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Information Engineering Training & Mentoring

ADMA offers courses that provide an overview of the concepts of Information Engineering, as well as detailed, hands on training in critical Business Analysis techniques. Whether your environment is conventional Mainframe or Client/Server, Structured Design or Web based Object Oriented approaches; the principles of Information Engineering provide a common, rigorous and practical approach to making effective use of data.

Key Benefits

  • Provides skills to represent business reality through Business Analysis
  • Defines clear distinction between Business Analysis and System Design 
  • Mentoring through a problem solving approach to analysis and design


Data Driven Methodology Overview


Data Driven Methodology describes an approach to systems development which is based on the principle that highly effective systems utilize shared data resources, defined through a systematic process of planning, analysis, design and construction.  This course provides a justification for this Information Engineering oriented approach and the need to coordinate the use of shared data through and Information Resource Management. An overview of the processes, techniques and organization necessary to manage a successful Data Driven project are reviewed.

Duration: Half day

Introduction to Data Analysis 


This course provides an introduction the use of Data Analysis in a Data Driven Methodology. The course emphasizes the use of a Data Analysis process to represent significant data, concepts and rules about the business. It covers the tasks used in a typical analysis project to define business data requirements in the form of a consolidated Data Model. Following the sections on basic modeling techniques, a case study is used to demonstrate common situations that arise during the development of a Data Model. The course then considers the use of CASE tools to record, manage and share data models. 

Duration: 3 days 
Introduction to Process Analysis 


The Introduction to Process Analysis course provides a description of techniques used to analyze and represent business functions. A key concept of the course is that business processes are dependent on business data and that the interaction between the two must be articulated in order to provide complete requirements. In addition to conventional function decomposition and data flow diagramming, techniques are discussed which describe how business processes and data flows effect the life cycles of data entities. Consideration is given to representing business requirements through various components of the Process Model and how user oriented documents can be created which enumerate these requirements. 

Duration: 3 days 
Business Analysis Workshop 

The Business Analysis Workshop builds on the basic skills of Data and Process Analysis and involves the student with the practical application of these analysis techniques. The workshop is organized around a case study that presents a variety of typical analytical challenges. These real world scenarios are examined and models are developed that provide clear statements of business requirements. The class follows through a complete analysis project from planning, through information gathering and analysis, to development, refinement and presentation of models. The workshop stresses proper use of analysis techniques in a Repository environment, with the objective of rapidly arriving at articulate business models that provide detailed input to the design phase. 

Prerequisite:     Introduction to Data Analysis 
                        Introduction to Process Analysis

Duration: 5 days


Courses Under Development: 

UML and Its Role in Business Analysis


Unified Modeling Language (UML) has significantly aided the design of Object Oriented systems, but its role in defining Business Rules
and Requirements can be confusing.  This course outlines the specific UML model types that are useful in Business Analysis and Requirements Development and shows how they can be used in earlier planning and requirements analysis phases.
The Business Analysis Project 


This course will describe the tasks required to produce a complete requirements analysis by utilizing the principles of the Data Driven Methodology. The project is oriented toward project managers and business analysts who are responsible for developing requirements documents for systems development. The course outlines a basic set of tasks and deliverables, team structure and estimation techniques. 

Transition from Business Analysis to Design 


This course covers the transitional step between business analysis and system design, where a fundamental step is made to translate entities into database tables and processes into objects, programs and modules. 



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