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by seema.sonkiya
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Managing Business Analysis Work Products
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

Re: PMI PBA: Managing Business Analysis Work Products

Yes, I agreed with you that correct option is 'A' Version control ranges from a simple system, for example, using the document’s file name to reflect a date, time, and version number, to a more formal approach where documents are maintained by a tool that requires that documents be checked out of a ...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Managing Business Analysis Work Products
Replies: 2
Views: 2266

PMI PBA: Managing Business Analysis Work Products

You are a business analyst in an organisation and maintaining business analysis documentation for a small project. In your project, business analysis documentation is not extensive; therefore you are managing business analysis work products using their file name to reflect a date, time, and version ...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:55 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: determining the details in adaptive life cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: PMI PBA: determining the details in adaptive life cycle

You may refer project life cycle video as well:

by seema.sonkiya
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: determining the details in adaptive life cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: PMI PBA: determining the details in adaptive life cycle

Yes :-) For projects using an adaptive life cycle, the team determines the details for most of the requirements on a just-in-time basis which align with product vision. In adaptive life cycle, planning is continuous activity and concept of rolling wave planning is highly recommended. The approaches ...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: determining the details in adaptive life cycle
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

PMI PBA: determining the details in adaptive life cycle

Which one of the following techniques is used for projects using an adaptive life cycle in determining the details for most of the requirements? A. Just-In-Time B. Upfront requirement identification which align with product vision C. Expert Judgement of product owner D. Expert judgement of business ...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Go/No-Go Decision in product evaluation
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

Re: PMI PBA: Go/No-Go Decision in product evaluation

Yes :-) Summarized evaluation results are based on the comparison of actual and expected results, therefore stakeholders who were involved in the comparison should be present to provide clarification to any of the evaluation results. Project Manager, Business Analyst, and Project Sponsor are recomme...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Go/No-Go Decision in product evaluation
Replies: 2
Views: 1935

PMI PBA: Go/No-Go Decision in product evaluation

Which one of the following is the stakeholder, whose presence is essential for the Go/No-Go decision meeting during solution evaluation?

A. Project Manager
B. Business Analyst
C. The individual who analysed the actual vs. expected results
D. Project Sponsor

Which one is the correct answer?
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Survey as a Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: PMI PBA: Survey as a Tool

Surveys can be used to gather information and elicit requirements from a very large and/or geographically dispersed population . Survey questions can solicit qualitative or semi quantitative feedback about satisfaction with the solution, how it is performing, or what aspects of the solution present ...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Facilitate the Go/No-Go Decision
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

Re: PMI PBA: Facilitate the Go/No-Go Decision

Yes, Conduct Survey for semi-qualitative assessment is a distractor here as all necessary assessments have already been performed --> if things are ready to facilitate the Go/No-Go Decision :-)
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Facilitate the Go/No-Go Decision
Replies: 3
Views: 2399

PMI PBA: Facilitate the Go/No-Go Decision

David is a business analyst in a project and involved in evaluation of the developed solution. David is done with the comparison of expected and actual values, and identified causes of discrepancies. To address the discrepancies, David is also done with requirement analysis and impact analysis along...
by seema.sonkiya
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Survey as a Tool
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

PMI PBA: Survey as a Tool

Which one of the following is NOT true for the Survey as a Tool? A. It is Elicitation Tool B. It can be used to collect feedback from small group of stakeholders C. It is Evaluation Tool D. Survey questions can solicit qualitative or semi quantitative feedback about satisfaction with the solution Wh...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Comparing estimated and actual costs and benefits
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Re: PMI PBA: Comparing estimated and actual costs and benefi

Thanks :-) I also received following response from linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/PMI-PBA-Comparing-estimated-actual-6661117.S.5972949985753387009?trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_6661117 ‘In PMP it is termed as Earned Value Analysis (EVA), I guess in PBA it is termed as S...
by seema.sonkiya
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Comparing estimated and actual costs and benefits
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

PMI PBA: Comparing estimated and actual costs and benefits

Comparing estimated and actual costs and benefits may be a part of which domain of Business Analysis?

