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by seema.sonkiya
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: 90 Days online study material access
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Re: 90 Days online study material access

As current online program is in beta and during this stage whenever video or any other material will be added, you will receive a notification for the same.
Most probably beta stage will be till December end.
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: 90 Days online study material access
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

90 Days online study material access

One of our client asked following query about PMI PBA online study material (Beta) access: Hi Seema, I have a question to ask about PBA online training. If i purchase the beta today for 90days and additional video are added or the courses are upgraded, will i have access to the new updated video? Ho...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Team Members in Agile Estimation
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Re: Team Members in Agile Estimation

In agile normally participative decision making is employed. Participative decision making means once decision is taken, no one strongly against the decision and a consensus is achieved. Now for in your case team includes 3 developers and 2 testers, you are asking that only developers are aware abou...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: PMI-ACP® Open Forum
Topic: Team Members in Agile Estimation
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Team Members in Agile Estimation

One of our client asked following question: In Agile estimation or product backlogs estimation , I have a team of 5, where you have 3 developers and 2 are testers. When estimating with story point, the testers are not able to participate because they don't understand what effort required for develop...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Post your queries
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Post your queries

This thread is very useful for PMI PBA aspirants in their certification journey. Here you can put your queries and we invite all of the members to participate in the sharing of knowledge apart from us. This is the excellent way to get resolved queries where each other’s perspective’s is discussed un...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:54 am
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Video: Agile Estimation
Replies: 0
Views: 2643

Video: Agile Estimation

This Video is about agile estimation where we can learn size in ideal days, in story points, and we can also study estimation workshop i.e. Planning Poker





Keywords : Story point, ideal days , estimation, planning poker, affinity based estimate
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Video: Value Based Prioritization
Replies: 0
Views: 2402

Video: Value Based Prioritization

Using this video, we can explore about how to prioritize the features based on desirability or on the basis on financial returns. This video also explains ‘Must Have’ features identification for a solution.

by seema.sonkiya
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Blog: PESTLE Analysis – External Business Environment
Replies: 0
Views: 2702

Blog: PESTLE Analysis – External Business Environment

PESTLE analysis is one of an assessment tool for external business environment, a valuable technique to understand external business situation.

To know more, read following blog:
Domain: Need Assessment

http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/pestle-a ... vironment/
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Blog: Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics -
Replies: 0
Views: 2390

Blog: Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics -

An organisation forms the basic foundations of business by establishing Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics. These statements are also used as a tool to assess internal strength and weakness within organisation to refine or to develop new strategies To know more, read following blog:...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Video: Porters 5 forces framework
Replies: 0
Views: 2196

Video: Porters 5 forces framework

This tool is used to understand Industry and completion, a valuable tool to understand external business environment to develop or refine strategies.

by seema.sonkiya
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Video: Questionnaire
Replies: 0
Views: 1893

Video: Questionnaire

This video is all about how to support stakeholders views, opinion and business environment with quantitative analysis. Questionnaire is one of tool to do quantitative analysis of business situation and for project requirement analysis as well.

by seema.sonkiya
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Video: Persona
Replies: 0
Views: 1926

Video: Persona

This video explores about Persona, tool used to understand users in business environment.

by seema.sonkiya
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA ® Resources
Topic: Video: MoSCoW
Replies: 0
Views: 1918

Video: MoSCoW

Using this video, we can see about how to prioritize requirements in business and project environment.

by seema.sonkiya
Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI - PBA Certification Info
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: PMI - PBA Certification Info

Hi Umesh 1. Yes, you are eligible for the PMI-PBA examination, Anyone, who work on projects and programs, as well as project and program managers who perform business analysis as part of their role can apply for this certification. You can show what business analysis activities you did for each doma...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: PMP® Exam Lessons – Success Stories
Topic: Thank you, Saket for the great videos!
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: Thank you, Saket for the great videos!

Congratulations Teck Lung PMP :-)

Stay connected with the group in forum, webinars and to earn needed PDU :-) . Izenbridge is also working to provide platform for developing community in terms of sharing the practical and learned experiences.
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Staffing Management Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Re: Staffing Management Plan

If Human resource plan is included in subsidiary plan then staffing management plan is automatically inclusive in it. The only thing is that Human Resource plan includes many things and staffing management plan is one of them as a result, all the items as a whole included in subsidiary plan :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Role of a Business Analysts
Replies: 2
Views: 1966

Role of a Business Analysts

Role of a Business Analysts starts in an organisation? 1. Once business case gets approve. 2. Once project charter gets approve 3. Business analysts are engaged at an early point to investigate ideas and problems, formulate options and produce business case to ensure all business changes are in line...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:20 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Participative decision making
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Participative decision making

Which investigation tool is useful in participative decision making, where both knowledge and authority to make decisions are required with the intent to define product requirements and to reconcile differences in views?
1. Interview
2. Workshop
3. Observation
4. Sampling

What is the correct answer?
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBATool: Interview Question Types
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

PMI PBATool: Interview Question Types

Interview is a qualitative investigation tool, to elicit information from stakeholders, Depending on need Business Analyst, choose type of questions. What are the correct types of questions? 1. Open, Closed, provoke, leading, persuasive, building 2. Open, Close, Limited choice, leading, probing, lin...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Shared Values
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

Re: Shared Values

Shared values inherent within the mission of organisation and reflect the way people work and the way they solve problems - option 3

Strategy is the way to know, how we can succeed in achieving the mission.
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:22 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: mckinsey 7s model
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

Re: mckinsey 7s model

Yes, you are right :-) Shared Values forms the center of McKinsey 7S model, it defines the way you work and the way you solve problems. It also defines the way people behave at work. Shared Values express the belief held by the people who drive it, these belief are inherent within the mission of the...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: 4 View Model
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Re: 4 View Model

Yes, you are right. Organisation represent roles,responsibilities, structure and resources. Technology represent H/w and s/w system that support the work People: Human resources to carry out the work & Processes: Business processes to deliver product and services[/list] These are 4 areas which n...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI-PBA or CBAP which one to opt ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: PMI-PBA or CBAP which one to opt ?

