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The course uses a non-product-specific, agile iterative lifecycle that incorporates use cases.

Course Outline

Everything the BA needs to know to support the project manager on an iterative incremental project, with an emphasis on risk management over the course of the lifecycle. As you step through an iteratively-managed case study, you'll learn what activities to perform and what artifacts to produce at each iteration of each phase in order to effectively manage risk and the requirements as the project progresses. The course uses a non-product-specific, agile iterative lifecycle that incorporates use cases. Specific methodologies and frameworks are also discussed, including MSF, RUP, Scrum and Extreme Programming as well as traditional, waterfall approaches.

Why Attend this Course?

In an effort to shorten time-to-market and to uncover bugs early, IT organizations are increasingly using a style of project management called iterative-incremental development. The iterative strategy is to develop software in small cycles of analysis, design and coding - rather than doing all the up-front work before coding begins. To work effectively in this environment, Business Analysts and the Project Managers need to be familiar with the fundamentals of this approach and their roles in managing risk and the requirements, the production of key deliverables, and estimating resources over the course of an iterative project. This course provides the trainee with guidance and hands-on experience in these areas.

What Makes this Course Stand Apart?


Our course is written and delivered by professionals with extensive practical experience in iterative development from a business analysis perspective.
Scenario-based training: This is not just another "theory" course in project management. Trainees learn how to perform the BA role and support the Project Manager on an iterative project by managing risk and requirements on an integrated case study throughout the life cycle and experiencing the roles in real time.

Realistic case study

Unlike a number of our competitors, we teach iterative development using a realistic case study, so you can immediately see how the approach would work on an actual IT project.

  • IT Business Analysts
  • IT Project Managers
Class Format

* The course content is presented through lectures and mentoring and through workshops based on an integrated case study.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the distinct roles of the Business Analyst and the Project Manager on an iterative project.
  • Perform the Business Analyst role in supporting the PM on an iterative project.
  • Apply a risk-based approach to requirements management over the course of an iterative project.
  • Know when and how to produce key deliverables on an iteratively managed project.
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of the iterative team.
  • Project Management State of the Art
  • System Development Life Cycles
  • Waterfall Model
  • Iterative, Incremental Development
  • Why iterative development is key to project success
    • The role of the Project Manager in Iterative Development
  • PM role in Risk Management
  • Key PM deliverables
    •  The role of the Business Analyst in Iterative Development
  • The BA's Role in Risk and Requirements Management
  • Why well-defined requirements are key to project success
  • Key BA Deliverables
  • Requirements Based Software Estimation
  • The Business Analyst in Collaboration with the team
    • Use Cases and Iterative Development
    • PM and BA activities and deliverables required at each phase of iterative development
    • Current iterative methodologies, including MSF, Agile, Scrum and Extreme Programming

    This course addresses the following BABOK knowledge areas and tasks

    Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

    The course provides guidance in the following areas of planning a Business Analysis approach: understanding alternative lifecycle approaches; selecting an iteration strategy. The course also provides guidance in defining stakeholder interests (an aspect of stakeholder analysis). Guidance in planning Business Analysis activities is provided in the following areas: planning a Risk-Management strategy; performing a Risk Analysis. The course also provides guidance in planning and setting up the Requirements Management Process, requirements traceability tables and requirements attributes tables.


    The course provides guidance and experience in reviewing and confirming the results of an iteration.

    Requirements Management and Communication

    The course provides guidance and experience in managing Solution Scope and Requirements in the following areas: establishing project scope; managing change on an iterative project. Guidance and experience is also provided in the managing and tracing of requirements as the project progresses.

    Enterprise Analysis

    Guidance in defining the business case is provided with respect to risk management and analysis.

    Requirements Analysis

    The course provides guidance and experience in prioritizing risk based on impact and probability. Guidance in organizing requirements is provided in the following areas: tracing requirements to other project artifacts; synchronizing the behavioural (use-case) and structural models. Guidance in specifying and modeling requirements is provided in the following areas: creating the behavioural, use-case model; modeling user groups using a Role Map; specifying non-functional requirements. The following techniques listed in the BABOK for this KA are covered in the course: Scenarios and Use Cases; Non-functional Requirements Analysis.

