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Course Description

This course teaches students the foundational concepts and processes to plan out and monitor business analysis activities for a project. Students will learn why planning is important, how to evaluate the project scope, determine the activities and deliverables required for the business analysis work, create an overall strategy and execute against the plan and monitor progress.


Course Details

Projects come in all different forms and sizes. Within a project, there are many phases, each with a set of deliverables. The Business Analysis Planning Phase is no exception - it is a vital phase of the project consisting of several activities and exercises. The deliverables that come out of this phase become the groundwork for subsequent phases.

Students will learn why planning is important, how to evaluate the project scope, determine the activities and deliverables required for the business analysis work, create an overall strategy and execute against the plan and monitor progress.


Course Level Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Assess the project environment and select the planning technique(s) for the business analysis work
  • Apply the technique(s) learned to create relevant plans
  • Develop a process to regularly review and adapt the business analysis plan to project changes
  • Recognize the deliverables required for the project
  • Differentiate the business analysis plan from the overall project plan

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to business analysis planning
  • Prepare your approach
  • Prepare for stakeholder engagement
  • Develop a BA plan
  • Determine governance approach
  • Organize and manage business analysis information
  • Monitor and improve your plan
  • Develop a BA monitoring plan
  • Plan and monitor with Agile
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Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 16, 2019 to Dec 02, 2019
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $825.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

The University is closed on holidays and no classes are run on these dates or their long-weekends:

  • Thanksgiving (Monday, October 14, 2019)
  • Remembrance Day (Monday, November 11, 2019)
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