Project Management Skills For Business Analysis

SPECTRAMIND Education Services Course Description

Project Management Skills for Business Analysts

Spectramind Solutions is a Charter Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) of the International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA)

Skilled project managers, business analysts, and technical leads align themselves with the best developers and business visionaries to develop the most appropriate, cost-effective, and innovative product or process solution. The project manager relies on business analysts to assist in providing accurate project objectives, system requirements, and business process and cost-benefit analysis, aligned with strategic business objectives providing stakeholder value. Learn how to meet project team goals through leading-edge business analyst involvement coupled with project management best practices.

This course is intended for business analysts and related professionals such as Project Managers, QA Managers, Project Customers, Technical Leads, Systems Engineers or anyone with a substantive role in the success of projects

A comprehensive introductory business analysis course such as Principles of Business Analysis

Course Objective
· Learn how to: Define the business analyst deliverables in the systems requirements life cycle

· Link project management planning process to organizational strategic planning process

· Identify and document high level requirements, initial constraints, and business/technical

· Describe key tailoring principles for types of technology and corporate size

· Develop a plan for user project involvement to reduce risk of project failure

· Create test plans that are adapted to the project risk factors

· Employ conflict resolution techniques to create high performance teams

Category/Subcategory: Business Analysis / Basic
Business Analysis
Course Length: 2 days
Level: Intermediate level of proficiency
Delivery Language: Varies by country
To Order: You can order this course online at
Next Steps: Advanced Business Analysis topics such as Business Analyst Leadership

Benefits to You
Explain the relationship between project management and business analysis

Apply the steps of the Business Solution Life Cycle (BSLC)

Use and tailor standard project cycles in the planning and management of projects

Apply scope management processes to create and manage the requirements

Apply time management processes to create and manage a valid, defensible schedule for BA

Apply cost management processes to create and manage a budget for BA activities

Apply communications management processes to manage information

Apply risk management processes to manage requirement risks

Why education services from SPECTRAMIND?
· One-Stop Training Project management training from industry recognized experts who bring you PMO Services, Technical IT Training and ITSM/ITIL Training. Worldwide leader with training from qualified CBAPs, Quality Management trainings like CSQA/CSTE/CSPM certifications

· Global Training Locations State-of-the-art classroom and distance learning facilities at over 20 training locations in US, UKand Singapore that is consistent worldwide. Or setup and deliver training at your location. Localization for all major languages

· Modular Offerings / Blended Learning Need work-sensitive preparation for the CBAP exam, or just review a specific topic? End-to-end delivery choices — traditional ILT, webinars, self paced WBT, Books or a solution customized to meet specific needs – all available globally

· Engaging, Effective Courseware World-class reference materials — real case studies, example projects, individual and group exercises, fun and engaging simulations

· Expertise Highest quality, most experienced instructors who have real world hands-on project experience. Feel safe with SPECTRA Mind’s award-winning world class service

Detailed Course Outline
Key Concepts
• Identify key development life cycles and their relationship to the best practices
Project life cycle selection
• Identify benefits of project management and project life cycles and their impact on corporate financial success
• Define factors that create product innovation and project success
Project Initiation
• Discuss why a charter is needed to fund the project in a best practices environment
• Identify key elements of the business requirements document
• Explain the context diagram description relationship to the work breakdown structure
Project Planning
• Identify the parts of a project plan that drive stakeholder involvement and project stability
• Describe key tailoring principles for types of technology and corporate size
• Create a business analysis requirements management plan
Project Scheduling
• Demonstrate arrow and precedence diagramming methods
• Construct a project network diagram
• Calculate and analyze the critical path
Project Organization
• Identify different project organization structures and their impact on project planning
• Examine factors that lead to collaborative and effective core team member project performance partnerships
• Develop a stakeholder analysis to manage the political environment and determine roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders that drive successful projects
Project Risk Management
• Outline the risk management process and discuss how to identify and reduce risk through the test plan
• Identify, analyze, and mitigate risks
• Arrange for user project involvement to reduce risk of project failure
Cost Estimating
• Identify the different types of estimates and estimating methodologies
• Use various techniques to calculate resource requirements
• Differentiate between estimating, budgeting, and pricing.
Project Monitoring and Control
• Describe the importance of managing to baselines and apply basic earned value analysis to project performance
• Tailor project key performance indicators to the project environment
• Explain the importance of configuration change control process
Project Closeout
• Explain the value of formal project closeout
• Conduct user acceptance tests
• Promote and foster project planning and business analysis best practices

Course Dates, Venue & Timings:

Sl.No. State City Batch-1-Dates Batch-1-Dates Batch-2-Dates Batch-2-Dates Batch-3-Dates Batch-3-Dates Venue
1 AP Hyderabad 7-Sept 8-Sept 1-Oct 2-Oct 10-Aug 11-Aug Flat no 617,Annapurna Block,Aditya Enclave,Ameerpet,Hyderabad-500016 Tel: (040) 64568797
2 DELHI New Delhi 10-Sept 11-Sept 4-Oct 5-Oct 13-Aug 14-Aug DBS House, World Trade Towers, 1st floor,Barakhamba Lane,Connaught Place,New Delhi - 110 001.Tel: (011) 41528066/41528077
3 KARNATAKA Bangalore 13-Sept 14-Sept 7-Oct 8-Oct 16-Aug 17-Aug DBS House, 26, Cunningham Road,Bangalore - 560 052.Tel: (080) 2226 7272/ 2228 5525
4 KERALA Cochin 16-Sept 17-Sept 10-Oct 11-Oct 19-Aug 20-Aug Ashram Lane, Azad Road, Cochin-Ernakulam
5 MAHARASHTRA Mumbai 19-Sept 20-Sept 13-Oct 14-Oct 22-Aug 23-Aug DBS House,31, Prescot Road, Fort,Mumbai - 400 001. Tel: (022) 4077 9100
6 MAHARASHTRA Pune 22-Sept 23-Sept 16-Oct 17-Oct 25-Aug 26-Aug Hadapsar
7 TAMILNADU Chennai 25-Sept 26-Sept 4-Aug 5-Aug 28-Aug 29-Aug DBS House, Old 31-A, New No. 2,Cathedral Garden Road,Chennai - 600 034. Tel:(044) 28275191/ 28279186 / 42123364
8 WEST BENGAL Calcutta 28-Sept 29-Sept 7-Aug 8-Aug 1-Sept 2-Sept DBS Corporate Club'DBS House',10/2, Hungerford Street,Kolkata - 700 017,Tel: (033) 22836234-39
9 NCR Region Noida 4-Sept 5-Sept 25-Oct 26-Oct 21-Nov 22-Nov NIESBUD.A-23, Sector-62, NOIDA - 201 301(U.P.).Ph. No. 0120-2403051-59

Kindly register for the courses in your cities at least 2 days in advance.
Timings: 0900 - 2100 hrs

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