Business Analysis Modeling Skills Techniques

Learn to create Process Flowcharts, Use Cases, SWOT, RACI Matrices, Org Charts, User Stories, and more! – IIBA Endorsed
Business Analysis Modeling Skills Techniques
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1.81 GB
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6h 26m



The BA Guide | Jeremy Aschenbrenner


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Business Analysis Modeling Skills Techniques

What you’ll learn

Create EIGHT different visual models including Process Flowcharts, Use Cases, SWOT Analysis, RACI Matrix, Org Charts, Scoring Matrix, Stakeholder Maps, and more
Understand how visual modeling can help in daily requirement activities.
Ability to read and create important business and technical visual models.
Utilize visual modeling to make requirements come alive.
Ability to choose the best visual model to aid in various situations.
Increase your project success by giving your stakeholders a clearer understanding of your vision.
Confidently explain and demonstrate the uses of visual models in an interview.

Business Analysis Modeling Skills Techniques


This course covers each visual modeling technique from the ground floor. No prior experience is necessary.
The course is spoken from a Business Analyst perspective, but the visual models are instrumental from many different job titles.
The various visual models will be made with a combination of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Visio. Having access to these programs is suggested, but not required.


Looking to get ECBA®, CCBA®, or CBAP® certified or recertified? – This course qualifies for 6 PD Hours/CDUs!LEARN WHAT EMPLOYERS CONSIDER “ONE OF THOSE MOST IN-DEMAND SKILLS” THEY LOOK FOR IN A BUSINESS ANALYST TODAY.Discover exactly how to become one of these invaluable employees by learning how to “model” – the art of making complex thoughts, ideas, requirements, and processes easier to grasp by putting them into graphical formats that anyone can understand.This course will teach you the basics of eight of the most popular modeling techniques in the industry.Process FlowchartsSWOT AnalysisUse CasesUser StoriesStakeholder MapsRACI MatricesScoring MatricesOrganizational ChartsCourse enrollment grants you lifetime access, with no expiration, to all the course lectures, activities, handouts, and quizzes. In addition, you’ll also receive 1-on-1 support for any questions or uncertainties that come up. And this all comes with a money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain.Just ask the students who’ve already taken this course: “The course is very enlightening and the tutor is amazing. He breaks down everything you need to know to the minutest detail which makes it really easy to understand. This is my third course by Jeremy and I have no regrets.” – Adebukonla “The course is great. I would say this is the best course in online which can fully explain a lot of techniques in-depth. The instructor is a true professional of his work and can easily explain different sophisticated concepts. This course is highly recommended as well as the BA Guide’s other courses.” – Aykhan “Excellent course!! Not only does the course click on all cylinders with insight information, but it also contains all the presentation and templates Jeremy discusses, which he walks you through. I would recommend this course for beginners as well as season veterans needing a refresher.” – CurtisThe BA Guide’s TEACH, SHOW, DO techniqueThis course makes use of The BA Guide’s TEACH, SHOW, DO technique – a method I’ve developed over my years of experience in the industry training and managing Business Analysts. This technique will help ensure you with total comprehension of the topic at hand and maximum information retention long after the course is finished.TEACH – You first learn the concept, in detail, from the ground up. But I won’t simply teach you the concept in isolation – you’ll learn HOW and WHEN to use it too.SHOW – Once you fully understand the concept, we enhance that by walking you step-by-step through real-world examples – so you can see exactly how the concept would pan out if you were to apply it in the real world.DO – Firmly cement everything you’ve learned so far and put your new knowledge to the test by completing the included activities and quizzes. Validate you’ve fully understood the concept and greatly increase your ability to retain the information you’ve learned.“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn” – Benjamin FranklinWhat bonuses are included?Of course, anyone who has studied one of my courses before will know, it simply wouldn’t be a course by The BA Guide if I didn’t include some value-packed bonus material!As well as teaching you the fundamentals of these eight modeling techniques, you’ll also gain access to the following modeling templates that you are free to download and use for current and future projects:SWOT Analysis TemplateScoring Matrix TemplateStakeholder Map TemplateRACI Matrix TemplateOrg Chart TemplateUse Case TemplateUser Story TemplateIn addition to all the tools you’ll need to learn and use these modeling techniques, you’ll also get a foot into the industry by way of an industry expert…I’m not just the instructor who wrote this course, I will also act as both a resource and a mentor to guide you to a long and rewarding career in Business Analysis!Still not convinced? ” So glad I have decided to go with, The BA Guide. This was a total package and what a bang for my buck! I have already purchased his other courses to continue my BA education. Thank you Jeremy for the great curriculum and real-world expertise​.” – Bohdan “The instructor is clear, easy to understand, shows very good understanding of the subject matter. Real life example was provided with detail explanation. I don’t want to sound like a billboard; however, this is not a pp presentation, it is real teaching. Highly recommended Thanks” – PatrickWhy should I enroll?If you’re an aspiring Business Analyst these skills will give your resume a huge boost as well as provide you with the knowledge to confidently answer any related interview questions.For current Business Analysts, these skills will help ensure that project team members and stakeholders will have a clearer understanding of your vision thanks to your new-found ability to clearly explain complicated plans and concepts – overall resulting in more successful projects.Finally, I believe in respecting my students’ time – and I want to teach you what you need to know to successfully utilize these models without bogging you down in unnecessary details or theory. That’s why the visual modeling techniques taught in this course are taught with no fluff added.And if you’re still not sure – here’s my promise to you:This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! That means, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, I’ll give you a refund – no questions asked!By the end of this course, you’ll have a concrete understanding of the fundamentals of the eight most popular modeling techniques, allowing you to easily explain complex concepts in a clear and understandable way to anyone, regardless of their role or lack of knowledge on the subject.So, if you’re looking for an edge over the competition and want to learn what most employers consider the most in-demand skill they look for a Business Analyst today, enroll now and start learning the essential skills and techniques of modeling.


