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BA110 Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

Certificate Track: Business Analysis

The first step in conducting a business analysis is to identify stakeholders, gain an understanding of the challenge, plan for conducting the analysis, and establish a monitoring system to ensure desired results. 

This course helps participants understand the tasks involved in planning and monitoring a business analysis effort. This course includes how to identify stakeholders, define their roles and responsibilities, and prepare a communications plan to ensure strong relationships through the effort.  Participants learn how to identify the basic tasks for the analysis, and how to estimate those tasks as well as associated deliverables. Participants also learn how to develop metrics to be used for monitoring the business analysis work.

A solution to a business challenge can only be as strong as the understanding of the challenge. This course will help participants plan for the development of requirements, including tracing and prioritizing them to ensure the analysis effort provides best results.

What You Cover 

  • What is business analysis planning and monitoring?
  • How is the business need identified?
  • What is the difference in plan-driven versus change-driven approaches?
  • How do you determine which approach is best for the business need?
  • How do you conduct a stakeholder analysis?
  • How do you create a plan for business analysis activities?
  • How do you create a business analysis communication plan?
  • How do you develop a management-control system (plan-requirements management process) for the business analysis?
  • How do you track, assess, and report on the quality of business analysis work being completed and take steps to correct any problems?

How You Benefit

At the end of this session, students will have the knowledge and skills to complete:

  • Business analysis plan
  • Communication plan
  • Performance-assessment plan
  • Process assets inventory
  • Requirements-management plan
  • Stakeholder analysis and matrix

Cost: $529
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Ron Sarazin
Ron Sarazin Business Analysis Certificate Portland State University Center for Executive & Professional Education CEPE School of Business AdministrationRon Sarazin is president of Olympic Performance, Inc., a consulting company, and CEO of Process Path, Inc., a software company. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Oregon State University and completed advanced training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University. Mr. Sarazin has held leadership positions with ALCOA, PACCAR, PGE, and Mutual Health Systems, Inc. He is an accomplished author and trainer, and his most recent publication, Action with Traction, is available on Amazon. Mr. Sarazin has been active in his profession and the community, and is a youth soccer coach.

Applies towards the following certificate:
Business Analysis

Interested in bringing this program to your organization? Contact Michelle Giovannozzi.