5 days

A new PMI foundational standard, developed as a basis for business analysis for portfolio, program, and project management. This standard illustrates how project management processes and business analysis processes are complementary activities, where the primary focus of project management processes is the project and the primary focus of business analysis processes is the product. This is a process-based standard, aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and to be used as a standard framework contributing to the business analysis body of knowledge.



Secondary degree (High school or associate degree)

7500 hours of Business Analysis experience

35 contact hours of education in Business Analysis



Bachelor’s Degree or global equivalent

4500 hours of Business Analysis experience

35 contact hours of education in Business Analysis


Course Outline

  1. The Value of Business Analysis
  • Addressing Business Needs
  • Foundational Elements
  • Components of this Guide
  1. Environment in Which Business Analysis is Conducted
  • Enterprise Environmental Factors
  • Organizational Process Assets
  • The Impact of Organizational Systems on How Business Analysis is Conducted
  1. The Role of the Business Analyst
  • Definition of a Business Analyst
  • The Business Analyst's Sphere of Influence
  • Business Analyst Competencies
  1. Needs Assessment
  • Identify Problem or Opportunity
  • Assess Current State
  • Determine Future State
  • Determine Viable Options and Provide Recommendation
  • Facilitate Product Roadmap Development
  • Assemble Business Case
  • Support Charter Development
  1. Stakeholder Engagement
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Conduct Stakeholder Analysis
  • Determine Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Approach
  • Conduct Business Analysis Planning
  • Prepare for Transition to Future State
  • Manage Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
  • Assess Business Analysis Performance
  1. Elicitation
  • Determine Elicitation Approach
  • Prepare for Elicitation
  • Conduct Elicitation
  • Confirm Elicitation Results
  1. Analysis
  • Determine Analysis Approach
  • Create and Analyze Models
  • Define and Elaborate Requirements
  • Define Acceptance Criteria
  • Verify Requirements
  • Validate Requirements
  • Prioritize Requirements and other Product Information
  • Identify and Analyze Product Risks
  • Assess Product Design Options
  1. Traceability and Monitoring
  • Determine Traceability and Monitoring Approach
  • Establish Relationships and Dependencies
  • Select and Approve Requirements
  • Manage Changes to Requirements and other Product Information
  1. Solution Evaluation
  • Evaluate Solution Performance
  • Determine Solution Evaluation Approach
  • Evaluate Acceptance Results and Address Defects
  • Obtain Solution Acceptance for Release