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Beginner Level

Some IT work and experience

Some business analysis skills and knowledge

Some project management skills and knowledge

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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Beginner Level

Some IT work and experience

Some business analysis skills and knowledge

Some project management skills and knowledge

Approx. 9 hours to complete
English

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University of Minnesota

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Business Systems

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 78 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
1.1-2 What is a Business Process?4m
1.1-3 Business Process Characteristics4m
1.2-1 SDLC Overview9m
1.2-2 SDLC Variance11m
1.2-3 Role of the Business Analyst6m
1.3-1 System Request4m
1.3-2 Feasibility Analysis11m
1.3-3 Change Management & Organizational Readiness7m
1.3-4 Project Plan11m
3 readings
Why Software Fails10m
Organizational Readiness10m
Writing Real Risks20m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: Intro to Business Systems Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Analysis Phase Documentation

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
2.1-2a Well-Formed Requirements5m
2.1-2b Individual Requirements7m
2.1-2c Requirements Language5m
2.1-3 Functional vs. Non-functional Requirements4m
2.1-4a Methods8m
2.1-4b Traceability5m
2.2-1a Use Cases Part 19m
2.2-1b Use Cases Part 23m
2.2-2 Use Case Diagrams7m
2.2-3 Test Cases7m
1 reading
Writing Good Test Cases15m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Analysis Phase Documentation Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Analysis Phase Diagrams

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
3.1-2 Data Flow Diagram Levels5m
3.1-3 Data Flow Diagram Types8m
3.1-4 Decomposing Data Flow Diagrams5m
3.1-5 Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)5m
3.2-1 Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) Introduction9m
3.2-2 ERD Intersection Entities5m
3.2-3 ERD Subtype and Supertype7m
3.2-4 ERD Modeling Hierarchies7m
1 reading
BPMN Simulation Process Video8m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Analysis Phase Diagrams Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Design Phase Overview

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 95 min)
11 videos
4.1-2 OO Inheritance and Unified Modeling Language (UML)8m
4.1-3 OO Additional Diagrams7m
4.2-1 Acquisition Strategies18m
4.2-2 Alternative Analysis6m
4.2-3 Architectural Options12m
4.3-1 Design Logical to Physical11m
4.3-2 Develop Test Document6m
4.4-1 Transition5m
4.4-2 Maintenance and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)5m
4.4-3 Course Wrap Up2m
1 practice exercise
Module 4: Design Phase Overview Quiz15m

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