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PMI-PBA® certification empowers you to uncover business needs, manage requirements,
and creating effective solutions to business problems

PMI-PBA® Classroom + Online Training 

  • 3 days classroom training sessions (weekends)
  • Business Analysis Practice Guide
  • Take two full length real time Simulation Tests.
  • 35 contact Hours (REP ID 3950)
  • Support in Filling PMI-PBA® Application Form.
  • Post training support via discussion forum, chat session.
  • 60+ hours of classroom style videos using interactive whiteboard session
  • Quizzes after each lesson
  • 900+ Assessment questions includes:
    • 2 Full length simulation exams
    • Practice questions for each business analysis domain
    • Practice questions for business analysis tools & techniques and for knowledge & skills
  • 90 days access to online training
  • Goal based study approach

You will also get support through the journey of training right up to certification using:

  • Our expert trainers stay personally connected with you at every step of your PMI-PBA®
  • Exclusive forum access where participants can share their learned and practical experiences. Forum is ideal to get expert tips for the exam
  • Support in Filling PMI-PBA® Application Form

We do value the PMI-PBA® aspirant’s probes for the examination, and with regular interaction on forum and clarification sessions, we are committed to make you ready for the examination from very beginning.

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Course Outline

Our Business Analysis course is completely based on PMI-PBA® content outline

We chronologically arranged the logical division of the course, PMI-PBA® Course content that makes studying pattern simple.

  1. Introduction: It includes the introduction of PMI-PBA® course and how to develop the study plan for the PMI-PBA® exam.
  2. Business Analysis Domains: Included a High-Level view of business analysis domains. It will give an overall view of the exam across domains.
  3. Need Assessment: It includes videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® need assessment domain. It will help you to know the flow of Need Assessment in business analysis.
    • The chapter explores an overview of:
    • Why on-going analysis of external and internal business environment is needed
    • How to investigate the Problem & Opportunity
    • Assess the current state of the organization,
    • Identification of stakeholder’s hopes and fears for the present and conceptual situation and
    • Develop a Business Case that is aligned with MOST (mission, objectives, strategies and tactics) of the organization.
  4. Planning: It includes videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® planning domain as per the content outline of the exam.
    • The chapter has videos for following:
    • Set the Expectations with Sponsor, Team and Key Stakeholders
    • Work to understand the context and project characteristics enough to ensure planning activities are sufficiently sized for the situation
    • Develop Estimation Context of business analysis activities
    • Gain Buy-In & Support for business analysis process
  5. Elicitation and Analysis: This is the chapter has videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® elicitation and analysis domain:
    • Iterative work to plan, prepares, and conduct the elicitation of information from Stakeholders
    • Analyse and document the result of that work
    • Eventually, define a set of requirements in sufficient detail to enable the definition and selection of the preferred solution
    • Use Elicitation Techniques and apply many analysis models to support the elicitation and analysis activities
  6. Traceability & Monitoring: Conceptual learnings through videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA® traceability and monitoring domain:
    • Identify deliverables that will be traced during project life cycle
    • Collaborate about how the traceability process will be conducted
    • Track requirements to ensure requirements are delivered as stated
    • Update a requirement’s status and record changes to track requirements towards closure
    • Manage changes to requirements
  7. Evaluation: It includes videos and quizzes of PMI-PBA evaluation domain:
    • Help in identifying metrics to evaluate the solution
    • Facilitate the solution evaluation to produce summary report for the go/no-go business and technical decisions when releasing an entire solution or a segment of it
    • Help in identifying point of diminishing returns
    • Facilitate in identifying new or changed requirements, which may lead to solution refinement or new solutions
  8. Need Assessment – Tools & Techniques: It has videos of various tools & techniques which are especially useful in Need Assessment Domain.
  9. Business Analysis Tools and Techniques: When coming to the business analysis environment, Business Analyst uses many tools to investigate and analyze situations, PMI-PBA® content outline lists approx. 80 tools which the test taker should be familiar with. This chapter includes rest of the videos not covered in Need Assessment Tools & Techniques.
  10. Understanding Business Analysis in Project Environment with PMBOK® GUIDE FIFTH EDITION: The goal of PMI-PBA® is to prepare professionals who can do better business analysis and requirement management in business and project environment. And to ensure the same; PMI-PBA® content also covers many of the project management concepts and knowledge areas. We have carefully selected materials from PMBOK® GUIDE FIFTH EDITION and made a collection of videos which gives a good idea of business analysis in a project environment.
  11. Business Analysis in Agile Environment: PMI Research has shown that more and more software projects are using agile, so this set of content introduces agile to business analyst. It also gives them an idea of capturing requirement in agile projects. Topics like User Stories, Product Backlog refinement and prioritization, are elaborated at full length.
  12. Extended Learning Materials: Approx. 6 hours of extended video content is added to cover many business analysis topics in detail to help you in clarifying concepts in more detail.
  13. Support Videos: This section has PMI-PBA® FAQ videos. It also includes a section to apply your PDU certificate. A particular chapter is added for the assistance in filling PMI-PBA® application.

FAQs

Q. What is a Business Analysis?
A. Business analysis is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to identify business needs and determine solutions to problems.

The person who carries out this detailed investigation and analysis is called a business analyst or BA. The BA Identifies and recommend viable solutions for meeting those business needs.

Different activities performed by the BA include:

  • Elicitation, documentation, and management of requirements in order to meet business and project objectives
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and facilitate the successful implementation of the product, service or result of the program/project

While managing requirements is one critical part of the larger business analysis function, the process of business analysis often begins before project initiation, and extends beyond project closure, to ensure that expected benefits are realized. Regardless of whether a project manager or business analyst has responsibility, being good at these related functions is essential to ensure successful delivery of projects and programs.