A. Planning Business Analysis
B. Traceability of requirements
C. Solution Verification
D. Solution Evaluation

Which one is correct answer?
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: comparing practices from comparable projects
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

Re: PMI PBA: comparing practices from comparable projects

I got following reply from LInkedin ( https://www.linkedin.com/groups/PMI-PBA-comparing-practices-from-6661117.S.5972366481923588098?trk=groups_most_recent-0-b-ttl&goback=%2Egmr_6661117 ) Answer is : option A i.e. Design of Experiments Design of experiments is a statistical method, in question a...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: comparing practices from comparable projects
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

PMI PBA: comparing practices from comparable projects

You as a business analyst working with project management team to develop quality management plan and you are using information from previous project in your department to compare sampling techniques used in product evaluation and comparing them with sampling techniques you are planning to use in cu...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Difference between Business Case and Business Plan?
Replies: 3
Views: 3918

Re: Difference between Business Case and Business Plan?

yes you are right :-) Just to add: Business Case: A documented economic feasibility study used to establish the validity of the benefits of a selected component lacking sufficient definition and used as a basis for the authorization of further project management activities. Source: Business Analysis...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Requirement Types
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

Re: PMI PBA: Requirement Types

Yes, this is an example of Non-functional requirements Solution requirements are further grouped into functional and non-functional requirements. Non-functional Requirements: Requirements that express properties that the product is required to have, including interface, environment, and quality attr...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Requirement Development - Setting the Stage
Replies: 2
Views: 2245

Re: PMI PBA: Requirement Development - Setting the Stage

You are right, however you need to develop a strategy to deal with requirement related risks Just to add: To create a shared understanding and to facilitate the requirement development process, you need to define a common vision (A Vision Statement) for the product among the stakeholders, and clarif...
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA: Requirement Types
Replies: 3
Views: 2401

PMI PBA: Requirement Types

You are a Business Analyst for manufacturing hybrid, high speed motorbike project. During requirement gathering workshop team encounters requirements like; Bike should be able be reliable to drive in all-weather condition, it should meet safety standards of driving at 150km/hour in wintery condition...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Need Assessment 50 Questions Set
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Need Assessment 50 Questions Set

Process flow modeling can be used in conjunction with root cause analysis as it focuses on how aspects of current processes may contribute to the problem at hand In process flow: For each step, ask how that step may be contributing to the identified problem. For each cause, probe to find any subcaus...
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Need Assessment 50 Questions Set
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Need Assessment 50 Questions Set

Here SWOT definition is provided to communicate why it is not the correct option
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Need Assessment 50 Questions Set
Replies: 3
Views: 1944

Re: Need Assessment 50 Questions Set

Answer C is correct option as per provided explanation, Kindly Note: After agreeing problem to be solved, Business Analyst needs to break it down into root causes or opportunity contributors. Here the question is about performing either root cause analysis or opportunity analysis There are a number ...
by seema.sonkiya
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: Jan 23 | Google Hangout on PMI-PBA
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Jan 23 | Google Hangout on PMI-PBA

There was little technical problem, it is rectified, and now you may continue registration. Sorry for the inconvenience!
by seema.sonkiya
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: PMP® Queries and Tips
Topic: Diff brainstorming,force field analysis ,nominal group
Replies: 2
Views: 2522

Re: Diff brainstorming,force field analysis ,nominal group

Brainstorming: Brainstorming is a way to produce or generate new ideas about a problem using individual or group creative thinking and to derive from them themes for further analysis. Themes where ideas are combined and evaluated as per the evaluation criteria set prior to brainstorming session. Fo...
by seema.sonkiya
Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: Post your queries
Replies: 6
Views: 4323

Re: Post your queries

Hi, As soon as you finish Business Analysis practice guide, you may appear in examination. I am going to start uploading of questions within couple of days, solve them and go for examination :-) This preparation is sufficient for current trend of examination. This process may take 2 weeks of time, s...
by seema.sonkiya
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: PMI-PBA® Queries and Tips
Topic: PMI PBA: Need Assessment Study Guideline
Replies: 1
Views: 3384

PMI PBA: Need Assessment Study Guideline

Study Guideline for Need Assessment based on: 1. Flow described http://forum.izenbridge.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1745 based on Business Analysis Practice Guide. 2. PMI PBA content outline: http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Certifications/PMI_Professional_Business%20Analyst%20ContentOutline.ashx 3....
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Finally Assemble the Business Case
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

6. Cost Benefit Analysis for each recommended option
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

5. Recommend the most viable options
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

4. Assess feasibility & organisational impacts for each option
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

3. Identifying constraints, assumptions and risks for each option
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

2. Provide alternative options for satisfying business need
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

1. Include a high level approach for adding capabilities
by seema.sonkiya
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: PMI-PBA Open Forum
Topic: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessment
Replies: 20
Views: 11024

Re: PMI PBA Business Analysis Practice Guide: Need Assessmen

Now Gap analysis is performed to examine the two views of the system: 1. Desired view of capabilities 2. Current or actual view of capabilities Project deliverable are identified to fill the gap as a result. Now next step is to recommend options to address the Business Need using following steps: 1....
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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 11024

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: 1202

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: 8752

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: 2245

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: 1508

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: 2241

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...

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