Plan, Manage, and Communicate Requirements

Course Code: BAO314

Course description

Plan, Manage, and Communicate Requirements examines the role of the business analyst in the Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring and Requirements Life Cycle Management knowledge areas within the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide). Practical tasks and techniques are presented to equip the business analyst with the skills and knowledge required to conduct business analysis planning and requirements management activities. This course also includes topics on business analysis communication from the Elicitation and Collaboration knowledge area.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the business analyst in business analysis planning, management, monitoring, and communications.
  • Describe stakeholder challenges typically encountered in business analysis and how to address them.
  • Assess and present business analysis risks and determine risk responses.
  • Describe what inputs are needed to plan business analysis activities.
  • Determine and present business analysis deliverables and activities.
  • Explain how business analysis activities are affected by enterprise and organizational structure, culture, and process assets.
  • Describe how to manage requirements from the initial identification until the requirement is no longer needed.
  • Explain how to use configuration management and change control systems to manage changes in requirements.
  • Demonstrate how a business analyst can use communication skills to help manage change requests.
  • Describe how to plan and manage the communication of requirements to diverse stakeholders.

Course Structure

  • Module 1: The Business Analyst Role in Context
  • Module 2: Stakeholders and Risk
  • Module 3: Business Analysis Planning
  • Module 4: Influences on Business Analysis Activities
  • Module 5: Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Module 6: Change Control
  • Module 7: Business Analysis Communications