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PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

8 November 2017 - 9am - 5pm ET (Doors open at 8:30am ET) | Online

If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.

PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2016

November 2, 2016 | Online

Advance your BA skills! Don’t miss the most popular Business Analysis event of the year! We’re sharing career journeys and talking about the hottest BA and agile BA topics. Catch these sessions from the only event designed with your future in mind to help you get ahead.

On-demand Webinars

PodCast: Business Analysis for Practitioners (Part 1)

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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)

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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)

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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.

Business Analysis and Design Thinking Different Ways to the Same Goal

by Michael Boyle , Rudolf Greger
September 12, 2017 | 59:32 | Views: 3,267 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.84 / 7

Did you know that Business Analysts and Design Thinkers perform similar activities, but their approach might be completely different? In this webinar, we focus on a number of activities to be found with a BA remit and highlight what exercises a Design Thinker might undertake.

No Requirements, No Problem!

by Kevin Richardson
June 29, 2017 | 61:32 | Views: 3,579 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 5.29 / 7

Kevin Richardson will walk through some common examples of two types of projects and how to wrestle them to the ground.

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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.

Requirements

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

PREMIUM deliverable
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

Purpose as a Lens for Finding Project Success

by Devin de Lange

A project initiated with a clear goal in mind turns into a series of tasks to be completed. The focus shifts from the client’s needs and their purpose to getting the work done. The problem? The project purpose and client’s needs should be what is driving each task throughout the project, which often isn't the case.

The 4 Roles You're Confusing with Project Manager

by Lucas Hernan Minutella

Deviations for the project manager role come from assuming they accomplish the same goal (or deliver the same results) as some other commonly found roles across various industries. Let's analyze these similarities and differences between roles, see where they clash—and where they can cooperate.

Project Management in Data Science

by Tom Alby

Given that more and more companies need to be data-driven, data science is one of the most sought-after fields of expertise today. But while data science is a relatively new field, its best practices reveal how much it depends on strong project management.

Can Governance and Agile Get Along?

by Paul Carvalho

Traditional testing practices are the hands that slow agile teams to a stagnant, waterfall state. Testing itself isn’t bad or anti-agile...but how you think about testing can make or break your agile success.

The Business Analyst and the Product Owner (Japanese Translation)

by Mike Griffiths

この記事では、BAの役割がどのように変化し、製品の所有者の役割と重複するかについて論争の的になるトピックを検討します。 危険な兆候(「PO Go Go-Between」など)とポジティブなパターン(「POサポーターとしてのBA」など)を含む類似点と相違点をカバーしています。

Business Requirement Techniques for Delivering Value While Controlling Scope (Japanese Translation)

by Joy Beatty

組織は、新しく改良されたソリューションが利害関係者にとって価値のあるメリットをもたらし、適切な投資収益率をもたらすという前提でプロジェクトを立ち上げます。 ビジネス要件を理解することで、チームが実際にこれらのメリットを確実に実現できるようになります。

Forward Thinking for Tomorrow's Projects: Requirements for Business Analytics (Japanese Translation)

by Joy Beatty, David Bieg

ビジネスアナリティクスは、ビジネス上の意思決定の方法を大幅に変える可能性があります。大きなデータの力をいかに活用するかを理解し始めるにつれて、IT部門ではより多くのビジネス分析プロジェクトが発生するため、これらのタイプのプロジェクトで要件プロセスがどのように機能するかを把握する必要性が高まります。

Uncover Gaps in Requirements using Requirements Risk Management Techniques (Japanese Translation)

by Cheryl Lee

ギャップを特定するための要件を引き出す際には、「適切な」質問をすることが期待されます。要件リスク管理は、「適切な」質問が何であるかについてガイダンスを提供するために使用される、多くの高性能組織の新興コンセプトです。このインタラクティブセッションでは、プロジェクトと要件のリスクと腕の出席者の間で、プロジェクトが失敗する理由の第2位の理由(要件のリスク管理技術を使用して職場内で直ちに)に対処するための情報を紹介します。

The Power of Planning

by Rajakumar Ramakrishnan

Do project managers really need to plan for project activities? Is it really worth the effort? What do we lose if we simply execute the project? When a PM practices agile and DevOps, do they still need to plan, or do these discourage it? Here, the author reinforces the power of planning.

A Question for the Customer: Half Empty or Half Full?

by Zaheer Ahmad Awan

Many project managers set project objectives without properly understanding customer needs, often resulting in failure. It’s your job to understand what the customer wants: a glass half full or half empty.


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