MGMT70012
Business Analysis Introduction
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2018
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business Analysis, Canadian Institute of Manageme
Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20180108_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Sheridan College course that is offered through Sheridan FCAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com. This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version. The online version is a web-based course offered entirely online through Sheridan and hosted by Sheridan College. Students taking this course will need reliable access to the internet, and should have a basic level of comfort using computers as well as the self-discipline to study online. Students can expect to spend additional time for activities such as postings, discussions, readings, and homework.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students examine the fundamental processes, roles and responsibilities of the business analyst. The course curriculum is consistent with version 3 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) from the IIBA International Institute of Business Analysis. Students explore the use of tools and techniques used by business analysts within the broader context of organizations and their projects. They review methodologies used to equip the business analyst to better perform as a communication link between all business stakeholders and help them deliver on their key role in project and organizational success. The role of the business analyst as an agent of change is also highlighted. Students learn to plan, structure, and control the requirements elicitation and communication process, in order to maximize success and optimize results. These techniques can be utilized on a wide variety of activities, initiatives and projects and are an important component for success. Additionally studies include the effective use of requirements and life cycle management techniques. Through the combination of lectures, discussions and exercises, the course provides insights into the interaction between the business analyst and his or her surrounding environment and presents methodologies to identify, analyze and resolve business problems.

Program Context

 
Business Analysis Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
This is a compulsory course in the Business Analysis Certificate program. This course is a pre- requisite for most other courses in the program and should be completed first

Canadian Institute of Manageme Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to describe the theory, principles, techniques, and tasks that guide the professional practice of Business Analysis.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain the key concepts and principles of business analysis
  2. Describe the role and responsibilities of the business analyst in an enterprise
  3. Conduct a strategy analysis including the tasks of current and future state analyses, risk assessment and change strategy determination
  4. Analyze SDLC methods to determine what approach to use for a given project
  5. Complete the requirements analysis for a given project, including verification, validation, and definition of design options
  6. Evaluate solutions to problems by measuring solution effectiveness, in terms of increase value and benefits for the organization
  7. Explain how to use elicitation to uncover stakeholders' needs and the context in which the solution must operate Use effective communication techniques to manage stakeholder collaboration and achieve stakeholders' buy-in
  8. Describe the requirements life cycle management process steps and the tasks required to complete a project
  9. Summarize the key competency requirements for a business analyst including knowledge and skill requirements

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Online discussions15.0%
 Assignment 15.0%
 Assignment 215.0%
 Assignment 315.0%
 Assignment 410.0%
 Midterm Exam20.0%
 Final Exam20.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes:
The Mid-term and Final Exam are administered in the online learning environment.



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Assignments (2x20%)40.0%
 Class Presentation10.0%
 Midterm Exam20.0%
 Final Exam30.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes:
The following protocol applies to every course offered by the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact: Registrar’s Office

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous life and work experiences. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Other
    Notes:This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Sheridan College) SH-MGMT70012.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class N/A On-Campus Students in Continuing and Professional Studies
Online N/A Online Students in Continuing and Professional Studies

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Couse Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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