PMI Professional Business analysis


If business analysis is your “thing,” you’re in demand. …….Business analysis jobs are expected to increase 19 percent by 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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About the PMI-PBA Credential

Business analysis is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace reflects this importance, as project management practitioners increasingly embrace business analysis as a technique for uncovering business needs, managing requirements, and creating effective solutions to business problems. The PMI-PBA credential recognizes an individual’s expertise in business analysis, and using these tools and techniques to improve the overall success of projects.
In addition, the PMI-PBA credential carries a high level of professional credibility. It requires a combination of business analysis training, experience working on projects, and examination on business analysis principles, practices, tools, and techniques. This global credential also supports individuals in meeting the needs of organizations that rely on business analysis practitioners to play key roles on their project teams.


Business Analyst role is set to grow in number and recognition
According to some recent on-line articles appearing in Forrester,, Yahoo and others, corporate demand for the Business Analyst role is set to grow in the near future. More organisations, particularly senior executives and CIOs, are increasingly discovering the value business analysts can bring to strategic enterprise initiatives.

At the same time the role of the business analyst is splintering into specialist roles that focus on different aspects of the organisation. Emerging titles such as Business Enterprise Analyst and Business Technology Analyst are taking root to distinguish their strategic significance across organisational lines from their traditional cousins Business Analyst and Business Systems Analyst operating at the unit or project level.

Organisations who invest in the development of their business analysts pool will be better prepared to deal with the rapidly changing business environment such as globalisation and regulations. At the same time they will strengthen their ability to resolve the ever increasing complexity of the organisational infrastructure that supports the operations of the enterprise.

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PBA® Certification Prep Class & Practice Exam:

In a recent press release ESI International announced that the 2009 Top 10 trends for requirements management and development (RMD) – also known as business analysis – that will impact business this year. Determined by a global panel of ESI’s senior executives and consultants, these trends acknowledge the maturation of RMD in the enterprise as it enables Organizations to meet the challenges brought on by unprecedented economic volatility.

An Explosive Increase in PBA Certification

The increase in PMI Professional Business Analysis (PBA) certification goes hand in hand with demonstrating the value of Requirement Management and Documentation. Request for proposals globally are beginning to require PBA-certified BAs (or those in the process of obtaining (PBA). Hiring requirements, in turn, are reflecting that full-time employees/contractors must have achieved the certification.

Business Analysis as a professional discipline spans across an entire Enterprise. It offers various different career paths. Project Management Institue (PMI) is the international body that has developed a body of knowledge for Business Analysis (PBABOK) and established the standards for Business Analysis. These Standards and PBABOK form the basis on which PMI tests the knowledge and proficiency of PBA candidates and certifies and awards the candidates PBA credential.

Register today and take an unbounded leap in your career as a Business Analyst.
Increase your job prospects many fold by a leap into a Business Analyst role. Business Analysis is among the top desired skills for tech workers. Corporate giants today are looking for trained business analysts.

Business Analysis' (BA) BA EXAM (Business Analysis) is an Industry Accepted Certification, which establishes an individual as a thorough Business Analyst and provides the opportunity to work with highly professional groups

Program Benefits:

Significant Salary Benefits

Median salary of a BA = US$ 62,604 with 5 years of experience

While median salary of a computer programmer = US$ 55,311 with similar experience. (Payscale Salary survey 2008)

BA 2008 average salary = US$ 64,250 – 91,750. (Datamation 2008 IT Salary Guide)

Increase in average salary of BA in 2008 = 5.6 % (Datamation 2008 IT Salary Guide)

Professional competence in principals & practices of Business Analysis

Industry wide recognition as Professional Business Analyst

Career advancements through acquisition of holistic Business Analysis skills

Course Overview & Objective

In an era of Cost Constraints, Market Turbulence and Organizational Stress, the role of a Business Analyst has never been so critical. Business Analyst today are charged with delivering Business Value with an eye on managing Requirements Risks, as well as assessing and reporting against effective Business Controls. This course prepares Business Analyst, Project Managers and Project Leaders to successfully handle and provide a systems approach to Requirement Management aligning the Guide to Business Analyst guide and to prepare potential candidates towards BA EXAM.

  • Identify the critical principles, activities, tasks, techniques, and tips described in the PBABOK® ver. 1.
  • Develop thorough understanding of the core knowledge areas, their activities, tasks, deliverables, and their relationships.
  • Anticipate the 4 general types of questions that appear on the exam and learn how to answer them.
  • Identify your strengths and improvement areas through engaging exercises in each knowledge area.
  • Dissect and understand tricky sample questions through guided discussion after every exercise.
  • Develop a personal test prep strategy, employing various test-taking tactics.
  • Increase your confidence and improve your chances of passing the PBA®/PBA® certification exam.
  • Streamline the massive amounts of information required to pass the test.
  • The small-class environment, group exercises, and hundreds of sample exam questions help you stay engaged and aid in your retention and learning.

