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Business Analysis Planning and Project Management

This is the second required course in the Business Analysis Certificate Program. This is the second required course in the Business Analysis Certificate Program.

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Course Description

Project management is a time tested, proven approach to delivering products and/or services within the constraints of scope, schedule, and cost. In managing projects, the business analyst role has increased in importance and changed over time because of the complexities of integrating new technologies and new processes in to dynamic and ever changing business environments. Business analysis complements the project management function and focuses on defining and validating a solution to meet business needs and goals that align with the business strategy. Topics include business analysis planning, needs assessment, project planning and initiation, stakeholder analysis, risk planning, and schedule / resource allocations. Using a practical learning approach, students will create a business case and project charter, as well as supporting artifacts that support these two important project deliverables.

The course utilizes best practices from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) and the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Guide to Business Analysis, the industry standards for the Business Analyst profession.

We highly recommend students complete MGMT_X481.41 Fundamentals of Business Analysis prior to enrolling in this course, and to follow the sequence of courses as shown on the course schedule.

MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or compatible products are needed for the class assignments.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in your course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions. We highly recommend students complete MGMT_X481.41 Fundamentals of Business Analysis prior to enrolling in this course, and to follow the sequence of courses as shown on the course schedule.

MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) or compatible products are needed for the class assignments.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in your course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

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  • Details
  • $735
  • June 29, 2020 to September 06, 2020
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00081
  • ID/Units: MGMT X481.42  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2020

Instructor


Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, IIBA-AAC is the founder/owner of BA Academy, Inc. a business analysis training and consulting company. She has acquired over 30 years of IT project management and business analysis experience and has been teaching for over 15 years. Laura has had the unique experience of having acquired over 10 years of experience in the standards development space, where she has been instrumental in leading the effort and writing for some of the leading business analysis standards in use today: The PMI Guide to Business Analysis and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (Chair/Writer), A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) version 3 (Chair/Writer) and BABOK Guide v2 Project Manager.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

THE PMI GUIDE TO BUSINESS ANALYSIS
Book - ISBN: 9781628251982
Project Management Institute, 1 ed, Project Management Institute

A GUIDE TO THE BUSINESS ANALYSIS BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (BABOK GUIDE)
Book - ISBN: 9781927584026
IIBA, 3 ed, IIBA

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START06/29/2020Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END09/06/2020Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---