Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)

CITI now offers PMI's PMI-PBA course with our certified instructors in a group setting.

Business Analysis (BA) has evolved over the years and is now recognized as an important discipline that is pivotal to the successful execution of projects, and an integral and crucial component of Project Management (PM). This is PMI’s fastest-growing certification, with a 79% increase between the years 2017 and 2018. The demand for Business Analysts with the PMI-PBA certification has also grown dramatically along with salary increases.

Business Analysis focuses on the scope and definition of the product or service that a project is undertaken to deliver. PMI’s surveys have shown that 39% of failed projects are due to inaccurate definitions of the product. This underscores the importance of the Business Analysis effort in Project Management. Whether a person is a full-time dedicated Business Analyst or fulfilling a hybrid BA / PM role, or the person is a full-time Project Manager supervising one or more business analysts working on the project, the person must be fully conversant with the work and deliverables of Business Analysis.

This is a 5-day course and students are awarded 35 PDU’s which are required to qualify to sit for the PMI-PBA certification examination.

Intended Audience: This course and certification are intended for professionals who fulfill the role and do the work of business analysis and for persons who fulfill a hybrid role of Project Manager/Business Analyst or for those who aspire to be and grow in these professions. They will find this course and certification invaluable.

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Business Analysis Essentials

Course ID# 2402B202

This is an introductory course designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact a business analyst has within an organization. The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project as well as the pre-project activities that comprise strategy analysis. Participants learn how a business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from defining business needs and solution scope to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation. After completing this course, participants will fully understand the characteristics of the business analyst role and the components that comprise the profession of business analysis. Students will obtain a solid working vocabulary to enable effective communication about business analysis activities and deliverables across the project team.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Understand the role of the business analyst
  • Discuss industry standards/resources for obtaining more information about business analysis
  • Acquire a solid understanding of the various tasks/activities that comprises business analysis
  • Recognize the pre and post project business analysis activities
  • Learn how to plan, elicit, analyze, model, and test requirements

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Intended Audience: Designed for those individuals new to the Business Analyst role or those who supervise and/or work with business analysts.

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Writing Effective Business Cases

Course ID# 2402B204

In this course, students will learn the steps to effective business case development and support their strategic business recommendations with sound budgeting and financial back-up.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Intended Audience:  This skills-intensive workshop is ideal for experienced managers, directors and corporate officers who regularly develop and present budgets, business plans and recommendations.

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Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements

Course ID# 2402B205

In this course, students learn the technical writing techniques that apply directly to writing requirements documents and you'll learn to apply the five Cs of writing-correct, clear, concise, comprehensive, and cohesive-to writing requirements.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Intended Audience:  This course is intended for Business analysts, requirements analysts, technical writers, systems analysts, developers, software engineers, IT project managers, project managers, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, program managers, testers, and QA specialists.

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Managing and Communicating Requirements for Projects

Course ID# 2402B207

In this course, Students will learn to develop a plan that includes determining the requirements activities a Business Analyst will perform on a particular project and how you will control and manage changes to the deliverables.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Intended Audience:   Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Systems Analysts and programmers interested in expanding their role into the business area.

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Process Modeling Using BPMN

Course ID# 2402B206

In this course, Students will learn the best practices in process mapping using the latest industry standards (BPMN) so that both the business and IT stakeholders will be able to understand the models and map processes consistently through-out your organization.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Intended Audience:  Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts.

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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business

Course ID# 2402B208

In this course, participants will learn to apply several practical, systematic methods for analyzing incidents and problems to uncover root causes

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Course Duration: 2 Days

Intended Audience:  Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Quality and process engineers, technicians, corrective action coordinators or managers; supervisors, team leaders, and process operators; anyone who wants to improve their ability to solve recurring problems.

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Analysis (CCBA) Exam Preparation

Course ID# 2402B201
ETPL# 9953

This is an intermediate/advanced course designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the concepts covered within the CBAP® and CCBA® exams. The course provides valuable tips and techniques to help students prepare, study, and assess their personal readiness. Participants will work through instructor led discussions on each of the six Knowledge Areas covered by A Guide to the Business Analysis Body Of KnowledgeTM (BABOK® Guide) version 3 and will be provided opportunities to answer simulated questions to gain skill and familiarity with applying personal knowledge to answer sample questions. Participants will review a number of business analysis techniques and personal skill competencies to understand how best to prepare for questions covering such topics. Each of the five business analysis Perspectives presented in the BABOK® Guide will be reviewed to support students in answering exam questions in these areas.

Course Objectives:
Review the 6 Knowledge Areas of the BABOK® Guide and discuss the business analysis tasks performed in each. Understand the relationships between the business analysis processes and how each defines an important aspect of the business analysis discipline. Review key terms, business analysis techniques, and competencies important to business analysis. Discuss the 5 business analysis Perspectives presented in BABOK® Guide, v3. Complete simulated exam questions to assess personal readiness for taking the exam. Obtain key tips and techniques for effectively preparing for and successfully completing the CBAP® or CCBA® exam.

Delivery Method: Virtual Instructor Led Training

Intended Audience:  The course is designed for individuals interested in obtaining information about the CBAP® and CCBA® exam process especially potential exam candidates interested in pursuing business analysis certification from IIBA® in the next 3 to 6 months.

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