Business Analysis Training from DA&R

DA&R's Business Analysis experts can prepare you or an entire team to improve your requirements, documentation, liaison, and related key functions. We can help prepare you or your staff for the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) Professional Certification exams such as Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA). or the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA). Another option, the Project Management Institute's Professional Business Analyst Certification exam (PMI-PBA) through "Bootcamp" classes.

Learn through foundation and advanced courses, designed to bring a few new BAs, or an entire team up to have effective skills. Agile, Traditional, or Hybrid Methodologies are addressed. 

We have delivered state-of-the-art training programs for commercial, public sector, and nonprofit clients to well over 11,000 Learners world-wide. All our courses are conveniently available Weekdays, Saturdays, or Evenings, in Austin, San Antonio, and around the world at your locations. We can even deliver Virtually, world-wide, for all time zones.

Don't see what you need? Let's talk! We can develop and present a custom blended learning solution just for you! See http://www.dataanalysis.com/customize-your-program for a list of courses we have recently delivered and to see our customization process.

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP, CCBA, ECBA)® Bootcamp

4-Day, 28 PDU/CDU/CEU, $1,550. The CBAP®, CCBA®, and ECBA® certifications are sought after accreditations for business analysts,...

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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP, CCBA, ECBA)® Bootcamp

4-Day, 28 PDU/CDU/CEU, $1,550. The CBAP®, CCBA®, and ECBA® certifications are sought after accreditations for business analysts, tech writers, Agile software development staff, and project managers alike. BABOK®, workbook, and study guide included. The preparation program will cover the advanced best practice topics of Business Analysis and a Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) knowledge areas and by covering each Technique, Perspective, and underlying competency. Dynamic presentation style coupled with updated workbook allows the Senior facilitator to engage and teach a robust and comprehensive preparatory program.

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar. 

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Business Analysis Foundation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $995. This fundamentals course guides professionals and teams who need to participate in, manage, or lead requirements and testing...

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Business Analysis Foundation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $995. This fundamentals course guides professionals and teams who need to participate in, manage, or lead requirements and testing efforts on projects or operations using flexible, tailorable methods. The program empowers and educates through multiple learning channels including direct team\based project exercises, best practices discussion, tailoring processes to fit every situation, lecture, graphics, and will equip you to start tailoring templates with best practices. The course addresses one of the biggest challenges leaders face: motivating others to perform processes they are unfamiliar with. This focus fosters higher levels of accountability. 

Every attendee brings back real\world, proven best practices and processes to apply immediately on the job. Program instructors are DA&R practicing business analysis, project, program, and operational consultants and senior managers with years of project experience spanning many industries. The program uses The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), The Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®), the CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model® Integration),and other industry standards and fundamentals to bring participant experience to a new level of tailored best practices.

 

Who Should Attend:

 

This course is designed for anyone who needs information about and a grounding in business analysis.

 

Professionals, project teams, technical and other subject matter experts, team leads, project leads, project and program managers, executives, operations managers, business analysts, technical writers, assistants, staff, and those who wish to dramatically improve their business analysis results and deepen their ability to deliver value through projects and operations. This is the most popular business analysis course for entire project teams to attend. We can work on your project with your processes in class!

 

Course Outline:




    • Business Analysis lifecycle tailoring

 


    • 4 "Hard Questions" to ask early

 


    • Estimates that stick and make sense

 


    • Building a realistic scope statement

 


    • Negotiating with sponsors and teams

 


    • Reducing project documentation

 


    • Scope and Requirements Management

 


    • Managing change including processes

 


    • Priority setting and consensus

 


    • Create and maintain your "One List"



Agile & Integrated Business Analysis (A&IBA)




    • Concepts and how to apply them for maximum results

 


    • Foster a culture of prioritization and choices

 


    • Eliciting Requirements

 


    • Analyzing Requirements

 


    • Writing Requirements & accompanying tests

 


    • Why, how, and when to tailor processes

 


    • What to expect from a Business Analyst

 


    • Technical Writing for Business Analysis

 


    • Proactive issue management





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Project Document Management

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. You have the responsibility to create or influence the creation and updating of various types of business and project documents. No one...

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Project Document Management

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. You have the responsibility to create or influence the creation and updating of various types of business and project documents. No one has time for duplicate data, excess forms, nor can they tolerate missing information. In order to successfully manage all your business documents, you need to thoroughly understand which documents work best for specific situations and how to structure them and their online repository or collaborative area. In this course, you will learn how to choose the best ways to prepare and organize your documents to help you achieve your business goals. Equally valuable for projects and operations.

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar.

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Personal Productivity Seminar

2.5 Eve. Hours, $4.99. Come to this concise, yet powerful Personal Productivity seminar to learn how to leverage your time and get control of your work, your...

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Personal Productivity Seminar

2.5 Eve. Hours, $4.99. Come to this concise, yet powerful Personal Productivity seminar to learn how to leverage your time and get control of your work, your commitments, and your life!

