Business Requirements Discovery & Analysis Course


While this course is still available for private sessions, we recommend the new and revised Lean-Agile Business Analysis — currently our most popular course for BAs.

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Live Virtual Business Analysis Training Course

This two-day course focuses on methods a Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Owner or Scrum Master can use to ensure the client and business needs are met through either traditional or agile development. Incorporating the elicitation approach and practices that IAG is known for with a lean-agile mindset and modern effective business analysis methods, this course answers so many of today’s pressing questions on the new role of business analysis and how meeting requirements remains a critical aspect to project management and product development.

Additional information


Business Analysis


Business Analysts, Business Architects

Credits Offered


Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


14 Hours (2 Days x 9am-5pm (ET))


Foundational, Intermediate


Public or Private

Vendor / Product Line


Course Outline


  • Business Analysis and Requirements Discovery
  • Lean and Agile concepts for Business Analysis
  • The different forms of requirements and models
  • Requirements Discovery – Traditional and Agile
  • The BA role in facilitating Requirements Discovery
Modeling and Analysis of the Product Vision
  • Starting with a Vision
  • Discovering the Epics to fulfill the Vision
  • The Product Backlog as the Prioritized Requirements List
Modeling and Analysis of the Business Processes
  • Using Use Cases to Discover and Describe User Stories
  • The Business Use Case
  • Steps and questions to elicit and describe a Use Case
Modeling and Analysis of the Business Information
  • Discovering, organizing and describing business entities and attributes
  • Steps and questions to elicit, describe and model data
Modeling and Analysis of the User Stories
  • Describing the Features and Functions as User Stories
  • Including Non-Functional Requirements
  • Splitting Stories
  • Describing Acceptance Criteria
  • Prioritizing the Backlog Items
Wrap up
  • Group Case Study Exercise and Debrief
  • Q&A, Review and Close

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use the best agile and traditional elicitation methods and models — with the steps to follow and questions to ask — appropriate for the situation (users, senior management, non-technical, business subject-matter-experts, detail oriented, high-level, etc.
  • Understand how to follow a systematic process and questioning techniques to model and analyze the requirements for a product.
  • Learn how to identify the business needs easily, without needing to be a subject matter expert
  • Learn process and data modeling facilitation techniques to help support user story conversations, requirements discovery
  • Learn how to quickly and effectively facilitate product backlog refinement and prioritization sessions.

IAG Training Experience

Whether you are attending online or in person, in a public or a private in-house class, our courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, engaging and effective learning environment. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners and our courses all include demonstrations, examples, and exercises to make the content relevant and meaningful.

Participants receive a participant guide as well as access to our online class workspace for templates, handouts, samples and additional reference material.

Pre-requisite Courses: none

Overlapping Courses: (Courses covering many of the same topics)

  • Eliciting Business Requirements covers many of the same topics from a more traditional vs agile perspective and includes a section on business rules not covered in this course.
  • Defining Business Requirements covers all topic in EBR plus additional topics prior to eliciting (scoping and planning), and after elicitation (verification, validation and prioritization)
  • The Business Analysis Bootcamp covers all topics in this course plus additional topics from Product Visioning, Planning and Estimating for Requirements Discovery, Facilitating a Requirements Discovery Session, Writing Business Systems Specification, and other material.

Additional Courses: (for more detail on topics covered and other related topics)

  • Lean-Agile Business Analysis — for BA activities and requirements in an Agile context
  • Realistic Project Scoping
  • Planning and Estimating for Requirements Discovery
  • Facilitating a Requirements Discovery Session
  • Writing Business Systems Specifications


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