ROI- Pierson’s Customers have found training has saved them 25% – 50% of time for requirements gathering and quality assurance efforts.

Experts in reducing defect costs and implementing best practices for Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Learn how to reduce defects and costly redesign efforts.

Experts in “hands-on” Business Analysis & UAT Training, Mentoring and Consulting Services.

Business Analyst Training in Requirements, Agile/Scrum
and UAT

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Business Analysis Training

Pierson’s business analyst training for eliciting, analyzing and documenting business requirements is unique because the instructors are seasoned practitioners and authors.  The business analyst training provides real life hands on experience using both agile and waterfall approaches for business analysis.  The course provides a simulation that allows the participants to apply the best practices taught in class.  Pierson’s business analyst training specializes in building business requirements lists, use cases, user stories, business models using structured analysis and unified modeling notations. The business analyst training provides a business analyst toolkit of materials for implementation.  The training is offered in an on-site classroom format at your company or a live virtual classroom format.  Click the link below to view the list of courses.

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Quality Assurance Training

The User Acceptance Testing and Quality Assurance Testing classes offers training in the methods and procedures that the business analyst and quality assurance testers would use while they are engaged in the Integration Testing, System Testing and User Acceptance Testing Phases of an IT Project.  The User Acceptance Testing class provides the business analyst and the user acceptance testers the best practices in identifying what business requirements to test, building test plans, writing test scenarios, test cases/test conditions, how to be an effective tester, traceability matrix, how to perform usability testing and defect reporting.  The testing training is provided in an on-site classroom format at your company or a live virtual classroom format.  Click on the a class agenda.

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Agile Training

The Agile Training is designed to teach the business analyst, project managers and product owners how to gather requirements, sprint planning and estimating for agile projects.  The agile courses for the business analyst use collaboration techniques for Agile Projects such as context diagrams, use case models and user stories. The class focuses on the concepts and fundamentals for Agile Projects including conducting scrum meetings, building a backlog, prioritizing, estimating and sprint planning.  The agile training provides the business analyst and the project team with a real life simulation to apply the agile best practices taught in class.  The agile training courses are provided in an on-site classroom format at your company or a live virtual classroom format.  Click on a class title to view a class agenda.

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Consulting and Mentoring

Pierson provides requirements management process analysis and process improvement consultants to assess your software development process to determine your adherence to industry standards and best practices.  Facilitators can be provided to conduct requirements workshops to define the project scope, business requirements analysis and detailed functional specifications.  Pierson’s seasoned facilitators are experienced in using both traditional waterfall and agile approaches.  Business Analyst Consultants can also be provided to conduct requirements management and provide knowledge transfer.  Pierson has also found that mentoring for facilitation and requirements management has helped previous customer’s succeed in their first critical projects.  Pierson’s experienced mentors can help the entire project team be successful in implementing a repeatable business requirements process and help define metrics.

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Pierson Success Factor

+ 30 to 50 % cost savings for business requirements analysis
+ Repeatable business requirements and design process
+ Complete and accurate business requirements and design captured the first time
= Successful Customers


BA Project Summit, CNA Insurance

Requirements Gathering:  From Chaos to Excellence.

— BA Project Summit, CNA Insurance

Jeffrey Manhardt, M&T Bank

… this training laid the foundation for best practices that were recently audited and found to be the best my company has on record!

— Jeffrey Manhardt, M&T Bank

Natalie Ehrenreich, AT&T

As a business analyst, I thought that Joy provided a lot of useful tools to utilize during requirements gathering in an agile environment.  I also thought that the hands on exercises were very helpful…

— Natalie Ehrenreich, AT&T

Lysa Cushing, Microsoft

I would highly recommend the Pierson Requirements Group

— Lysa Cushing, Microsoft