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


This course 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®).


Basic knowledge of business processes and/or project management


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


5 Days, $2995


Lesson 1 : 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

Lesson 2 : 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

Lesson 3 : Needs Assessment

Problem, opportunity, constraint and triage
Request analysis
Solution approaches and business cases
The product life-cycle
Approval and Funding
Project initiation

Lesson 4 : 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

Lesson 5 : Business Analysis – Elicitation

Question development
Stakeholder requirements
Requirements generation?Decomposition
Modeling: scope, process, data, rule
Requirements prioritization
PM/BA collaboration during Elicitation

Lesson 6 : 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

Lesson 7 : Traceability and Monitoring

Requirements states
Traceability Matrices
Conflict resolution
Configuration and Version control
Confirmation of solution delivery
Confirmation of business value
Status and reporting
PM/BA collaboration and contrasts

Lesson 8 : 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

Lesson 9 : 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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Bellevue, WA
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Mar 02 - Mar 06 7:00AM-4:00PM

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