    Solution Assessment and Validation

    The course provides guidance and experience in validating the solution through use-case scenario testing.
    Prerequisites & Certificates


    Certificates offered

    CDUs (Continuing Development Units): 14 BABOK Compliance: BABOK Release 2

    Cancellation Policy
    10 business day cancellation policy. if the course is confirmed and the student cancels within 10 days of the course, then they get charged and apply a credit for future courses. If they cancel outside of 10 business days, then there are no charges at all.
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    I realize that we are constantly dealing with technology, but I still think for a registration fee of almost $3,000, that a hardcover book should be included. I know that the option to print the book on a one-time basis exists.
    Reviewed by 2016
    Reviewed by 2016
    The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Jarod did an excellent job presenting.
    Reviewed by 2015
    The room was cold. I had to sit next to the space heater. It would be good to tell future patrons to dress warmly AHEAD of time. No suprises.
    Reviewed by 2015
    He was great and offered his contact info for further questions.
    Reviewed by 2015
    Howard was a fantastic instructor and the course was exactly what I required.
    Reviewed by 2014
    The trainer was excellent - the course exceeded my expectations.
    Reviewed by 2014
    This course provides an excellent overview and a bit of practice on the various functions of SharePoint 2013. I was disappointed at the number of exceedingly long breaks given after each module. I would have preferred less break time and more content to the course. Having never taken a SharePoint course with another provider, I don't know if this is the norm with all providers of just this one in particular.
    Reviewed by 2014
    I ranked the "Use of Technology" low because for Users who were remote the VM's that were setup were a little wonky. Could be very slow at times and then sometimes they needed to be refreshed to work properly with the lab. In some instances we couldn't follow along as replication would not occur fast enough and we would have our lab cut short (for us remote Users).
    Reviewed by 2014
    The instructor was good at remembering to acknowledge the online students even though he was facing a classroom of students also.
    Reviewed by 2014
    Insructor was not so good with the live examples. Also the handouts was not so useful
    Reviewed by 2013
    The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and had a lot of valuable experience to share. The problem was that there were way too many workshops that took too long and interfered with getting the maximum benefit from the instructor and the course.
    Reviewed by 2013
    This was quite informative. It was a great opportunity to have ‘real life’ discussions with certified PMs. The instructor had excellent examples and was able to share his PM experiences with us with concrete examples. In addition, this was a great opportunity to network with private sector/public sector PMs and develop a better appreciation of PM on both sides of the fence. Cheers, CL
    Reviewed by 2013
    Reviewed by 2013
    I did not like the video format
    Reviewed by 2013
    As a remote attendee, it appeared the instructor paid attention to the "Attendee" and "Chat" windows only a few times throughout the day, so I was not confident that he would see if I sent a message or raised my hand during the course.
    Reviewed by 2013
    The chairs were not very comfortable and the material contained spelling and grammatical error (a few but still)as well as repetition of words.
    Reviewed by 2013
    Was a bit slow the last 1/2 day. Of course, for some, this was the last of a 4 day course (not just 2 days).
    Reviewed by 2013
    I really enjoyed the course and I learned a lot. The pace was excellent.
    Reviewed by 2013
    Reviewed by 2013
    The room was excellent on its own - less distraction and no noise around you. There was no direction to the room when I walked in and therefore was not sure if I was heading in the right direction. We were not provided with the direction that there was coffee and fridge on the 3rd floor, and the bathroom floor was dirty.
    Reviewed by 2012
    This course was great, very informative, had Lionel as instructor and he was also very good.
    Reviewed by 2012
    Instructor was eager to assist but lacked subject matter expertise. Course time management was very poor. Content provided could have been delivered effectively in a one day course.
    Reviewed by 2012
    Good Course, good trainer. All questions addressed equally and in a timely professional manner.
    Reviewed by 2011
    The course content was interesting; however, the instructor didn't have enough knowledge about Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 Development and wasn't able to answer questions without google search. In the future CTE needs to make sure the instructors have real on-hands experience and are highly trained in the technologies they are supposed be teaching.
    Reviewed by 2011

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