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On-demand Webinars

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 1)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 2)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 3)

by Laura Paton

In this three-part podcast, Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, the lead author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, discusses elicitation and analysis techniques for business analysts, as well as the new practice guide and who will benefit from it.

The Hidden Tool Battle: Driving Setup and Adoption of a Requirements Management Tool (Part 2)

by Joy Beatty
September 22, 2016 | 60:57 | Views: 646 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.64 / 7

This presentation will briefly describe how to define requirements for selecting a requirements management tool. We also discuss how to define a requirements architecture for your requirements methodology and organization. Finally, this talk will suggest ways to overcome common road blocks of implementing a requirements management tool once selected – including dealing with tool limitations and user adoption challenges.

Recommend the Most Viable Option

by Michael Boyle 
July 20, 2016 | 60:30 | Views: 2,760 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.55 / 7

In this webinar, we will go through the basic tenets of a business case. The business problem or opportunity, the analysis of the situation and probable solutions, the recommended solution and various techniques you can use as a Business Analyst to enable sponsors to make a sound selection.

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Blog Insights

Building the Foundation: The BOK on BA

by Joy Beatty, Laura Paton, Sue Burk, Cheryl Lee

A new collaborative blog featuring the contributions from the core team members of PMI's Foundational Standard in Business Analysis. This blog will provide the community with insight into PMI's development of the standard to generate professional discussions about the content in advance of the scheduled reviews.

Requirements Management Ruminations

by Sally Elatta, Abdulilah Angaa, Victoria Cupet, Beth Ouellette, Elizabeth Larson, Rich Larson, Mike Frenette, Mary Gorman, Ellen Gottesdiener, Jhansi Vijayarajan, Bobbye Underwood, Cameron McGaughy

A collaborative blog with contributions from members of the PMI Requirements Management Community of Practice and various authors and presenters who have dealt with the topic of requirements management.


by Michael Joseph Frenette

Effective requirements collection, management and traceability plus smart PM practices equals project success.

Save Time With Tools And Templates

System Requirements Specification

by Dennis Torrecampo

The System Requirements Specification (SRS) document describes all data, functional and behavioral requirements of the software under production or development.

Strategic Requirements Template

by Andy Jordan

This deliverable aligns with the concepts expressed in the article Strategic Requirements Management. This template should be used in conjunction with a more traditional requirements document to assist in the prioritizing of features and the finalizing of scope elements. It can also support discussions around changes in scope during the project. The cells below provide a basic summary of each column.

Requirements Management Plan


The Requirements Management Plan is primarily used for communications, giving all stakeholders a view on how this process is managed for your project. It completely answers the very common question, "How are you identifying and managing your project requirements?"

Project Impact Analysis on Scope


Even a small change can have a huge effect on a project. This impact analysis study will help you measure the effect of a potential change on your project's scope.

Requirements Candidate Summary

by Andy Jordan

This planning guide will help you with the review and selection of project requirements to be included in the current scope. All requirements candidates are captured here, along with some basic information about them. Each candidate is then scored based on a number of different factors. The completed template provides a validation that the requirements ultimately approved are the ones that are the most appropriate for inclusion.

Project HEADWAY Change Request Log

by Interthink

The primary purpose of this document is to track the status of change requests that have been created on the project. For smaller projects or projects where the scope is well defined, the log may not be useful. For larger, more complex projects, or for those projects where there is a lot of change, a change request log can be very useful.

Project Scope Statement

PREMIUM deliverable
by Cyndi Stackpole

The project scope statement details your project's deliverables and describes the major objectives, which includes measurable criteria for success. Use this template to document the six essential elements.

Learn From Others

The Strategic Business Analyst

by Andy Jordan

As portfolio planning and the ability to tie strategy to execution grows in importance for organizations, what role can business analysts play to increase effectiveness?

Needs and Requirements: Watching out for Mistakes

by Mike Donoghue

How does a business analysis process put together requirements with more accuracy and less mistakes? Large and small projects for both large and small organizations have challenges; however, there are a number of ways to keep them to a minimum.

BA vs. PM: Where Do We Draw the Line?

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

There’s been an increasing intersection between business analysis and project management. All of this can leave people scratching their heads and wondering what it all means. Where are the overlaps? Where are the boundaries? What does it mean to be a business analyst relative to what it means to being a project manager?

The Business Analyst and the Product Owner

by Mike Griffiths

In this article, we will review the contentious topic of how the BA role varies and overlaps with the product owner role. We cover the similarities and differences, including danger signs (such as the “BA as PO Go-Between”) and positive patterns (such as the “BA as PO Supporter”).

Managing Business Analysis: Process & BA Selection

by Joe Wynne

Your job as a project manager can be much easier if your business analysis partner has the necessary skills and experience and can work with an accepted and effective process. Here’s how to find out whether either of these two success factors are true—and how to prepare if they are not.

Being a Good Business Analyst

by Kenneth Darter, PMP

Sometimes, the life of a project manager veers into business analysis. How can you keep your head up as a project manager while also being a good business analyst?

Compliance Projects: Fragile, Please Handle with Care!

by Jiwat Ram

By their very nature, compliance projects should be regarded as strategic—as non-compliance could lead to far-reaching implications for business survival and continuity management. But they pose unique challenges for project managers...

Solving 4 Barriers to Business Analysis Success

by Bruce Harpham

If we take the premise that the project manager plays a role in clearing barriers and supporting the team, how can the project manager better support their business analyst? The answer is to look out for these barriers.

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