Today there is a strong demand of individuals who can identify business needs, devise solutions and translate them into information technology specifications that enable enterprises to achieve desired goals. Such individuals also known as business analyst (BA) or IT business analyst can work in different industries and may have different titles and roles such as Business Consultant, Business Process Analyst, Data Analyst, Systems Analyst, Business Architect or Requirements Analyst. Their basic job involves acting as a bridge between the core business needs of the enterprise and the technology. They work on IT development and testing projects, identify, communicate and manage the risks associated with projects.

If you are an IT professional, programmer, system analysts, project manager or entry level IT business analysts with analytical bent of mind interested in business management and development then the leap into the role of business analyst is best for you. As a BA you not only gain an extra edge in terms of enhanced skills, job prospects and career growth but also a remarkable hike in salary and packages.

Prospects & Benefits

The program is current with the framework of Your search ends here!

This comprehensive workshop will provide you a complete kit from Spectramind's for passing PBA® exam in FIRST ATTEMPT.knowledge outlined by the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (PBABOK®) version 1. You’ll learn test-taking tips and strategies, along with other practice exercises to reinforce the material.

Business Analysts are in great demand by companies like Google, Infosys, Wipro and others which seek trained personnel who can handle critical business projects. The BLS report covering 2006-2016 predicts Analysts will be among the fastest growing IT occupations while a study by the Society for Information Management 2007 says Business Analysis is among the top desired skills for tech workers.

Pay scale Salary survey 2008 reveals that a median salary of a BA with that of one-year experience is US$52,174 while that of five years of experience is US$ 62,604 in the United States. Thus, the demand is high and benefits are worth taking-up BA as a career choice. As a BA you will always have a challenging and a new job role or project in hand due to the uniqueness of each problem in varied companies.

How to become a business analyst

There is no defined way to become a BA. Generally companies hire a person with strong analytical skills and technical background with or without an MBA degree. A BA has to often overlap into the roles of project manager and consultant.. The certification is recognized and the expertise gained through it is valued by companies all over the world.

A certified business analyst becomes an expert in handling business needs of an organization and determining best solutions. The program includes hands-on work experience in business analysis through the BA EXAM application process and passing the BA EXAM examination.

The eligibility criteria for Certification emphasize on work experience rather than educational degree. The BA EXAM is designed in such a way that requires many years of relevant work experience and not taking advanced education into account.

The preparation of cracking BA EXAM certification exam needs to be very strategically done as the examination is designed to check candidates knowledge gained during his BA work experience and not educational or bookish qualification. There are many institutes that prepare candidates for BA EXAM examination. These preparatory programs are very helpful in cracking and gaining the BAs BA EXAM certification.

So get a certification to grab a dream job at one of the most sought after companies and be ahead of your peers in professional competence.

Business Analyst (also have titles like Systems Analyst, Product Analyst, Process Analyst, etc,.) is an important stakeholder for all enterprise initiatives. BA acts as a liaison between business personnel (who may have a business problem to address, an opportunity to grab or a regulation to comply with), and solution providers (Service Providers, Technologist, Consultants, SMEs) who know how to create solutions. Business Analysts are indispensible for delivering successful projects and work hand-in-hand with Project Managers in delivering acceptable project outcome. In this important role a Business Analyst assumes responsibility to gather, elicit, analyze, process, and document requirements, leading to the most appropriate and cost effective business solutions, in a format that is useful to the enterprise stakeholders and the solution providers. Business Analyst acts as a facilitator within an organization, acting as a bridge between the client, stakeholders and the solution groups.

Business Analyst typically owns the responsibility for the complete requirements lifecycle (development, elicitation, analysis, verification, validation and management) for all business, organizational, operational and transitional requirements. Solutions are not dictated by the Business Analyst, but emerge, driven solely by the underlying requirements. Such solutions often include a systems development and implementation components, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change.

Business Analysts have to be good communicators, and should be familiar with data capture, data synthesis and visual presentation techniques. BAs are expected to possess some level of Data and Process Modeling skills and perform analysis for accurately depicting project scope. They should be familiar with modeling techniques needed for creating the Logical Data Models and Entity Relationship Diagrams, Context Diagrams, Use Cases, Sequence Diagrams, State Diagrams, and Data Flow Diagrams.

Business Analysts typically extend their services beyond providing solutions for business problems… they dictate the focus areas requiring Quality Assurance and help create high level test plans. They work with clients, end users and Quality Assurance/Control teams to achieve the desired outcome.

Who are eligible for BA?

