Planning for Business Analysis

Explore the role of business analysts in project and organizational environments, learn how to identify and classify stakeholders, discover how to create successful plans for business analysis, and learn how to convert these plans into action.
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(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 26, 2016
Duration
3h 3m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 26, 2016
Duration
3h 3m
Description

Business analysis is increasingly vital to today's business environment. By identifying problems and opportunities, discovering and recommending solutions, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder requirements, business analysts can help organizations choose and structure projects and initiatives more effectively. This course focuses on planning for effective business analysis, including information on identifying and analyzing stakeholders, understanding the relationship between business analysis and project management, creating and adding details to business analysis plans, and earning approval for plans so that the important work of business analysis can begin.

About the author
About the author

Casey has experience leading projects in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development, consumer product design, education, and event management. He's constantly in pursuit of new challenges and loves to share what he learns along the way with others.

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Hi everyone, my name is Casey Ayers and welcome to my course Planning for Business AnalysisI am a project manager and strategic consultant with experience in mobile development, healthcare, consumer product development and more. I earned my MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship and marketing at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College and am a PMP-certified project manager. I’m the author of Pluralsight’s series of PMP prep courses and it’s my pleasure to now explore the world of business analysis with you. Business analysis is increasingly vital to today’s business environment. By identifying problems and opportunities, discovering and recommending solutions, and fostering a comprehensive understanding of stakeholder requirements, business analysts can help organizations choose and structure projects and initiatives more effectively.This course is the second in a five course series on business analysis.Some of the major topics that we will cover include: 1. Identifying and analyzing stakeholders 2. The relationship between project management and business analysis 3. Creating a comprehensive business analysis plan that sets your team up for success. Earning approval to move ahead with the important work of business analysis By the end this course, you’ll know what questions to ask and what topics to consider in creating a plan for successful business analysis. Before beginning the course you should have an interest in business analysis and at least a bit of exposure to project management or business analysis within your organization.This course – and others in the series – can help you not only learn more about business analysis, but also prepare for business analysis certifications like the CBAP or PMI-PBA, or earn continuing education credit toward certifications like the PMP. I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn more about business analysis with the Planning for Business Analysis course, at Pluralsight.