Business Analysis for the Project Manager

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A business analysis course for project managers? Absolutely! While Business Analyst positions are still rather new to many organizations, their primary role of defining and documenting user requirements and bridging the gap between the client and the solution team has always been an essential ingredient for achieving project success. On small to medium-sized projects, the role of business analysis often falls on the shoulders of the project manager or other core team members. On larger projects, the role of business analysis is usually more defined and it is important that both project managers and business analysts understand the value that each of their roles will bring to the project.

Taught through a series of discussions, examples, and real world hands-on exercises drawn from IT projects, this two-day course will teach participants the tools they can apply immediately to accurately translate client requirements into successful project deliverables.

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Subject Matter Experts (e.g. consultants, developers, programmers)
  • Account Managers

Learn to:

  • Understand the differences and the interrelationship between PM, BA, and SME role.
  • Understand the core BA tools used for determining the business and user requirements and for documenting requirements.
  • Understand how BA tools can benefit us.
  • Understand best practices in defining requirements.

NOTE: This course is designed for participants who already work in a project management environment that manages project scope, cost, time, quality, etc., OR have taken an introductory project management course such as Project Management Applied Tools and Techniques.

The curriculum is compatible with the project management industry standard set by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Waterloo partners with a project management training provider to offer courses that qualify for PMP Professional Development Units (PDUs). You will receive electronic notes that parallel the course content and serve as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Project Management Certificate.

Starts on Thursday October 6 2022 Early Bird Discount

2 Day In-Class Course Thursday October 6 2022,
Friday October 7 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Instructor(s): Kristine Hatfield
Location:
Fee: $1,090.00 + HST
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