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by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

At the same time, we also need to assess current available capabilities related to the situation:
By the use of tools:
1. Process Flows
2. Enterprise and Business Architecture
3. Capability Framework
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Now we need to understand required capabilities that are discovered by examining problems and associated root causes:

By the use of tools:
1. Capability Table
2. Affinity Diagrams &
3. Benchmarking
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Performing root cause analysis or Opportunity Analysis

Next step is to determine Required Capabilities Needed to Address the Situation

Tip: For Simple process improvement situations, it may only be necessary to recommend process changes without adding new capabilities or other resources.
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Root Cause Analysis break down problem to be solved in its root causes or opportunity contributors so as to adequately recommend a viable and appropriate solution.

See attached picture :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

What next after getting relevant criteria?

Root Cause Analysis :-)

It is needed to have insight for the right problem to solve or right opportunity to grab and that is relevant to the organisational goals and objectives
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:15 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

To assess current state of the organisation:

The Second step:

Review strategy documents to have relevant criteria’s
Situation statement translated in Business Need which is aligned with organisational goals and objectives and hence relevant.
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

To assess current state of the organisation: The first step: Assess organisational goals and objectives: 1. Business Analyst review business strategy documents to understand Industry, Markets, Competition, Products and Services available and potential products and services for the organisation 2. G...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Now approved situation statement guides subsequent work for assessing Business Need and situation is analysed in detail Approval process needs good facilitation, negotiation and decision making skills in Business Analyst. Situation statement is analysed in greater detail to assess current state of ...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Steps to investigate problem to solve or opportunity to grab

Output of this investigation is approved situation statement

Flow of investigating problem or opportunity is attached:
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Key areas of Need Assessment: 1. Assess internal and external environment 2. Understand goals and objectives of organisation 3. Identify right problem to solve and right opportunity to grab 4. Assess Current Capability Gaps 5. Define Future Desired State 6. Identify Capability Gaps 7. Develop Busine...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 9513

PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment

Under this thread, I would like to share the flow of Need Assessment domain and that is based on Business Analysis Practice Guide released by PMI
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide
Replies: 0
Views: 1048

PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide

Glad to inform you that PMI has launched the Business Analysis Practice guide and this guide map to the content outline, however it represent the base of business analysis only. After careful analysis and research, I would like to say that this book should be treated to establish a big picture idea ...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions about Our classes, Online Classes, Webinars, Booking, Payment etc.
Topic: PMI PBA online Beta program
Replies: 5
Views: 8262

Re: PMI PBA online Beta program

Glad to inform you that PMI has launched the Business Analysis Practice guide and this guide map to the content outline, however it represent the base of business analysis only. After careful analysis and research, I would like to say that this book should be treated to establish a big picture idea ...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Requirement Development - Setting the Stage
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

PMI PBA: Requirement Development - Setting the Stage

You as a business analyst are working for a project where business case is just approved and project is in its initial stage. You need to perform certain activities to establish a shared understanding of the product and its stakeholders, you can use few tools for the same EXCEPT: A. A Vision Stateme...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Developing Investment appraisal
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

Re: PMI PBA: Developing Investment appraisal

I got following answer through our linkedin group i.e. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) Prep Study Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/PMI-PBA-Developing-Investment-appraisal-6661117.S.5945419837177094147?trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_6661117 A. Business Analyst ...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMI PBA Study Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: PMI PBA Study Recommendation

Hi, For PMI PBA certification, we are referring books based on PMI provided recommendation: http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/PBA_Reference_list_v1.ashx However, no book is sufficient to get acquaintance in agile framework from this pool of books, therefore based on PMI PBA content outli...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Developing Investment appraisal
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

PMI PBA: Developing Investment appraisal

Who has the primary responsibility of developing a comparison between financial benefits expected to flow from a proposal with the predicted costs?

