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Connect In Person

PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2018

November 7, 2018 | Online

Over the years business analysis has continued to grow at a rapid rate and is often seen as a critical leadership competency for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios. Business Analysis provides important value by reducing project costs and increasing the potential return, or benefits. This PMI virtual event will provide insights on just how critical of a role business analysis plays in the overall success of project while giving you the BA insights, resources, and tools you need for total project and career success.

PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017

November 8, 2017 | 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.

Upcoming Webinars

PMI-PBA: From “What It Is?” To “I Did It!”

Mar 28, 2019 11:00 AM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

Find out about PMI’s fastest-growing certification: Professional in Business Analysis, PMI-PBA®. Explore the business drivers that are making this certification so valuable to both organizations and the individuals who earn it. Also learn what the requirements are for PMI-PBA certification and tips for applying past experience to count towards the required hours needed. Project professionals who already have the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification will get perspectives on their project experience to help them capitalize on their PM-BA hybrid role. Attendees will come away with a clear idea of what the exam covers and tips for preparing for and passing the exam. The key resources, including the Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, and the PMI Guide to Business Analysis, will be discussed to help attendees understand what will be involved in their PMI-PBA journey. The session will include open Q and A from session participants with answers provided by the PBA-certified presenter.

Stop Making and Breaking Teams and Watch Enterprise Agility Flourish

Apr 3, 2019 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4)
PREMIUM webinar

How can you structure your large, in-house software developers to make agility flourish? Traditionally, software development is organized into short-term project teams that draw from a pool of specialized talent. Developers often work on multiple projects simultaneously. The problem? Project delays often create lags that ripple across multiple teams, creating inefficiencies and frustration. Moreover, jumping from project to project forces our brains to switch gears, meaning we work harder to function at a lower level. Research suggests 40-80% of productivity is lost in context switching. In contrast, “product teams” are assembled for the long haul. Because teams focus on addressing business problems versus delivering a set of functions, they gain a broader perspective to understand requirements and deliver the desired results. They also suffer less from context switching, resulting in 60-80% gains in productivity. Perhaps more important: knowledge, collaboration and satisfaction grow within cohesive long-lived teams. So how do projects get executed within multiple product teams? Typically, project requirements are divided into epics that go into the product backlog of relevant products. Product owners manage requirements while project managers oversee projects across product teams. In this way, the focus shifts to managing the work—not the people—creating self-empowered teams who foster agility across the enterprise.

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.

The Project Revolution: The Implications of the Silent Disruption That Is Taking Place and the New Skills Needed to Adapt

by Antonio Nieto
March 07, 2019 | 61:33 | Views: 1,431 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.55 / 5

By 2025, regardless of industry or sector, senior leaders and managers will spend at least 60% of their time selecting, prioritizing, and driving the execution of projects. In fact, soon "we will all become project leaders, but many of us are not prepared for this shift.” According to recent research, the number of individuals working in project-based roles will increase from 66 million (in 2017) to 88 million (forecast 2027). And the value of project-oriented economic activity worldwide will grow from $12 trillion (in 2013) to $20 trillion (forecast 2027). Those are millions of projects requiring millions of project leaders per year. In this landscape the percentage of work activities performed as part of projects is markedly increasing as projects are becoming the essential model to deliver change and create value around the world. The so-called gig economy is also driven by projects.

Visual Control Board for a Strategic PMO

by David Davis, Gideon Okonrende
February 28, 2019 | 61:23 | Views: 857 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.27 / 5

PMOs are an integral part an organization’s strategic plan for implementing improvement, keeping the business running, and directing change. The PMO has a wide range of responsibilities with a diverse set of stakeholders and an ever increasing demand for status. Thus, many PMOs are transforming into “Strategic PMOs” and assumed the role of defining the, and reporting the status of, the clear line of sight from Strategic Intent to Project Outcomes.

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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 Cynthia Snyder Dionisio

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 3 'As' That Drive Efficiencies in Software Projects

by Srikanth Ramachandran

What are some of the fundamental building blocks required in software projects? Things that can help position teams to adapt to changes quickly (including implementing the latest tech trends) and ultimately add value to business?

Applying Project Management Skills to Guide Production of an Off-Road Triathlon Film

by Joseph Lagerstrom, PMP

Leaving a career as an IT professional to become a principal in a video-content firm, the author thought he might also be leaving his project management practice behind. But in the middle of his first film project, wondering how to achieve his next milestone, he realized how his project management skills would transfer into his new role.

Software-Simplistic Prediction Model for Bug Forecasting

by Steve Poessnecker

Project bugs and the forecasting of progress can be complex. An Excel spreadsheet can be employed to gauge the progress of the testing and resolution teams. Using this simplistic method in conjunction with test-estimation techniques can help the project manager determine the completion date for testing efforts.

Using a Decision Matrix for Group Problem Solving

by Charles Borrelli

Project teams are often faced with the need to quickly make decisions and are often called upon to defend and explain their decision-making process. A simple weighted matrix of choices can be a team-building activity and provide traceability for critical business decisions.

The Layman BA

by Anuradha Venkatachalam

While it might be beneficial for business analysts to know the intricacies of the field they are working in, getting input from the real SMEs in the field helps to build a product that caters to the pulse of the customer. This in turn helps achieve a good customer experience—and a better reputation for the organization.

The Project Manager and Business Analyst: A Unique Relationship

by Mudassir Iqbal

Business assessment has become so crucial to success that the project manager and business analyst must operate even more closely together. How does that work in practice? And what responsibilities is each role accountable for?

Expanding Your Understanding of Business Analysis Roles

by Joe Wynne

It’s common for PMs to be asked to manage a project that modifies a business process. These projects require that business analysis takes on a broad scope with project roles and stakeholders that may be unfamiliar to you. Be better prepared by knowing some key players and how they fit into such a project.

Business Analysis Isn't a Role, It's a Mindset

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Business analysis is perceived as a role with a great deal of cachet and is deemed to have a fair bit of value. This author's challenge to that perspective? Business analysis is far less of a role than it is a mindset.


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