In this one-day hands-on course participants will get to know about Business Analyst Toolkit (commonly used tools by BA). Various prototyping techniques will be discussed.
You will produce lightweight conceptual mockups using Visio, PowerPoint and/or Balsamiq. You will engage in sample User Story documentation using Jira and Trello. A structured walkthrough of a sample Word BRD will be conducted. You will also engage in Defect Life Cycle Management and Metrics Reporting via Excel.
Corporate & private training available
Video Training and Workbook Included
Students get a workbook and lifetime access to self-paced training videos, a $95 value.
Modern computer classroom with your choice of Mac or PC to work on.
Small In-Person Classes
Get personalized attention in small groups with an expert instructor in the classroom.
Refresh the course materials within six months for free as long as there's space in the class.
What You'll Learn
- Software Testing Life Cycle
- Testing Environment Levels
- Functional Testing Methods
- Defect Analysis and Reporting
- Testing Strategy
- BA Toolkit
- Project Management Touchpoints
Full Course SyllabusDownload PDF Outline
Quality Assurance for Business Analysts
Overview of Software Quality Assurance
Introduction to Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)
Role of BA in Testing
Types of Testing Environment Levels
- DEV – Unit Testing
- SIT – Integration Testing
- UAT – User Acceptance Testing
Types of Functional Testing Methods
- Sanity Testing
- Smoke Testing
- Black and White Box Testing
- Positive and Negative Testing
- Deployment Testing
- Regression Testing
- End-to-End Testing
- Exploratory Testing
Performance Testing (discussion based upon practical examples)
- Definition of a Test Case
- Test Case Format
- Test Case Design (discussion about Test Case design industry best practices)
- Test Case Example Execution
Defect Analysis and Reporting
- Definition of Bug, Defect, Issue
- Defect Life Cycle
- Defect Tracking Tool (Class Exercise #1: Jira Demo Slides)
- Defect Metrics and Reporting
Overview of a Test Plan
- Defining Testing Strategy
- Test Plan Document
- Test Plan Walkthrough (Class Exercise #2: Instructor led structured walkthrough of Sample BRD)
BA Toolkit - Software Toolset for Business Analysts
Tools for small to medium sized projects
Tools for enterprise-wide large scale projects
Links to Requirements Management Tools
Top BA Resources and Websites
Class Exercise #3: Interactive discussion about common software tools used by Business Analysts)
Other Activities and Project Management Touchpoints for Business Analysts
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Project Plan (Gantt Chart Example)
Meeting Agenda, Minutes
Status and Timesheet Reporting
Release Notes, User Guides
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring a computer?
No. We provide a computer with the necessary software for each attendee. Choose a Mac or a PC during the checkout process.
Are discounts available for this course?
No. This course is not eligible for any discounts.
We offer discounts for packages of classes, including our Excel Bootcamp, SQL Bootcamp, Data Analytics, and PowerPoint Bootcamp.
We also provide discounts for ten or more classes purchased together. Please reach out for more information on our voucher programs.
Does this course come with a book?
Yes. This course includes a complimentary book or manual at no additional cost.
What if I need to retake this course? May I retake it for free?
Yes. You may retake this course for free once within six months, provided that the class is running with an available seat. For more information, visit our policies page.