Business Analysis

Business analysis helps project teams identify business needs, recommend solutions, and develop and manage requirements. More and more organizations are using business analysis to create a competitive advantage, which has increased the demand for practitioners with business analysis skills.

We are dedicated to supporting the field of business analysis and encouraging better requirements practices throughout the industry. Let our resources show you the way.

Learn about PMI’s plans to create a body of knowledge in business analysis, as well as to bring the PMI-PBA® certification to mainland China.

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Infographic: BA & PM: Working Together To a Common Goal

If your business analysts (BAs) and project managers (PMs) aren’t collaborating, it’s time to get the crew in sync.

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Collaborative and Creative Business Analysis

Learn key practices to get your stakeholders to collaboratively and creatively analyze their business and products — as well as build strong partnerships and deliver high value.

By Mary Gorman, Vice President Quality and Delivery, EBG Consulting, Inc.

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Allied Forces

By understanding their respective strengths, project managers and business analysts can deliver better project results.

By Amy Merrick. From November PM Network®

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Three Proven Ways Business Analysts Help Prevent Scope Creep

Learn popular business analysis techniques for getting your stakeholders to agree on scope and stick to it: The context diagram, the use case diagram and the product backlog.

By Barbara A. Carkenord, Director, Business Analysis, RMC Project Management

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Business Analysts, Project Managers and Scope: The Experts’ Opinions

Both business analysts (BAs) and project managers (PMs) are responsible for the various aspects of scope within a project. Our experts give their opinions and share good practices.

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Visual modeling shows the way to better requirements management

Visual modeling shows the way to better requirements management

Through visual modeling techniques, practitioners can clearly illuminate relationships between requirements, resulting in shorter development phases and increased productivity.

From PM Network®

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Program requirements: Complexity, myths, radical change, and lean enablers

Requirements management: Complexity, myths, radical change, and lean enablers

Increasing complexity in technical programs contributes to difficulties with requirements specification. Change models are evolving to address this major deficiency of classical systems engineering and program management.

By Bohdan W. Oppenheim, PhD

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