Course Category: Business AnalysisProject Management
Course Duration: 5 Days
Hours: 35 Contact Hours

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Course Overview

Processworks PBA (professional in Business Analysis) Training course provides an overview to the PMI’s guide to Business Analysis and additional topics related to Business Analysis that are typically part of the examination curriculum.

Course lectures are supplemented with hand-outs and additional information for self-study, study tips, list of relevant books etc.

Course Objective

After the completion of the course, the participants would be able to:

  • Understand business analysis, value of business analysis and common vocabulary.
  • Understand relationship between products and projects, products and project Life cycles, and how business analysis supports portfolio, program and project management
  • Understand the role of the business analyst.
  • Understand the six process groups, six knowledge areas and thirty-five processes of business analysis and their mappings as described in the PMIs Guide to Business Analysis.
  • Learn about the key business analysis processes of Needs Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement, Elicitation, Analysis, Traceability and Monitoring and Solution Evaluation.
  • Understand the code of ethics for Business Analysts and its application to business analysis.
  • Understand the PBA certification process.
  • Fulfil the eligibility criteria to take the PBA certification exam.

Delivery Method

The course is instructor led designed to have participants learn, apply, experiment and implement the Business Analysis concepts and techniques based on PMIs Guide to Business Analysis.

The course facilitation process is to cover one or set of topics and have tests, quizzes and or scenarios for those topics to facilitate coverage recall and test preparedness.

Target Audience

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Anyone who is responsible for performing business analysis work
  • Those aspiring to be PBA certified

Eligibility Requirements to take the PMI PBA Exam

A candidate must either attain:

60 months of Business Analysis experience + 35 contact hours of Business Analysis Education for a Diploma or High School qualification holder

or

36 months of Business Analysis experience + 35 contact hours of Business Analysis Education for a bachelor’s degree holder

All experience must have been accumulated within the last 8 consecutive years.

Training and Exam Duration

Training: 5 days
The course deliverables shall be issued on the first day of the course during registration.

Exam: 240 minutes (4 hours) duration

Exam Pattern

The PBA exam is a computer-based exam consisting of 175 multiple choice questions. The exam is a closed-book test

Course Outline

Day 1

0. Introduction

  • Getting to know the participants
  • Introduction to PBA certification application process

1. Business Analysis Framework and Test on business analysis framework

  • What is business analysis? Value of business analysis
  • Common vocabulary
  • Relationship between products and projects,  Products and project Life cycles
  • Role of business analyst
  • How business analysis supports portfolio, program and project management?
  • Business analysis process groups
    • Defining and Aligning
    • Initiating
    • Planning
    • Executing
    • Monitoring & Controlling
    • Releasing

Day 2

  1. Need Assessment Knowledge Area with Test on Need Assessment (7 processes)
  • Identify Problem or Opportunity
  • Assess Current State
  • Determine Future State
  • Determine Viable Options and Provide Recommendation
  • Facilitate Product Roadmap Development
  • Assemble Business Case
  • Support Charter Development

 

  1. Stakeholder Engagement Knowledge Area (7 processes)
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
  • Determine Stakeholder Engagement and Communication

Day 3

4. Stakeholder Engagement Knowledge Area with Test on Stakeholder

  • Engagement (contd.)
  • Conduct Business Analysis Planning
  • Prepare for Transition to Future State
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
  • Assess Business Analysis Performance

5. Elicitation Knowledge Area with Test on Elicitation (4 processes)

  • Determine Elicitation Approach
  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results

Pre-requisites for Course & Certification

Day 4

  1. Analysis Knowledge Area with Test on Analysis (9 processes)
  • Determine Analysis Approach
  • Create and Analyze Models
  • Define and Elaborate Requirements
  • Define Acceptance Criteria
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Prioritize Requirements and Other Product Information
  • Identify and Analyze Product Risks
  • Assess Product Design Options

Day 5

7. Traceability and Monitoring Knowledge Area with Test on Traceability and Monitoring (4 processes)

  • Determine Traceability and Monitoring Approach
  • Establish Relationships and Dependencies
  • Select and Approve Requirements
  • Manage Changes to Requirements and Other Product Information

8. Solution Evaluation Knowledge Area with Test on Solution Evaluation (4 processes)

  • Evaluate Solution Performance
  • Determine Solution Evaluation Approach
  • Evaluate Acceptance Results and Address Defects
  • Obtain Solution Acceptance for Release

Course Category: Business AnalysisProject Management
Course Duration: 5 Days
Hours: 35 Contact Hours