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Business Analysis for Project Management: Practices for Later Project Stages

Business Analysis for Project Management: Practices for Later Project Stages


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Overview/Description

Properly defined scope statements, designing flow diagrams, establishing roles and responsibilities, and applying different methods of effect analysis all aid in business analysis and improving project processes. This 14-video course explores how a project analyst implements business analysis practices into software project management for execution, monitoring, controlling, and continuous improvement of a project. Begin with a look at the components of a scope statement and how to create it, then examine the steps involved in creating a business analysis plan. Learn how flow diagrams can be used to improve project processes; how the roles and responsibilities matrix can be used to specify ownership of project activities among team members; and recognize the need to track defects through reviews. Explore failure-mode effect analysis; cause-and-effect analysis; and the process of user acceptance testing. Learn to differentiate between quality assurance and quality control; recognize the importance of data analysis; and examine commonly used tools for analyzing business needs following project initiation. The course concludes by identifying critical activities within business analysis that will ensure continuous improvement.



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0.8

Lesson Objectives

Business Analysis for Project Management: Practices for Later Project Stages

  • identify the subject areas covered in this course
  • describe the components of a scope statement and how to create it
  • recognize the steps involved in creating a business analysis plan
  • describe how flow diagrams can be used to improve project processes
  • describe how the roles and responsibilities matrix can be used to specify ownership of project activities among team members
  • recognize the need to track defects through reviews
  • describe the Failure Mode Effect Analysis method, which is used to detect errors early in the project to ensure quality
  • describe the Cause and Effect Analysis method, which is used to resolve issues early in the project to ensure efficient processes
  • describe the process of performing user acceptance testing to validate the project outcome
  • differentiate between quality assurance and quality control, with specific focus on business analysis
  • recognize the importance of analyzing data to provide insightful information
  • describe the commonly used tools to report business analysis information
  • identify the critical activities within business analysis that will ensure continuous improvement
  • summarize the key concepts covered in this course
  • Course Number:
    it_pmbapmdj_02_enus

    Expertise Level
    Beginner