from 10.30am to 5.30pm each day (plus you can also expect that there will be homework to do during the weeks break before reconvening the following weekend).

We've heard of similar training programs with up to 30 people in a class! With people coming from so many different backgrounds it will be impossible to satisfy and support the various learning needs of all. Our classes are kept to a maximum of 10 learners to provide a more personalised learning experience.
In addition, this enables us to give post course attention to each learner.


Remote Classroom Access
Cant make it to the classroom, Our ‘Remote Attend’ courses allow you to access our classroom training without leaving your home or office and are designed to provide synchronous real-time experience for the remote student.
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Reserve your space with a deposit of £100 (see Paypal option below); the balance can be paid on course start day. Strictly subject to space availability (max class size: 10 people)


Early Bird Special Offer

Early Bird Special Offer

We provide you with access to a pre-study virtual learning zone on registration to get you started this is at http://www.futuretrend.org.uk/vle/ and you will will be provided with our comprehensive Business Analysis training manual and other course materials.

Here are some screenshots from our Business Analysis Essentials manual:

Business Analysis essentials training manual


and we don't stop there...

Whilst most training providers would deem their job complete after you leave their training centre... we don't. That's why we go on to provide valuable individual post-training support with CV & interview preparation.

However you look at it students are fully supported in getting their Busines Analyst role and going on to deliver value to potential clients/employers.

What do past students say about our Business Analyst training?

Here are some recent testimonials of our Business Analyst Essentials course:

"A fantastic trainer, before the training I was a bit skeptical about how everything will go and if it would be another boring class. To my surprise, the class was very interesting and everybody was carried along every step of the way. Honestly James delivered."

' Liked the size of the business analyst class (5 students) and being able to share thoughts and experiences.Good tutoring by James"

'It’s a, fast-moving discipline for now and the future which I'd like to progress in.' good value for money. Was able to translate what I learnt to the actual role.

"'I thoroughly enjoyed it! I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel."

'I'd recommend it for anyone wanting to get into the Business analyst role. Tutor was articulate and shared he’s experiences with the class which was very helpful."

"Thank you so much for the very inspiring and informative course. The venue was great too."

"Very good and professional. Can't wait to go out and put the hands on knowledge learnt into practice."

"Will be recommending this business analyst course to others, exceeded my expectations"

"Comprehensive and very informative. Good, experienced lecturer"



Reserve your space with a deposit of £100 (see Paypal option below); the balance can be paid on course start day. Strictly subject to space availability (max class size: 10 people)


Early Bird Special Offer





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