• Any fresher with MBA is eligible
• There is no need of technical knowledge for BA profession.
• Any person with Good Communication skills and domain knowledge can enter in to BA profession
• All Sales / Marketing / Domain Subject experts / Developers/ Testers …etc can also be Business Analysts.
• There is lot of inconsistency in the role and profession across industry, here with few of the roles :
o A lot of C-level executives (CEO, CFO, etc.) do come from a business analysis background these days.
o Account Manager
o Application/ Information Architects
o Business Analysts
o Business Architect
o Business Consultant
o Business Process Analyst
o Data Analyst
o Delivery manager
o Domain Experts/Subject matter experts
o Entry-level IT Business Analysts
o Information Systems Analysts
o IT consultant
o IT Project Managers with responsibility for business analysis
o Management Consultant
o Operations manager
o Practice Manager
o Project manager
o Requirements Analyst/Specifier
o Self-taught IT Business Analysts wanting to fill in the gaps and put all the pieces together
o Solutions architect
o Sr. Developers / Testers / QA
o Subject matter expert
o Systems Analysts/Designers and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area
o Vice president

What is BA?

• A business analyst is an Information Analyst that comes with a "communication connector". In IT you would typically find top analysts but then without the connector.
• Try to get an understanding of the aim of the project and look at the deliveries. Get an understanding of the time lines of the project.
• Business Analysts must balance their soft skills, such as communication, with their technical capabilities related to IT infrastructure and data analysis if they want to best serve their organizations.

Why do we need BA?

• Many companies are grown from People oriented to Process oriented companies. Some companies even became local to global by mergers and acquisitions, inheriting or adopting international quality standards or best practices. So as a BA you should be capable of understanding the business of client in this rapidly growing organizations and the complexity in the deployment to the target end users. So always BA should think in terms of client or end user perspective based on his business knowledge or domain expertise and identifies business problems in the starting phases of project itself and creates a customer delight.
• There is lot management awareness to be created across corporate about the importance of BA profession. Many companies think another task of PM is a BA role.

When is the right time to get in to BA?

• Have some Professional certification related to Business analysis and enter to job market to identify yourself in the crowd of job market.
• Any person irrespective of degree with sufficient domain knowledge can crack BA interviews

Where are jobs for BA?

• Jobs are there in IT and Non IT companies and in all domains and for Subject matter experts
• As a BA it requires 70% communication skills and 30% domain knowledge, so every small or big company requires BA irrespective of domain or technology.
• Any person working as worker can get in to management side of corporates by this BA profession.

How to get in to it?

Basically for any job your resume is a Index of your skills. I have seen lot of people writing resumes for BA profession, the most common thing I recommend is
• Your resume should read well, be clear and concise, and have even formatting and fonts.
• If your resume doesn’t have the keywords related to the job you are applying for, you will be out even before the game starts.
• Use variations of relevant keywords, such as business analysis, business analyst, systems analyst, requirements, UML, business objectives, business goals, and so on.
• Brush up on your continuing education and certifications. There are lot of certifications in BA
• Most business analyst positions require strong communication skills, good researching abilities, excellent interpersonal relations, meticulous attention to detail, organization, diplomacy, and so on.

**Topics Covered **

1. Analytic tools and techniques (for example, decomposition, progressive elaboration, dependency analysis, gap analysis, impact analysis, risk analysis, and assessment)
2. Backlog management
3. Business rule analysis tools and techniques (for example, decision table, decision tree, rule catalog)
4. Change control tools and techniques
5. Collaboration tools and techniques
6. Communication skills, techniques, and tools (for example, technical writing, business writing, working with virtual teams, presentation skills, verbal and nonverbal communication)
7. Conflict management and resolution tools and techniques
8. Contingency planning
9. Data analysis tools and techniques (for example, data model, data dictionary, state diagram)
10. Decision making tools and techniques (for example, Delphi technique, multi-voting, consensus building, options analysis)
11. Development methodologies (for example, agile, iterative, incremental, waterfall)
12. Documentation management tools and techniques
13. Elements of a requirements management plan
14. Elicitation tools and techniques (for example, brainstorming, focus groups, interviewing techniques, workshop facilitation, observation, document analysis, research, surveys, and questionnaires)
15. Estimating tools and techniques (for example, estimation poker, quadrant analysis, averaging)
16. Facilitation tools and techniques
17. Interface analysis (for example, prototyping, storyboarding, interoperability)
18. Leadership principles and skills
19. Lessons learned and retrospectives
20. Measurement tools and techniques (for example, Planguage, service level agreement)
21. Negotiation tools and techniques
22. Organization assessment (for example, organizational readiness)
23. Planning tools and techniques (for example, strategic and tactical)
24. Political and cultural awareness
25. Prioritization tools and techniques (for example, multi-voting, weighted criteria, MoSCoW)
26. Problem solving and opportunity identification tools and techniques (for example, brainstorming, value engineering, scenario analysis, user journey maps)
27. Process analysis tools and techniques (for example, user stories, use cases, process model, data flow diagrams, dependency graphs, events)
28. Project methodologies (such as waterfall, agile, iterative, lean) and how they impact requirements and business analysis practices
29. Quality management
30. Reporting tools and techniques
31. Requirements traceability tools and techniques
32. Requirements types (for example, business, stakeholder, solution, transition, project, and quality)
33. Root cause analysis (for example, Ishikawa/fishbone, 5 Whys)
34. Scheduling tools and techniques
35. Stakeholder analysis (for example, personas, role definition [RACI], job analysis, skills assessment)
36. Systems thinking
37. Validation tools and techniques (for example, acceptance criteria [for example, given-when-then] User Acceptance Testing)
38. Valuation tools and techniques (for example, cost-benefit analysis, force field analysis, Kano model, net promoter score, purpose alignment model, SWOT analysis, value stream map)
39. Verification methods and techniques (for example, inspection, test, walk-through, desk checking, peer review)
40. V ersion control tools and techniques

