Download PDFScoping is the process of defining the boundaries of a product, program, project, or iteration. Depending on your viewpoint and your involvement in the project, the components within the scope you’re analyzing may be slightly different; i.e. budget, time, resource, quality or features and functions; or stakeholders, interfaces, data flows, and processes. For purposes of this class, the viewpoint considered is from the business analysis scope perspective to identify the stakeholders (external agents or actors), interfaces, data flows, and high-level processes of concern in order to effectively determine the area for which analysis needs to be performed.
Business Analysis Scope
Business analysis scope is defined using a context diagram.
This course covers scoping techniques and best practices to ensure that you are eliciting and analyzing the right requirements based on the problem statement and that you have a framework for staying within the boundaries of the project. It also provides a technique to facilitate enough analysis so that requirements aren’t missed, but aren’t overdone either. The scope diagram provides a baseline and a primary reference for measuring all future project changes and project performance.
Over 60% of the day is conducting interactive exercises which provide students an opportunity to practice the techniques they’ve learned in a reinforcing and safe environment. Extensive debriefs are conducted with individual feedback for improvement and job aids are used during class then provided as a reference for participants to use after class. We encourage students to bring their projects so that the practice is within their context. A case study is provided for students without a project or they may work in a group with a project. The course supports the standards in the IIBA BABOK® Guide and the PMI-PBA certification. This course is appropriate as a 1 day class or as part of the 4-day Essential Skills for Business Analysis course. Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom however. View our approach to see what else is included.
- Determine WHY a project is being done to ensure the correct analysis effort is planned and to prioritize requirements efforts appropriately
- Practice an approach to ensure that the problem your project is supposed to address is clearly understood
- Analyze and scope the area of analysis, collaboratively with project managers and business stakeholders, to clarify the level and complexity of the business analysis effort needed for the project
- Review enterprise analysis concepts to more fully understand the project’s context in relationship to the organization’s strategic goals
- Identify interfaces, data flows, and high-level processes associated with the project by creating a context data flow diagram. An invaluable tool for planning and communications