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Private - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring (2 Days)
About course

Before the Business Analyst (BA) begins working, many decisions are made concerning the project.  These decisions concern how the business analysis process will be used, how the team will work together, and how the requirements will be elicited, traced and prioritized.

This course, designed around the first knowledge area identified by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), will introduce you to the complex world of planning and monitoring of business analysis activities.  What methods will be used to elicit and document requirements?  What stakeholders will provide input on requirements?  What will our sources of information be?  The strategic thinking that goes into requirements risk assessment, requirements work planning, and communication will permeate the project to its completion, and affect every aspect of the BA’s work.

Who should attend

Before the Business Analyst (BA) begins working, many decisions are made concerning the project.  These decisions concern how the business analysis process will be used, how the team will work together, and how the requirements will be elicited, traced and prioritized.

This course, designed around the first knowledge area identified by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), will introduce you to the complex world of planning and monitoring of business analysis activities.  What methods will be used to elicit and document requirements?  What stakeholders will provide input on requirements?  What will our sources of information be?  The strategic thinking that goes into requirements risk assessment, requirements work planning, and communication will permeate the project to its completion, and affect every aspect of the BA’s work.

Course features

The purpose of this course is to provide the Business Analyst with knowledge of the skills used to plan for business analysis activities.  Upon completion of this course, the participant will:

  • Understand the team roles for the project
  • Be able to plan for requirement activities
  • Understand requirements risk planning
  • Be able to plan for requirements communication
  • Be able to monitor and report on requirement activities
Course outline

Planning Overview

  • Project Planning
  • Business Analysis Planning


Requirements Communication Planning

  • BA’s Role in Communication
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Techniques and Audience
  • Communications Plan


Requirements Planning

  • Requirements Process Selection
  • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimation Techniques
  • Requirements Schedule


The Requirements Management Plan

  • Business Analysis Approach
  • Requirements Storage
  • Traceability
  • Requirement Attributes
  • Risk Planning
  • Tailoring the Process


Monitoring and Reporting

  • Requirements Baseline
  • Performance Reporting
  • Monitoring Techniques
Course information
Duration: 14 hours
Earn: 14 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

IIBA® Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring


PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)--Fifth Edition Knowledge Areas Addressed:

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communications Management