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ECBA: Entry Certificate in Business Analysis


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions, and practical exercises.


• The instructor will give all details of ECBA exam and answer queries.

• The instructor will introduce students to IT and different types of software projects. It will also equip students with knowledge of SDLC.

• The instructor will explain students responsibilities, competencies, artifacts of BA.

• The instructor will explain BABOK structure and how it is organized.

• The instructor will explain BA Core Concept Models, requirement classification and Stakeholders.

• The instructor will explain all tasks in BAPM and ask students to work on a case study to identify stakeholders.

• Instructor will teach each task in this KA with the help of group discussions, role plays which will help in recall and reinforcement of these concepts.

• The instructor will explain different analysis techniques and draw various design models like process flows, activity diagrams, use cases and prototypes.

• The instructor will explain SCRUM and role of BA in SCRUM, he will also teach how to write user stories.

• The instructor will explain requirement life cycle in detail and traceability and prioritization with the help of examples.

• Instructor will explain As-is and To-be states and process flows.

• Instructor will explain solution evaluation with the help of a real-life case study and explain all tasks of KA using the example.

• Instructor will explain all techniques used in BABOK.


• Students should be able to remember ECBA exam pattern, preparation, and study material.

• By the end of Unit 1, students will be able to understand the basic of software, SDLC concepts and identify different stakeholders in a project.

• By the end of Unit 2, Students should be able to understand and remember a business analyst role, resp, competencies.

• By the end of Unit 3, Students should be able to remember BABOK Structure and KA

• By the end of Unit 4, Students will be able to understand and remember requirement types, identify stakeholders.

• By the end of Unit 5, Students will be able to identify stakeholders and prepare a stakeholder matrix plan based on case study given.

• By the end of Unit 6, Students will be able to demonstrate how to elicit requirements, and prepare a BRD, FSD for the project assigned.

• By the end of Unit 6, Students will be able to demonstrate and create process flow diagrams, activity diagrams and use case diagrams for the project assigned.

• By the end of Unit 7, Students will be able to understand SCRUM methodology and artifacts prepared by BA. He will be able to document requirements in the form of user stories.

• By the end of Unit 8, Students will be able to create a traceability matrix and prioritize requirements using MOSCOW technique.

• By the end of Unit 9, Students will be able to document As-is and to be states of a system.

• By the end of Unit 10, Students will be able to understand and recall all the tasks in this KA.

• By the end of Unit 11, Students should be able to understand how business analysis applies to different streams and areas.

• By the end of Unit 12, Students will be able to identify techniques which apply to a specific KA and how and when they are used.

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Module 1: ECBA Exam Information

• About IIBA

• Benefits of ECBA certification

• Eligibility

• ECBA Exam Blueprint & Exam pattern

• Exam fees

• ECBA Application process

• How to prepare for exam?

• Course Details

Module 2: Introduction to Information Technology

• What is Information Technology?

• Product based companies vs Service based companies.

• What is a project?

• Types of Software projects

• Stakeholders in a project

• Software Development Life Cycle

• Waterfall Model

• Incremental Model

• Agile Model

Module 3: Introduction to Business Analysis

• What is Business Analysis?

• Who is a Business Analyst?

• Responsibilities of a BA

• Competencies of a BA

• Artifacts prepared by a BA.

• BA Career Paths

Module 4: Introduction to BABOK V3

• BABOK Structure

• Knowledge areas

• Tasks

• Elements/Guidelines

• Techniques

• How to read BABOK?

Module 5: Business Analysis Key Concepts

• Business Analysis Core Concept Model

• Key Terms

• What are requirements?

• Requirement Classification

• Stakeholders revision

• Requirements and Design

• Case Study of a Retail Customer

Module 6: KA1 - Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring

• Overview

• Core Concept Model in BAPM

• Plan Business Analysis Approach

• Plan Stakeholder Engagement

• Plan Business Analysis Governance

• Plan Business Analysis Information Management

• Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements

• Case Study of a Retail Customer

• Chapter Quiz

Module 7: KA2 - Elicitation and Collaboration

• Overview of Elicitation and Collaboration

• Core Concept Model in Elicitation and Collaboration

• Prepare of Elicitation.

• Case Study

• Conduct Elicitation

• Elicitation Techniques

• Challenges in Elicitation

• Best Practices

• Preparing a Business Requirement Document

• Preparing a Functional Specification Document

• Confirm Elicitation Results

• Communicate Business Analysis Information

• Manage Stakeholder Collaboration

• Chapter Quiz

Module 8: KA3 -Requirement Analysis and Design Definition

• Overview

• Core Concept Model

• Specify & Model Requirements

• Verify requirements.

