Training Business Analysis Fundamentals

Business Analysis Fundamentals

Hands-on with Enterprise Architect

Duration: 2.5 days – Virtual Learning and Mentorship by Certified Business Analyst Professional

Innovative Business Analysts need to find better ways to improve project productivity, reduce risk, and to deliver business value. Learn why the IIBA© selected Enterprise Architect as their BA tool of choice and why they said Enterprise Architect is a “leader [in its field] … offering the Business Analyst community increased value and assistance to achieve greater business outcomes

Business leaders need highly effective BA’s, EA’s, and PM’s working as a team to ensure business outcomes are realized. Learn how Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect harmonizes critical roles using a shared reuse repository.

This interactive hands-on workshop is focused on revealing best practices techniques when using Enterprise Architect as a comprehensive Business Process modeling, and Requirements Management productivity tool. This workshop incorporates effective techniques based upon pragmatic proven practices Business Process Modeling techniques (BPMN© 2.0) and the International Institute of Business Analysts (BABOK©).

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Practice Hands-on Business Process Improvement Modeling using BPMN 2 – Led by a master Business Analyst

  • Learn and Practice a skillful Process Modeling Method
  • Learn how Value Chain informs process models
  • Create a Process Scope diagram
  • Create a When and What Matrix
  • Model the Process Happy Path
  • Model Alternate Paths, Exception Paths
  • Model Child-Level Diagrams
  • Learn the easy way to be successful using the BPMN 2.0 Notation
  • Learn how when and how to model Events
  • Learn how to model Activity and Sequence Flow
  • Learn how to model Parallel Split and Join
  • Learn how to model Lanes, Pools, and Message Flows

Practice Hands-on Developing the Business Requirements Definition (BRD) - Led by a master Business Analyst

  • Learn how to develop a Business Requirements Definition (BRD)
  • Business Analysis best practice techniques using the complimentary BABOK
  • Learn to skills to develop the Business Requirements Definition
  • Practice Requirements Management and re-use requirements
  • Create a Stakeholder Analysis
  • Create a Context Model
  • Learn how to build Sprint Plans
  • Model Storyboards and write easy, medium, and difficult stories
  • Create a UI Dialog model
  • Write Data Requirements, Business Rules, and Functional Requirements
  • Model, analyze, document instantly trace requirements across the landscape
  • Generate web, spreadsheet and word documents using reuse standard templates

Getting Started with Enterprise Architect

  1. Introduction
  2. Login to the ALLin1 EA Repository
  3. What’s an Enterprise Architecture Repository?
  4. Modeling Best Practices
  5. START – Searching the Model
  6. DESIGN - Mastering diagrams
  7. LAYOUT - Themes and Appearance
  8. DEVELOP – Database Modeling
  9. PUBLISH – Publish Documentation
  10. SIMULATE – Business Process Simulation
  11. SPECIALIZE - Microsoft Office Integration
  12. CONSTRUCT – Kanban
  13. EXECUTE - Code Execution
  14. CONFIGURE – Security, Groups, Permissions
  15. Enterprise Architect – Model, Share, Engage, Collaboratet

Business Process Analyst

  1. Business Process Best Practice - Let’s Practice!
  2. Industry Case Study
  3. Process Modeling Method
  4. Process Modeling Style
  5. Step 1 - Model Process Scope - Let’s Practice!
  6. BPMN Quick and Easy
  7. Step 2 - Model Happy Path - Let’s Practice!
  8. Step 3 - Model Complexity - Let’s Practice!
  9. Step 4 - Determine Who does What - Let’s Practice!
  10. Step 5 - Model BPMN Final - Let’s Practice!
  11. Process Requirements and Traceability - Let’s Practice!
  12. Generate BPMN Website for Sharing - Let’s Practice!

Business Analyst

  1. Requirements Management Best Practices
  2. Re-use and Traceability across the Landscape
  3. Develop the Business Requirements Definition - Let’s Practice!
  4. Scope Context model - Let’s Practice!
  5. Stakeholder Analysis - Let’s Practice!
  6. Sprint Planning - Let’s Practice!
  7. Storyboard model- Let’s Practice!
  8. Writing a Story - Let’s Practice!
  9. UI Dialog model - Let’s Practice!
  10. Data Requirements - Let’s Practice!
  11. Business Rules - Let’s Practice!
  12. Functional Requirements - Let’s Practice!
  13. Tracing Impacts and Requirements - Let’s Practice!
  14. User Acceptance Testing - Let’s Practice!
  15. Generate MS Word BRD Document - Let’s Practice!

For Advanced users

  1. Searching the Repository – Let’s Practice!
  2. Diagramming Tips – Let’s Practice!
  3. Traceability Tips– Let’s Practice!
  4. Create a Custom Tagged Value– Let’s Practice!
  5. Documentation - Linked Document– Let’s Practice!
  6. Documentation – Model Document– Let’s Practice!
  7. Documentation – Customize a Document Template– Let’s Practice!
  • Learners
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • QA Testing Analysts

Sparx Certified TrainingOur expert instructors work closely with every student to personally ensure they fully grasp every lesson plan during the hands-on workshops sessions to ensure that the Certification is achieved.
  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Certification
  • Certificate of Education Credits

"Congrats and we who have taken a Ramsay Millar class know his superior technical education skills. Content, delivery, and real-world practical application of what you learn is his hallmark. INTEGRATE IT Inc. is so fortunate to have such a professional on staff for so long. When you have Ramsay as a mentor and instructor, you are a student for life, and you resolve the toughest issues together. Thank you, Ramsay; I am so grateful to be a student of your work. I hope soon the world will see the value of your work and why it is the cornerstone of digital transformation—looking for the 25th year!" - Patrick Simon, Beehive Consulting

"It has been nearly impossible to figure out how to use Enterprise Architect to manage a real project. INTEGRATE iT involved the entire project team and we are saving time and producing quality requirements within one week" - Director, Agile Software Delivery

"Even though Enterprise Architect is an extremely powerful tool and more feature rich than all the competing products we have reviewed in our RFP, it is hard to apply it without proper mentorship and an agile unified process that unfolds a step by step example of doing a project." – Marc Ginns, Chief Enterprise Architect, Duke Energy

"The Toolkits provided by INTEGRATE iT during the course saved our Fortune 10 Healthcare company many months of standards work and setup time, we began our critical project immediately after training. There isn’t a week that goes by when I’m not using one of the productivity tools to help solve problems, speed things or make my team more productive." – Fiona Lindberg, Business Architect – McKesson Health Systems

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Experience the most comprehensive Virtual Learning and Mentorship available for learners interested in growing your career. Learn from an experienced consultant and mentor who reveals proven industry best practices and prepares you or your team to become skilled and confident in your use of Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems.


Ramsay Millar

Practice Leader, Mentor, Enterprise Architect SME Ramsay Millar has delivered over 1,100 business and technology modeling project assignments and trained over 4,000 business architects, business analysts, enterprise architects, agile project managers, solution architects and software engineers since 2001.

The professionals Ramsay has mentored appreciate his common sense, wide industry skills, and the direct experience he brings to the show.
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Integrate iT Training

Use your Web  Browser to read, learn, search, make notes, and print your personal Practice Leaders eBook. Your supplied eBook contains practical steps required to master and grow confident when using Enterprise Architect to deliver your next project and is directly linked to the ALLin1 EA Repository Case Study.


Enterprise Archetecture Software

Download the supplied ALLin1 EA Repository to your PC Desktop. The Repository and additional course resources contain everything you need to get started including a production ready reuseable Repository loaded with Project ad Document Templates, Diagram Stencils, and real-world consulting Case Study samples.