Why become a PMI Professional in Business Analysis?

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Move your career in the right direction.

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Shape your project outputs.

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Achieve your desired business outcomes.

Who should take PMI Professional in Business Analysis?

  • Business Analyst

  • System Analyst

  • Program Manager

  • Delivery Manager

  • Project Manager

  • Product Manager

  • Product Owner

  • Domain Specialist

  • Systems architects or designers

  • IT managers/directors

  • QA professionals

  • Systems testers

  • Business customers, users, or partners

  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skill

What does
PMI-PBA do?

  • Develop the ability to define and interpret Business Benefits

  • Illustrate skills to engage stakeholders to develop the right solution

  • Learn approaches to doing business analysis both for a project and for a core business environment.

  • Illustrate experience in requirement development and management

  • Build an understanding of approaches to evaluate the solution to see how well the solution meets the business case

  • Create understanding to maintain the integrity of the requirements and associated artifacts

How to become a
PMI Professional in Business Analysis?

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Enroll in the PMI-PBA® course

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Access to our e-learning course, including mock questions

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Get the 35 contact hours certificate from us

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Start filling out exam applications. Our experts will help you.

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Submit application

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After the approval, you may submit a fee and schedule and pass the exam.

What are the PMI-PBA learning objectives?

  • Illustrate working with business stakeholders to analyze the business problems to develop a high-level solution scope.

  • Present the Business Case, project goals & objectives to develop a context of planning

  • Establish a roadmap for delivering the expected solution

  • Apply collaboration techniques with stakeholders to define business metrics and acceptance criteria

  • Learn Elicit requirements using individual and group elicitation techniques.

  • Evaluate product options and capabilities to determine which requirements are accepted, deferred, or rejected.

  • Learn to track requirements using the Requirement Traceability Matrix.

  • Present integrity of the requirements and associated artifacts while managing requirement changes

  • Learn approaches to validate the solution’s test results against the requirements acceptance criteria

  • Learn decision-making techniques for effective business analysis planning, analysis, requirements tracking, evaluation, and obtaining stakeholder’s sign-off.

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PMI-PBA® Deliverables

  • 60+ hours of classroom-style videos using interactive whiteboard sessions

  • 180 days of E-Learning access

  • 900+ PMI-PBA® exam questions as per PMI-PBA® content outline

  • 2 Full-length simulation exams

  • Practice questions for each business analysis domain

  • Practice questions for business analysis tools & techniques and knowledge & skills

  • PMI-PBA® exam tips & tricks and glossary

  • Access to a Community of 5000 PMI® professionals to discuss your questions and doubts

  • An optional one-on-one session with the expert trainer

  • PMI-PBA® 35 contact hours certificate

  • Goal-based study approach

  • Continuous end-to-end support to pass the PMI-PBA® exam on the first attempt. Our expert trainers stay personally connected with you at every step of your PMI-PBA® Certification.

  • Support in Filling PMI-PBA® Examination Application Form

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  • Exclusive forum access where participants can share their learned and practical experiences. The forum is ideal for getting expert tips for the exam.

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PMI-PBA® Course Outline

iZenBridge - Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) ® exam Prep course is completely based on the PMI-PBA® Certification content outline.
We chronologically arranged the logical division of PMI-PBA® Certification Course content, making studying patterns simple.

Topics Covered
PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® Exam Introductory Guide – Must Read Before You Start
Study Plan
Study Guideline
PMI-PBA® Exam Preparation Discussion
What is Business Analysis
Business Analysis Domains
Business Analysis Practice Guide

Topics Covered
Need Assessment
Planning
Analysis
Traceability and Monitoring
Evaluation
Topics Covered
Introduction
The Value of Business Analysis
What is Business Analysis
Type of Requirements
Project Stakeholders
Product and Project Life Cycles
Program Management
Portfolio Management
Business Value
Components of the PMI Guide to Business Analysis
Topics Covered
Enterprise Environment Factors and Organization Process Assets
Organization Systems and Business
OPM

