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Management Concepts

Principles of Business Analysis

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Dec 9—11, 2019
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1649
USD 549 per day
Feb 19—21, 2020
3 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1649
USD 549 per day
May 11—13, 2020
3 days
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
USD 1649
USD 549 per day
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About the course

Business analysis (BA) techniques and approaches aren’t just for analysts, but for all organizational contributors who seek to deliver value to stakeholders. Learning BA concepts can benefit your career and further your organization’s goals. In this course, you will examine the BA knowledge areas, including Elicitation and Collaboration, Strategy Analysis, and more. You will leave equipped with the foundations and practical skills to conduct business analysis activities that will enable change and growth in your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss fundamental business analysis concepts
  • Distinguish between the roles of a business analyst and project manager
  • Identify the key business analyst responsibilities and deliverables in each of the knowledge areas
  • Identify stakeholders and select appropriate techniques for eliciting their requirements
  • Understand business analysis tasks necessary to complete a business analysis effort
  • Describe how a business analyst works with stakeholders to identify and comprehend their needs
  • Clarify needs and solutions with various stakeholder groups
  • Define business analysis tasks that progressively elaborate stakeholder and solution requirements

Course Topics

Business Analysis Overview

  • What Is Business Analysis?
  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)
  • Business Analysis Initiatives
  • The Role of the Business Analyst
  • Project Stakeholders
  • What Is a Requirement?
  • Lesson Summary

Knowledge Area Overview

  • Business Analysis Knowledge Areas
  • Business Analysis Perspectives
  • Project Management Institute Business Analysis Domains
  • Lesson Summary

Strategy Analysis

  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategy Analysis Activities
  • PMI Needs Assessment Domain
  • Lesson Summary

Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring

  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • Business Analysis Approach
  • Planning for BA Governance and Information Management
  • PMI Business Analysis Planning Domain
  • Deliverables & Activities
  • BAP&M Best Practices
  • Lesson Summary

Elicitation and Collaboration

  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • What Is Elicitation?
  • Sources of Requirements
  • Communicate Elicitation Progress
  • Managing Stakeholder Collaboration
  • Lesson Summary

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • Specifying and Modeling Requirements and Designs
  • Representing Requirements and Designs
  • Specifying Solution Requirements
  • Defining the Requirements Architecture
  • What Is Verification & Validation?
  • Define Design Options and Recommend Solution
  • Lesson Summary

Solution Evaluation

  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • Evaluating Solution Performance
  • Assessing Enterprise Limitations
  • Recommending Actions to Increase Solution Value
  • PMI Solution Evaluation Domain
  • Lesson Summary

Requirements Life Cycle Management

  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • Requirements Traceability
  • Prioritizing Requirements
  • Assessing Requirements Changes
  • PMI Traceability and Monitoring Domain
  • Lesson Summary

Course Summary

  • The Goal of Business Analysis
  • Knowledge Area Relationships
  • Recipe for Success
  • Make Projects a Learning Experience
  • Course Key Messages
  • Developing an Action Plan

Who should attend

This course is intended for entry level program and project managers and business analysts.

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