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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.

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Business Analysis 2019: Importance of Communication in a Business Analysis Role

by Joyce Onore
November 06, 2019 | 57:12 | Views: 1,550 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.34 / 5

Effective communication can make or break a project. As you interact with your stakeholders, clients, project teams, management, and vendors over the course of a project, communication skills are crucial for the successful operation of a Business Analysis workstream.

Business Analysis 2019: Curiosity Never Killed the Business Analyst

by Joy Beatty
November 06, 2019 | 59:50 | Views: 2,242 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.56 / 5

Most stakeholders are wonderful at telling us what they want! Many stakeholders are terrible at telling us what they need; they simply can’t differentiate. Absolutely, the worst solution is to engage a business analyst who diligently documents what the business says, operating as an order taker. What we really need are curious analysts.

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IT Business Case Template

deliverable
by Dinah Young

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.

Business Analysis: Gap Analysis Report

PREMIUM deliverable
by Elok Robert Tee

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.

Project HEADWAY: Getting BAs and PMs to Talk the Same Language

PREMIUM presentation
by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

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.

Sponsor Checklist: Business Case

PREMIUM checklist
by Michelle Stronach

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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What’s Your Career Plan?

by Michael Wood

Project management, business analysis and organizational change management are all areas where we can grow our professional careers. How should you proceed? What course of action will yield fast results and yet lay the foundation for a strong and sustainable career?

Topic Teasers Vol. 125: Why Use Predictive Analytics?

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: My latest project is to work with a small team to see if we need to add predictive analytics to our already brimming list of desktop applications. Frankly, I don’t see that we use even half of the features that we have now, but maybe some departments find value in them. To be honest, not being a math person, I don’t really understand why finding that we are 20% higher or 32% lower on some random statistic would do anything to help the business. The oddity is there! That doesn’t change anything for next month or week. What am I missing?

Detailed Design and Engineering & Preconstruction

by Mark A. Annunziata, Sr., PMP

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 Initiatives

by Mustafa Hakimuddin, PMP

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.

Building a Solid Business Case

by John Galyon

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.

Prioritizing Projects and Requirements for Organizational Success

by Dr. Nidhi Gupta, BDS, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMP

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.

Topic Teasers Vol. 118: What Can I Do Quickly?

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I seem like I am constantly facing problems that have no easy or ideal solutions. Since I work in an environment with only myself as a project manager, I have no colleagues I can ask for advice. How can I stop second-guessing myself regarding whether or not I am making good decisions for how to move forward in bad situations?

Topic Teasers Vol. 117: Keeping up With Emerging Technology

by Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA

Question: I am more in the manufacturing or fabrication part of project management, but often my teams and I are working with an IT team to create a hybrid product. It’s not that I need to do their work, it’s just that sometimes I feel stupid when I talk to the other team because I don’t understand some of the terms they are using. Or, once they explain them to me…I knew that idea all along, but I had heard it called by another name. How can I get a quick glimpse of what new ideas I need to know and what they are called without spending too much of my already overbooked day researching what to even learn?

Strategic Risk Management in the Boardroom Is Vital in an Age of Uncertainty

by Ray Bruneau, PMP

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.


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