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Working level for business analysts course description

Three-day GDS Academy course on the role of a business analyst within a digital team, for experienced business analysts.

Course summary

This GDS Academy course focuses on the business analyst role within a digital service. It does not aim to cover all business analysis techniques (there is an assumed level of knowledge here).

Course aims and objectives

The learning objective is to help business analysts understand their role on digital projects by exploring the role and by showing and using some of the techniques that are typically being used.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • describe the role of the business analyst on a digital team
  • explain how the business analyst works with other members of a multidisciplinary team and what the business analyst brings to the team
  • develop user stories and acceptance criteria

Modules

  • The role of the business analyst
  • Talks from a user researcher, delivery manager, technical architect, developer, QA, experienced business analyst, product owner
  • User stories, story mapping, story splitting
  • How a business analyst impacts each phase
  • The Three Amigos process
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Behaviour driven development and continuous integration

Course length

The course takes 3 working days. It usually runs from 9am to 5:30pm.

Cost

The course costs £390 (not including VAT) for each person. The GDS Academy will invoice your organisation for the cost of each place taken on the course.

Booking

To book a place on this course:

  • your organisation must have a training agreement with the Academy
  • you must have permission from the person or department that approves your organisation’s training budget

To request a place on this course, email gds.academy@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk with:

  • your name
  • your organisation
  • the course name
  • the date and location you would like to attend
  • your training code (if your organisation has given you one)

We will email you to confirm your booking, once we process your request.

Please note, if you previously booked using Eventbrite, your place is still confirmed, and no additional action is required.

Eligibility

This course is appropriate for existing business analysts who are about to start work on, or have recently joined, digital teams. A minimum of 6 months business analysis experience is required. The course is focused on business analysts’ understanding their role on digital projects and it does not cover traditional business analysis methods or techniques.

Training locations and dates

Location Date
Leeds 10 July to 12 July
Manchester 17 July to 19 July
Newcastle 24 July to 26 July
London 24 July to 26 July

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Published 16 September 2016
Last updated 20 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. We have added the course cost, and the need to have a training agreement with the GDS Academy and permission from your line manager to attend.
  2. First published.