 

Join our complimentary seminar, as renowned speaker, consultant, & trainer Darrel Raynor teaches us how Personal Productivity techniques can help you organize your:





      • Work







      • Department operations







      • Projects







      • Volunteer tasks







      • Personal life







      • Beware, these processes will force you to assess your workload, your throughput, your commitments, your priorities, and make some changes that will be out of your comfort zone. Many have reported startling gains in productivity through the disciplined use of many of these techniques.




LEARN





      • How to increase your productivity through the disciplined use of many A&I™ techniques.







      • How to use simple and inexpensive (even some free) tools to help you be productive







      • Come ready to learn and do some exercises with your laptop, tablet, or paper…







      • We will start promptly at posted session start time - nothing will be sold during the seminar




Who Should Attend:





      • Those with a desire to better manage their tasks







      • Those wanting to increase their organizational skills







      • Those wanting to better leverage their time







      • Process Improvement, Compliance, Audit, and Staff, Thought Leaders, Transformation & Change Champions, Change Managers







      • Executives, Managers, & other Leaders







      • Program Managers, Portfolio Managers







      • Team Members, Team Leads







      • Those interested in PMP®, CCBA®, or CBAP® PDUs CDUs







      • External and Internal Consultants







      • Those seeking gains in personal productivity







      • Those who wish to quickly improve their personal & organization operations & project processes







      • Those who manage staff at any level







      • Supervisors & their Staff







      • Project Managers, Project Leads, Project Coordinators, Project Assistants







      • Technical & other Subject Matter Experts







      • Operations Managers, Line Managers, Senior Staff, Directors, VPs







      • Executive & Administrative Assistants







      • Business Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, Staff Analysts




Prerequisite:

 

None, other than wanting to improve your Personal Productivity!

 

Course Outline:

 

Introduction & Expectations

 

Introductions




      1. 1. Transitioning to Your Personal Productivity System (PPS) is a Project!




      1. 2. Outlining Your Personal Productivity System




      1. 3. Takeaways You Will Come Away With Today



What is Personal Productivity?




      1. 1. Knowing What Is Important




      1. 2. Knowing What Comes Next




      1. 3. Handling All Your Inputs




      1. 4. Using Your PPS to Ward Off Low Priority Commitments



Why Do I Want It?




      1. 1. Too Many Tasks & Priorities




      1. 2. Too Many People to Please




      1. 3. Work-Life Balance




      1. 4. Getting Your ‘A’ Priorities Done




      1. 5. Bring Order & Satisfaction Back to Your Life




      1. 6. Setting Expectations of Others



InfiniteQ!™




      1. Single List of Everything You Think You Need to Do




      1. Has Operations, Recurring, Project, & Misc. Tasks




      1. Exercise: Make Your 1st Draft List




      1. How Did That Feel?



Mechanics of Your System




      1. 1. Make Your List




      1. 2. Exercise: Reprioritize & Annotate Your List




      1. 3. Process to Transition to Your PPS




      1. 4. Process for Daily Use of Your PPS



Tools to House Your Process




      1. 1. How to use simple & inexpensive (some even free) tools, such as:




      1. 2. Microsoft Office




      1. 3. Google Docs / Google Drive




      1. 4. Microsoft SharePoint




      1. 5. Jira




      1. 6. Asana




      1. 7. Microsoft Project, and more.



 



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Data Analysis Foundation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. Organizations need to make business decisions more quickly and accurately than ever before. Basing these decisions on data and best practice...

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Data Analysis Foundation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. Organizations need to make business decisions more quickly and accurately than ever before. Basing these decisions on data and best practice analysis techniques and less on gut feel or "the way we have always done things" is how today's corporate management is demanding information. A solid foundation of data analysis for business decision making is a critical skill you should have regardless of whether your motive is to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage or simply better steward your resources to serve customers. In this course, you will learn to use data analytics to create actionable recommendations, as well as identify and manage opportunities where data-based decisions can be used to change the way you do business.

 

This course provides many of the common data analysis tools used to gather, analyze and adapt your data to feed business decisions. You do not need heavy Excel or data analysis experience. This course includes introductory exercises on Excel add-ins, standard deviation, random sampling, and an introduction to pivot tables and charts. These exercises will show you how to effectively demonstrate basic data analysis functions and reporting in Excel or Google Spreadsheets. We will simplify math jargon and complex symbols and equations to concentrate on what your data can tell you and your organization. In addition, you will learn how to present to those executives, managers and subject matter experts who need to quickly make decisions that drive your organization.

 

We take time for each attendee to discuss their own data analysis questions and challenges and how they impact the day-to-day operations in their organization. We will discuss how other businesses, non-profits and agencies get value from data analysis and the tools they use to gather data. These tools include project management, risk management, document management, business analysis, data modeling, data reporting and more.

 

This course is packed full of instructional discussion and materials complemented by carefully chosen videos, examination of industry materials, proven best practices, and exercises in which the participants will gain insight into the practical application of the material. Be prepared to discuss and analyze some of your own challenges with identifying and quantifying the risks associated with decision making and forecasting future results. The course will provide insight into the future of analytics and the changing roles of those performing roles such as Business Analyst, Operations Analyst, Project Manager, Department or Division Manager, and IT functions. You will understand steps needed to implement a data analysis plan for your organization and begin your plan during class.