A. Business Analyst
B. Management Accountants
C. Project Sponsor
D. Portfolio Manger

What is the correct answer?
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Questions about Our classes, Online Classes, Webinars, Booking, Payment etc.
Topic: PMI PBA online Beta program
Replies: 5
Views: 8262

Re: PMI PBA online Beta program

Hi Shraddha, You may start with Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools for Success and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger for your self-directed learning. It is true that currently course is in beta as we have not included all the videos, however course also include presentations, and...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: clarification session and questions to attempt
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Re: clarification session and questions to attempt

Hi, Online course includes quizzes with each chapter so you can attempt them as soon as you complete respective topics included in the chapter. Assessment quiz is recommended once you complete at least the first round of study. There is no set criterion about what kind of questions will provide maxi...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Identify options to develop Business Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1464

Re: PMI PBA: Identify options to develop Business Case

I got few answers of this question through our linkedin group i.e. PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) Prep Study Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/PMI-PBA-Identify-options-develop-6661117.S.5943987143922765828?trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_6661117 I got answers f...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Identify options to develop Business Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1464

PMI PBA: Identify options to develop Business Case

As a Business Analyst you are investigating options available to address the business problem or issue, at the same time, based on your experience you are also trying your best to develop a manageable number of options. At the day end, your senior manager asked when you can submit the report and wha...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: What is the difference between a tool and a technique?
Replies: 1
Views: 3682

Re: What is the difference between a tool and a technique?

A tool generally takes input and produces certain output and in general it is resource, or apparatus that is used to aid to complete a task. Techniques are methods that are used in order to effectively complete a task. For example Workshop is a tool and in order to produce consensus view for the des...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMI PBA Study Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

PMI PBA Study Recommendation

We are recommending here few books which are needed to refer in addition to our online content: 1. For the Need Assessment, we recommend to refer Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools For Success, Author: James Cadle, Paul Turner, Debra Paul. Chapter 1 to 5 are good to refer for the same....
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Nov 27, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: information discovery in facilitated workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: PMI PBA: information discovery in facilitated workshop

Here are following key things: 1. Here Group thinking tool is used and objective is to achieve consensus among the participants, so we are using here workshop as a tool 2. For the discovering technique, participants will write and stick on to the wall – so it is Post-it exercise 3. For each new idea...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: information discovery in facilitated workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

PMI PBA: information discovery in facilitated workshop

You, as a business analyst are trying to identify the consensus view of the business and to resolve conflicts between different worldviews. For the purpose, you are planning to organize workshop where key business stakeholders would be involved. Now during workshop, you are considering along with id...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Document the business situation investigation result
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: Document the business situation investigation result

Mind Map is a tool to document set of ideas, words, things and relationships between them. In rich pictures, we tend to identify principal actors in the business process or system, and their views, ideas are represented using drawings and hence become good method of communication. This tool introduc...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Document the business situation investigation result
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Document the business situation investigation result

Your company is encountering problems and need improvement to reach the desired situation, you as a business analyst is appointed to understand the problems and to identify the options for business improvement, you have investigated the situation and now thinking about the tool to communicate actual...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMI-PBA - how to fill examination form
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

Re: PMI-PBA - how to fill examination form

Here are some already developed resources in this regard:


Video: How to fill BA Experience in PMI-PBA
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How to write PMI-PBA BA Experience in Application?
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Hope this will help
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMI-PBA - how to fill examination form
Replies: 1
Views: 1769

PMI-PBA - how to fill examination form

one of our client asked following question: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I meet one problem about PBA Application. I seems not know how to fill it , But I also sent application first to PMI PMI give me "Unclear" about my applica...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: The key objective of stakeholder engagement
Replies: 8
Views: 4705

Re: The key objective of stakeholder engagement

Why we engage stakeholders? Each stakeholder has priorities, belief and expectations towards their work and the direction the organisation should take. These all are influenced by the role they play. Now a Business Analyst need contribution of each stakeholder related to subject matter expertise and...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: The key objective of stakeholder engagement
Replies: 8
Views: 4705

Re: The key objective of stakeholder engagement

Stakeholder communication, management and development of relationships and satisfaction, all are part of stakeholder engagement, here we need to see which one collectively contribute to the main objective of engagement.

