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.
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.
Casey has experience leading projects, analyzing challenges, and designing solutions in many fields, including healthcare, digital media, mobile app development and education. He's always in pursuit of new knowledge and loves to share what he learns along the way with others. To inquire about speaking engagements or consulting opportunities, and to learn more about his other ventures, visit http://CaseyAyers.com
Course Overview Hi, I'm Casey Ayers, and welcome to my course Planning For Business Analysis. I'm a project manager and strategic consultant with experience in a variety of fields. I'm also the author of Pluralsight's series of PMP Prep courses, and now it's my pleasure to 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 identifying and analyzing stakeholders, the relationship between project management and business analysis, creating a comprehensive business analysis plan that sets your team up for success, and earning approval to move ahead with the important work of business analysis. By the end of 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 to earn continuing education credit towards 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.