PMI-PBAb - PBA-b: PMI Authorized Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) Certification Exam Prep

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Before taking this course, students should fulfill the Project Management Institute (PMI®) requirements for business analysis and general project experience. We recommend students read about these requirements in PMI-PBA® Handbook.
A separate application to take the PMI-PBA® examination is required. We recommend that participants begin their PMI-PBA® application before taking this course, although it is not necessary.
We recommend students read the PMI-PBA® Handbook and PMI-PBA® Examination content outline prior to the course.
For maximum preparation value, students should be prepared to take the PMI-PBA®exam within 3 months of completing the prep course.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: The PMI-PBA® Certification Process

The value of professional certification
Eligibility requirements for the PMI-PBA®
The PMI-PBA® application process
The PMI-PBA® exam process

Module 2: Foundation Concepts

Basic PMI Terminology
Project Approaches/Methodologies
Code of Ethics

Module 3: Business Analysis Overview

The relationship of project managers and business analysts
The knowledge and skills requirements of business analysts
Types of requirements

Module 4: Needs Assessment

The Importance of Needs Assessment
Assess Current State
Define Problem or Opportunity
Develop Situation Statement
Identify and Analyze Stakeholders
Determine Stakeholder Values
Recommend Action to Address Business Needs
Develop Solution Scope Statement
Assemble the Business Case
Project Selection

Module 5: Business Analysis Planning

The Importance of Planning for Business Analysis Planning
Determine Project Context
Plan Business Analysis Activities
Plan Requirements Management
Define Project Expected Outcomes
Create the Business Analysis Plan & Gain Approval

Module 6: Requirements Elicitation

The Importance of Requirements Elicitation
Types of Requirements
Plan Elicitation Techniques
Conduct Elicitation
Document Elicitation Results

Module 7: Requirements Analysis

The Importance of Requirements Analysis
Plan for Analysis
Requirement Analysis Models (Scope, Data, Process, Business rules, Interface)
Document Solution Requirements
Evaluate Product Options and Capabilities
Validate/Verify/Approve Requirements

Module 8: Traceability and Monitoring

The Importance of Traceability & Monitoring
Establish Relationships and Dependencies
Approve Requirements
Baseline Requirements
Monitor and Communicate Status of Requirements
Manage Requirements Changes

Module 9: Solution Evaluation

The Importance of Solution Evaluation
Plan Solution Evaluation Approach
Evaluate Acceptance Criteria
Validate Test Results
Validate Test Results
Evaluate Solution Results
Facilitate Go/No Go Decision
Obtain Solution Signoff
Transition the Solution
Evaluate Long Term Performance
Lessons Learned

Module 10: Preparing for the Exam

Developing a Study Plan
Study Techniques
Preparing for the Exam