Business Analysis for Project Management: Practices for Early Project Stages

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  • 13 videos | 54m 28s
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Business analysis determines the organizational goals, product vision, and user preference data needed to ensure proper business decisions can be made. In this 13-video course, learners will explore how a project analyst implements fundamental business analysis practices into software project management during the project initiation and planning stages. To begin, take a look at the definition of business analysis, and activities of a typical business analyst. Then move into analyzing business needs, and how a project business case can align the project to an organization's goals. Learn to recognize the need to identify and gather requirements from key stakeholders; the importance of assessing competition; and commonly used methods for generating ideas. Next, explore the cost-benefit analysis method, followed by the feasibility study tool, and how it helps determine whether a solution is practically achievable. Study key components of a business case document and effectiveness of the empathy map for communicating user preferences to the project team. Finally, learn to recognize the effectiveness of using product vision board to define product features.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • identify the subject areas covered in this course
    define business analysis
    describe typical business analyst activities
    describe how a project business case can align the project to the organization's goals
    recognize the need to identify and gather requirements from key stakeholders
    recognize the importance of assessing competition
    recognize commonly used methods for generating ideas
  • describe the cost-benefit analysis method, which is used to determine solution that offers the most benefits for the least cost
    describe how the feasibility study tool helps determine whether a solution is practically achievable or not
    identify the key components of a business case document
    recognize the effectiveness of the empathy map for communicating user preferences to the project team
    recognize the effectiveness of using product vision board to define the product features
    summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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    1.  Course Overview
    1m 27s
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    2.  Business Analysis Defined
    5m 35s
    In this video, you will learn what business analysis is. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Project Analyst as Business Analyst
    5m 28s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe the typical activities of a business analyst. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Analyzing Business Needs
    4m 52s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe how a project business case can align the project with the organization's goals. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Engaging Key Stakeholders
    5m 19s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize the need to identify and gather requirements from key stakeholders. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Analyzing Competitors
    3m 56s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize the importance of assessing competition. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Generating Ideas
    4m 51s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize commonly used methods for generating ideas. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Analyzing Cost versus Benefit
    5m 15s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe the cost-benefit analysis method, which is used to determine the solution that offers the most benefits for the least cost. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Studying Feasibility
    4m 44s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe how the feasibility study tool helps determine whether a solution is practically achievable or not. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Creating a Business Case
    3m 57s
    Learn how to identify the key components of a business case document. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  The Empathy Map
    3m 57s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize the effectiveness of the empathy map for communicating user preferences to the project team. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Defining the Product
    2m 55s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize the effectiveness of using a product vision board to define the product features. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Course Summary
    2m 13s

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