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Business Analysis Activities and Tools

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In this course, you'll learn about activities to perform and tools to use for effective business analysis.

Target Audience
Individuals interested in developing and refining business analysis skills; individuals preparing for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification exam


Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Business Analysis Activities and Tools

  • distinguish between brainstorming and mindmapping characteristics
  • recognize differences between focus groups and workshops
  • identify best practices for using surveys and questionnaires
  • distinguish between interviews and observation
  • distinguish between collaborative games and lessons learned activities
  • distinguish between estimation methods
  • distinguish between prioritization methods
  • distinguish between reviews and item tracking characteristics
  • recognize considerations for assessing vendors
  • distinguish between the characteristics of stakeholder lists, maps, and personas
  • recognize characteristics of backlog management
  • identify characteristics of the balanced scorecard
  • recognize elements of a roles and permissions matrix
  • identify elements of a business model canvas
  • recognize characteristics of functional decomposition
  • demonstrate your understanding of the activities and tools you use for effective business analysis work
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