IIL Media has just finished its latest production for two new on-demand courses: Facilitation Skills for Business Analysts and Assuring Quality through Acceptance Testing.

We used two known actors, Thomas Poarch and Tina Fuentes. The SME is Laura Paton (CBAP, PMP, PMI-PBA), a practitioner with extensive experience as both a Business Analyst and Project Manager, and an active volunteer with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

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Thomas, Tina and Laura 

Facilitation Skills for Business Analysts

Tina Fuentes leads us off with the Facilitation Skills for Business Analysts course. She gets into detail about what this course is designed for as well as an overview of each module section. Business analysts have the obligation to assemble, investigate, and accept business and specialized necessities for their projects; subsequently, they require assistance aptitudes to oversee prerequisites meetings and workshops. This course consists of 7 modules:

Module 1: Foundation Concepts

Module 2: The BABOK® Guide Tasks and Communication

Module 3: Target Elicitation Techniques

Module 4: Group Elicitation Techniques

Module 5: Physical Elicitation Techniques

Module 6: Using Presentations, Structured Walk-Through, and Influencing

Module 7: Special Facilitation Skills – Negotiating Meditating

Learn more about this course here.

Assuring Quality Through Acceptance Testing

Thomas Poarch picks up on the second course, Assuring Quality through Acceptance Testing. The goal of this course is to improve the participants’ ability to confirm that the resulting solution developed by IT, in fact, solves the defined problem.  This course is ultimately designed for Business Analysts, Project Managers and anyone who has project responsibilities for validation related activities.

Module 1: Foundation Concepts

Module 2: The Scope of IT Testing

Module 3: Pre-Acceptance Testing

Module 4: The Acceptance Testing Stage Part I

Module 5: The Acceptance Testing Stage Part II

Module 6: Post Acceptance Testing

Module 7: Testing Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Software

Learn more about this course here.

BABOK® Guide

All of IIL’s Business Analysis courses are aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)the globally recognized standard for the practice of business analysis. The IIBA’s BABOK® Guide reflects the collective knowledge of the business analysis community and presents the most widely accepted business analysis practices.