I AM BA

I AM BA

Practical course on Business Analysis in IT

Want to become a Business Analyst? Are you creating a product but don’t know how to describe the idea? Working in IT and aiming to level up your requirements management? After the course, you will understand Business Analysis, structurize your knowledge, gain practical experience, and increase your expertise and salary.

May 23

start of the course

24 hours

of video lectures

5 online

Q&A sessions

7 practical

homework assignments

May 23
start of the course
24 hours
of video lectures
5 online
Q&A sessions
7 practical
homework assignments

Who is this course for?

Want to become a Business Analyst? Are you creating a product but don’t know how to describe the idea? Working in IT and aiming to level up your requirements management? After the course, you will understand Business Analysis, structurize your knowledge, gain practical experience, and increase your expertise and salary.

Project manager

Project Managers

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Sales Manager

UI : UX Designer

UI / UX designer

QA Engineer

QA engineer

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Team Lead

middle business analyst

junior BA

Add these skills to your resume:

  • Conducting competitive market analysis.

  • Understanding both the client and the development team.

  • Separating customers’ product requirements requests from “optional wishes”.

  • Analyzing requirements and creating clear documentation around them.

  • Testing and prioritizing requirements.

  • Creating mockups, prototypes, and UML diagrams.

  • Simulating business processes and understanding their logic.

  • Using the best practices and tools for business analysis.

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

Add these skills to your resume:

  • Conducting competitive market analysis.
  • Understanding both the client and the development team.
  • Separating customers’ product requirements requests from “optional wishes”.
  • Analyzing requirements and creating clear documentation around them.
  • Testing and prioritizing requirements.
  • Creating mockups, prototypes, and UML diagrams.
  • Simulating business processes and understanding their logic.
  • Using the best practices and tools for business analysis.

Course program

Introduction to Business Analysis

We will find out what Business Analysis is and what a BA does in IT. We will understand what knowledge and tools a BA needs.
What the development process consists of.
Assigning roles in the project.
Objectives and goals of a BA.
What “the demands” are.

After the lecture, you will know the tasks and powers of a business analyst and what qualities a BA must possess to be effective. For your homework, you will choose a project you want to work on during the course.

Market Analysis

We will understand why it is critically important for a BA to be able to analyze the market and what steps you need to make to be fully ready for a customer interview.
Kano model.
Jobs to be Done approach.
Marketing Personas.
Canvas: VP, Business Model, Lean Model.
Competitor and SWOT analysis.
At the lecture, we will learn how to conduct competitive analysis and how to use the most popular Canvas in the work of a BA. For your homework, you will have to make a Value Proposition and describe the personas of your course or work project.

Requirements Lifecycle

We will analyze the role of a BA in each phase of the project, study the methodology of project management, and consider the requirements' management lifecycle.
Main phases of the project.
Development lifecycle.
Values and principles of the Agile methodology.
The role of a BA in Agile.
Working with requirements: from identifying to testing.
After the lecture, you will understand what a BA should do at each stage of development and work with requirements.

Process of identifying, collecting, and analyzing requirements

We will learn to understand requirements and their types, how to identify requirements, and what tools to use for this.
Requirements classification.
The general process of identifying and analyzing requirements.
Requirements identification techniques: interview, workshop, brainstorming.
Monitoring and Reverse Engineering.
Impact Analysis.
At the lecture, we will analyze the requirements using examples and practice conducting interviews and brainstorming. For your homework, you will learn how to write interview questions that will help you identify the requirements in the least number of meetings.

Designing solutions, prototyping

We will understand what a prototype is and why it is needed, learn to distinguish different types of prototypes, and develop a prototype from scratch.
Types: Sketch, Wireframe, Mockup.
Tool selection.
Prototype testing.
Interaction with the designer.
During the video lecture, the speaker will create a prototype page for an online store. For your homework, you will solidify the skill by creating a prototype for your course or work project.

Q&A session on “Market Analysis, Requirements Lifecycle, Prototyping”

Techniques for recording requirements with the User Story method

We’ll understand how to decompose and record requirements Learn to work with User Stories.
Requirements hierarchy: System, Epic, User Story, Task.
User stories: structure, quality criteria, tracking, and prioritization.
Decompose through SPIDR.
Acceptance criteria: definition, analysis of examples, and compilation.
Requirement change management.
During the video lecture, you will see examples of User Stories, learn to work with the Given/When/Then template, and decompose Epic. For your homework, you will describe your own User Stories and Acceptance Criteria to them.

