Business Analysis for Project Management: Practices for Later Project Stages

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  • 14 videos | 47m 39s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification PMI PDU
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Properly defined scope statements, designing flow diagrams, establishing roles and responsibilities, and applying different methods of effect analysis all aid in business analysis and improving project processes. This 14-video course explores how a project analyst implements business analysis practices into software project management for execution, monitoring, controlling, and continuous improvement of a project. Begin with a look at the components of a scope statement and how to create it, then examine the steps involved in creating a business analysis plan. Learn how flow diagrams can be used to improve project processes; how the roles and responsibilities matrix can be used to specify ownership of project activities among team members; and recognize the need to track defects through reviews. Explore failure-mode effect analysis; cause-and-effect analysis; and the process of user acceptance testing. Learn to differentiate between quality assurance and quality control; recognize the importance of data analysis; and examine commonly used tools for analyzing business needs following project initiation. The course concludes by identifying critical activities within business analysis that will ensure continuous improvement.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Identify the subject areas covered in this course
    Describe the components of a scope statement and how to create it
    Recognize the steps involved in creating a business analysis plan
    Describe how flow diagrams can be used to improve project processes
    Describe how the roles and responsibilities matrix can be used to specify ownership of project activities among team members
    Recognize the need to track defects through reviews
    Describe the failure mode effect analysis method, which is used to detect errors early in the project to ensure quality
  • Describe the cause and effect analysis method, which is used to resolve issues early in the project to ensure efficient processes
    Describe the process of performing user acceptance testing to validate the project outcome
    Differentiate between quality assurance and quality control, with specific focus on business analysis
    Recognize the importance of analyzing data to provide insightful information
    Describe the commonly used tools to report business analysis information
    Identify the critical activities within business analysis that will ensure continuous improvement
    Summarize the key concepts covered in this course

IN THIS COURSE

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  • 4m 8s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe the components of a scope statement and how to create one. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Framing the Business Analysis Plan
    2m 36s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize the steps involved in creating a business analysis plan. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Creating Process Flow Diagrams
    4m 47s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe how flow diagrams can improve project processes. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Establishing Responsibilities
    3m 29s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe how the roles and responsibilities matrix can be used to specify ownership of project activities among team members. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Tracking Defects through Reviews
    6m 56s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize the need to track defects through reviews. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Failure Mode Effect Analysis
    2m 24s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe the Failure Mode Effect Analysis method, which is used to detect errors early in the project to ensure quality. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Cause and Effect Analysis
    2m 26s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe the Cause and Effect Analysis method, which is used to resolve issues early in the project to ensure efficient processes. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  User Acceptance Testing
    3m 19s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe the process of performing user acceptance testing to validate the project outcome. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Quality Assurance versus Quality Control
    3m 4s
    In this video, learn how to differentiate between quality assurance and quality control, with specific focus on business analysis. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Data Analysis
    3m 5s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize the importance of analyzing data to provide insightful information. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Reporting on Business Analysis
    4m 46s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe the commonly used tools for reporting business analysis information. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Business Analysis with Continuous Improvement
    2m 20s
    Learn how to identify the critical activities within business analysis that will ensure improvement over time. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Course Summary
    2m 47s

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