PBA® / PBA® Eligibility

Requirement PBA® (Professional Business Analysis)
Business Analysis related activity Work Experience 4500 Hrs
Knowledge Area ( Chapter wise ) Work Experience 900 Hrs in 2 of 6 KA or 400 Hrs in 4 of 6 KA
PDU(professional development Units)/CDU(continueous development units) 35 Hrs
Education Highschool/Bachelors degree or equivalent
References 1 References from a career manager/client /PBA®
Exam Fee 555 USD for non member and if member 405 USD

Percentage of questions distribution for exam

PBABOK® Guide Knowledge Area. Percentage of questions PBA
Domain 1: Needs Assessment (5 tasks) 18%
Domain 2: Planning (6 tasks) 22%
Domain 3: Analysis (8 tasks) 35%
Domain 4: Traceability and Monitoring (5 tasks) 15%
Domain 5: Evaluation (4 tasks) 10%

Delivery Method

• Training is designed as Highly Illustrative, interactive and is covered with extensive practical experience.
• More emphasis on discussions and queries.
• Includes useful templates and infrastructures for implementing Project Management.
• Case study material, exercises and appropriate handouts for extra reading/knowledge will be provided.

Requirement management tools

Most Improved Requirement gathering Tools: RTM Workshop, CaliberRM
Top 3 New Requirement gathering Tools: TopTeam , Yonix ,Gatherspace
Best Cloud Solution: Rommana ALM ,BluePrint , Accompa,
Most Forward-Thinking: Jama

Training Takeaways

• 10+ projects on requirement analysis and documentation
• 1000+Multiple choice questions and answers for PBA
• 35hrs CDU/PDU Certificate as PMI REP viz mandatory for appearing in Certification
• Acronyms and Mnemonics to help you remember key items in PBABOK
• Analyze and understand the business problems
• Assess preparedness for the PBA® examination
• Books on Requirement Analysis - 1.Managing software requirements - a unified approach.
• Books on UML - 1.UML distilled, 2.UML for IT BA, 3.UML weekend crash course
• Case Study to provide a simulation of the implementation of BA concepts
• Case study, Training Material, Hand outs for extra reading / knowledge
• Complete understanding of PMI's PBABOK
• Condensed Lesson material to help you understand the essence of each chapter in PBABOK.
• Exposure to industry best practices on Business Analysis
• Help with your PBA Application.
• Identifying the project risks and deciding the areas to focus on for testing. Verifying that requirements for testability and generating testing objectives. Determining the techniques, user acceptance test scenarios and resources to use. Writing User Acceptance Test Scenarios and executing User Acceptance Testing. Defect Reporting and Defect Tracking
• Model PBA interview Questions
• Project specific templates, srs, brs, feasibility reports, RFI, RFQ, and CCB.
• Requirements gathering (TopTeam) Software/ UML tools ( Visio, Visual paradigm, Enterprise Architect) Software.
• Summary of all Inputs and Outputs
• Summary of all Tools and Techniques
• Understanding of the BA role as per the industry requirements
• Understanding the approach to answer Objective type Questions
• Understanding the requirements management process. Identifying and gathering requirements critical to the business objectives and goals. Lead the project team to consensus on project scope. Practicing most appropriate elicitation technique(s) involving business stakeholders.
• Verifying requirement for accuracy and appropriateness, documenting, categorizing, and packaging requirements. Conducting successful requirement review sessions with stakeholders. Tracing requirements back to source and linking to solutions
• Writing and critiquing requirements using standard techniques such as UML diagrams, Data and Process Models and Use Cases.
• Writing compelling Business Cases incorporating ROI and Cost-Benefit analysis, Trend Analysis and Regression models, Risk Analysis, Make-or-Buy decisions, and others tools for informed decision making
• Writing skills for successful scoping, requirements and solutions documents. Practical exercises in writing problem statements, business objectives, high-level requirements, non-functional requirements, and transitional requirements.
• MS Excel Application Tool
• Best Practice guide on filing PBA/PBA Application form
• Expert Feedback on your Application and consulting on how to strengthen it
• Goal is To Maximize your chances of approval of your PBA Application
• Helps you discover early on if you will indeed qualify for PBA Certification