Techniques for recording requirements with the Use Case method

Understand how to determine where the requirements begin and where they end. Learn to deal with recording requirements.
Requirements Value
Business documentation: BRD, MRD, PRD.
Technical documentation: SRS, PSD, FSD.
Use Cases: definition, compilation, and examples.
Prioritizing backlog through WSJF.
Definition of Ready and Definition of Done.
During the video lecture, you will see examples of PRD and Use Cases, learn to prioritize the backlog, understand the difference between DoD, DoR, and AC, and describe them.

Working with non-functional requirements: basics

We will learn to distinguish non-functional requirements from functional ones, break up NFRs into groups, and understand what requirements are applied to requirements.
Availability and reliability.
Speed and scalability.
Support and maintenance.
Certification and compliance.
Localization and compatibility.
Functionality and extensibility.
Usability and safety.
During the video lecture, you will learn to do a pairwise analysis of non-functional requirements. For your homework, you will form a checklist to identify non-functional requirements.

Working with non-functional requirements: what to do in practice

We will understand how to interview the client correctly to immediately identify the necessary restrictions on non-functional requirements.
Analysis of cases and features of requirement identification.
Interviewing the customer.
Distribution of claims by category.
Solution Presentation.
During the video lecture, students will practice 4 business cases in a game form. Together we’ll recreate the process of identifying non-functional requirements with the client.

Q&A session on “Techniques of recording requirements, work with non-functional requirements”

Business Process Modeling: BPMN Diagrams

We will see why modeling is important, consider what the business process and BPMN diagrams are, get to know the modeling tools.
Where to apply BPMN diagrams.
BPMN Notation of Diagrams.
The difference between BPMN and Activity diagram.
Alternative Diagrams.
During the video lecture, we will do a practical assignment on BPMN diagrams. For your homework, you will describe the business processes applicable to your case.

Business Process Modeling: UML diagrams

We will know what UML is, where it is applied, and what it solves. We will study the main types of UML diagrams that a BA needs and analyze each type with an example.
Use Case Diagram.
Activity Diagram.
Sequence Diagram.
Entity Relationship Diagram.
State Machine Diagram.
During the video lecture, we will draw a Use Case Diagram and do tests to determine the type of diagrams. For your homework, you will practice describing a Use Case and doing an Entity Relationship Diagram.

How to Work with the Discovery Phase

Learning to deal with Discovery Phase and its significance. We’ll work with one of the possible templates of the Vision and Scope document that a BA prepares after the Discovery Phase.
Difference between Discovery Phase and Requirements Specification Phase.
Importance of the Discovery Phase.
Discovery Phase value to the customer.
Discovery stages and components.
During the video lecture, we will analyze an example of a job search system development.

Q&A session on “Business Processes Modeling”

Tools to work with requirements

We will get to know the organization and management of requirements, consider the requirement workflow, and learn to work with changes.
Criteria for well-organized requirements.
Requirements in Jira.
Requirements in Confluence.
Requirements in Google Docs.
Baseline.
During the video lecture, we will learn to track changes in Jira and Confluence, analyze examples on the process of requirements management.

Testing and validation of requirements

We will deal with the validation and verification of requirements, learn to understand requirements, and test requirements in Scrum.
Dependencies Invest VS PMBoK.
Planning Poker.
Regression.
Acceptance Testing.
During the video lecture, we will see the example of quality requirements criteria and the example of non-optimal requirements, learn to work with Planning Poker and interact with QA.

Q&A session on “Tools, Testing and Validation of Requirements”

The career in business analytics

We will see how to search for a BA position and what requirements to the position exist on the market. We’ll find out what a BA’s career growth looks like in terms of salary and project complexity.
Where to look for vacancies.
Wage Statistics.
Top 5 BA skills.
How to not get fired.
During the video lecture, we will learn to compose the most correct resume and prepare for your first interview for a BA position.

Business Analyst’s lifecycle

We will understand how to choose the approach to business analysis depending on the project and how not to fail your first project. We’ll learn to build an effective BA workday and interact with key stakeholders on the project.
Correct work with expectations at the start of the project.
What a BA is responsible for.
Correct handling of assumptions and limitations.
How to measure a BA’s performance.
After this lecture and from all previous ones, you will have a complete picture of the BA responsibilities and what a BA needs to do at each stage.

Final Q&A session on the whole course

Speakers and mentors

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Diana Savvova | Speaker

IT Business Analyst at DataArt

She has 7 years of experience in Business Analysis. She worked in product and outsourcing IT companies.

She has 7 years of experience in Business Analysis. She worked in product and outsourcing IT companies. Diana participated in different sized projects (from 3 to 100 people) and with different levels of process management. She knows how to adapt the requirements management process to any task and build it from scratch.