• Validate Requirements

• Define Requirements Architecture

• Define Design Option

• Analyze Potential Valie and Recommend Solution

• Introduction to UML

• Process Flow diagrams

• Activity Diagrams

• Use Case Diagrams

• Prototypes

• Chapter Quiz

Module 9: Requirements in Agile

• What is Agile?

• SCRUM Methodology

• SCRUM Roles and Events

• BA Role in SCRUM

• Artifacts prepared.

• Introduction to Epics/User Stories

• Writing a user story

• Chapter Quiz

Module 10: KA -4 Requirements Life Cycle Management

• Overview

• Core Concept Model in Requirement Life Cycle Management

• Trace Requirements

• Creating a Traceability Matrix

• Maintain Requirements

• Prioritise Requirements

• MOSCOW technique

• Assess Requirement Changes

• Approve Requirements

• Walkthrough example

• Chapter Quiz

Module 11: KA - 5 Strategy Analysis

• Overview

• Core Concept Model in SA

• Analyze Current State

• Case Study of Automobile Industry

• Define Future State

• Creating As-is and To-be Process Flow diagrams

• Assess Risks

• Define Change Strategy

• Chapter Quiz

Module 12: KA- 6 Solution Evaluation

• Overview

• Core Concept Model in SA

• Measure Solution Performance

• Analyze Performance Measures

• Assess Solution Limitations

• Assess Enterprise Limitations

• Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

• Case Study of a Solution Evaluation exercise done in a banking project.

• Chapter Quiz

Module 13: Perspectives

• Agile

• Business Intelligence

• Information Technology

• Business Architecture

• Business Process Management

Module 14: Techniques

• Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria

• Backlog Management

• Balanced Scorecard

• Benchmarking and Market Analysis

• Brainstorming

• Business Capability Analysis

• Business Cases

• Business Model Canvas

• Business Rules Analysis

• Collaborative Games

• Concept Modelling

• Data Dictionary

• Data Flow Diagrams

• Data Mining

• Data Modelling

• Decision Analysis

• Decision Modelling

• Document Analysis

• Estimation

• Financial Analysis

• Focus Groups

• Functional Decomposition

• Glossary

• Interface Analysis

• Interviews

• Item Tracking

• Lessons Learned

• Metrics and Key Performance Indicators

• Mind Mapping

• Non-Functional Requirement Analysis

• Observation

• Organizational Modelling

• Prioritization

• Process Analysis

• Process Modelling

• Prototyping

• Reviews

• Risk Analysis and Management

• Roles and Permissions Matrix

• Root Cause Analysis

• Scope Modelling

• Sequence Diagrams

• Stakeholder List, Map or Personas

• State Modelling

• Survey or Questionnaire

• SWOT Analysis

• Use Cases and Scenarios

• User Stories

• Vendor Assessment

• Workshops

• Chapter Quiz

Lavanya Arul

Lavanya Arul

Lavanya has been working in the IT industry since 1996 and has been exposed to all job roles. She started as an IT developer and later progressed as a project manager for MNC's in Malaysia and Singapore. She worked with end-users and clients to understand the challenges in their environment. She started training as a career since 2006 and has a lot of passion for it. Her main advantage is 'on the spot' customization of sessions based on the target audience and in making these sessions lively and informative as possible. She has served as a board member for Singapore PMI chapter for 3 years.

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Sajana Binil

Sajana Binil

Sajana have over 20 years of experience in IT, including 15 years in Business Analysis and 5 year in Business Development – banking and capital markets domain. She has been a business analysis mentor and coach for over a decade now and has impacted over 1000 business analysts through her training programs. Being an avid agile enthusiast, she is passionate about exploring innovative ways in which agile can be applied to derive tangible and measurable learning outcomes. Her research work ‘Transforming Learning through Agility’ was published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development in Dec 2020. In Aug 2020, she founded my own training company ‘Interactive Learning Solutions’ which specializes in Business Analysis trainings. Prior to training, she was in a full-time role with Mphasis Software Services as Associate Practice Manager for Business Analysis Competency group till Jan 2015. She was also heading the Risk and Compliance pre-sales team in Mphasis and provided guidance in conceptualizing go to market solutions and frameworks. She is CBAP certified, CSM and IC Agile certified Agile coach. Read More

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