Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

In this course, you will learn to develop an effective business analysis plan to align with business goals and objectives. Learn how to engage stakeholders, align with corporate governance and incorporate performance metrics to optimize business planning. You'll also gain an understanding of the basics of management tools, such as stakeholder analysis, activity plans and communication plans, and get an introduction to the first step in developing a robust business analysis workplan.

IIBA professional development hours: 14


Location: Online
Duration: 2 days
Tuition: $860
Can be applied to:
Business Analysis Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateSat, Nov 16, 2024
  • Sat, Nov 16, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Sat, Nov 23, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorPamela Campbell
Seats Available25
Start DateSat, May 3, 2025
  • Sat, May 3, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Sat, May 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorPamela Campbell
Seats Available25

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Apply terms and concepts used within an effective analysis process to build a business analysis plan with individual tasks, activities and deliverables
  • Integrate stakeholder engagement and approaches that enable business change
  • Connect elements of organizational governance and information management systems into business planning and communication
  • Create a project plan aligning business needs in a structured framework for successful delivery of organizational projects that meet business goals and objectives
  • Assess project process through progress management and performance monitoring
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques to adapt and optimize current and future project plans

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 6–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect reading, exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations

You will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis on:

  • Assignments
  • Individual or group projects and presentations
  • Participation and attendance

To graduate with the Business Analysis Certificate, successfully pass all nine courses.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide v3). Available for purchase from online or local bookstores, or through the IIBA website. We will expect you to have read the textbook, as this course will reference relevant chapters.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

Note: To participate in this course, please be sure to use a computer capable of running Office 365. 

Professional Development Credits

SFU is an Academic Program Member with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). This course can be applied towards professional development hours for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation.