Course Description

Fundamentals of Business Analysis

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Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
e-Training 15 6 0 9 0 0 0 0 6
Instructor-led training 15 6 0 9 0 0 0 0 6
Delivery Method e-Training Instructor-led training
PDU Total 15 15
Technical PMP/PgMp 6 6
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 9 9
PMI SP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
  • CDUs: 21.0 BABOK V2.0 used in the CDU approval of this course
  • CEUs: 2.1
  • CPEs: 25
  • Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
  • PDUs: 21

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Many people are unaware of the discipline of business analysis, having never thought of it as a disciplined set of knowledge, skills and techniques. Therefore managers and SMEs who work with BAs often have no idea of the value that is provides.

Fundamentals of Business Analysis addresses the entire scope of business analysis including before, during and after a solution to a business problem is implemented and also covers enterprise business analysis in order to provide an overview of the value that business analysis delivers in terms of executing strategy – both doing the right work and doing the right work in the right way.

This foundational course looks at the whole organisation and how business analysis is applied in articulating and prioritising business needs, identifying and assessing solution options, making recommendations, defining solution scope, requirements management within a project, supporting a solution once it is in place, making sure the business objectives are met and continuously improving the solution to increase its business value.  

Managers, business subject matter experts, developers, project managers, junior business analysts and anyone else who is responsible for delivering value through project - and programme-based work - would benefit from taking this course.


  • Describe the discipline of business analysis
  • Explain major functions in the scope of business analysis:
    • Defining business needs
    • Requirements management
    • Benefits management
    • Enterprise analysis
  • Describe how business analysis can contribute to your organisation and your individual work and responsibilities
  • The Basics of Business Analysis

    What is business analysis?

    Who does business analysis?

    Scope of business analysis

    Contexts for business analysis

    Asking the right questions: Who, what, where, when why and how?

    It’s more than just requirements:  Business analysis information


    Requirements classification and traceability

  • Defining the Business Need

    Types of business needs

    Writing effective goals and objectives

    Stakeholder analysis

    Current and future state analysis

    Feasibility assessment

    Business risk

    Alternatives assessment

    Business cases

    Solution scope recommendation

  • Requirements Management

    Business analysis planning

    The BA approach

    Elicitation techniques and challenges

    Communicating requirements with models

    Acceptance criteria


    Supporting testing and implementation

  • Benefits Management

    Goals of benefits management

    Benefits and value

    The benefits management lifecycle

    Solution evaluation and refinement

    Organisational change management

    Continuous process improvement

    Process analysis and design

  • Enterprise Analysis

    The business ecosystem

    Enterprise analysis models

    Customer value analysis

    Strategy mapping

    Organisation mapping

    Business capabilities

    Value streams

    Selecting a portfolio of projects

    Business architecture

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