Business Analysis Fundamentals Course
The Rome Business School is accredited Global R.E.P. – Registered Education Provider by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. This accreditation certifies the qualification of specialised Project Management training agency, and is awarded based upon course quality and adherence to the PMI’s international standards. Each certified course enable the accumulation of Contact Hours/PDUs, the learning units necessary to request and maintain PMI® certifications.
The course, which is available both in English and Italian and can be taken both on campus and by distance learning with live lessons, offers the following exclusive benefits:
- ISO 9001:2008 certified teaching of excellence
- REP accreditation by the PMI®, which enables the recognition of PDUs
- Integrative exercises in class
- PMP® exam simulation
- Assistance in the PMI® and in the PMP® exam enrolment procedure
Business Analysis is the application of knowledge, competencies, tools, and techniques to frame business issues and identify business needs; identify and suggest possible solutions to meet those needs; elicit, document, and manage stakeholder requirements to achieve project objectives; and facilitate project or programme product, service, or result realization. Participants will obtain 14 PDUs (Professional Development Units), required by the PMI® standards.
The course is aimed at all those who have an interest in the practical aspects of the management of business analysis, who aim at acquiring the PMI-PBA® certificate, or wish to acquire PDUs useful for maintaining the PMP® or other PMI® certificates (the course awards PDUs thus subdivided: 12 Strategic & Business; 2 Technical; 0 Leadership). In particular, it is aimed at all those who, within an organisation, occupy positions of:
- Business e Process Analyst;
- Project manager;
- Functional management;
- Head of organizations;
- Process manager;
- Functional analyst;
- Business consultant.
No minimum prerequisites are required.
The course is aimed at enabling participants to acquire the knowledge of business analysis activities, of the business analyst’s role and responsibilities, of business evaluation, of requirement elicitation and analysis, of a business solution proposal and evaluation, of traceability, and of monitoring. On completion of the course, participants will have knowledge of the various tasks needed for business analysis; of how to elicit and analyse requirements through the use of various models, diagrams and tables; of how to propose the most viable solution to be submitted for realisation to the developers; and of how to ensure compliance with requirements and the alignment of the latter with the business objectives.
The proposed methodology involves:
- Two days (14 hours) of classroom lectures.
- Classroom exercises to facilitate the absorption of the taught topics.
The course, available either on-campus or through distance learning, is structured in:
- 2 full-day training sessions
Course conduction modes
The course will be conducted in either of two modes:
- Catalogue-based; i.e., held on fixed dates and open to participants from various companies.
- Dedicated; i.e., organised to measure for a single company, based upon requirements emerging from an adequate assessment.
The course is structured to provide all the technical knowledge needed to manage Business Analysis in projects or programmes.
The various areas of business analysis are presented together with the related activities and the tools and techniques best suited to each area.
- What is business analysis.
- Differences between business analysis and project management
- Basic definitions and concepts
- The various types of requirements
- Business analysis in the various types of project life cycles
- The value chain
- The POPITTM model
- The BPMN technique for process modelling
- Identifying the business need
- Assessing the organisation’s current and future states
- Gap analysis
- The Business Case
Business Analysis Planning
- The business analysis plan
- Defining the analysis context
Requirements Elicitation and Analysis
- The elicitation cycle
- Analysing requirements
- Models and diagrams to analyse requirements
- Validating, verifying, and approving requirements
Traceability and Monitoring
- The requirement traceability matrix
- Requirement approval and baseline
- Monitoring and managing changes to requirements
- Planning the solution evaluation
- Evaluating acceptance criteria and correcting flaws
- “GO/NO-GO” decisions
PDU (PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS)
Participants will obtain 14 PDUs (Professional Development Units), required by the PMI standards.
All Rome Business School teachers are highly selected and internationally renowned PMP certified trainers who come from a multitude of operational and professional environments. They are therefore able to provide a wealth of up to date experiences and competencies.
All training activities are tailored upon the specific requirements of the applying organisation and upon the specific type of activity. To this end, a meeting will be held (in person or via web-conference) to define in further detail the final course design.
The participant will be issued with a wealth of documentation, including:
- lecture notes,
- case studies,
- useful links.
At the end of the course, the official Rome Business School certificate will be awarded.
REGISTRATION IN THE ROME BUSINESS SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Participation in the course entitles to be enrolled in the Rome Business School Alumni Association, the international Rome Business School network through which students can share ideas, experiences and projects and take advantage of exclusive training-cultural opportunities.
The Rome Business School’s teachers and experts remain available for students for any further explanation, clarification and assistance beyond course conclusion.
Once you have chosen your preferred attendance formula, to register, all you need to do is:
1) fill in the REGISTRATION FORM attached to this leaflet, which can also be downloaded from: http://romebusinessschool.it/DOCS/SCHEDAISCRIZIONE.pdf
2) complete the payment via bank transfer, with your details and the title of the course; payments must be made to: Rome Business School, IBAN:
IT15W0200805219000102125005 – c/o Unicredit, Ag. 01748 – Roma
3) fax both the form and the bank transfer receipt to +39 06 96708812