The modern business analysis training Organizations might have to concentrate on the latest advancements happening in the Agile World. There are latest agile techniques that help to populate the product backlog, groom the backlog and intricate the backlog as required. A Process Flow is a Requirement Modelling Language model in Business Analysis that describes the steps that a user takes to accomplish a goal or finish a task. The process flow model will help the Business Analyst to understand the As-Is of the system and move towards the To-Be of the proposed system. These process flows are derived by taking the end user being a central part of the system.
Business analysis training should also focus in these requirement management Process Flows that can be created in multiple levels which will help us to go through the High-level requirements and derive the low-level requirements with a single process which will further help us to elicitate the requirements more detailed.
This contrasts with huge process maps with over 100 steps that try to show it all. At the highest level, generally called the Level 1, the entire end to end process for an end user in a system is described, usually in 10-15 steps. There will be multiple levels while working in the process flow but generally this starts at the high-level requirement layer which can also be called as Level 1. Then the further low-level requirements can be described in the steps that can go up to 15 based on the complexity of the project. Training on business analysis is never complete without going to the grass roots level agile concepts in the modern arena.
Even in online trainings related to Business analysis, when going through the elicitation activity sessions, the team should ensure that the participants should be trained on process flows and their contribution to elicitation activities. The Business analyst is expected to discuss these requirements with the Business users who will be the ultimate end users of the system who interact with the solution on a day to day basis. While conducting the elicitation activity with these users, it would be easy for them to explain the process that they follow in accomplishing their daily tasks which is obviously their natural way of thinking which in turn becomes the easiest elicitation technique to gather and analyze the requirements from Business.
When training on Business analysis, especially the concepts in Agile and user stories, it is important that we appreciate the importance of process flows in deriving user stories out of them. The user story depth and complexity depend on the complexity of the process flows. The steps defined in the high-level requirement area may help us in building the epics and when we dwell down to details and decompose the functionality further in the lower level requirements phases, we might reach to appoint where we will be creating user stories from the corresponding epics defined.
Process flows are one of the simplest models to derive user stories because they are viewed and elicited from the user’s point of view. This will allow the Business Analysts to go through the process systemically and write user stories on the same accordingly.
To conclude, these models can be considered as the most incredible support system for Business analysts in developing Client facing applications and help them to focus on the process flows in a crystal-clear manner which will further help them to come up with detailed user stories.