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Yulia Zagoruiko | Speaker

Co-Founder at Gallantra Business Intelligence

Julia has 15 years of experience in IT. She is a certified Agile Professional and SAFe specialist.

Julia has 15 years of experience in IT. She is a certified Agile Professional and SAFe specialist. Julia knows how to work with the most difficult customers and analyze complicated requirements. She worked with projects from different domain areas. Now she is a co-founder at Gallantra Business Intelligence.

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Liubik Kisliuk | Speaker

Lens production manager at Snap Inc

Prior to Snap, he worked as a COO at Robosoft industries, and as a Business Analyst at Adtelligent.

Prior to Snap, he worked as a COO at Robosoft industries, and as a Business Analyst at Adtelligent. Liubik is actively engaged in the implementation of business processes, control of the operational activities of the company and direct control of the BA department. He is able to work with requirements at different levels of approximation.

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Kirill Belyavsky | Speaker

Lead Business Analyst at SoftServe

He has 14+ years of experience in corporate business and 6 years in IT. Kirill also has a position of a BA Office Service Manager in SoftServe.

He has 14+ years of experience in corporate business and 6 years in IT. Kirill also has a position of a BA Office Service Manager in SoftServe. He manages teams of Business Analysts, actively participates in pre-sale stages and Discovery activities, hosts podcast, and is as a speaker at different conferences.

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Mariana Kiverskaya | Speaker

Human Resources Manager at Impressit

Mariana’s experience in HR management is more than 5 years.

Mariana’s experience in HR management is more than 5 years. She worked with Business Analysts at all stages of the process – from onboarding and growing in new directions to offboarding. In this course will share the main trends of Business Analyst’s career on the market, what the companies expect from you as a BA, and how to prevent being fired.

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Kirill Mallayev | Speaker

IT Business Analyst at DataArt

He has 7+ years of experience in IT. Previously he has worked as Quality Assurance at Provectus for 4 years.

He has 7+ years of experience in IT. Previously he has worked as Quality Assurance at Provectus for 4 years. Kirill had experience with projects in such domains as: healthcare, banking services, media services (sound, photo, video content), CMS, CRM. Now he obtains the position of the IT BA.

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Yuriy Maliy | Speaker

Head of Quality Assurance Stream in Kyivstar

Yuriy has been in IT for 14+ years. For 8 years, he’s worked as a QA Manager / Head of QA in international companies.

Yuriy has been in IT for 14+ years. For 8 years, he’s worked as a QA Manager / Head of QA in international companies. He is an expert in efficient process organization, auditing, improvement and unification. Yuriy is a certified Scrum Master, mentor for Agile implementation and effective reporting, as well as a speaker at QA / Agile / PM conferences.

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Gennadiy Kobzar | Speaker

Senior Business Analyst at EPAM

Digital Engagement Practice in EPAM. Gennadiy has more than 5 years of experience as an IT Business Analyst in Fintech and E-commerce projects.

Digital Engagement Practice in EPAM. Gennadiy has more than 5 years of experience as an IT Business Analyst in Fintech and E-commerce projects (SAP CC (Hybris) / Salesforce CC). He is actively engaged in the development of Business Analysts' community in Ukraine. Now works as a Senior BA at EPAM.

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Alexander Kishka | Speaker

UX/UI Designer at AFSMD

Alexander has more than 5 years of experience in design.

Alexander has more than 5 years of experience in design. He developed a comprehensive product with an investment platform, website builder, landing sites, e-commerce, a custom iOS/Android/Linux/Win messenger, custom email service and domain service. He has 3000+ hours of contract work through the Upwork Exchange.

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Elena Sevryuk | Mentor

Accounter/Business Analyst in IT-company

Elena has been in IT since 2020. She worked as a teacher of computer science in school, then as an accountant.

Elena has been in IT since 2020. She worked as a teacher of computer science in school, then as an accountant. She came to Business Analytics by the need to systematize the data and automatize the work when processing a large amount of information. Performs the duties of a Business Analyst on the radio communications systematization project.

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Olga Kutsevich | Mentor

Project Manager and Business Analyst

She has been in IT since year 2000, started from a Technical Writer and Project Administrator, then worked as a Business Analyst and a Project Manager at Soft Format.

She has been in IT since year 2000, started from a Technical Writer and Project Administrator, then worked as a Business Analyst and a Project Manager at Soft Format.

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Andrey Zhuravlev | Mentor

Middle Business Analyst

Andrey has been working for more than 8 years in IT: 5 and a half years as a Business Analyst, more than 5 years as an IT Project Manager and 1.5 years as a Lead Manager.

