BA110 Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Certificate Track: Business Analysis

About This Course
This course helps participants understand the tasks involved in planning and monitoring a business analysis effort, including identifying stakeholders, defining their roles and responsibilities, preparing a communications plan to ensure strong relationships throughout the effort, and establishing a monitoring system to ensure desired results.

Participants will learn how to identify the basic tasks needed to undertake the analysis, and how to prioritize those tasks, as well as the associated deliverables. Participants will also learn how to develop metrics to be used for monitoring the business analysis work.

This course provides an intermediate level of proficiency in the Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring knowledge area as defined by the IIBA BABOK.

What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Understand key concepts of business analysis, including the six knowledge areas of business analysis and five perspectives that business analysts could focus on in their work;
  • Identify suitable business opportunities for business analysis;
  • Understand the fundamental two ways to approach a business analysis project and determine which approach is best for a specific business challenge;
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis and manage those stakeholders throughout the analysis effort;
  • Understand business analysis governance and information systems;
  • Track, assess, and report on the quality of business analysis work and take steps to correct any problems and improve performance.

The Learning Environment
This interactive course is held in person at PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education in downtown Portland and typically combines lecture, discussion, and individual and group activities.

Instructor: Ron Sarazin
 Ron Sarazin, president of Olympic Performance, Inc., specializes in project management, business analysis, visual management, customer service, and strategic planning training and consulting. He has worked for PACCAR, Portland General Electric, and Mutual Health Systems. Ron earned a BS in Industrial Engineering at Oregon State University and completed specialized training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University.

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  • In person at the Center for Executive and Professional Education
  • 2 times per year (Fall and Spring)
  • 2 full-day classes (8:00am - 4:30pm)
  • Cost: $599

Other Courses in this Certificate Track
Enrolling in the full certificate program allows for more comprehensive learning in regard to business analysis.

Although courses may be taken in any order, Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring is recommended as the first course, especially for those new to the field. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Visit the program page for a recommended sequence.

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