Section 1: Welcome to the Course!

Lecture 1 Course Summary

Lecture 2 IMPORTANT LINKS – Please review and bookmark

Lecture 3 Course Resources – for your convenience

Section 2: Introduction to Visual Modeling

Lecture 4 Visual Modeling Concepts

Lecture 5 Udemy Review Prompt

Lecture 6 Course Downloads

Lecture 7 Instructions: Opening the XML Files

Section 3: SWOT Analysis

Lecture 8 Introduction to SWOT Analysis

Lecture 9 SWOT Analysis Breakdown – Data Sources

Lecture 10 SWOT Analysis Breakdown – S

Lecture 11 SWOT Analysis Breakdown – W

Lecture 12 SWOT Analysis Breakdown – O

Lecture 13 SWOT Analysis Breakdown – T

Lecture 14 Analyze Your Findings

Lecture 15 SWOT Analysis Practical Walkthrough

Lecture 16 SWOT Analysis Template Explained

Lecture 17 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (SWOT Analysis)

Section 4: Use Cases

Lecture 18 Introduction to Use Cases

Lecture 19 Written Use Case Overview

Lecture 20 Use Case Elements Breakdown – System

Lecture 21 Use Case Elements Breakdown – Actor

Lecture 22 Use Case Elements Breakdown – Use Case

Lecture 23 Use Case Elements Breakdown – Associations & Dependencies

Lecture 24 Steps to Create a Use Case

Lecture 25 Use Case Practical Exercise

Lecture 26 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (Use Cases)

Section 5: Organization Chart

Lecture 27 Introduction to the Organization Chart

Lecture 28 Creating a Basic Organization Chart using Visio

Lecture 29 Another Practical Example using Visio

Lecture 30 A Third Practical Example using Visio

Lecture 31 Creating a Basic Organization Chart using Excel

Lecture 32 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (Organizational Chart)

Lecture 33 Understanding Org Chart Tiers

Section 6: Stakeholder Map & RACI Matrix

Lecture 34 READ THIS FIRST: Information about these visual models

Lecture 35 Introduction to Identify and Manage Stakeholders

Lecture 36 The Stakeholder Map and its Purpose

Lecture 37 Identify and Categorize Stakeholders

Lecture 38 Stakeholder Map Template Walkthrough

Lecture 39 Don’t have Visio? We’ve got you covered

Lecture 40 Stakeholder Map Practical Exercise

Lecture 41 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (Stakeholder Map)

Lecture 42 RACI Matrix Overview

Lecture 43 Creating a RACI Matrix

Lecture 44 RACI Matrix Creation Practical Example (PART 1 OF 2)

Lecture 45 RACI Matrix Creation Practical Example (PART 2 OF 2)

Section 7: Scoring Matrix

Lecture 46 WATCH THIS FIRST: Provides clarification on the naming of the technique

Lecture 47 Scoring Matrix Basics

Lecture 48 Definitive Template Walkthrough and Practical Exercise

Lecture 49 Rating Template Walkthrough and Practical Exercise

Lecture 50 Weighted Template Walkthrough and Practical Exercise

Lecture 51 Template Wrap-Up

Lecture 52 Step-by-Step Process to Create the Perfect Scoring Matrix

Lecture 53 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (Scoring Matrix)

Section 8: Process Flowcharts

Lecture 54 Process Flowchart Section Summary

Lecture 55 Process Flowcharts Defined

Lecture 56 Breaking down Flowchart Symbols

Lecture 57 Suggested Verbs for Process Names

Lecture 58 Understanding Flowchart Layers/Levels

Lecture 59 BPMN vs UML

Lecture 60 7 Steps to Create a Process Flowchart

Lecture 61 Process Flowchart Practical Example 1

Lecture 62 Process Flowchart Practical Example 2

Lecture 63 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (Process Flowcharts)

Section 9: User Stories

Lecture 64 User Stories Summary

Lecture 65 User Stories Definition

Lecture 66 User Stories Structure

Lecture 67 User Stories Key Characteristics

Lecture 68 User Stories Additional Examples

Lecture 69 User Stories Acceptance Criteria

Lecture 70 User Stories Epics

Lecture 71 User Stories Documentation

Lecture 72 User Stories Creation Process

Lecture 73 User Stories Practical Example

Lecture 74 STUDENT ACTIVITY: Now It’s Your Turn (User Stories)

Section 10: Bonus Section

Lecture 75 Bonus Lecture: What’s Next?

Aspiring Business Analysts wanting to increase their ability to land that Business Analyst job.,Current Business Analysts looking to increase their value and general more successful projects.,Anyone who analyzes, elicits, or documents requirements.,Developers who want to better understand and have the ability to create various visual models.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 6h 26m | 1.81 GB
Created by: The BA Guide | Jeremy Aschenbrenner

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