Business Analysis Foundations
What you'll learn
- Build a business analysis foundation
- Plan requirements elicitation
- Explore the role and responsibility of a business analyst
- Compare and contrast plan-drive and agile projects
- No business analysis experience needed.
- Positive mental attitude
Business analysts are agents of change. These professionals are curious, seek to understand the perspective of others so they can formulate action plans to solve problems and seize opportunities.
In this beginner course on business analysis, you'll build a strong foundation for your career and responsibilities. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of:
Planning and monitoring requirements
3.5 PDUs for Strategic and Business Management
You know that projects are temporary endeavors to create something unique. But before a project can begin, there needs to be a clear set of project requirements - and that's where the BA starts. While the project manager manages the project, it's the BA that gathers the requirements to solve a problem or seize an opportunity. Projects should really begin after the BA has explored the scenario, determined the business value, and built a set of requirements for the organization to consider. Without good requirements, it's challenging to have a successful project.
If you're new to business analysis, project management, or you've been tasked with gathering requirements and identifying stakeholders, this is a great place to start. We'll quickly go through the basics of analysis so you can apply what you've learned and get things done. This course is ideal for project managers, project teams, and new business analysis. It's quick. It's direct. And it's packed full of information.
Who this course is for:
- New business analysts
- Project managers
- Project team members
Joseph Phillips has more than 20 years’ experience as a project management consultant, educator, technology consultant, business owner, and technical writer. He has consulted as a project manager for a range of businesses, including startups, hospitals, architectural firms, and manufacturers. Joseph is passionate about helping students pass the PMP certification exam. He has created and led both in-person and web-based seminars on project management, PMP certification, IT project management, program management, writing, business analysis, technical writing, and related topics. Joseph has written, co-authored, or served as technical editor to more than 35 books on technology, careers, project management, and goal setting for MacMillan, McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and AMA Press.
Project Management Professional (PMP)
PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
CompTIA Project+ Professional
CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer+
Certified ITIL Foundations Professional
Professional Scrum Master I
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