Business Analysis for Project Managers and IT Analysts (PMI-PBA Certification)

This 5-day course developed exclusively by Interface Technical Training teaches the strategic and tactical roles of the Business Analysts and provides interactive coverage of the knowledge and skills necessary to master business analysis work. The course addresses Business Analysis contributions both within and external to projects consistent with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® ) and based on the Project Management Institute’s Professional in Business Analysis credential (PMI-PBA®). This course qualifies as 35 contact hours for PMI-PBA candidates, or 35 PDU’s for current PMI credential holders.

Retail Price: $2,995.00

Next Date: 12/10/2018

Course Days: 5


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About This Course

This 5-day course developed exclusively by Interface Technical Training teaches the strategic and tactical roles of the Business Analysts and provides interactive coverage of the knowledge and skills necessary to master business analysis work. The course addresses Business Analysis contributions both within and external to projects consistent with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® ) and based on the Project Management Institute’s Professional in Business Analysis credential (PMI-PBA®).

This course qualifies as 35 contact hours for PMI-PBA candidates, or 35 PDU’s for current PMI credential holders.

At Course Completion

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand Business Analysis
  • Identify the role of the business analyst
  • Understand the Business Development life-cycle
  • Integrate business analysis within Portfolios, Programs, and Projects.
  • Describe the relationship between projects and processes
  • Learn the terms, tools, techniques, and deliverables associated with business analysis.
  • Develop sound solution (product, service, process) design
  • Understand the principles and practices for effective requirements elicitation and analysis.
  • Understand Modeling techniques
  • Expand knowledge of Strategic Planning and Enterprise Analysis
  • Develop traceability, monitoring, and evaluation tools
  • Gain a solid understanding of the five PMI-PBA domains: Needs Assessment, Planning, Analysis, Traceability & Monitoring, and Evaluation

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course are:

  • New and practicing Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • System Analysts
  • Quality Managers
  • Managers tasked with Strategic decisions

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of business processes and/or project management

 


Course Outline

Introduction

Defining the role and tasks of a Business Analyst

Generating Business Value

Solutions to business needs, problems, and opportunities

Stakeholder relationships: business processes, projects and external connections

Creating and adopting formal business analysis

The Business Analyst and projects; ideal PM-BA integration

The PMI-PBA domains

Certification opportunities

Process, tool, technique, and deliverables framework

General Functions of Business Analyst

Needs Assessment and Strategic prioritization

Business Analysis planning (the day-to-day work)

Requirements Elicitation

Requirements Analysis and Specification (includes modeling)

Requirements Documentation, Validation, and Management

Business Solution Delivery, Operation, and Maintenance

Needs Assessment

Problem, opportunity, constraint and triage

Request analysis

Solution approaches and business cases

The product life-cycle

Prioritization

Approval and Funding

Project initiation

Business Planning

Business analysis Work

As-is versus to-be

Product/project life-cycle approach

Solution context and design

Stakeholder analysis

Assurance Design and Acceptance Criteria

Solution success

The Business Plan

Project initiation

Business Analysis – Elicitation

Question development

Stakeholder requirements

Elicitation

Requirements generation

Decomposition

Studying

Modeling: scope, process, data, rule

Requirements prioritization

PM/BA collaboration during Elicitation

Business Analysis - Analysis

Requirements analysis

Iterative modification and Change Control

Requirements classifications

Tools for thinking, analysis, documentation & presentation

Advanced modeling

Characteristics of Excellent Requirements

PM/BA collaboration during Analysis

Approval, Verification and Validation

Traceability and Monitoring

Requirements states

Traceability Matrices

Baselines

Conflict resolution

Facilitation

Configuration and Version control

Confirmation of solution delivery

Confirmation of business value

Status and reporting

PM/BA collaboration and contrasts

Evaluation

Testing and Test Plans

Metrics and KPI

Test cases

Gaps, deficits, Deltas, and defects

Acceptance criteria and implementation planning

PM/BA collaboration and separation

Go/No-Go analysis

Product implementation

Product Transition

Post-implementation valuation

Product life-cycle schedule

Solution Replacement/Phase-out

Project Management and Operations Interfaces

Project Management methodologies and their relationship to the Business Analyst

Methodology comparison, contrast, and overlap

Product life-cycles : Predictive/Waterfall, Iterative/Spiral, Incremental, Adaptive/Agile

Role of the PM

Role of the BA

Working with the PMO

The Business Analyst and Operations

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12/10/2018 - 12/13/2018 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Virtual Enroll
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