PMI Eastern Iowa

PMI Eastern Iowa

Announcing NEW professional development opportunities in business analysis

PMI Eastern BA Academy ImageIowa is happy to announce two new courses to help you advance your understanding of business analysis. Both courses are on-demand, providing you an opportunity to learn any time, anywhere that is most convenient for you.

These courses are developed and instructed by Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBA, CSM, IIBA-AAC, chair and core team author for both PMI standards in business analysis, who is a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP):

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (2015) 
The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (2018)

From now till end of September 2020, we are offering discounts to our PMI Eastern Iowa Chapter members.

- BA Fundamentals 8 hour course - $50 off now until end of September 2020

- PMI-PBA Prep - $275 off now until end of September 2020

The coupon code for either is BA-E-IOWA-BACK-TO-SCHOOL

This is a great opportunity to learn essential skills that improve your ability to manage projects at a reduced rate!



BA Fundamentals (8 hours)
Business analysis is a core competency all project/product teams must understand, yet so many teams fail
to master the basics of this important work. In fact, PMI research has uncovered that one of the top
reasons for project failure is attributed to poor requirements. Whether you are managing the project or
personally responsible for the business analysis related activities of requirements development and
management, your success is based upon understanding business analysis fundamentals.
This course has been developed to provide the basics of business analysis. Beginning with an overview of
what business analysis entails, students are then led through a thorough description of the areas of
knowledge, commonly performed processes, basic terminology, and a comparison between project
management and business analysis. If you are not confident in your understanding of business analysis or
are looking for a course to refresh your skills, this course provides a solid introduction and baseline of
knowledge that no team member should be without.

Course objectives:
●Recognize the major activities that comprise business analysis. 
●Compare/contrast project management to business analysis. 
●Define core business analysis terminology. 
●Identify the 14 characteristics of well-written requirements. 
●Differentiate between business analysis for waterfall and agile.

Register here BA Fundamentals: https://courses.ba.academy/?affcode=348462_xjtnd1uf

By using the link above to register for your course, the PMI Eastern Iowa chapter will
receive a portion of revenue that will help support future educational programs for the chapter.
Thank you for your patronage and support.

PMI-PBA Prep (35 hours)
Business analysis is a competency that teams must master to deliver a solution of value - let alone deliver
on-time, on-budget, and within scope. Yet according to PMI Pulse of the ProfessionTM research (2016),
poor requirements are a leading cause for project failure. Whether you are responsible for eliciting the
requirements or leading the project, acquiring solid business analysis skills is imperative.

This course provides an in-depth review of the business analysis processes, knowledge, skills, and
techniques as discussed in PMI's business analysis standards, The PMI Guide to Business Analysis and
Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. The materials within this course provide a solid
overview of the activities commonly performed by those fulfilling business analysis roles on programs
and projects.

This PMI-PBA® prep course is intended to prepare students who are interested in sitting for the
PMI-PBA® exam as well as anyone who is interested in completing an in-depth exploration of the
business analysis profession, including business analysis managers, PMI directors, and heads of business analysis
consultancy practices.

Course objectives:
●Identify the six business analysis knowledge areas and what each covers as presented in The PMI
Guide to Business Analysis.
●Recognize how to apply the various processes, tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills that
comprise the business analysis profession. 
●Develop a comprehensive viewpoint into how business analysis is utilized to support successful
projects, programs, and portfolio management. 
●More effectively plan your certification studies including clearly locating the available sources
available for reference and use.
●Assess your personal readiness for taking the PMI-PBA® exam.

Register here PMI-PBA Prep https://courses.ba.academy/?affcode=348462_xjtnd1uf

By using the link above to register for your course, the PMI Eastern Iowa chapter will
receive a portion of revenue that will help support future educational programs for the chapter.
Thank you for your patronage and support.

Check out our chapter business analysis course page for all of the business analysis training
options available to you!

 

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