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Earn a Certificate in Business Analysis  --  VISIT
 Visits: 345 Updated: Tue 12/10/2013 @ 09:35 RATING: 
 The Professional Training Academy’s Business Analysis certificate course is for anyone who is, would like to be, or performs the role of the business analyst. 
 
We offer students a Certificate in Business Analysis upon completion of all of the courses components.
 
The course gives professionals the tools they need to understand their role, identify and work with stakeholders, determine the real problem, find solutions, sharpen their analytical skills, deliver change, and, as a result, add value to their organization.
 
This course is primarily aimed at people who either are, or would like to be, business analysts.
 
 
The Business Analysis Toolkit- Syllabus
       
1. Problem Solver and Change Agent: The Profession of the Business Analyst
            Welcome
            Course Overview
            What is a Business Analyst?
            What All Good Business Analysts Need to Know
            Talking the Talk -- The Vocabulary of the Business Analyst
            The Business Analyst vs The Project Manager
2. Getting to Know You
            Introduction
            The Players and Their Roles
            Stakeholder Analysis
            How to Gain Influence
            Gaining Trust
            Understanding the Politics around the Project
3. Understanding the Problem
            Understanding the Why of the Project
            Defining the Product Scope
            Considering Alignment and Financial Justification: The Making of a Business     Case
4. The Process
            The Process Introduction
            Gathering Information
            Defining the Problem Domain
            Defining the Solution 
            The Writing of the Solutions Document 
5. The Production of the Product
            Monitoring the Product
            Confirming the Solving of the Business Problem 
            Conclusion: The Business Analyst’s Manifesto
            
 
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eLearn Information-Driven Business Analysis  --  VISIT
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 Analyze using Design Thinking and Business Concept Mapping and deliver sharp Results!

 

Thomas Frisendal, author of the book "Design Thinking Business Analysis", has developed this suite of eLearning courses about information-driven business analysis. 

 

What you will learn

 

These courses teach you how to elicit requirements by way of developing a common model to describe business concepts in particular contexts. The approach is a combination of two techniques: Concept Mapping and Design Thinking. Concept Mapping comes from learning psychology and has proven to be a tool equally well used by both business experts and business analysts. Design Thinking is a mindset, which promotes the creation of ideas. So does Concept Mapping; the two of them work really well together in accelerating business development.

As a business analyst / BI architect you will gain these advantages:

    Real support for the dynamic business situations

    Active business participation all the way

    Greatly improved scope and maximized validity

    Much more precise project estimates

    Creation of business-owned metadata

 

If these things are concerns of yours, our eLearning courses are meant for you.

There are 3 courses. Start with the introduction - maybe it is enough to get you going!

 

Audience for the eLearning courses

This suite of 3 eLearning courses is aimed at everyone participating in business analysis. Both the business people and also the business analysts, business developers, consultants, architects, project managers, and other people who share the responsibility of creating a good analytical basis for the way forward. This is irrespective of whether you are facing a business intelligence / analytics project or other types of projects, which are information driven. It could be data integration, big data exploitation and many other development challenges.

 

The courses are narrated by Thomas Frisendal in his colloquial style known from his seminars. Guaranteed free from talking heads and ditto suits!

 

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AMS1082A: Communication Management: Designing for Re-use  --  VISIT
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Communication in Management is the corner stone for the success of a project. Every stakeholder looks at the project with a different view, using a communication plan will streamline the process of exchanging information and avoid surprises.

This Communications Management best practice module is designed to help project managers understand the role communication plays in a project. And design a common communication management plan that could be used as a template for various projects. This module is related to the course Communication Management Planning.

The module has three sections:

·       Defining The Best Practices in Communication Management.

·       Related Best Practices

·       Benefits, Strengths, and Considerations 

At the beginning of each section, you will be given a ‘Thought Leader’ question to think about. Throughout the course Knowledge Challenge quiz questions will be asked at the end of each module, which will lead to a final overall Knowledge Challenge Test. A cumulative proficiency of 75% is needed to pass the test. You can review and retake the challenge until completion.

