Advanced Business Systems Analysis

This is an IREB® Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE®) exam preparation course.

You will learn advanced methods and techniques for the effective elicitation, documentation, negotiation and management of your businesses information system. It also covers how to apply these methods to the  specification of business systems requirements.

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Accreditation: IIBA® Endorsed
Fee: R 19,320 (Including VAT)

Detailed Course Overview and Syllabus:

This training will ensure that your work in business systems analysis is performed in a professional and efficient manner.

The practical work covers business systems requirements writing, system specification and modelling. It also includes Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), Use Case Diagrams,  Activity Diagrams, State Diagrams and Data Flow Diagrams.

This training is an exam preparation course for the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE). The examination can be written immediately after the course, and requires no practical experience to do so. 

5 training days (30 hours): You will enjoy 30 hours of IIBA® endorsed professional development time.

Industry certified lecturers: Our trainers are certified and have real-world business analysis experience.

Free course assessments: This course includes practice exams to make sure you can validate your knowledge.

Gain practical experience: Our lessons are not limited to theory, and you will enjoy lots of practical work.

Includes notes and lunches: We will provide lunches, and detailed notes that you can take home with you.

Module 1: Introduction and Foundation

  • Introduction to Business Systems Analysis (BSA)
  • The four major activities of Business Systems Analysis
  • The skills of a Business Systems Analyst
  • The three kinds of business systems requirements

Module 2: System and System Context

  • System, system context and boundaries
  • Determining system context boundaries

Module 3: Requirements Elicitation

  • Sources of business systems requirements
  • Categorising system requirements
  • Elicitation techniques including interviews, questionnaires, observation, workshops, creative techniques and document-centric techniques

Module 4: Requirements Documentation

  • Document design, types and structures
  • The use of requirements documents
  • Quality criteria for requirements documents
  • Quality criteria fro requirements

Module 5: Documentation of Requirements using Natural Language

  • Language effects including subjective perception and transformational effects
  • Writing requirements using a template

Module 6: Model-Based Documentation of Requirements

  • Definition and properties of models
  • Requirements models versus design models
  • Three perspectives of system requirements
  • Modelling data, functional and behavioural system requirements

Module 7: Requirements Validation and Negotiation

  • Fundamentals and principles of validation
  • Requirements negotiation techniques

Module 8: Requirements Management

  • Requirements views and attributes
  • Prioritising requirements
  • Requirements traceability

Module 9: Tool Support

  • Types of system development tools
  • Evaluating tools

Some Reviews from Our Attendees:

Thank you for an awesome course training. I enjoyed the course and hope that I’ll be able to apply what I’ve learned in my work environment.

Systems Analyst, FNB, South Africa

Information in the course content is quite comprehensive and very useful. The theory and practical workbooks were very useful, thanks so much!

Business Consultant, Moyo Africa, South Africa

This is great, a lot of good work went into its development. I appreciated the exercises, both practical and theory, as they were a real knowledge test.

Product Development, ABSA Group, South Africa

The Course Fees and Popular FAQs:

How much does it cost?

This course costs R19,320 per delegate, and includes lunch, a practice exam, and your notes.

Is this course endorsed?

Yes, it is endorsed by IIBA® and it is recognised by IREB®. Contact us if you have queries.

Do you offer guarantees?

Yes, if you’re unhappy with this course within the first day, you can request a refund.

When is the next course?

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