Business Analysis: A project Perspective

Workshop Overview

According to PMI 2013 Pulse of the Profession®, “Poor requirements management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities.” Business analysis is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace reflects this importance, as project management practitioners increasingly embrace business analysis as a technique for uncovering business needs, managing requirements, and creating effective solutions to business problems. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key benefits of proper Business Analysis and Requirements Management.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of PMI-PBA’s 5 Domains and their underlying Tasks.
  • Identify and practice the key Skills and Knowledge needed to perform Business Analysis successfully.
  • Become prepared for the PMI-PBA certification test. 

Course Outline

  • Needs Assessment 
    • Define Business Requirement
    • Define Value Proposition
    • Develop Project Goals
    • Identify Stakeholders
    • Analyze Stakeholders
  • Planning 
    • Determine Project Context
    • Plan Requirements Traceability
    • Develop Requirements Management Plan
    • Plan Requirements Change Control
    • Plan Document Control
    • Define Project Expected Outcomes o
  • Analysis 
    • Elicit Requirements
    • Elaborate Requirements
    • Validate Requirements to Project Scope
    • Allocate Requirements
    • Get Requirements Signoff
    • Document Requirements
    • Verify Requirements
    • Specify Requirements Expected Results
  • Traceability & Monitoring 
    • Track Requirements
    • Monitor Requirements Status
    • Update Requirements
    • Communicate Requirements
    • Manage Changes to Requirements
  • Evaluation 
    • Validate Test Results
    • Analyze Solution Gaps
    • Obtain Stakeholder Acceptance of Solution
    • Evaluate Solution Results 

Course Duration

24 Hours 
Workshop Format

Interactive sessions with many exercises, discussions and in class group workshops 
Intended Audience

The workshop is intended for all Professionals practicing, studying and interested in business analysis principles and tools, including: Business Analysts, Business Analysis Team Members, Planners, Schedulers, Senior Managers, Chief Executive Officers, Finance Managers, Human Resources Managers, Project Managers, Engineers, and Information Technology Managers.

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