Introduction to Business Analysis

Price of course: $599.00
Estimated length: 25 hours
Access Time: 180 days
Total PMI PDUs/Contact Hours: 18
  • Leadership: 4
  • Strategic & Business Mgmt: 8
  • Technical: 6
IACET CEUs: 2.5

Course Description

Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and requirements and designing and executing solutions to business problems. This introductory course provides a wide-ranging overview of the principles and concepts of business analysis, with a focus on the following six areas: needs assessment, stakeholder engagement, requirements elicitation, requirements analysis, requirements tracing and monitoring, and solution evaluation. This course covers the common stages of a business analysis project and describes common terminology and tools and techniques utilized by a business analyst. It provides subject matter expert testimony by business analysis practitioners on important topics related to successfully completing business analysis activities. This course also considers the place of business analysis and product development life cycles within the greater scheme of project life cycle management. While this course is not officially or directly aligned as an exam prep course, it contains sufficient content that can be used as a resource for individuals preparing for the PMI-PBA® or IIBA-CBAP® certification exams, containing over 170 questions.


Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Explain the general concepts of business analysis and its strategic importance
  • Discuss the role of the business analyst in different organizations and identify skills needed
  • Describe the concept of requirements and identify the various types of analysis
  • Create a needs assessment and roadmap to the future state
  • Analyze current capabilities, design future state options, and recommend the best option for implementation
  • Identify and engage with stakeholders to prepare them for the transition to the future state
  • Define requirements elicitation and outline the elicitation process
  • Employ analysis tools and techniques to refine requirements in order to validate, verify, and prioritize requirements and essential product information
  • Manage changes, linkages, and dependencies related to requirements
  • Evaluate the solution to determine business value and the product's fitness for release

  • Key Features

    • Expert-supported
    • Mobile-friendly
    • Accessible
    • Badge and credit-awarding
    • Games & Flashcards
    • Video content
    • Real-world case studies
    • Audio-enabled in app

    Refund Policy

    You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.


    Notes

    This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

    This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

    Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

    The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have.

    • PMP®/PgMP®
      • Technical: 6
      • Leadership: 4
      • Strategic/Business: 8
      • TOTAL: 18
    • PMI-RMP®
      • Technical: 0
      • Leadership: 4
      • Strategic/Business: 8
      • TOTAL: 12
    • PMI-SP®
      • Technical: 0
      • Leadership: 4
      • Strategic/Business: 8
      • TOTAL: 12
    • PMI-ACP®
      • Technical: 0
      • Leadership: 4
      • Strategic/Business: 8
      • TOTAL: 12
    • PfMP®
      • Technical: 2.25
      • Leadership: 4
      • Strategic/Business: 8
      • TOTAL: 14.25
    • PMI-PBA®
      • Technical: 6
      • Leadership: 4
      • Strategic/Business: 8
      • TOTAL: 18