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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Business Analysis in Practice
UoS Code INFS3070
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge INFS1000
Additional Information
Lectures 1 x 3 hr seminar per week
Assessment project brief (15%), business requirement document (30%), solution prototype (30%), and learning portfolio (25%)
Description This unit aims to give students an introduction to the accepted practices in the field of business analysis as captured in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK). The content of the unit will focus on the role, knowledge, and skills required by a business analyst. This unit will address both the hard skills, e.g. tools and methods used by business analysts, as well as the soft skills, e.g. communication, presentation, facilitation, negotiation and creativity skills. These skills are essential to successfully conduct business and requirements analysis in order to develop business cases that can lead to effective solutions to business problems. This unit has a heavy practical emphasis with hands-on exercises on real case scenarios. Through lectures, case studies, and role playing, students will gain the essential knowledge and skills required by the business analysts (BA) in practice.