This course renders Professional Development Units (PDU’s) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), and Continuing Development Unit (CDU’s) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

Objectives:

  • Understand how Communication Practices contributes to the success of project.
  • Project Manager can develop and implement a re-usable Communication Management Plan.
  • Related Best Practices in Communication Management – Requirement gathering and Work breakdown Structure are discussed.

This module defines and discusses how to think about and implement re-usable communication management plans. Additionally, it addresses the benefits, strengths, and weaknesses of communications management. The purpose of this module is to familiarize you with the methodologies, philosophies and practices of communications management.

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AMS1052B: Project Scheduling Fundamentals  --  VISIT
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Overview
This Self-Paced Best Practice Module is related to, and supportive of, the Implementing Practical Project Control course. It discusses methods for implementing scheduling fundamentals. Additionally, this module addresses the benefits, strengths, and weaknesses related to scheduling fundamentals. The purpose of this module is to familiarize you with the methodologies, philosophies and practices relating to scheduling fundamentals.

Content Learning Themes:

  • Define the Scheduling Fundamentals Best Practice
  • Highlight Key Related Practices
  • Benefits, Strengths and Considerations

Format:
This Self Paced Best Practice Module is delivered via a leading technology platform that is easy to use, capable of providing immediate knowledge transfer and has various multimedia options for student interaction. Prior to being introduced to new content you will be presented with a thought leader question, this is designed to stimulate thinking around the topics as well as identifying challenges you may face.

Who Should Attend:

Developers, IT Managers, Business Analysts, and Project Managers would benefit from attending this course.

Outline

Define the Scheduling Fundamentals Best Practices

  • Schedule and Time Management
  • Methods and Types of Schedules
  • Schedule Design Considerations
  • Schedule Logic Development
  • Schedule Outputs
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Challenge Quiz

Highlight Key Related Practices

  • WBS and Schedule Interdependency
  • Schedule Risk Analysis
  • Schedule Maintenance and Updates
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Challenge Quiz

Benefits, Strengths, and Considerations

  • Benefits, Strengths, and Considerations
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Challenge Quiz

Closing

  • Program Review
  • Knowledge Challenge Test
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AMS1052A: Scope Freeze, Scope Control, and Project Control  --  VISIT
 Visits: 101 Updated: Mon 07/08/2013 @ 10:31 RATING: 

Overview
This Self-Paced Best Practice Module is related to and supportive of, the Implementing Practical Project Control course. It defines and discusses methods and techniques for implementing Scope Freeze, Scope Control, and Project Control. Additionally, this module addresses the benefits, strengths, and weaknesses of those techniques. The purpose of this module is to familiarize you with the methodologies, philosophies and practices related to Scope Freeze, Scope Control, and Project Control.

Content Learning Themes:

  • Define the Scope Best Practice
  • Highlight Key Related Practices
  • Benefits, Strengths and Considerations

Format:
This Self Paced Best Practice Module is delivered via a leading technology platform that is easy to use, capable of providing immediate knowledge transfer and has various multimedia options for student interaction. Prior to being introduced to new content you will be presented with a thought leader question, this is designed to stimulate thinking around the topics as well as identifying challenges you may face.

Who Should Attend:

Developers, IT Managers, Business Analysts, and Project Managers would benefit from attending this course.

Outline

Define the Scope Best Practices

  • What Exactly is Scope Freeze?
  • The Link Between Freeze and Control
  • Is Scope Control…Project Control?
  • Project Control and Metrics
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Challenge Quiz

Highlight Key Related Practices

  • Estimating Approaches: Traditional and Agile
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Risk Management and Control Schema
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Challenge Quiz

Benefits, Strengths, and Considerations

  • Benefits, Strengths, and Considerations
  • Summary
  • Knowledge Challenge Quiz

Closing

  • Program Review
  • Knowledge Challenge Test
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