The success or failure of an organizational agility environment can come down to the decisions of one or two project teams. Unless those teams have the confidence to act decisively, the entire organization will suffer.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
In this webinar, Mark Mullaly dives into the chasm that still separates the worlds of business analysis and project management. He explores where there are similarities and where there are differences. In particular, he examines where differences are a result of perspective, of practise or just of how we talk about things. Most importantly, he offers constructive and concrete suggestions of how to bridge the divide, and get everyone on the same page and talking the same language.
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This template is for creating a process inventory and detailed process descriptions for the purpose of Business Analysis prior to IT project implementation. Processes are analyzed step by step in order to identify software functional requirements that are necessary to execute the process. A companion to the article The Role of Business Process Design in Business Analysis on IT Projects.
This business case can be used for IT projects. It will allow you to state the business case, document the goals and align with company strategies, mandates or compliance. Additionally, you will be able to calculate the return on investment using the total cost of ownership and the cost benefit analysis.
Use this form to document the desired or future state for the business, its current state and identified gaps. An approval process may be instituted for stakeholders to accept this gap analysis/report, with procedures for the BA team to formulate solution options. Adapt this sample to your corporate needs prior to using the template. Use in conjunction with the Business Analysis: Solution Options Report.
Whether you are a BA, a PM or have your feet in both camps, you'll want to check out this webinar. Not only will it broaden your vocabulary, but it will expand your perspective of the how BAs and PMs can and should relate to each other differently.
The aim of your business case is to gain organizational support and funding approval for an initiative by providing all necessary rationale for informed decision making. You as the sponsor must document the business case after satisfactory analysis has been conducted to understand business need, examine alternatives and conclude recommendations. Use this checklist as a reference in building a better business case.
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Within tier 1, construction projects’ values are usually in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Based on experiences in the tier 1 environment, this is the first in a series of articles describing basic tier 1 requirements and the project manager’s responsibilities running a live construction project. The articles are particularly intended to provide real examples to young, up-and-coming hopefuls to the project manager role.
Scope Decomposition of Complex Programs: Key Methods to Define and Manage the Scope of Large-Scale Change Initiativesby
For complex programs to achieve their strategic goals, it is not only important to decompose their scope into controllable constituents, but also to stitch the pieces back again into a cohesive whole. Scope decomposition techniques—systems thinking, WBS, and progressive elaboration—help to effectively manage programs so that they meet their stated objectives.
A solid business case is one of the fundamental building blocks of project management. The goals and objectives of any given project, at a high level, are simple—we must be good stewards of our limited resources to ensure long-term competitive edge for the business. This article provides a seven-step process to help.
The need for prioritization appears when multiple projects are planned in an organization and there is a shortage of resources. In order to deliver business goals and objectives, the focus should be on projects that provide strategic value. Learn about the factors and methods involved to better prioritize your projects.
The webinar PMI-PBA®: From "What It Is?" to "I Did It!" was full of valuable information, and the conversation continued afterward! Here, the presenter covers some additional questions and answers that came out of her presentation.
Strategic risk management belongs in any collection of organizational process assets! By examining domain-specific types of risks (strategic, operational and tactical) and how corporations react to them, this article demonstrates why strategic risk is of the utmost importance to corporate governance and, by extension, to the chairman and board of directors.
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.
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