The program will be available in month of November, We both are involved in PBA program for IZenbridge. At the time of program launch, we both are planning to be certified, that’s the strategy we are going to adopt :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:59 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level
Replies: 4
Views: 4276

Re: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level

I checked the PMBOK, page no. 40: it is clearly written there: cost and staffing are low at start. So B&D are incorrect. Option A is correct as ideally at the start of project, risk levels are high and as we move towards execution, risk levels get reduced. Option C - “Influence” means involvemen...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level
Replies: 4
Views: 4276

Re: Initial Phase : Cost & Staffing Level

are you sure only one option is incorrect?

Cost and staffing levels - both are low at initial stage of project.
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:33 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: 4 View Model
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

4 View Model

What are the 4 areas which form the organisations and need to consider in concert while identifying and implementing a change in any organisation? 1. Organisation, Technology, People and Processes 2. Shared Values, Technology, People and Processes 3. Shared Values, System, People and Processes 4. Or...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Shared Values
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

Shared Values

Shared Values defines: 1. Shared values define how you can succeed in achieving the mission. 2. Shared Values defines how you execute the work within the organisation with the help of processes 3. Shared values inherent within the mission of organisation and reflect the way people work and the way t...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Strategy Definition
Replies: 2
Views: 2242

Strategy Definition

Ansoff matrix is used to identify and evaluate various strategic options. A fast food restaurant decided to introduce salad to retain existing customers who are becoming health cautious, what kind of strategic options it is? 1. Product Development 2. Market Development 3. Market Penetration 4. Diver...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Parametric Estimating
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: Parametric Estimating

Yes, you are correct for the concept point of view for the analogous and parametric estimation, however here, we are using statistical relationship between number of servers and the time to take in installation for each one. Analogous estimation is normally come into picture where past similar proje...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: mckinsey 7s model
Replies: 2
Views: 2064

mckinsey 7s model

While implementing business strategy, 7S model is used to audit organisation in order to see alignment between shared values, structure, strategy, skills, staff, style and system. Subordinate goals are considered at first level, while auditing. Which one is the super ordinate goal? 1. Shared Values ...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Goals and Objective
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Goals and Objective

Which statement about Goals and Objectives is Correct? 1. Goals are Objectives are same. 2. Goals further describe the objective and describe what you want to achieve through your efforts. 3. Objectives are similar to goals and there should be one objective for each goal. 4. Objectives are time sens...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Vision Vs Mission
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Vision Vs Mission

VMOST is a valuable tool to understand Organisation Vision, Mission, Objectives, Strategies and Tactics and the alignment with each other. These are 5 areas that form the foundation of business and for this reason it is important to know that these 5 areas are open acted to one another. Which statem...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Business Case vs Business Need
Replies: 0
Views: 1098

Business Case vs Business Need

Discussion about Business Case vs Business Need

viewtopic.php?f=3&p=4926#p4926
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Business Case vs Business Need
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Re: Business Case vs Business Need

Business Need is the one of the first element that is included in Business case preparation process. Business Need is a Situation Statement and defines the situation that may trigger a Project, in case Business Case gets approved. An approved Business Case includes many elements like, but not limite...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Business Case vs Business Need
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

Business Case vs Business Need

One of our clients asked following question:

I got confused between Business Case vs Business Need. Can you please clarify?
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: External Environment Factor
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: External Environment Factor

Thanks Namita for the answer, I will reply the correct one after getting few other’s view. Just to add financial resources are not economic factors. Example economic factors are Inflation rate, interest rate and foreign exchange rate. Economic factors are related to the economic performance that dir...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: External Environment Factor
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

External Environment Factor

An external environment analysis studies information about a business industry, competition, political, economic, and social change. These factors affect the business but are out of control and organisations need to develop strategies accordingly. Which one is an example of external environment fact...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: PMP® Open Forum
Topic: Question....
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: Question....

Every project is unique, if we take your example – the company got the project from two different companies and are expected to result the same outcome, still both are unique. How? There are two different contract for these two projects and may be executed by different human resources with different...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Who Should Update RTM?
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Re: Who Should Update RTM?

Yes I do agree that assigning just one person is difficult to maintain the up to date RTM, especially when project is very large, here my objective is to see ultimate responsibility (accountability) where he/she is ultimate answerable for the tracking and monitoring of requirements and for any requi...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Who Should Update RTM?
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Who Should Update RTM?

Who should update Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)?
A. Project Manager
B. Business Analyst
C. Subject Matter Experts
D. Project Sponsor

What is the best answer?
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI-PBA or CBAP which one to opt ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: PMI-PBA or CBAP which one to opt ?

Shraddha, it is good to see that you are taking interest in PMI PBA exam  , stay in touch if you need any kind of discussion in this regard.

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