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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.

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.

Business Analysis 2017: Solution Evaluation

by Kupe Kupersmith
November 08, 2017 | 57:50 | Views: 5,467 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.01 / 5

Solution evaluation is the often‐forgotten task. If you look at any diagram showing relationships of business analysis Solution Evaluation is always at the end. There are typically arrows showing the connection to the needs of a project or product. Still, poor solution evaluation always finds itself at the end.

Business Analysis 2017: Root Cause Shouldn’t Hurt Like a Root Canal

by Rich Larson
November 08, 2017 | 61:00 | Views: 4,030 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.07 / 5

Needs are arguably the most important input to any business analysis effort. It is the “anchor’ domain in PMI’s The Guide to Business Analysis (Includes the Standard for Business Analysis), providing inputs to every other domain.

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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

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

Scope Creep in Projects: Looking From the Lens of Critical Thinking

by Vanita Bhoola

It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?

Program Management: Building on What Works

by Michael Wood

This article will explore what a number of accomplished practitioners have to say about improving the program management function, along with tips that the author has learned along the way in his own career.

The BA Role in a Disruptive Landscape

by Melicia Grant

For the role of a business analyst to survive, it ought to be transformed in focusing on data, strategy, innovation and value versus only requirements management. The purpose of this article is to unpack what the transformed business analyst role should embody in this digital upheaval.

7 Golden Rules of Quality Audits

by Nenad Pesic

A quality audit determines a level of conformance to requirements of a system, process or product. The requirements can be company policies, standards and procedures, or norms and regulations. This article contains general information about quality audits, as well as rules to follow for both auditors and auditees.

Containing Volatility of Scope

by Suresh Randadath, PMP, TOGAF9

Not managing scope can seriously jeopardize a project, as the scope is the bedrock on which the product or solution is built. Understanding the various reasons for scope expansion in terms of customer- and vendor-induced expansions and how to define a good requirement are important building blocks.

Make it So Number One: Why Many Projects' Chance for Success is Doomed and How to Fix It (Japanese Translation)

by Ori Schibi


Practical Methods for Successful Change Adoption

by Aimee Baxter, PMP

What are the elements that can ensure a successful project adoption? What are some basic tactics that can be used to help make sure that stakeholders and in-the-trenches users have the best attitude possible to make the change and spread the news to their colleagues?

Scope Approvals Don't Have to Be Scary

by Reshmi Sujesh

In order to get additional scope, PMs need to go through an exception process for formal approval. You must prepare to present your case succinctly and answer the questions from the enterprise release board. Preparing answers to these 10 critical questions will help...

Why Government IT Procurement is Broken

by Andy Jordan

Government procurement for major technology projects often goes wrong—and it’s really not surprising because the entire process is broken. What is it about these initiatives that causes more difficulties than other types of projects?

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