PMI-PBA® Certification Boot Camp

Code: 2032

5 days

List Tuition : $2,695.00 USD

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PMI's new credential in Business Analysis has been highly anticipated. Be one of the first to earn it!

Today more than ever the world is moving towards project-based work. The jobs of business analysts and solution builders are intermingled with project environments and management of projects. PMI has recognized the need to educate and certify the role of the business analyst as viewed through the lens of the project. With the introduction of the PBA credential, PMI is formalizing the importance of BA work in the project management world. They have highlighted specific knowledge areas, skills, and published materials which describe the value of business analysis to projects, and built the new PBA certification around them.

In this boot camp, we teach you exactly what you need to know to pass the exam on your first try and add this newly minted BA credential to your qualifications.

Get trained, get the skills, and leave class ready to pass the PMI-PBA exam.

Over the last 10 years, the profession of business analysis has grown from a poorly defined job role into a large and important set of critical skills for today's organizations. This course walks you through how PMI has constructed the certification, what material is covered on the exam, and why it matters to your job.

Immediate Benefits of this Training Program:

  • Increase your odds of passing the PMI-PBA the first time
  • Become one of the first individuals to pass the certification
  • Advance your career opportunities and career path options in the business analysis profession
  • Gain a globally recognized business analysis certification
  • Shorten study time by streamlining the recommended exam resources
  • Run through simulated practice exams for the domains, tasks, knowledge, and skills
  • Help grow the profession of business analysis
  • Learn the essential areas necessary to pass the exam
  • Master the five domains and 28 tasks that constitute the exam
  • Conquer the 40 knowledge and skills
  • Grasp the tasks for eliciting, analyzing, documenting, validating, and verifying requirements
  • Become proficient with business analysis terminology
  • Comprehend the business analysis profession and the environments the profession supports
  • Capture the fundamental aspects of requirements management
  • Create a personalized test-taking strategy based on your strengths and opportunities
  • Discover how to complete the experience portion of the application with business analysis tools and techniques
  • Investigate how to deconstruct exam questions to get the right answers
  • Distinguish the business analyst role from other professions
  • Become confident of your business analysis skills and knowledge to apply for and sit for the exam
  • Showcase your business analysis skills, knowledge, and experience through education and certification

  • Business customers, users, or partners
  • Business analysts
  • Business systems analysts
  • Project managers or team leaders
  • Systems architects or designers
  • IT managers/directors
  • Systems or application developers
  • QA professionals
  • Systems testers
  • Systems analysts
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skills

1. Introduction: Identifying Key Requirements Management Definitions

The field of business analysis is rich with terms, concepts, tools, techniques, and processes. This beginning section sets the foundation of key terms to know in order to prepare you for the five domain areas and 40 knowledge and skills areas that are part of the exam:

  • What is business analysis?
  • What are the roles of the business analyst?
  • The requirements management process
  • Project methodologies
  • PMI's code of ethics

The Introduction section will include these knowledge and skills areas:

  • Leadership principles and skills
  • Project methodologies and how they impact requirements and business analysis practices
  • Requirements types
  • Systems thinking

Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will recognize and review key requirements management terms in order to understand the foundations of the business analysis profession.

2. Needs Assessment

 The first domain of the exam is where people begin their requirements process and the activities that lead to project success. Emphasis is placed on the processes used to define the business problem or opportunity. The needs assessment domain encompasses 18 percent of the exam. In this section we review how to effectively perform these five tasks:

  • Defining business problems or opportunities
  • Developing a solutions scope statement or business case
  • Determining the business problem or opportunity value
  • Identifying business needs
  • Identifying stakeholders and stakeholder values

The Needs Assessment domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

  • Political and cultural awareness
  • Problem solving and opportunity identification tools and techniques
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Valuation techniques

Individual and Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the needs assessment domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

3. Planning

In the planning domain your focus will shift to putting the proper requirements management activities in order. The person performing business analysis work will determine which tools, techniques, policies, or procedures are necessary to prepare the requirements management plan. The planning domain includes 22 percent of the exam. Attention is also given to planning for traceability, managing changes, controlling documents, and identifying acceptance criteria. In this section we cover these six planning tasks:

  • Determining business analysis activities
  • Establishing requirements traceability
  • Preparing the requirements management plan
  • Defining requirements change control and communication processes
  • Identifying document control processes
  • Specifying business metrics and defining acceptance criteria

The planning domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

  • Collaboration tools and techniques
  • Contingency planning
  • Development methodologies
  • Documentation management tools and techniques
  • Elements of a requirements management plan
  • Estimating tools and techniques
  • Measurement tools and techniques
  • Planning tools and techniques
  • Quality management
  • Scheduling tools and techniques
  • Version control tools and techniques

Individual and Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the planning domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

4. Analysis

Analysis of the requirements involves eliciting requirements from stakeholders and making sense of wha

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