BAC115

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
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This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Pamela Campbell $860.00 20 Register

Course schedule: Classes run online from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

What will you learn?

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

  • Apply terms and concepts used within an effective 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 a project's process through progress management and performance monitoring
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques to adapt and optimize current and future project plans

How will you learn?

The course features a wide variety of instructional techniques, including facilitated group discussions, thought-provoking exercises that encourage experimentation and analysis, and instructor presentations of theory and best practices.

You will complete regular course reading and participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations.

How will you be evaluated?

We’ll evaluate your performance in this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, presentations, participation and attendance. We expect you to participate in discussions and activities and complete all assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

To complete the Business Analysis Certificate program you will need to pass all nine courses. You will also be expected to have read A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3), which you can purchase through the IIBA website. In this course, we will reference relevant chapters of the BABOK® Guide.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through Zoom Meetings.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

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

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