2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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CIS 211 Applied Business Analysis (5 credits)

Prerequisite Admission to any BAS program.

Course Description
This course studies the Business Analyst profession and its generally accepted best practices. This course addresses analysis of the business environment, definition of stakeholder needs, and recommendation for solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.

Student Outcomes
1. Utilize Business Analysis best practices, tools, techniques and methodologies to meet stakeholder needs.
2. Select and explain stakeholders, activities and techniques, management and assessment processes needed to complete the required deliverables.
3. Develop feasibility studies for development versus acquisition decisions.
4. Develop testing and implementation methodology and document all processes and solutions.
5. Use appropriate interview and/or survey techniques to determine stakeholder needs and concerns.
6. Create comprehensive solutions to business needs that can be delivered within scope.
7. Use effective communication and negotiation skills to mediate and/or resolve conflicts among stakeholders.
8. Validate and communicate scope definition, changes, and limitations with stakeholders.
9. Analyze gaps between proposed, and deployed, solutions versus the original needs and determine necessary changes to meet the required deliverables.

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