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Professional Course
5 Lessons
From 2,695 USD
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2,695 USD
AMA - American Management Association

Course description

PMI-PBA Boot Camp

Today more than ever, the world is moving towards project-based work. The jobs of business analysts and solution builders are intermingled with project environments and management of projects. PMI has recognized the need to educate and certify the role of the business analyst as viewed through the lens of the project. With the introduction of the PBA credential, PMI is formalizing the importance of BA work in the project management world. They have highlighted specific knowledge areas, skills, and published materials which describe the value of business analysis to projects, and built the new PMI-PBA certification around them.

Who should attend?

Business customers, users or partners, business analysts, business systems analysts, project managers or team leaders, systems architects or designers, IT managers/directors, systems or application developers, QA professionals, systems testers, systems analysts, anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skills.

Training content

Introduction: Identifying Key Requirements Management Definitions

What is Business Analysis?

  • What are the roles of the business analyst?
  • The requirements management process
  • Project methodologies
  • PMI's Code of Ethics

In the Introduction section you will gain skills from the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Leadership principles and skills
  • Project methodologies and how they impact requirements and business analysis practices
  • Requirements types
  • Systems thinking

Needs Assessment

  • Defining business problems or opportunities
  • Developing a Solutions Scope Statement or business case
  • Determining the business problem or opportunity value
  • Identifying business needs
  • Identifying stakeholders and stakeholder values

In the Needs Assessment section you will gain skills from the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Political and cultural awareness
  • Problem solving and opportunity identification tools and techniques
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Valuation techniques


  • Determining business analysis activities
  • Establishing requirements traceability
  • Preparing the requirements management plan
  • Defining requirements change control and communication processes
  • Identifying document control processes
  • Specifying business metrics and defining acceptance criteria

In the Planning section you will gain skills from the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Collaboration tools and techniques
  • Contingency planning
  • Development methodologies
  • Documentation management tools and techniques
  • Elements of a requirements management plan
  • Estimating tools and techniques
  • Measurement tools and techniques
  • Planning tools and techniques
  • Quality management
  • Scheduling tools and techniques
  • Version control tools and techniques


  • Eliciting and identifying requirements
  • Analyzing, decomposing, and elaborating requirements
  • Evaluating options and decision-making
  • Allocating requirements and creating a requirements baseline
  • Facilitating stakeholder consensus in order to obtain sign-off
  • Creating requirements specifications
  • Validating requirements with stakeholders
  • Elaborating and specifying detailed business metrics and detailed acceptance criteria

In the Analysis section you will gain skills from the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Analytic tools and techniques
  • Business rule analysis tools and techniques
  • Data analysis tools and techniques
  • Decision making tools and techniques
  • Elicitation tools and techniques
  • Facilitation tools and techniques
  • Interface analysis
  • Negotiation tools and techniques
  • Prioritization tools and techniques
  • Process analysis tools and techniques
  • Root cause analysis

Traceability and Monitoring

  • Tracking the status, sources, and relationships of requirements
  • Monitoring the lifecycle of requirements
  • Updating the status of requirements and communicating requirements states to stakeholders
  • Using communication methods to share important requirements information and status with stakeholders
  • Determining and managing change impacts to the requirements

In the Traceability and Monitoring section you will gain skills from the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Backlog management
  • Change control tools and techniques
  • Communication skills, techniques, and tools
  • Conflict management and resolution tools and techniques
  • Organization assessment
  • Reporting tools and techniques
  • Requirements traceability tools and techniques


  • Comparing solutions test results to defined requirements acceptance criteria
  • Analyzing, communicating, and resolving solution gap analysis
  • Obtaining stakeholder sign-off and moving toward deployment
  • Measuring how well the solution met business needs and values

In the Evaluation section you will gain skills from the following Knowledge Areas:

  • Lessons learned and retrospectives
  • Validation tools and techniques
  • Verification methods and techniques

What to Expect on the Exam

  • The PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®)SM application process
  • Exam requirements
  • Exam overview
  • Preparing for the exam
  • Understanding the questions
  • Taking the exam
  • General tips to help you through the process
  • Final practice exam


Course price for:

  • Non Members: $2695.00
  • AMA Members: $2695.00
  • GSA: $2695.00

Certification / Credits

  • Increase your odds of passing the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® the first time
  • Advance your career opportunities and career path options in the business analysis profession
  • Shorten study time by streamlining the recommended exam resources
  • Run through simulated practice exams for the domains, tasks, knowledge, and skills
  • Learn the essential areas necessary to pass the exam
  • Grasp the tasks for eliciting, analyzing, documenting, validating, and verifying requirements
  • Become proficient with business analysis terminology

About AMA

About American Management Association International

For over 90 years, American Management Association International (AMA) has been a world leader in professional development. AMA supports the goals of individuals, organizations, and government agencies with a complete range of corporate talent transformation solutions, including public open-enrollment seminars...

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