Registration Details

Course Fee:
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USD 599/- OR INR 37000/-

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India Course Dates, Venue & Timings:

Sl.No. State City Batch1-Date Batch2-Date Batch3-Date Batch4-Date Batch5-Date Batch6-Date Batch7-Date Batch8-Date Venue Contact
1 Telanagana Hyderabad 12-Feb’18 19-Feb’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 Flat # 617, 6th Floor, Annapurna Block, Aditya Enclave, Ameerpet, Hyderabad-500016, Telangana, India Mr. Jason
2. Karnataka Bangalore 3-Mar’18 4-Mar’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND, DBS center, Cunningham road, Bangalore Mr. Vijay
3. Tamilnadu Chennai 10-Mar’18 11-Mar’18 14-Apr’18 15-Apr’18 12-May’18 13-May’18 9-Jun’18 10-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND,CHENNAI, CitiCentre , Level 6, 10/11 Dr.Radhakrishna Salai,Chennai,Tamil Nadu,600 004,India Mr. Yogdasan
4. Maharashtra Mumbai 17-Feb’18 18-Feb’18 17-Mar’18 18-Mar’18 21-Apr’18 22-Apr’18 19-May’18 20-May’18 SPECTRAMIND,DBS Heritage,Prescot Road,Opp. Cathedral Sr. School,Fort, Mumbai 400001. DBS Heritage (From Airport instruct the car / cab driver to drive to Fort, FashionStreet. It’s near Siddharth College, Budha Bhavan. Also there are schools like J. P. Pettit School & Cathedral Sr. School Mr. Anwar
5. Uttar Pradesh Delhi 24-Feb’18 25-Feb’18 24-Mar’18 25-Mar’18 28-Apr’18 29-Apr’18 26-May’18 27-May’18 SPECTRAMIND,Paharpur Business Centre, 21, Nehru Place Greens, New Delhi - 110019 Mr. Sanjay
6. Maharashtra Pune 3-Mar’18 4-Mar’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND,Panchasheel tech park,Yerwada, Pune Mr.Raju
7. West Bengal Kolkata 3-Mar’18 4-Mar’18 7-Apr’18 8-Apr’18 5-May’18 6-May’18 2-Jun’18 3-Jun’18 SPECTRAMIND Kaushik

