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
Duration: 2 days
Can be applied to:
Business Analysis Certificate
Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.
- Sat, Nov 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Sat, Nov 25, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Sat, May 11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Sat, May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
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:
- Individual or group projects and presentations
- Participation and attendance
To graduate with the Business Analysis Certificate, successfully pass all nine courses.
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.
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3). Available through the IIBA website. We will expect you to have read the textbook, as this course will reference relevant chapters.
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 Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) 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.