Topics Covered
Role of Business Analyst
Business Analyst’s Sphere of Influence

Need Assessment Domain

Topics Covered
Identify Problem & Opportunity
Identify Problem or Opportunity – ITTO
Identify Problem or Opportunity – ITTO – Presentation
Assess Current State of the Organization
Assess Current State – ITTO
Assess Current State – ITTO – Presentation
Determine Future State – ITTO
Determine Future State – ITTO – Presentation
Recommend Actions to Address Business Need
Determine Viable Options and Provide Recommendation ITTO
Determine Viable Options and Provide Recommendation ITTO – Presentation
Facilitate Product Roadmap Development ITTO
Facilitate Product Roadmap Development ITTO – Presentation
Assemble the Business Case
Assemble Business Case ITTO
Assemble Business Case ITTO – Presentation
Support Charter Development ITTO
Support Charter Development ITTO – Presentation
Need Assessment Exam Tips
Quiz

Topics Covered
Planning Domain Clarification Session – Part -1 -Presentation
Planning Domain Clarification Session – Part -1 -Clarification Session
Planning Domain Clarification Session – Part -2 -Presentation
Planning Domain Clarification Session – Part -2 -Clarification Session
Why Business Analysis Planning
Conduct or Refine the Stakeholder Analysis
Business Analysis Plan
What to include in the Business Analysis Plan
Leverage Past Experiences when Planning
Plan for Elicitation and Analysis
Define the Requirements Prioritization Process
Define the Traceability Approach
Define the Communication Approach
Define the Decision Making Process
Define the Requirements Verification & Validation Process

Topics Covered
What is Agile?
Agile Principles
APM Framework
Scrum in Action
The Product Backlog
Product Backlog Management
User Stories
INVEST User Stories
Estimation
Discussion on User Stories and Estimation
Value Based Prioritization
Planning
Agile Release Planning
Monitoring
Retrospective

Topics Covered
Identify Stakeholders ITTO
Identify Stakeholders ITTO – Presentation
Conduct Stakeholder Analysis ITTO
Conduct Stakeholder Analysis ITTO – Presentation
Determine Elicitation Approach ITTO
Determine Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Approach ITTO – Presentation
Work Breakdown Structure
Conduct Business Analysis Planning ITTO
Conduct Business Analysis Planning ITTO – Presentation
Prepare for Transition to Future State ITTO
Prepare for Transition to Future State ITTO – Presentation
Manage Stakeholder Engagement and Communication – ITTO
Manage Stakeholder Engagement and Communication – ITTO – Presentation
Assess Business Analysis Performance ITTO
Assess Business Analysis Performance ITTO – Presentation

Topics Covered
Elicit Information
Plan for Elicitation
Determine Elicitation Approach ITTO
Determine Elicitation Approach ITTO – Presentation
Prepare for Elicitation
Prepare for Elicitation ITTO
Prepare for Elicitation ITTO – Presentation
Conduct Elicitation Activities
Conduct Elicitation ITTO
Conduct Elicitation ITTO – Presentation
Elicitation Techniques
Confirm Elicitation Results ITTO
Confirm Elicitation Results ITTO – Presentation
Elicitation Issues and Challenges
Complete Elicitation

Topics Covered
Plan for Analysis
Determine Analysis Approach ITTO
Determine Analysis Approach ITTO – Presentation
Business Analysis Model
Create and Analyze Models
Scope Models
Process Models
Rule Models
Data Models
Interface Models
Prioritization Schemes
The Product Backlog
Document the Solution Requirements
Requirements Characteristics
Verification and Validation
Identify and Analyze Product Risks
Identify and Analyze Product Risks – Presentation
Assess Product Design Options
Assess Product Design Options – Presentation
Exam Tips For Analysis Domain
Quiz

Topics Covered
Requirement Traceability Matrix
What is RTM – Basic Idea
What is RTM – Presentation
Determine Traceability and Monitoring Approach – ITTO
Determine Traceability and Monitoring Approach ITTO – Presentation
Dependency Management using RTM
Establish Relationship and Dependencies ITTO
Establish Relationship and Dependencies ITTO – Presentation
Work Authorization System
Baseline & Monitoring Requirements
The Requirements Life Cycle
Select and Approve Requirements ITTO
Select and Approve Requirements ITTO – Presentation
Managing Changes To Requirements
Configuration Management System
Manage Changes to Requirements and other Product Information ITTO
Manage Changes to Requirements and other Product Information ITTO – Presentation
Exam Tips For Traceability and Monitoring Domain
Quiz

Topics Covered
Solution Evaluation
Evaluate Solution Performance ITTO
Evaluate Solution Performance ITTO – Presentation
Plan for Evaluation
Determine What to Evaluate
When and how to Validate Solution Results
Determine Solution Evaluation Approach ITTO
Determine Solution Evaluation Approach ITTO – Presentation
Evaluate Acceptance Results and Address Defects ITTO
Evaluate Acceptance Results and Address Defects ITTO – Presentation
Defects Go/No-Go Signoff
Obtain Solution Acceptance for Release ITTO
Obtain Solution Acceptance for Release ITTO – Presentation
Exam Tips For Evaluation Domain
Quiz

Topics Covered
Role of BA in Need Assessment
Strategy Development & Refinement
Mission Objectives Strategies and Tactics
PESTLE Analysis
Porter’s Five Forces Framework
BCG Matrix
Resource Audit
SWOT
Ansoff Matrix
McKinsey 7S Model
Four View Model
Business Rule
CATWOE
Financial Decision Analysis (NPV , PV etc.)
Value Stream Mapping

Topics Covered
Interview
Presentation: Interview
Interview Question Type
Workshop
Brainstorming
Focus Group
Observation
Quantitative Investigation
Questionnaire
Persona
Context Diagram
Mind Map
Rich Pictures
RACI, RASCI
Decision Table
Force Field Analysis
Acceptance Criteria Definition
Benchmarking
Presentation : Root Cause Analysis
Presentation: Interface Analysis
Presentation : Lesson Learned
Presentation : Brainstorming
Presentation : Pareto
Kano Model
Presentation : Functional Decomposition
Presentation : Document Analysis
Data Dictionary & Glossary
Conflict Management
Estimation
Presentation : Use Cases
Presentation : Sequence Diagram
Prioritization & Decision Making: MoSCow
Decision Tree and Expected Monitory Value

 

Topics Covered
Introduction of PMBOK® Guide Edition
Project Integration Management
Project Scope Management
Economic Models of Project Selections
Project Quality Management
Project Communication Management
Project Risk Management
Project Stakeholder Management

Topics Covered
Agile Mind-set
Lean Kanban Agile
Project Life cycle
Stacey Complexity Model
Characteristic of Project Life cycle
Hybrid Life Cycle
Agile Adaption Strategies
Tailoring Options
Start with an agile mind-set
Servant leadership empowers the team
Servant leader responsibilities
Role of The Project Manager In an Agile Environment
Agile Teams
Agile Roles
Generalizing Specialists
Team Structures
Dedicated Team Members
Team Workspaces
Overcoming Organizational Silos
Charter the Project and the Team
Common Agile Practices -Retrospectives
Common Agile Practices – Backlog Preparation
Organizational Change Management
Organizational Culture
Procurement and Contracts
Business Practices
Multiteam Coordination and Dependencies (Scaling)
AGILE Project Management Office
Organization Structure

Topics Covered
Eligibility Requirements
Exam Process
Examination Information

““PMI-PBA®️ spotlight your valuable skills in shaping project outputs and driving intended business outcomes””

PMI-PBA® Exam Pattern

  • Name: Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based
  • Number of Questions: 200
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Passing score: Not disclosed by PMI

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FAQs

What is a Business Analysis?

Business analysis is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to:

  1. Determine problems and identify business needs.
  2. Identify and recommend viable solutions for meeting those needs.
  3. Elicit, document, and manage stakeholder requirements to meet business and project objectives.
  4. Facilitate the successful implementation of the product, service, or result of the program or project.
  5. In short, business analysis is the set of activities performed to identify business needs and recommend relevant solutions; and to elicit, document, and manage requirements.

In short, business analysis is the set of activities performed to identify business needs and recommend relevant solutions; and elicit, document, and manage requirements.
Source: Project Management Institute. Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, 2015. Page 3.