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  • Mr. Senthil Rajan C, __ -(RBS Business Services Pvt Limited, Chennai) This was the most beneficial and superbly run course that I have ever attended in my professional career. Vijay's delivery and knowledge of the subject matter was inspirational, so much so that I have now successfully implemented BA Process across three product lines to the excitement of both my development team and the company at large. Thank you Vijay for showing me the light and I highly recommend his course to anyone."
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  • Mr. Nadeera Sir Nammuni, __ -(DIALOG,Srilanka)"This was the most beneficial and superbly run course that I have ever attended in my professional career. vijay's delivery and knowledge of the subject matter was inspirational, so much so that I have now successfully implemented Scrum across three product lines to the excitement of both my development team and the company at large. Thank you vijay for showing me the light and I highly recommend his course to anyone."
  • Mr. Vinay Vashisht , __ (IBM, Hyderabad) - "I always felt free to ask questions and the instructor spent the time to make sure that they were answered in a thorough manner. I was not afraid to ask questions and he helped me explore aspects of the program that weren't necessarily covered in the class but will help me to understand and better use it in the future."
  • Mr. Rahul Singh , __-( Enzen Global Solutions Pvt Ltd., Bangalore) - " The course was very useful. Gave me a good insight of the techniques I can use to analyze the Requirements and help the management to arrive at decisions based on facts ”
  • Ms. Bindu Bhaskar (Deccan Express Logistics Pvt Ltd., Bangalore) - "I learnt new concepts so that these could be implemented in our organisation. Exercises & samples are good in understanding the concepts better "
  • Mr. Bhuswamy, __ -(Mahindra Satyam,Hyderabad) " Vijay is able to break down the information into very clear and easy to follow sections. Further, he was very skilled at handling the related, but small detail questions that arose while staying on track with getting required information out."
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  • Mr.Basha(BA , Oil and Gas company , Dubai )-"Ability of the trainer to get across the ideas and views. Simple, analytical examples to get across the concepts was good. "
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  • Mr.Sravan Chakravarthy Kothuri, (BA ,Australia ) - "Knowledge of the instructor was good and questions were encouraged. It was a good workshop and helped me in clarifying issues about Requirement Analysis ,documentation and presentation "
  • Mr.Kunal Dash(Stratergic BA , 3i infotech, Hyd)- " I am satisfied with the training. Presentation skills of the faculty, examples and ability to provide appropriate answers to the questions were good ,Overall the course was good. "
  • Mrs Annu Bothra (Lead BA , CANADA)- " A very interactive program and the proactive sessions was liked most Very satisfactory to get initiated in Requirements Engineering. Very practical approach. "
  • Mr.Surya (Strategic BA , China) - " A great introduction to all the aspects of Requirements Engineering .I feel on the whole, the program was conducted very well and it met my expectations. "
  • Mr.Ramakrishna Poludsa ,PBA®(Senior BA , Australia) - " Good presentation, Excellent Examples and good time-management ,Case Studies exercises were Excellent. Reference Kit was very useful ,Knowledge level of faculty, coverage and examples given was very good. Overall a pretty good program "
  • Mr.Saurabh (Senior.BA TechMahindra) - " The program was well structured with good sense of humor from the trainer Organized well. I liked the way things were presented. "
  • Mr Srinivas - (BDE, Applabs- Hyd) - "Faculty is very well experienced and the presentation was very good. I am overall very satisfied with the program ,Reference materials used were extremely good "
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  • Mr Shanmukha Rao ( Market research analyst - AP Govt.) -"The trainer was good and he could convince people ,Knowledge and conviction of the instructor was good ,Overall it was a useful investment for me to attend this workshop "
  • Ms.Srivani Yeragudipati , (BA - Newjersy ,USA) - " It is an excellent training program for the Requirements Analysts ,Joint exercises and examples were excellent "
  • Mr.SYED, R AHMED (Senior BA -Saudi Airlines)This is to convey my heart felt Thanks to you for laying a strong foundation by training me in the area of Business Analysis.The effort you have invested in getting us trained is really paying off. Today I have received an appreciation letter from the Vice-President, IT Division, Saudi Arabian Airlines, appreciating my work on the detailed analysis carried in capturing the requirements and overseeing the launch of the loyality program for Saudia.This would not have been possible without being trained in the standard processes and procedures of Business Analysis and this credit definitely goes to you for being a great guide all the way through.Truly appreciate you effort and kudos to the great work you are offering.
  • Mr.Krishna.P (BA , IBM , Bangalore) - " Vijay had varying levels of experience and as a result of this training walked out with a better understanding of how we can use these methods to work with diverse teams to gather input and feedback on requirements that they need to meet a global need. Vijay was able to bring the class together and offer knowledge and expertise from years of experience to class not only in a theoretical approach by first explaining the approach, but then applying the methods as the group worked in teams to demonstrate what they learned. "
  • Mrs.Jhansi Malisetty (BA, Realpage ,Bangalore) - " The breadth of the course modules are amazing. The instructor is very well versed in all aspects of each topic detail. Not only will you learn about Business Analyst tools, methods, and processes, you’ll learn the fundamentals surrounding it"
  • Mr.Ranjeet (BA , Planetonline ,Hyd) - "Your classes helped me to get confident in the BA field. I found a great job as BA in 2 months after finishing the class."
  • Mr.Rohit (PM,TCS,Hyd) -"I would consider myself a ‘mature student’ who has operated in varying Business Analyst and Project Manager roles in a banking domain. I could not speak highly enough for the course. It provides a context for change both at a personal and organisational level and then goes on to provide practical techniques for successfully implementing change. In particular, I really enjoyed the case studies and the sharing of experience with other participants. I would recommend the course to both mature students like myself looking for a new impetus and to younger students looking to develop their career as a business analyst or team leader. For anyone with management ambitions, the course would be really advantageous."
  • Mrs. Bindu Bhaskar, (Sr.BA, Deccan Cargo ,Bglr) - " I work as a Business Analyst and found that the program is the ideal forum to broaden the technical and non technical and people skills required to excel in the Business Analyst role. I would recommend this program to any Business Analyst aspiring to learn current business practices and techniques, and affirm existing skills. The lectures and organisation are first rate."
  • Mrs.Aparna Adil, (BA ,Pune)"I liked the instructor's background which, I believe, made him perfect to teach an online course. The subject matter is dry; but, the instructor made material easy to understand. He used great examples which made the theoretical "stuff" relevant. I would like to see him teach a more advanced course.
  • Mr.Anil (Junior BA ,Hyd)"I think this course overall was excellent. Vijay explained the course material in everyday language and not the academic jargon we are used to. I found the supplemental information very good. In all honesty, there is nothing bad to say. If my professors were like this one when I was an undergraduate, I would have done much better than I did."
  • Mr. Suneet , (Senior BPM , Accenture, Bangalore) -"This course provided an excellent introduction to business analysis techniques. It is obvious the instructor has a great deal of experience in the field. He was able to make some very complex concepts much easier to understand."__
  • Mr. Chandra Pulaparti, (Junior BA, Bangalore) The Spectramind courses are a very effective way of developing an understanding of Business Analysis and Requirements Management and form an important part of our BA training framework.


