Project Management for Business Analysts (BAC 0103)

E-mail: lsinfo@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

Good project management is an important part of general business management; for information technology projects, it is critical. A successful IT project begins with a well-defined set of requirements that is effectively managed throughout the project.

Business analysts play a critical role in the success of information technology projects. In some cases, they are project managers, but often they are team members assigned to specific tasks within the project. This course will link the business analyst’s role to successful project delivery and provide tools and skills to raise the business analyst’s contributions to the successful project. This course covers the requirements planning and management knowledge area.
This two-day course creates the framework for a successful Business Analysis-IT partnership in the development of effective business requirements. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Link project management to organizational strategy
  • Identify common causes for IT project failures
  • Integrate project, product and requirements management life cycles
  • Clearly establish roles and responsibilities
  • Understand how the business analyst contributes to the successful project
  • Present a methodology for achieving project success
This course is part of the Business Analysis Certificate Program, offered through a unique collaboration between George Mason University and Orion Development Group.

Professionals like business analysts, who can gather, assess and validate requirements and who can communicate well with numerous stakeholders, can drive projects to successful conclusions. According to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™), the business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders to enable improvements that deliver value for the enterprise and its customers. The BA bridges the gap between business users and solution providers, translating business needs into useable requirements.

The Business Analysis Certificate Program is designed to give you a foundation in all areas covered in IIBA’s version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK). In addition this program will help prepare you for the IIBA’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification™.

It is highly recommended that Business Analysis Success (3.0): Creating the Strategic Context for Mission-Critical Projects is taken first. Remaining certificate courses may be taken in any order.

In addition to obtaining a Business Analysis Certificate of Completion, this program will help prepare you for IIBA’s Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification exam. These courses satisfy the 21 hours of business analysis professional development required to apply for CBAP certification.
The Business Analysis Certificate courses are designed for the following:

  • Business analysis managers
  • Business or technical analysts
  • Operations managers
  • Project managers
  • Requirements engineers and managers
  • IT or development managers
  • Systems analysts or managers
  • Team leaders
  • Management consultants
100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.
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