Any more options?
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: The key objective of stakeholder engagement
Replies: 8
Views: 4705

The key objective of stakeholder engagement

As a Business Analyst you are involved in the development of business processes for the ideal and desired environment, and for the purpose key stakeholders are identified to make sure their engagement in terms of identifying values, priorities and beliefs for the direction organisation should take. ...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Focus Group
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: Focus Group

focus group members could be homogeneous(same department) or heterogeneous (different functional department) as well, in focus group we just take care items that I made bold in my last reply and you are good to go in conducting focus group session :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: primary skill of a Business Analyst
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Re: primary skill of a Business Analyst

Communication is the center of everything that a business analyst does. Doing analysis, managing risks and having technical and business knowledge are important skills, but cannot be done without communication skill.

Yes option B communication is correct :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: primary skill of a Business Analyst
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

Re: primary skill of a Business Analyst

Analysis is important skill for a business analyst but can it be a primary?

Primary means without which other needed skills cannot be done :-)

Any more choices?
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: primary skill of a Business Analyst
Replies: 4
Views: 2410

primary skill of a Business Analyst

What is the primary skill of a Business Analyst?

A. Analysis
B. Communication
C. Technical and Business Knowledge
D. Manage risks

Which is correct option?
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Listening to a stakeholder
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

Re: PMI PBA: Listening to a stakeholder

The whole point of elicitation is to understand what stakeholder is saying. Repeating back, writing down and agreeing the stakeholder do not serve this purpose. If you are not agreed then you should ask follow up question, although it is important to write down the important point of discussion but ...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBATool: Interview Question Types
Replies: 2
Views: 1989

Re: PMI PBATool: Interview Question Types

Yes you are right :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:54 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Role of a Business Analysts
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

Re: Role of a Business Analysts

Business Analyst involved to analyze business environment both in strategic and project analysis so answer C is correct :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Acceptence Crieteria only used in IT Domain or Agile
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Re: Acceptence Crieteria only used in IT Domain or Agile

Acceptance criteria is well described in user stories as condition of satisfaction that’s why it looks like that Acceptance criteria used in IT only, However in business analysis, analysis can be projected in terms of features and hence condition of satisfaction can also be defined.
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Post your queries
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

Re: Post your queries

Problem is rectified, please check it again
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Focus Group
Replies: 4
Views: 2328

Re: Focus Group

The main objective of focus group is to organise group interview and that is focused around a topic . A discussion guide is developed prior to session with 5 to 6 open questions, and all of the participants are involved with the intent to improve solution ideas and discussion guide help in this rega...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Listening to a stakeholder
Replies: 2
Views: 1977

PMI PBA: Listening to a stakeholder

You as a Business Analyst involved in developing the requirement documentation and for that you have been involved requirement elicitation techniques, where you interviewed many stakeholders. What you should do as an excellent business analyst while listening to a stakeholder who is describing the r...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Post your queries
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

Re: PMI PBA : How to read 72 Essential Tools For Success

For chapter one, answer is Yes as it is for Need Assessment domain. I highly recommend Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools For Success (Author: James Cadle, Paul Turner, Debra Pau) for the ‘Need Assessment’ domain Chapter 2 of online course (Beta) is mainly designed for business analysi...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Post your queries
Replies: 6
Views: 3928

PMI PBA : How to read 72 Essential Tools For Success

One of our client asked following question related to exam study:

Question:

For the Chapter 1 and 2 of the course, do i use the Business Analysis Techniques: 72 Essential Tools For Success?
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Questions about Our classes, Online Classes, Webinars, Booking, Payment etc.
Topic: PMI PBA online Beta program
Replies: 5
Views: 8262

PMI PBA online Beta program

If you are interested to advance your knowledge and experience in business analysis, you can pursue PMI PBA certification. A certification from PMI (Project Management Institute) and we have launched online PMI PBA (beta) course as a Registered Education Provider. This program is listed for 35 conta...
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: 1691

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: 1691

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: 1480

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...

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