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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
COMP1990 Agile Methodologies

Description: Students examine multiple aspects of Agile methodologies with a focus on practices that have evolved since the creation of the Agile values and principles published in 2001. Students begin with an overview of the history of Agile methodologies in order to gain an understanding of where these practices originated and how they are being applied today. A variety of learning tools such as hands-on exercises and group collaboration as well as case studies that examine how organizations have applied Agile methodologies in different settings.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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21 Yes Details
MGMT1045 Business Analysis Introduction

Description: Students are introduced to the fundamental processes and roles and responsibilities of the business analyst. Studies include curriculum consistent with the (BABOK) Business Analysis body of Knowledge from the IIBA International Institute of Business Analysis. Students examine the use of tools and techniques, used by business analysts within the broader context of organizations and their projects. Students review methodologies used to equip the business analyst to better perform as a communication link between all business areas and help them deliver on their key role in project and organizational success. The role of business analyst as a "translator" between information technology and other business units is also highlighted. Students learn to plan, structure, and control the requirements gathering, and management process, in order to maximize success and optimize results. These techniques can be utilized on a wide variety of activities, initiatives and projects and are an important component for success. Additionally studies include the effective use of communication, interviewing and information gathering techniques. Through the combination of lectures, discussions and exercises the course explores insight into the interaction between the business analyst and its surrounding projects and presents methodologies to identify, analyze and resolve business problems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
MGMT1055 Business Facilitation and Communication

Description: Students are introduced to Business Facilitation and Communication, within the context of the role of the Business Analyst. Students learn about communication and the critical role it plays in achieving successful business analysis outcomes. They explore principles, techniques, and tools they can use to facilitate stakeholders to exchange ideas, solve problems, prioritize issues, reach agreement, make decisions, and resolve conflict when it arises. Students learn principles and techniques to successfully delivering oral presentations and negotiate agreements with stakeholders. This course leverages experiential learning as students participate in numerous presentation and facilitation events.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT1045
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42 Yes Details
MGMT1065 Business Process Modeling and Improvement

Description: Students explore the role of the Business Analyst as they examine process mapping and the modeling of business process improvements. Taking a business process management perspective, students examine process analysis with techniques to map the current state, perform gap analysis, and define the future state with process improvement. Students also explore the use of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for process modeling and to elicit requirements for technology-enabled process improvements. Modeling activities are performed, including application of selected Six Sigma quality principles and techniques while drawing on the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT1045
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1510 Introduction to Project Management

Description: Project management practitioners need to understand the established industry norms, methods, and practices for managing all stages of the project life cycle and its related processes. Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of project management, such as project strategy, selection, scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, performance measurement, audit and closure. By participating in discussions, analyzing readings, and conducting preliminary research, students acquire a working understanding of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
MGMT1075 Managing Requirements and Engagements

Description: Students examine a holistic approach to business analysis engagement and requirements management. Students learn how to approach, plan, execute, and close a business analysis engagement. Topics include stakeholder analysis, traceability, writing, elicitation, verification, validation, approval, and change. Students explore these topics through discussions and written assignments completed as individuals and groups. A major case study simulates a complete business analysis engagement.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: MGMT1045, OLRN1510
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42 Yes Details
COMP1960 Software Testing

Description: Students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and processes of software testing which consists of the verification of implemented solutions against documented specifications. Review various levels of software testing such as black box, white box, regression, static, dynamic, or automated, and learn to create test cases and a test plan. Studies further introduce students to the role of the tester and the business analyst in the quality assurance process. Students may find this course helpful preparation for the (ISTQB) International Standard Testing Certified Qualification Board, Certified Tester Foundation Level exam.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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21 Yes Details

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