 

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar.

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Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification & Agile Foundation

2-Day 14 PDU/CDU/CEU $995. Prepare for PSM® Certification exam for Agile Scrum Master. Key Scrum Master processes, documents, and ...

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Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification & Agile Foundation

2-Day 14 PDU/CDU/CEU $995. Prepare for PSM® Certification exam for Agile Scrum Master. Key Scrum Master processes, documents, and outcomes. Scrum is the most popular Agile framework and uses simple techniques to increase productivity, delivery, and quality that also leads to greater team satisfaction. Scrum is an iterative, incremental framework for developing any product or managing any work. We cover multiple Agile project methodologies, strategies, and best practices. These include Scrum, Kanban, Iterative & Spiral development, Test Driven Development, Product Backlog, Iteration Planning, Iteration (Sprint) Backlog, Burndown Charts, Removing Blockages, Collaborative Meetings, Team Reflection or Retrospectives, Planning Poker, Test Automation, Pair Programming, Rational Unified Process, and more

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar.

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Lean Six Sigma Foundation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. You will identify specific and actionable techniques for business documents creation and storage, including project plans, contracts,...

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Lean Six Sigma Foundation

2-Day, 14 PDU/CDU/CEU, $850. You will identify specific and actionable techniques for business documents creation and storage, including project plans, contracts, requirements of all types, reports, procedures, business rules, and policies, and the methods of preparing your collaboration areas and tools for the documents your audience needs. Balance the real conflict between increased governance of all types and the “Git ‘er done” needs of all organizations today.

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar.

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 Scheduling & Managing Projects with Microsoft Project

2-Day 14 PDU/CDU/CEU $850. This “Managing Projects with Microsoft Project” course will both familiarize you with the software and also ...

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 Scheduling & Managing Projects with Microsoft Project

2-Day 14 PDU/CDU/CEU $850. This “Managing Projects with Microsoft Project” course will both familiarize you with the software and also introduce best practices for both managing projects and using scheduling software to make the job much easier. This 2-day course is designed to familiarize you with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project Professional so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world environment.

Public, Virtual, or at your site. Customizable to your needs. Detailed Course Description: (PDF tbd). May include multiple on-site and virtual live instructors to maximize Learner experience and points of view. To register: www.dataanalysis.com/contact or +1-512-850-4402. Course Schedule: www.dataanalysis.com/course-calendar.

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What people are saying about our training program....

 "Darrel is both personable and extremely knowledgeable. His narrative style of teaching made it possible to absorb a huge amount of information at one time, because he made theory and strategy memorable by associating them with real-world examples (both his own, and the students)." Project Management Best Practices Learner, Director Software firm"Darrel is both personable and extremely knowledgeable. His narrative style of teaching made it possible to absorb a huge amount of information at one time, because he made theory and strategy memorable by associating them with real-world examples (both his own, and the students)." -Project Management Best Practices Learner, Director Software firm

“Darrel is awesome - drives to practical, usable deliverables that are CAG focused. After we're done we'll have new tools we can use to standardize our modeling processes. Confidence level is high.” - Senior IT Analyst

"This was an absolutely terrific program, and I’m so pleased with all that I took away from it; upon returning to my office, I immediately began implementing organizational and time-saving strategies inspired by what I had learned." -Project Management Fundamentals Learner, Sr. Manager

"Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your talk at Innotech and learned a few things in the process. I especially like it when you challenge conventional wisdom." - Sr. Program Manager

"...would definitely like to stay in touch as the information you forwarded me has been incredibly useful."

 "Their approach to BA solutions is refreshing. The organization understands from a strategic perspective that in order to accomplish enterprise-wide projects both your team members and the organization need to be in alignment with open communication channels. I had an opportunity to work with other firms who rely on technology as the core aspect of BA functions. The DA&R approach embraces people, process and technology allowing for a complete solution. I would recommend DA&R for any BA related solution development as we were very satisfied with their competence, creativity and flexibility." - Sr. Project Manager

“The experiences and suggestions set forth by the facilitator were absolutely exceptional, relevant, easy to follow, enjoyable and engaging. Probably the best class I have ever taken. The instructor really knew how to effectively link the information presented.” - Senior Business Analyst

"The most valuable aspect of the training program is that some of the knowledge gained can be used immediately to significantly improve my job performance." - Business Analyst

This course gave me some of the most valuable training and tools to tackle critical challenges I face in delivering projects.” - Senior Systems Analyst

“We were challenged and presented with concepts that will help in analysis/modeling of our business processes.” - Business Analyst

“This course prepared me for the next project I am assigned to. I am hoping my management will continue to assign projects to me. This course has given me the tools I need to demonstrate that I can run projects and that I am valuable contributor.” - Senior Business Analyst

 

 

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