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The Essential Modelling Workshop for Business Analysts

  • 20 Sep 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East
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Essential Modelling 

Workshop for

Business Analysts


What are the different modelling techniques business analysts should know about? We will discuss and compare the most important modelling techniques used by BAs. For each model, we will answer three questions: what is it a model of? what questions does it answer? and what does the notation look like? The workshop will equip the participants to select the right model for each situation and decide what models they should add to their personal toolkit. During the hands-on exercises participants will learn to create a few important models.


The workshop will take place at the Marriott Hotel near Yonge and Bloor in Toronto. It begins at 9am and runs until 4pm. The participants will work in groups of 3 to 5 people to develop their modelling skills. The aim is to have at least 50% of the time devoted to hands-on exercises and discussions.

Learning objectives

Become familiar with a variety of models useful to Business Analysts Learn to create and work with a few important models. Learn the principles of successful modelling


1. Introduction
a. What is a model?
b. Why use a model?
2. Behavioural models
a. History
b. Flowcharts
c. Activity diagrams
e. State diagrams
3. Data models
a. Entity Relationship diagrams
b. Class diagrams
4. Business models
a. Organization chart
b. Business interaction diagram
c. SWOT chart
5. Other Models

6. How to use a model
a. Choosing a model
b. Laws of modeling

Workshop Sponsor

IIBA Toronto Chapter is pleased to be partnering with Global Knowledge to bring you this excellent value workshop. We thank Global Knowledge Canada for their valuable support and passion about all things business analysis.


Gerry de Koning

Senior Consultant

de Koning Associates

Gerry has over 35 years experience as a practitioner, manager, consultant and educator. He has worked in business consulting and software development to provide clients with insights and build consensus about that their next steps should be. His specialities include business analysis, process analysis, metrics, modeling, requirements management, consulting and training. 

Gerry works closely with Global Knowledge to deliver business analysis training to clients throughout Canada and the United States.


Class time duration: 6.00 hours

IIBA CDU credits: 6.0 credits

Lunch: Included

Chapter Member Price: $249

Non-Member Price: $299

Chapter Member Early Bird Price: $199

Non-Member Early Bird Price: $249

Cancellation by participant

Students will receive a refund only if IIBA Toronto receives a notice of cancellation more than 10 full calendar days (not including the class date) before the class start date.

If a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or reschedule given. Payment is forfeited.

Student substitutions are allowed.

Cancellation or reschedule by IIBA Toronto

The IIBA Toronto chapter, who is providing this workshop, reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this event.


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