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Scope Your Area of Analysis

Scope Your Area of Analysis

Business analysis scope is defined using a context diagram.

This course covers scoping techniques and best practices to ensure that you are eliciting and analyzing the right requirements based on the problem statement and that you have a framework for staying within the boundaries of the project. It also provides a technique to facilitate enough analysis so that requirements aren’t missed, but aren’t overdone either. The scope diagram provides a baseline and a primary reference for measuring all future project changes and project performance.


  • Determine WHY a project is being done to ensure the correct analysis effort is planned and to prioritize requirements efforts appropriately
  • Practice an approach to ensure that the problem your project is supposed to address is clearly understood
  • Analyze and scope the area of analysis, collaboratively with project managers and business stakeholders, to clarify the level and complexity of the business analysis effort needed for the project
  • Review enterprise analysis concepts to more fully understand the project’s context in relationship to the organization’s strategic goals
  • Identify interfaces, data flows, and high-level processes associated with the project by creating a context data flow diagram. An invaluable tool for planning and communications

Student profile

This course is designed for individuals performing elicitation activities; business analysts, project managers, business systems analysts, product managers, product owners, system architect, process engineers, requirements engineers, or any other project team member.




We have a team of highly qualified instructors who combine the training activity with the development of their professional activity as experts in the field of ICT. Professionals certified by the main manufacturers of the sector capable of transferring the most abstract technical concepts in an entertaining and understandable way.

Content's of Scope Your Area of Analysis

1. Introduction.- 5 hours

1.1 Define solution scope and explain its applicability and purpose

1.2 Differentiate between solution scope and project scope

1.3 Identify the components of scope and explain the purpose of a business requirements document

1.4 Describe the value of scoping your area of análisis

2. Define Project Context and Purpose2.5 hours

2.1 Survey the Project

2.1.1  Explain how to assess a project within the larger context of the enterprise

2.1.2 Identify the documents and information valuable to establishing project context

2.2 Define Project Purpose

2.2.1  Differentiate business drivers from problem solutions

2.2.2 Study problems and opportunities in the organization

2.2.3 Clearly state business objectives

2.2.4 Define project approach

2.2.5 Compose a well-defined problem statement

2.2.6 Construct a project glossary and illustrate its value

3. Depict Other Key Scope Parameters1 hour

3.1 Distinguish and express key scope parameters and explain their importance

3.1.1 Risks

3.1.2 Assumptions

3.1.3 Constraints

3.1.4 Dependencies

3.2 Plan for detailed scope elicitation

4. Scope Your Area of Analysis1 hour

4.1 Express scope with graphical representation (Context Data Flow Diagram)

4.2 Illustrate components of graphical scope & order of definition

4.2.1 external agents

4.2.2 Analyze and identify data flows

4.2.3 Distinguish project boundary

4.2.4 Formulate purpose-driven name

4.3 Complete scope with text representation

4.3.1 Detect stakeholders from scope context

4.3.2 Analyze scope parameters for impacts on analysis planning

5. Finalizing Scope1.5 hours

5.1 Evaluate and prepare scoping results

5.1.1 Indicate newly identified project information

5.1.2 Identify important actions performing a final quality check

5.1.3 Produce formal context DFD (scope diagram)

5.2 Validate Scope with Stakeholders

5.2.1 Explain process of validating your area of analysis

5.2.2 Describe considerations when planning communications about scope and impacts

5.2.3 Explain the importance and describe an approach to gaining stakeholder agreement on scope

5.3 Baseline the scope

5.3.1 Define a baseline

5.3.2 Describe the value and purpose of baselining the results of the scoping effort

5.4 Describe next steps for business analysis after scoping

5.4.1 Identify the transition to requirements management

5.4.2 identify options for requirements analysis and elicitation

5.4.3 Explain how scope is used throughout the project 

6. Course Summary.5 hours

6.1 Bringing it all together

6.2 Develop an Action Plan with next steps, based on the student’s current project

 7. Appendix – Job Aid

7.1 Tips for Ensuring Quality in the Context DFD

7.2 Risk Responses and Planning


Continuous evaluation of the activities carried out in groups and / or individually. The trainer  will provide comments individually to each participant at the end of the activities.

7 IIBA CDUs y PMI PDUs are obtained for attendance at this course.are obtained for attendance at this course.


The conditions of the additional Certification services are subject to the terms of the license owner or the authorized certifying agent.

Certificate of attendance

Certificate of attendance will be issued only to students with an attendance exceeding 75% and Diploma exploitation if they also pass the test.

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