Business Analysis Bootcamp Course (BA190)

  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • Monday, November 14, 2022, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Friday, November 18, 2022, 2:00 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual chapter meeting


  • For IIBA Members and Bluegrass IIBA Annual Passholders. If you are an IIBA Member and this price is not open to you, send your IIBA Member Number to and ask to have this member price opened to you.
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events.


Business Analysis Bootcamp Course (BA190)

Gain the critical skills needed to be a successful business analyst. This course is designed to provide a complete and detailed training experience covering most aspects of business analysis knowledge areas. It is a powerful experience for those new to the analyst role or those with experience seeking formal training.

You will gain context for the role complete with a structured approach and associated techniques to provide value to your organization. This includes understanding business analysis terminology, the business analysis lifecycle, and how to perform core business analyst activities such as engaging stakeholders, eliciting requirements, utilizing user stories, applying use cases and other formal modeling techniques. You will gain the fundamental skills needed to be a great BA including understand the integral parts of a business system and understanding the right solution for the right problem.

Get EEP level training at IIBA Chapter pricing!

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand business analysis and business systems analysis and how it fits into the overall function of the SDLC.
  • Learn tools that can organize and evaluate system elements and requirements (RAIDS, B5, classifications).
  • Build the skills to properly scope a project and understand the differences between a product and project.
  • Build up your interviewing skills for a strong front-end requirements elicitation.
  • Ask great questions around business rules and produce a decision table to verify understanding.
  •  Apply different tools to elicit, specify and verify requirements, such as personas, user stories, use cases, process models, and data models.
  • Learn additional tools to make roles and responsibilities transparent and verifiable (RACI)


1. Introduction to business systems analysis

a. Best practices in business analysis (IIBA)
b. Best practices in project management (PMI)

2. Business systems analysis overview

a. Business analyst role and their value with class discussion
b. System lifecycle frameworks
c. Cost of defects
d. Exercise: problem statement or vision statement on case study

3. Planning and scoping

a. System definition with class discussion
b. Product vs. project scope
c. Exercise: create context diagram
d. Define scope boundary
e. Exercise: scope list and RACI
f. Project competing factors
g. Exercise: project sliders and RAIDS

4. Effective requirements

a. Terminology
b. Classifications
c. Exercise: refine business requirement
d. Business rules

e. Exercise: uncover business rules
f. Personas
g. Exercise: create persona
h. Requirement management with class discussion

5. Business Systems Elements (B5)

a. Elements and their relationships
b. Business processes and entities
c. Exercise: create a B5 matrix

6. Elicitation and interviews

a. Eliciting challenges
b. Organizational dynamics
c. Interviews
d. Discussion – listening
e. Exercise: Interview to elicit requirements
f. Other elicitation techniques

7. User stories

a. Agile at-a-glance with class discussion
b. Features and stories
c. Exercise: create story wall using EPICS
d. Prioritization
e. Exercise: role play and prioritize user stories
f. Story elaboration
g. Exercise: elaborate a user story
h. Behavior driven development
i. Exercise: add acceptance criteria

8. Use cases

a. Use case terminology
b. System use case diagram
c. Use case primary flow
d. Exercise: create a system use case
e. Use case extensions
f. Exercise: add extensions
g. Use case scenarios

9. Modeling overview

a. Modeling benefits, tips, and types
b. Entity model overview, types, and components
c. Exercise: list entities and some relationships
d. Entity model cardinality and optionality
e. Exercise: update entity model
f. Data dictionary
g. Process model overview, types, and components
h. Exercise: produce a swim lane
i. State transition diagram
j. Decision table for business rules
k. Exercise: produce a decision table

10. Reviews and feedback

a. Content for reviews
b. Critical appraisal
c. Exercise: create an agenda for a review

    25 PD Hours | 25 CDUs

    This professional development course is registered with IIBA® and qualifies for 25 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA core certification and 25 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) toward retaining your existing IIBA core certification.

    This class qualifies for 25 PDUs for your PMI Certification.


    1. Monday, November 14, 2022, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
    2. Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
    3. Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
    4. Thursday, November 17, 2022, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
    5. Friday, November 18, 2022, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST


         $650 - IIBA Member

         $750 - Guest

    Instructor: George Bridges, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA

    George Bridges is a professional project manager and business analyst with a passion for business improvement, change management and project management leadership. George has more than 30 years of experience in business systems analysis, business process modeling, operations research, and Information Technology. George teaches, coach and consult in business analysis and project management to hundreds of seminar and class participants every year.

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    Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

    Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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