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  • Business Process Modeling – with Microsoft Visio ®   link arrow

    This seminar focuses on how to model processes for information systems projects. The seminar consists of an introduction to the Business Analyst function and teaches the concepts of business process modeling using the very popular modeling product, Visio. This interactive course provides a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises using a continuing case study. It blends a high level review of basic business process modeling activities and concepts with their execution in Microsoft Visio.

  • Requirements Management with UML and Use Cases   link arrow

    This seminar provides training in requirements management with Unified Modeling Language (UML) and use-case modeling techniques. The course focuses on discovering and managing the changing requirements of a project: analyzing the problem, defining the vision and requirements of user-identified features, defining software requirements and requirement attributes, maintaining traceability, change management, and impact analysis for project scope management. The course shows how UML modeling and requirements management techniques are used to define and document requirements that meet stakeholder needs. Students practice applying these techniques through exercises developing use cases. This class is workshop focused since design concepts are best learned from doing. The final workshops are oriented to solving problems that you have in your current projects. The workshops allow you to learn how the concepts are applied and how to develop skills in business requirements management using UML and use cases as documentation practices.

  • Facilitation for Information Management Professionals    link arrow

    Facilitation is a very necessary skill for information management professionals, since they are called upon regularly to lead requirements discovery sessions, work on projects with different groups of people, and manage the development of common understanding of complex data and processes.

    This presentation provides an overview of facilitation techniques needed for conducting workshops and business meetings. It highlights facilitation concepts, psychological interactions and communication style differences, techniques for a successful facilitator, creating agendas and scripts for facilitating, techniques for handling difficult groups and common interpersonal problems.

  • Business Requirements Seminar – Gathering, Documenting and Analyzing   link arrow

    This seminar focuses on how to gather, define and document business requirements and perform analysis for information systems projects. The seminar consists of an introduction to the Business Analyst function and proceeds to develop the following skill sets: requirements identification and documentation, logical process modeling skills, logical data modeling skills and how to conduct facilitated sessions with supporting meeting agendas, scripts and templates. The seminar provides practical experience and case studies for learning to function as a business analyst in any organization.

  • Writing Effective Use Cases   link arrow

    Use cases are a powerful technique for eliciting and specifying functional requirements in the context of goal-directed tasks. They model a range of system behaviors with technology-free textual descriptions of interactions between a system and its users. Use cases also serve as the foundation for robust testing plans and testing scripts, and can be incorporated into documentation for training and support.

    Use cases should be developed incrementally starting with an overall summary description. Each increment adds new types of information, as well as refinements to existing information. The challenge is to add “just enough” detail to satisfy the communication objectives of the case.

    This workshop shows how to specify interactive behavior using a new precise form of use case. Attendees will be able to develop robust Use Cases as well as add requirements clarity to current application development practices. This workshop combines activities and concepts with their development to support business requirements.

  • Business Process Modeling – Concepts and Development   link arrow

    This seminar focuses on how to model processes for information systems projects. The seminar consists of an introduction to the Business Analyst function and teaches the concepts of business process modeling as part of requirements management. This interactive course provides a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises using a continuing case study. It blends a high level review of basic business process modeling activities and concepts with their development to support business requirements.

  • Software Test Management   link arrow

    This course introduces the student to the concepts, tools and techniques needed for managing the software testing process, as an integral part of an Enterprise Information management initiative and as an activity in application development. Project management concepts and practices enable the QA or EIN manager to manage the testing process as a project within the overall development effort. This course will explain test strategy development, testing methods, test planning, test meta data collection, and the management of various resources involved in a testing project.

    A combined lecture and workshop approach makes this course an excellent way to learn about test management while practicing the techniques and applying the concepts of enterprise information management within a successful testing project.

  • Seminar for Business Analysis Professionals    link arrow

    The seminar consists of an introduction to the Business Analyst function and demonstrates how and where this role fits into the business and IT communities. It includes some project management techniques for business analysts, communication skills, requirements elicitation, and documentation with supporting meeting agendas, scripts and templates. The seminar provides practical experience and case studies for learning to function as a business analyst in any organization.

    To learn more about how EWSolutions can provide our World-Class Training for your company or to request a quote, please feel free to contact David Marco, our Director of Education at DMarco@EWSolutions.com.