You can also refer to the following video to understand the high-level view of Business Analysis activities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS4cUJ9V0wA

PMI-PBA® certification is an accredited PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)®
Certification. PMI defines business analysis as applying knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques.

  • To determine problems and identify business needs;
  • To identify and recommend viable solutions for meeting those needs;
  • To elicit, document, and manage stakeholder requirements to meet business and project objectives; and
  • To facilitate the project team with the successful implementation of the product, service, or result of the project or program.

While managing requirements is one critical part of the larger business analysis function, the business analysis process often begins before project initiation and extends beyond project closure to ensure that expected benefits are realized.
Whether a project manager or business analyst is responsible, being good at these related functions is essential to ensure the successful delivery of projects and programs.
Source: PMI-Pulse-Requirements-Management-In-Depth-Report

Any professional who works on projects and programs, including project and program managers, who perform business analysis in their role:

  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Domain Specialist
  • Systems architects or designers
  • IT managers/directors
  • QA professionals
  • Systems testers
  • Business customers, users, or partners
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skill

The PBA examination fee for PMI members is $405.00, whereas for non-members is $555.00. However, we recommend you become a member of PMI to avail various benefits, such as having access to a huge library of information and career tools, as well as discounts, incentives, and perks. You’ll also have access to local and global communities, the opportunity to advance and give back to the profession, discounts, rewards, and perks.

No, Business analyst designation is not a mandate for PMI-PBA® Certification. PMI recognizes if you are a part of business analysis, irrespective of your designation. You may be a system engineer or a project manager, but if your work activities are as per the content outline of the PMI-PBA® certification, this then makes you eligible for this certificate.

No, you don’t need any PMI Certification as a prerequisite for PMI-PBA® Certification.

The eligibility criterion of PMI-PBA® certification is grouped under two types:

  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree
  • 60 months of business analysis experience
  • 35 contact hours of education in business analysis

PMI has grouped business analysis activities under five domains:

  1. The first set is a Need Assessment wherein one needs to do enterprise analysis, high level scoping, identifying top-level stakeholders, prepares the business case
  2. Second is Planning identifies tools, policies, and procedures for the requirements management plan, requirements traceability, change management, document control, and acceptance criteria.
  3. The third is Analysis, wherein elicitation, Analysis, decomposition, acceptance, approval, specification, and validation of the requirements for a product or project are performed. You get into the details of the top-level requirements, create a system specification document, create a business process flow, and show system user interaction. Such elaboration needs communication for the detailed requirements of the development team. The analysis domain also takes care of it.
  4. Fourth, Traceability and Monitoring wherein managing the life cycle of requirements are involved. It involves monitoring requirements throughout their life cycles using traceability tools and techniques, updating requirement status as it moves through its life cycle, communicating requirement status to stakeholders, and managing changes to requirements.
  5. And, lastly, fifth, Evaluation, whether meeting the requirements and meeting the business need.

You can check the details in the PMI-PBA® Certification Content Outline

Yes, if you currently hold a Project Manager Position, you are still eligible for this certification. You can show your business analysis activities for each domain as a Project Manager. PMI-PBA® Certification just needs business analysis experience regardless of designation. Anyone who works on projects and programs and project and program managers who perform business analysis as part of their role can apply for this certification.

For more details on understanding your eligibility as a project manager – Why Should Project Manager Get PMI-PBA® Certification?

You need to have 35 contact hours of business analysis education. This education you can take from any registered education provider following PMI-PBA® Certification Content Outline

The centers authorized to take exams for PMP® can also take exams for PMI-PBA® Exam. Centers conducting the exam for a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® may not conduct this exam.

Four hours duration for 200 questions

PMI has released Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide and PMI Guide to Business Analysis and PMI guide to Business Analysis.

PMI has also suggested a few reference books, which you can go through based on the PMI-PBA® Exam Content Outline.

PMI-PBA is a registered trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMP and PMBOK have registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI-PBA® Exam Requirement

The eligibility criterion of PMI-PBA® certification is grouped under two types:

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