Enterprise Analysis and Solution Assessment Engagements
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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: Spring/Summer 2013
Prerequisites: (MGMT70012)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business Analysis
Program Coordinator(s): Jonathan Nituch
Course Leader or Contact: Jonathan Nituch
Status: Approved - Under Rev (AREV)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students apply concepts for Business Case Development, Acceptance Testing & Quality Assurance in this course. In Business Case Development students relate the skills used in the development of a business case to the role of the Business Analyst. Students are introduced to the purpose, content and structure of a business case, the required elements, the importance of a clearly defined benefit statement, time frame, change requirements, the viability, the financial and non financial risks including the potential organizational impact. Students are further introduced to Acceptance Testing and Quality Assurance concepts and the use of these concepts to determine how applicable, effective and relevant the business solution is to a business problem in their role as a Business Analyst. In the online course, students participate in on-line reading, discussions, chat sessions, group case studies, and quizzes.

Program Context

Business Analysis Program Coordinator: Jonathan Nituch
This is a compulsory course in the Business Analysis Sheridan Certificate. This course builds on the concepts from the introduction course MGMT70012

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the 
 ability to:  apply concepts learned for building a business case,    
 and the purpose of acceptance testing to ensure quality on behalf of
 the business.

 1. Analyse the purpose, content and structure used to develop a 
    business case.
 2. Apply available tools and techniques in developing a business  
 3. Examine the importance of developing a clearly defined problem 
    statement within the context of opportunities and business needs. 
 4. Analyse the viability, financial and non-financial risks and 
    potential organizational impact from an identified business  
 5. Analyse the purpose and structure of quality and acceptance 
 6. Discuss the importance of monitoring and managing stakeholders 
    throughout the acceptance testing process.  
 7. Examine and support the use of testing to ensure quality.
 8. Prepare acceptance testing recommendations needed to address 
    corrective and preventative action.
 9. Communicate how the business solution resolves the defined   
    problem and stated requirements, or in fact escalates the issue. 

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Business Case                   15%
(in-class and take home exercises)
Case Study                      10%
Midterm exam                    25%
Quality and Testing             25%
(in-class and take home exercises)
Final Exam                      25%
Total                          100%

Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Assignment 1 - Business Case                                  20%  
Participation in Discussions                                   5%
Midterm exam                                                  20%

Assignment 2 - Quality and Testing Plans                      20%
Participation in Discussions                                   5%
Final Exam                                                    30%
Total                                                        100%
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  Communication   Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

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 Effective Term Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
Spring/Summer 2013 Multiple Professors In-Class Topical for Continuing Education Students
Spring/Summer 2013 Multiple Professors Online Topical For Continuing Education Students

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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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