Andrey has been working for more than 8 years in IT: 5 and a half years as a Business Analyst, more than 5 years as an IT Project Manager and 1.5 years as a Lead Manager. His main duties are collecting business tasks, analyzing each problem, prioritizing them according to their importance with the help of focus groups, and analyzing solutions that have been implemented.

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Evgeniy Furik | Mentor

Business Analyst at Eleving CF

He has been working at Eleving CF since 2021.

He has been working at Eleving CF since 2021. Evgeniy creates wireframes, explores the market, works with project tracking tools (Jira, Confluence, Asana), writes REST-API documentation with answer examples (JSON).

What you’ll get

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Tools and Experience

5 practicing business analysts will share tools and practices that they themselves use every day.

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Skills in Working with Requirements

We go through the full cycle of creating requirements and working with them: from customer request formulation to prototypes and validation.

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Homework

Links to the course’s homework on your resume will prove your understanding of basic business analysis practices.

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Certificate

After completing the course, you will get the IAMPM certificate that can be attached to your LinkedIn profile.

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Insights

The speakers will explain to you when it is better to follow the team’s lead, and when it is worth it to defend the customer’s position.

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Networking

Private Telegram chat where you can both ask for help from speakers and mentors and communicate with colleagues.

Feedback from our students:

We help with employment

  • Recommendations for improving resumes and portfolios
  • Assistance in creating and improving a cover letter
  • Preparation for an interview and test assignments
  • Personal advice on career development
  • Assistance in finding relevant vacancies
  • Internships and special offers from partner companies
  • Letter of recommendation from speakers and mentors for the best students

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    Course price
    12620
    25% goes to a child support charity!

    FAQ:

    How are the classes conducted?

    As the course progresses, we release video recordings of lectures. Each part is consolidated in an online Q&A session where students ask questions on all the topics of interest and learn from the experience of the speakers.

    The whole theory is further elaborated on in practical homework assignments. Students will have the opportunity to go through all stages of the work of the analyst and receive detailed feedback from experts.

    We work with proven business analysis techniques practiced by large global companies and learn to use them for different projects. The speakers make complicated topics simple, using examples and templates.

    All students are added to a private Telegram chat where you can always ask for advice or help.

    Will this course work for me?

    The IAMBA course is perfect for:

    • Sales Manager
    • Account Manager
    • Product / Project Manager
    • Team Lead
    • QA engineer
    • UI / UX designer
    • Scrum master
    • Junior BA

    Practice shows that these specialists can become good business analysts. Before accepting the payment, IAMPM Sales Manager provides an initial consultation and checks whether the program is suitable for you.

    Will I get the position of a BA after completing the course?

    IAMBA is a course that is enough to help those who are already familiar with the IT development process to retrain into a Business Analyst and find a job. For our part, we guarantee that we:

    • will provide theoretical and practical knowledge enough for you to qualify for the BA position;
    • will review your resume and tell you how to improve it for it to reflect your current skills and not contain basics like “confident PC user”;
    • will recommend to IAMPM partners our best students.

    How is practice organized within the course?

    Together with our course speakers, we developed 6 homework assignments. After completing them, students will have a full understanding of the basic concepts of Business Analysis: Market Research, Work with Requirements, Prototyping, and Modeling of Business Processes.

    What if the material is too complicated for me?

    The course is designed to go from simple to complex. Everything is explained as clearly as possible, with examples and without any unnecessary information. Business Analysis will be the most beneficial and understandable to those who diligently did all homework and reviewed it after receiving feedback.

    Mentors are always ready to help and suggest different approaches to working with requirements, but can not pass the course for you. You will have to work hard for the new profession, but it is worth it!

    What if the course gives you information that’s easy to Google?

    Speakers are constantly testing new tools and practices to share with you only what works. The information is presented with examples and instructions in the “off-the-shelf” format, so you can study a large amount of material in a short time.

    Business Analyst is a popular profession, and a lot of information about it is publicly available. You can learn any profession by yourself, but note that Google does not provide the opportunity to practice and see where you make mistakes.

    Can I buy only lectures that interest me, not the whole course?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible. Lectures are intertwined, and the material of each lecture can refer to the knowledge gained from the previous ones. In addition, the course includes homework. Therefore, to get the maximum benefit, you need to take lectures in the specified order.

    Do I get a certificate?

    Yes, we will issue you a certificate of completion of the course. It will be available in PDF format and can be used as an attachment to your LinkedIn profile. Also, after finishing all homework and passing the exam, you can get a certificate with honors.

    Can I pay for the course in installments?

    By prior arrangement with the course organizers, yes, you can. The payment splitting terms are negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

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