This workshop is intended for anyone involved in developing Functional Specifications for business solutions, including Business Analysts, Users, Liaisons, Software Developers and Managers (technical and non technical). It is also for all business personnel who will interact with technical development personnel. It bridges the very real communications gap between the business and technology.
The course provides an introduction to analysis methods used in making the necessary transition from Business Requirements to Functional Specifications, including Use Cases, Object-Oriented and Structured Analysis concepts. The workshop also teaches how to best use these methods to facilitate communication among Customers, Programmers, Analysts, Data Base, Liaisons, and Project Managers. By speaking the same language, all become true assets of the Development Team. A mix of technical and non-technical personnel in class is encouraged.
The workshop follows, reinforces and is endorsed by the IIBA® for BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) compliance. It is also certified by PMI® (Project Management Institute) for following the PMBOK Fifth Edition and the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide for those wanting to earn their PMI-PBA, Professional in Business Analysis credential. Attendees involved with that or PMI’s Project Management Professional – PMP or PBA programs, are awarded 16 PDUs or “Contact hours”. Our R.E.P. code is 1270.
During this two-day workshop attendees develop, present and critique key Functional Specification components. Issues surrounding in-house and outsourced development methods are discussed in detail. Depending on the needs of in-house organizations, the course can be customized to place emphasis on in-house tools, standards and guidelines.