Vijay Bhaskar Reddy

Vijay is a well-known Silicon Valley executive, who has spent the last 20 years experience in Business analysis, Project Management & Process Improvements at global companies.
Vijay is one of about 100 Certified Business analyst Professional Trainers worldwide,and First Certified Business analyst Professional in INDIA.
Prior to founding Spectramind Solutions,Vijay work for TCS in Senior management positions.Vijay was formerly working at TCS Global services he was part of the Business Analysis , requirement elicitation of various products and projects and Software Quality Assurance (SQA) team for driving the organizational processes and their compliance to CMMI Level 5.
Vijay is the co-author of The "Business Analyst Primer", one of the most widely read book for introduction to Business analysis.
Vijay has conducted numerous public and in-house trainings on Business analyst,Requirement engineering, Project Management, Work Breakdown Structure, Making Project Managers, Risk Management,Function point estimations, GreenIT, Ethical hacking,Digital forensics, Subcontractor Management, Quality Process preparations, Software Internal Auditor Training, Peer Reviews and Software Quality etc. His training feedbacks have consistently been rated high and have been positively received
Vijay trains and facilitates 21 Contact Hour Training Course and has trained over thousands of aspirants for the BA certification Contact program. He has successfully taught this course since the year 2005 with an excellent feedback.
Vijay is an honors Engineering graduate of Bangalore University,and MBA from Karnataka Open University.
Vijay is a resident of Hyderabad, India and travels to South East Asia , Australia, China,London, Singapore, Boston frequently to perform consulting and training assignments.

Customer List

We provide PBA training to more leading companies in India and Asia than any other organization in the world. Few Our customers include:

  • Infosys
  • DELL
  • HSBC
  • Amdocs
  • Colt
  • Axa
  • BOA
  • JPMorgans
  • OBS
  • UST Global
  • Wipro
  • TCS
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Nokia
  • HP
  • Novell
  • Symphony
  • Mindtree
  • Satyam
  • Accenture
  • CapGemini
  • Philips
  • IBM
  • Sony

and over 100 other leading companies across Asia

How Students Rate Us ?

Evaluation from the summary Data - PBA/PBA Prepratory training
Data Shown is mean score of all responses

Q1.Thinking just about the Knowledge you gained form the course (not the certification itself) is the course worth , the time required and the course fees.?
Our Rating : Yes 95.9% and No 4.1%

Q2.Content Covered in the Course ?
1.Very Poor
Our Rating : 4.21

Q3.Course instructor Vijay Bhaskar Reddy.I
1.Very Poor
Our Rating :4.81

Q4.Content coveredin the course
1.Very Poor
Our Rating :4.4

Q5.Usefulness of what you learnt
1.Very Poor
Our Rating : 4.9

Q6.How Likely would you be recommending the course to others?
1.Not Likely
5.Very Likely
Our Rating : 4.59


What is Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is the evaluation of an organization’s needs—followed by the identification and management of requirements—to arrive at a solution. In short, it is the discipline of working with stakeholders to define an organization’s requirements in order to shape the output of projects and ensure they deliver the expected business benefit.

How is Business Analysis related to project management?

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Requirements are an inherent aspect of Project Management (and Program Management) and Business Analysis is an important function that identifies, analyzes, and manages those requirements in order to ensure the goal of the project is achieved.

How does Business Analysis relate to Requirements Management?

Business analysis is a discipline of the broader practice of Requirements Management. Risk, complexity, change, stakeholder and communications management are components of Requirements Management but are only useful if you successfully identify and plan for them within the project and/or program plan.

How do Business Analysis and/or Requirements Management affect the success of projects and programs?

Requirements are essential to the development of projects and programs. In fact, project managers in PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession® study said that poor Requirements Management is a major cause of project failure, second only to changing organization priorities. That same Pulse study found that 37 percent of organizations report inaccurate requirements gathering as a primary reason for project failure.

Several studies provide more evidence of the importance of Requirements Management:
Business Analysis Benchmark 2009: The Path to Success, a study by IAG consulting, found that poor requirements definition and management maturity undermines organizational competitiveness. Organizations with poor requirements maturity expend far more time, budget and management effort to achieve the same result as organizations with high maturity.
In another study, 2011 Strategies for Project Recovery (PM Solutions), the number one reason for troubled projects is related to requirements.
Poor Requirements Management made the list of Top 5 Project Failure Reasons, or Why My Project Fails, by Eric McConnell, which summarized data from blogs, articles and studies.

Is Requirements Management new at PMI?

No. Requirements Management has been a longstanding area of focus at PMI. In fact, PMI was one of the first organizations to embed Requirements Management within its practice standards and professional certification exams. Consider the following:
Requirements Management has been and continues to be a part of the PMBOK® Guide, The Standard for Program Management, and the content for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Program Management Professional (PgMP®) certifications.
For more than 20 years, PMI has presented papers on Requirements Management at its congresses and other educational programs, including SeminarsWorldTM.

