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MBA – Introduction to Modelling for Business Analysis


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  • 4 Days Course
    Business Analytics

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    Better illustrate and visually describe how work is performed in this business analysis modelling course. With this training, you will learn several business modelling best practices, identify opportunities for improvement within multiple levels of your projects, focus on key components within the process flow, and more efficiently fulfil your role as a business analyst.


    • Leverage critical business analysis modelling techniques
    • Create and improve a Unified Modeling Language (UML) use case diagram
    • Use a CASE tool to refine process diagrams
    • Use Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) to combine activities, gateways, and swimlanes



    • Why do you need business models?
    • Modelling techniques within A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)

    Defining the Scope of Modelling

    What is a business model?

    • Separating textual and diagrammatic elements
    • Contrasting scope with level of detail

    Crafting a process to develop a business model

    • Applying the steps: elicit, analyse, document, validate
    • Iterating the steps
    • OMG modelling standards
    • Facilitating requirements workshops
    • Correlating models to project type and deliverables

    Capturing the multidimensional aspects of an organisation

    • Applying the five Ws approach: who, what, where, when, why and how
    • Selecting the right level of detail for your stakeholders
    • Employing CASE tools and simulation

    Mapping the Business Landscape

    Analysing the enterprise

    • Exploring the enterprise architecture
    • Decomposing the architecture into its components: business, data, technology and other perspectives

    Applying business rules

    • Documenting the constraints: operative and structural
    • Representing operative rules with decision tables

    Scoping Business Functions

    Initiating the process with functional decomposition

    • Determining the functional hierarchies
    • Distinguishing between functions and processes

    Drawing UML use case diagrams

    • Defining scope and boundary
    • Identifying the actors and stakeholders
    • Refining the use cases

    Documenting business use cases

    • Selecting the level of detail: brief, casual or fully dressed
    • Specifying preconditions and postconditions

    Modelling Business Processes and Workflows

    Applying process modelling techniques

    • Workflows
    • Events
    • Activities
    • Decisions
    • Sequencing
    • Messaging
    • Participants
    • Tokens

    Leveraging Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

    • Benefits from a standardised approach
    • Sequencing and classifying activities
    • Decomposing activities into subprocesses and tasks
    • Categorising events

    Refining business process diagrams

    • Choosing the right gateway: decisions, forks and joins
    • Mapping the processes to swimlanes and pools
    • Supplementing the model with data and artefacts: groups and annotations

    Analysing the Enterprise Structure

    Establishing the business domain

    • Documenting the workers and organisation units
    • Modelling systems, documents, information and tools

    Structuring the enterprise with UML class diagrams

    • Determining object attributes
    • Constructing associations between the classes
    • Packaging for domains and organisation units

    Finalising the Business Model

    Achieving complete coverage with matrices

    • Prioritising features
    • Cross-referencing requirements
    • Applying the Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RACI)

    Contextualising the model with perspectives

    • Documenting business interfaces
    • Mapping from means to ends
    • Capturing time parameters
    • Modelling states with the UML State Machine Diagram
    • Specifying Supplementary & Quality of Service requirements

    Communicating the Model to Key Stakeholders

    • Choosing the right models for youraudience
    • Transforming business models into user requirements
    • Delivering and presenting your models