Source: PMI-Pulse-Requirements-Management-In-Depth-Report

Q. What is PMI-PBA?
A: PMI-PBA is an accredited PMI® Professional in Business Analysis Certification

Q. What is Techtrain PMI-PBA class room program:
A. Techtrain class room program is designed to build an individual expertise in business analysis and that is required both in project management and business analysis to utilize in their projects and programs. Techtrain class room program is developed as per the knowledge and task driven guidelines provided by PMI to perform to the industry wide standard in the role of a business analysis professional. This program will help you to learn essential areas, necessary to pass the globally recognized examination, and in mastering the five domains of business analysis and 28 tasks and in grasping the 40 business knowledge and skills. The examination is ‘experience based’, therefore we do understand that simply memorizing the content is not the best indicator, therefore our program accommodates both the practical and learned experience in the business analysis.

Q. Who should join the program:
A. Any professional who work in projects and program including project and program managers, who perform business analysis in their role:

  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Domain Specialist
  • Systems architects or designers
  • IT managers/directors
  • QA professionals
  • Systems testers
  • Business customers, users, or partners
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skill

Q. Do I need to be a designated business analyst to apply for PMI-PBA certification?
A: No, Business analyst designation is not a mandate for PMI-PBA Certification. PMI® recognizes if you are a part of a business analysis irrespective of your designation. You may be a system engineer or a project manager but if your work activities are as per the content outline of the PMI-PBA this then makes you eligible for this certificate.

Q. Is PMP® a prerequisite for PMI-PBA?
A: No, you don’t need any PMI® Certification as a prerequisite for PMI-PBA Course.

Q. What is the eligibility criterion?
A: The eligibility criterion of PMI-PBA is grouped under two types:

Education:

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree or a global equivalent, then you need to have an experience of 3 years in business analysis. This means you are required to have 4500 hours of experience in 3 years duration doing activities associated with the business analysis.
  • If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, then you need to have BA experience of 5 years rather than of 3 years.
  • Business Analysis Education: You need to acquire 35 hours of Business Analysis Education, which can be achieved by enrolling in a formal study course offered by PMI chapters or approved Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s).

Experience:

PMI also requires you to demonstrate you have worked on a project for at least 2000 hours. These 2000 hours implies you need to show you were doing business analysis, which later turned into a project environment.

For further details, please refer PMI-PBA Handbook

Q. What is the course outline?
A. PMI® has grouped business analysis activities under 5 domains:

  1. Needs Assessment (this section comprises 18 percent of the Exam)
    • Defining Business Problems or Opportunities and Developing a Solutions Scope Statement or Business Case
    • Determining the Value Proposition of the Initiative
    • Identifying Business Needs and Developing Project Goals and Objectives
    • Identifying Stakeholders and Stakeholder Values
  2. Planning (this section comprises 22 percent of the Exam)
    • Establishing Business Analysis Activities
    • Defining strategy for Requirements Traceability
    • Preparing the Requirements Management Plan
    • Defining Requirements Change Control and Communication Processes
    • Selecting methods for Requirements Change Control, and Document Control Processes
    • Defining Business Metrics and Acceptance Criteria
  3. Analysis (this section comprises 35 percent of the Exam)
    • Eliciting and Identifying Requirements
    • Analyzing, Decomposing, and Elaborating Requirements
    • Evaluating Options and Capabilities using Decision-Making
    • Allocating Requirements to Create a Requirements Baseline
    • Obtaining Stakeholder Consensus in order to Obtain Sign-off
    • Detailing out Business Metrics and Acceptance Criteria
  4. Traceability and Monitoring (this section comprises 15 percent of the Exam)
    • Tracking the Status, Sources, and Relationships of Requirements using Artifacts or Tools
    • Monitoring the Lifecycle of Requirements
    • Updating the Status of Requirements and Recording Changes by Communicating with Stakeholders
    • Communicating Important Requirements Information and Status with Stakeholders and Project Managers
    • Managing Changes to the Requirements by evaluating Impacts, Dependencies and Risks
  5. Evaluation (this section comprises 10 percent of the Exam)
    • Validating Solutions Test Results against Defined Requirements Acceptance Criteria
    • Analyzing, Communicating, and Resolving Solution Gap Analysis
    • Obtaining Stakeholder Sign-off and Proceeding Toward Deployment
    • Using Valuation Techniques to Determine How Well the Solution Met Business Needs and Values

You can check the details in the PMI-PBA Content Outline

Q. I have been working on business analysis for three years and now I am working on Project Management for past two years, can I still opt for PMI-PBA?
A. Yes, if you are currently holding Project Manager Position, still you are eligible for this certification. As a Project Manager, you can show what business analysis activities you did for each domain. PMI-PBA just needs business analysis experience regardless of designation. Anyone, who work on projects and programs, as well as project and program managers who perform business analysis as part of their role can apply for this certification

Q. How many Contact Hours are required?
A. To meet the eligibility criteria, you need 35 contact hours of business analysis education. You can take this education from any registered education provider following PMI-PBA Content Outline

Q. How do I schedule PMI-PBA exam?
A. Once you are eligible, PMI will e-mail you examination scheduling instructions with your eligibility code which you will need when scheduling your exam. You can schedule your exam appointment online or by telephone. Full details can be found in the certification handbook and within the examination scheduling instructions.

Q. What is the duration of the PMI-PBA Exam?
A. Four hours duration for 200 questions


Q. Do we have a book the way we have PMBOK® for PMP®?

A. PMI® has released Business Analysis for Practitioners, A Practice Guide for the examination and ‘A Practice standard for Requirement Management’. PMI® has also suggested a few reference books which you can go through on the basis of PMI-PBA Content Outline.