How does PMI view Requirements Management?

We believe that the traditional view of Requirements Management must change to reflect today’s business realities. Requirements Management must shift from simply defining the outputs of a project to convincing stakeholders— both internal and external—to describe the expected business results and their associated metrics. We recognize that there are a number of methodologies (Value Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Lean, Business Analysis and Agile) related to Requirements Management. Unfortunately, no one has identified the core activities of Requirements Management and defined how other methodologies integrate with those core activities. That is why PMI is now looking to identify accepted best practices for Requirements Management and to show how these practices work across various other disciplines.

What will PMI do to develop a body of knowledge in Requirements Management and Business Analysis?

PMI plans to publish a practice guide on Business Analysis and a practice standard on Requirements Management.
The Business Analysis practice guide will link good Requirements Management practices from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) to the practical implementation of Business Analysis within organizations. Business Analysis subject matter experts will author the guide and PMI plans to keep the community apprised of the initiative.
The Requirements Management practice standard is a full consensus, common standard presently in development and slated for launch in 2015. This unique standard will be a collaboration between: Project Managers; Value, Software and Systems Engineers; and Business and Agile Analysts. It will address the common components of requirements across these disciplines.

With whom did PMI consult to develop the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)?

In the development of any certification or credential, PMI engages various stakeholders that represent that particular area
of focus. These individuals include thought leaders, skilled practitioners, and key organizational stakeholders who span a wide variety of industries and geographies in order to maintain a broad and all-encompassing perspective. Business Analysts, Project Managers, Systems Analysts, Engineers, Program Managers, etc. were all involved in the development of this credential.
Additionally, PMI consults with a professional credentialing organization that assists with the development of certifications and ensures that such certifications follow industry standards and best practices.

Why does the PMI-PBA focus specifically on Business Analysis?

The influence Requirements Management practices have on projects is evident. As the emphasis on Requirements Management and its relevance to project success continues to rise, so too does the importance of having skilled individuals dedicated to this function within a project team. Business analysis is a critical function that helps define business requirements in order to shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes. In order to ensure the quality of requirements and projects, it is crucial that individuals be skilled and knowledgeable in industry standards and best practices.

Do I need to be a business analyst to be eligible for this credential?

No. Having the specific title of business analyst is not a requirement for this credential. This credential focuses on the function of the project team member who assesses a business need and manages the requirements of a project to help implement
a successful product/solution. Our research clearly indicates that the Business Analysis “hat” is worn by various people of various roles depending on the type of project or specific organization. Some examples are: business analyst, project manager, program manager, system analyst and systems engineer.

Do any of PMI’s other credentials serve as prerequisites for the PMI-PBA?

No. As with any credential in our program, no credential serves as a prerequisite for obtaining another and active credential holders may pursue other PMI credentials.
However, with the PMI-PBA credential there is a requirement that at least 2,000 hours of the requisite Business Analysis experience be spent working on or with project teams. If an applicant already holds a PMP or PgMP certification, this requirement would have been met at the time the credentials were obtained – therefore eliminating the need to provide evidence for the project experience requirement.

How do individuals benefit from obtaining the PMI-PBA credential?

The PMI-PBA credential validates and demonstrates a practitioner’s knowledge and experience in working with stakeholders to define their business requirements—a critical skill needed to shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes. It also differentiates practitioners from their non-certified peers—and because it is transferrable across methodologies, industries and geographies, it helps make them more marketable.

How does an organization benefit from having PMI-PBA credential holders?

The PMI-PBA credential provides organizations with a measurement by which they can evaluate individuals who perform Business Analysis and manage requirements for projects. It also potentially benefits the organizational bottom line. For example, the more effective Requirements Management practices are, the more likely projects will be on time and on budget and deliver their outcome.

How can practitioners apply for the PMI-PBA credential pilot?

Applying for the PMI-PBA pilot will follow standard application processes and rules. Anyone interested in participating in the PMI-PBA pilot should complete and submit an application. That application will be reviewed to ensure eligibility requirements are met and then payment for the credential will need to be made. After that point, eligibility will be granted so that your test appointment can be scheduled. You must test within the designated pilot timeframe in order to be part of the pilot.

Are PMI-PBA pilot applicants subject to PMI’s application audit procedure?

Yes. All applications are subject to PMI’s application audit process, for which applications are selected randomly.

Why is project experience part of the eligibility requirements for this credential?

The PMI-PBA credential centers on Business Analysis practices and competencies as they relate to managing requirements within projects and programs. While this credential focuses on Business Analysis, there is a clear connection and valuable impact between Business Analysis and project management. Business Analysis and its focus on Requirements Management is a critical factor in maintaining project success. That is why the PMI-PBA credential requires both Project Management and Business Analysis experience.

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