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
    • Stakeholders
    • 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
      • Validation
    • Closing and Transitioning the Project
      • Closing the Project or Phase
    • Transition the Solution

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
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
PMI-SP® 0 5 2 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 5 2 7.00
PfMP® 0 5 2 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 5 2 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle




Greta Blash has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include program management, project management, agile/adaptive development, business analysis, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

In addition to her PMP® certification, she also holds program management (PgMP®), business analysis (PMI-PBA®), and agile certifications (PMI-ACP® and DASSM®) from Project Management Institute.

She is a frequent presenter at various PMI and IIBA meetings and conferences. She has been recognized as an SME for the PMI Standard for Business Analysis and Benefits Realization Practice Guide. She is a contributor to the PMBOK® Guide - 7th Edition and was a reviewer of the 5th and 6th Editions, as well as the 4th Edition of the Program Management Guide, The Standard for Earned Value Management and the Practice Standard for Project Estimating.

Training Information

19 August 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 8 July)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 8 July)
Government Price
Student Price

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