Build Your BA Foundation with FOBA™
Baseline your skills. Boost your confidence. Build your portfolio.
FOBA™ is a 12-week practicum designed to help all BA professionals build and baseline their stage 1 skill set. This course is designed for:
✓ Career starters seeking to build their skill set.
✓ Experienced professionals seeking to fortify their existing skill set through formal education.
This is a hands-on project-based course where you'll produce the core BA deliverables your team needs to enhance an existing digital product in an enterprise environment.
FOBA™ is the only standards-driven BA training program that seamlessly blends industry standards with real-world practice to bring you a learning experience like no other.
Provides industry-standard skills
Scrum & ITSM
Provides agile principles
P3 & P6
Provides 40+ Years of industy experience
Part of a Comprehensive, Integrated Framework
We start with the BABOK v3, incorporate Scrum & ITSM, and our own proprietary P3 & P6 Frameworks to bring you the specific industry-standard skills you need to fortify your stage 1 skillset.
What You'll Learn
FOBA™ leads you through an HRIS enhancement project where you'll produce the deliverables your upstream and downstream stakeholders require from you.
The project will be presented to you in a case study format containing the information you need to produce your deliverables. The case study will contain perspectives from all stakeholders involved in the initiative. Your job is to interpret the stakeholder needs into user stories, and to elaborate those user stories to the level of detail needed by your downstream stakeholders.
✓ The role of the business analyst in the ITSM incident & problem management process in the post-project stage
✓ The role of the business analyst in the agile solution delivery process in the post-project stage
✓ How to manage a product backlog that you've adopted from someone else.
✓ How to model a business process using a BPMN-based swim lane process modeling technique
✓ Writing user stories and use cases to model user interactions
✓ Modeling wireframes and producing detailed screen specifications to support the user interaction models with additional details
✓ Modeling the data structure using standard UML-based data modeling techniques
FOBA™ teaches the latest standards.
You will learn the latest standards starting with BABOK v3, ITSM/ITIL-based processes, Scrum-based processes, and UML-based modeling techniques.
FOBA™ is taught by experienced BAs.
The course is a mix of video releases and live sessions, with the added benefit of assignments that require you to produce deliverables that are reviewed by an experienced BA professional for feedback and grading
You will learn the people, process, product, and project skills you need to perform in real-world complex enterprise environments.
To learn the People, Process & Product skills that all business analysts need at stage 1
✓ Role Analysis (Basic)
✓ Process Mapping
✓ User Stories/Use Cases
✓ Wireframes/Screen Specs
✓ Basic Level Business Rules
✓ Data Models
To learn the Project skills that business analysts need for service-based agile delivery
✓ ITSM Incident Management Process
✓ Agile/SCRUM-based BA Processes
✓ Product Backlog Management
Perform basic stakeholder analysis using the agile role analysis technique.
Produce a BPMN-based swim lane process map to support an HR process.
Produce a set of user stories, use cases, wireframes, and a data model.
Learn the Scrum/Agile Principles to become effective at reducing wasted time and effort.
Learn about the ITSM triaging best practices to control the flow of items into the product backlog.
Learn the core agile principles to manage a large enterprise scale product backlog.
Our 12-Week Plan for FOBA™ 2024
You will receive step-by-step guidance and support through theory and practice to build a portfolio of BA artifacts for your interviews.
The Full Value of FOBA™
High-quality hands-on learning, with support from experienced BA professionals, every step of the way.
► A Case Based Project (HRIS Enhancement)
A case-based project using Peterson & Baker as a model org to produce the following deliverables including:
✓ Process Model of an HR process using the BPMN-based RAPID mapping technique
✓ User stories using the simple user story format
✓ Use Cases using the standard use case format
✓ Wireframes using industry wireframing techniques
✓ Screen specifications using the specification format
✓ Entity model using the UML class diagram format (the latest standard for data modeling).
► Product Backlog Management
✓ You will learn how to manage and prioritize a backlog through demonstrations
✓ You will see how backlogs are managed using Azure DevOps Boards (aka MS ADO Boards)
► Direct Feedback on Your Deliverables
✓ You will get direct feedback on your deliverables from Emal Bariali, a formally educated BA professional with two decades of BA experience
► 12-Weeks of Instructor Support
✓ You will get 12 weeks of instructor support from Emal Bariali and Danielle Robert
✓ Emal supports students in producing their deliverables using his experience as a BA consultant
✓ Danielle supports students' success by helping them clarify their career development goals with her experience as a BA manager/hiring manager
► Lifetime Access to Course Materials
✓ You will get have lifetime access to all the the course materials from the course
► Lifetime Access to BA Spaces Community
✓ You will get lifetime access to our community at no additional cost.
✓ FOBA™ and BAPC™ alumni become members for life at no additional cost.
► Member Pricing on All Courses
✓ You will receive member pricing on all our courses, Atomic Blocks, and additional resources including our data management and SQL courses.
✓ Members save between 15% and 20% over non-members.
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