Course Description

Professional in Business Analysis

The new Project Management Institute (PMI)® credential in Business Analysis has been highly anticipated. Be one of the first to earn it!

PMI has recognized the need to educate and certify the role of the business analyst as viewed through the lens of the project. Read More

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Course Outlines

  • Identifying Key Requirements Management Definitions
  • Foundation Concepts for PMI-PBA® Prep
  • Needs Assessment
  • Business Analysis Planning
  • Requirements Elicitation And Analysis
  • Traceability And Monitoring
  • Solution Evaluation
  • Exam Application/Preparation Process Tutorial
  • PMI-PBA® and the Business Analysis Profession.
  • PMI®’s Professional in BA Certification.
  • BA for Practitioners: A Practice Guide.
  • Five domain areas of business analysis.
  • PMI-PBA® Exam – the Challenge.
  • Overviewing business analysis.
  • How organizations implement business analysis.
  • Business analysis in projects.
  • Business analyst & project manager relationships.
  • Requirements definitions and types.
  • What is a business problem?
  • Communicate the business problem
  • Establish the vision of the solution
  • Define the product scope
  • Overviewing the Needs Assessment Domain
  • Identifying problem or opportunity
  • Assessing current state, goals, and objectives
  • Recommending action to address business needs
  • Conducting a feasibility study
  • Assembling the business case
  • Overviewing the BA Planning Domain
  • Conducting or refining stakeholders’ analysis
  • Examining the business analysis and project plans
  • Writing the business analysis plan
  • Planning the business analysis work
    • What is Elicitation?
    • Overview of Elicitation
    • The Elicitation Plan
    • Stages of an Elicitation Session
    • Eliciting info. & exploring the Elicitation Plan
    • Preparing for elicitation
    • Conducting elicitation activities
    • Using structured elicitation techniques
    • What is analysis?
    • Requirements analysis techniques
    • Modeling approaches
    • Types of analytical modeling
    • Analyzing requirements
    • Modeling requirements
    • Documenting requirements
    • Exploring guidelines for writing requirements
    • Confirming & verifying requirements confirmation
    • Validating and approving requirements
    • Overviewing the Traceability and Monitoring Domain
    • Examining the Traceability Matrix
    • Baselining approved requirements
    • Exploring the requirements life cycle
    • Managing requirements change
    • Overviewing the Solution Evaluation domain
    • Planning for solution evaluation
    • Applying metrics
    • Determining what to evaluate
    • Examining acceptance reviews and criteria
    • Evaluating long-term solution performance
    • Practice Quiz
    • Applying for the Exam
    • Studying for the Exam
    • Sitting for the Exam
    • Reviewing your Knowledge Gap
    • Practice Exam
    • Study Guide – a reliable learning aid

    Exam & Certification

    • MS Project vs. Primavera
    • Why MS Project?
    • MS Project Interface
    • Create New Project Using MS Project Templates
    • Creating and entering Basic data for new Project.
    • Project information.
    • Project properties.
    • Task Mode.
    • Start using a Gantt chat.
    • Creating Multiple types of tasks.
    • Difference Between tasks and summary tasks.
    • Adding predecessors, lag and lead time.
    • Adding deadlines and other tasks constrains.
    • Adding Mile stones
    • Using recurring tasks
    • Creating multiple types of resources
    • Resources Cost Tables
    • Managing Resource Availability
    • Assigning resources on tasks by Assign Resources
    • Finalizing a simple project plan
    • Explaining a Task Usage view and Resource Usage view
    • Advanced formatting and usages of Task usage view
    • Assignment information
    • Explaining Work contour
    • Exploring different views and advanced formatting for each view.
    • Advanced Printing options.
    • Defining WBS
    • Find and solve over allocation manually
    • Find and solve over allocation by task inspector and resource leveling
    • Updating and Changing project calendar
    • Creating and managing multiple calendar
    • Using and controlling Resources calendar
    • Exploring Tasks Tables and Resources Tables.
    • Set baseline and interim plan
    • Tracking table, Variance Table, Cost calculations
    • Using and managing Critical Path / non critical paths tasks.
    • Update project
    • Move project and move tasks.
    • Creating and managing Master projects
    • Sharing Resources using resources pool.
    • External Linking between Tasks in different files
    • Using advanced data tools.
    • Creating and managing custom fields
    • Creating and managing Custom tables, custom filters, custom groups, custom views
    • Progress lines
    • Advanced usage of time line view
    • Compare projects
    • Visual Reports.
    • Creating and Managing Custom reports
    • Export / Import to/from office applications and other systems
    • Custom / Built in Maps
    • Exporting Data to XML and CSV
    • Add Password to MS Project File
    • Using Simple Macros / Custom Ribbons
    • Explaining task types, earned value management
    • Agile plans overview.

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