How to Apply Business Analysis Strategies for Successful Project Management with Greta Blash
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Employ business analysis competencies to avoid inefficiencies, mistakes and reworking, and deliver projects on time and within budget constraints.
- Use tools and techniques to support more detailed requirements elicitation and analysis.
- Discuss the importance of the enhanced engagement with stakeholders to understand how to deliver expected results.
The role of a business analyst is to identify business needs and recommend relevant solutions, including the requirements to deliver those solutions. These go beyond requirements gathering to a detailed understanding of the why, what and who. Since many projects do not have the luxury of a business analyst, that role is assumed by the project manager.
In this training, we will look at the role of the business analyst and the additional activities that are performed on a project by that role. Throughout a project, the business analyst and project manager collaborate to dive deeper into the requirements within the scope, particularly the product scope. Through these elicitation and analysis efforts, the “Definition of Ready” can be met when providing the requirements to the delivery team. Much of the communication activity with the stakeholders is provided by the business analyst who will understand their needs and expectations. The business analyst will ensure requirements verification and testing and also that the customer is prepared to receive the final product — including any training, documentation, or possible conversions about the environment.
This training utilizes an engaging discussion, with both individual and group exercises and role playing to understand different opportunities for the combination of these roles, especially when projects utilize a more hybrid approach.
After the training, the training material will provide you with additional sources of information and guidelines for providing support for the project business analysis activities, regardless of the roles that support the project.
- What is Project Management and Business Analysis?
- Business Analysis Competencies
- Initiating the Project
- Needs Assessment
- Solution Recommendations
- Business Case
- Visioning/Project Charter
- Planning the Project
- Project Management Plan
- Business Analysis Plans
- Requirements Traceability
- Requirements Change Control
- Scope Management Plan
- Analysis and Elicitation
- Elicitation Techniques
- Analysis Models
- Requirements Baseline
- Traceability and Monitoring
- Solution Evaluation
- Verification and Validation
- Closing and Transitioning the Project
- Closing the Project or Phase
- Transition the Solution
PDU Allocation Table
|Ways of Working||Power Skills||Business Acumen||Total|
|CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP®||0||5||2||7.00|
|PMI-ACP® / Agile*||0||5||2||7.00|