EDUCATION

Our services are based on the PMI® Talent Triangle

While technical skills are core to project and program management, PMI® research tells us that they are not enough in today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace. Companies are seeking added skills in leadership and business intelligence competencies that can support longer-range strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line.

 

The ideal skill set the Talent Triangle is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic and business management expertise.

 

What does this mean to project and program talent? What it means to you is a focus on developing the additional skills you need to meet the evolving demands on your profession. In doing so, it also means new opportunities to elevate your value as a strategic partner in business success. Project Management Institute.

Leadership

Level 1

100001 SDI® MOTIVATIONAL VALUE SYSTEM

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100001 SDI® Motivational Value System

This course is the framework of the “Relationship Awareness Theory” developed by the psychologist Dr. Elias Porter. This theory is based on four premises:  Behavior is driven by motives, Motives change in conflict, Strengths can be overdone, Filters influence perception. During the course the participants will work with the first premise, their self-awareness by completing the SDI® (Strengths Development Inventory) tool which is a self assessment about their motivational value system. Why we do things is just as important as what we do. The SDI® Motivational Value System SDI shows the motives that drive people’s behavior in a simple, memorable language that makes it easy for people to understand each other and work more effectively together. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their self-awareness.

Pre-Requisite: None, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

100002 SDI® PORTAIT OF PERSONAL STRENGTHS

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100002 SDI® Portait of Personal Strengths
This course is the framework of the “Relationship Awareness Theory” developed by the psychologist Dr. Elias Porter. During the course the participants will work with the third and fourth premises, “Strengths can be overdone” and “Filters influence perception”. We can use our strengths so much that they work against us and become non-productive. For example, a person who is very analytical may be seen as a “show stopper”. Our filters influence perception. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their self-management.

Pre-Requisite: 100001, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

100003 SDI® CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

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100003 SDI® Conflict Management

This course is the framework of the “Relationship Awareness Theory” developed by the psychologist Dr. Elias Porter. During the course the participants will work with the second premise, “Motives change in conflict” and will analyze their conflict sequence. The SDI® shows the degree and the nature of changes when things are going well and when there is a conflict. We feel and act differently during conflict. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their self awareness and self-management and relationship management.

Pre-Requisite: 100001, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

100004 POWER AND POLITICS STAKEHOLDERS MANAGEMENT

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100004 Power and Politics Stakeholders Management
This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project. The participant will learn how to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution. The participants will learn how to:

• Identify the political scenario
• Understand the trust and agreement quadrant
• Define strategies
• How to address issues as they occur
• Use power and politics techniques

Pre-Requisite: 100101
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager
Duration: 1 day

Level 2

200001 SDI® FEEDBACK

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200001 SDI® Feedback
This course is the framework of the “Relationship Awareness Theory” developed by the psychologist Dr. Elias Porter. During the course the participants will work with The Strength Deployment Inventory Feedback Edition to explore a very different angle of 360 feedback, seeing feedback on both intention and motivation. As this tool does not deal with skills, competence or ability, the results can be used as a safe and rich platform to explore behavioral preferences and increasing a leader’s awareness of how he or she is perceived by others. This allows your managers and leaders to be more effective as they are able to explore and understand where their strengths lie and when they may be over-doing these strengths, enabling them to make better choices in their behaviours when managing relationships. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve social awareness and relationship management.

Pre-Requisite: 100001, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day


200002 SDI® EXPECTATIONS

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200002 SDI® Expectations
This course is the framework of the “Relationship Awareness Theory” developed by the psychologist Dr. Elias Porter. During the course the participants will work with SDI® Expectations tool. The Strength Deployment Inventory Expectations edition will give you a valuable and different perspective for clarifying expectations. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their social awareness and relationship management.

Pre-Requisite: 100001, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day


200003 SDI® AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

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200003 SDI® and Change Management
This course prepares the project and organizational individuals to effectively define and manage change by the development of an orchestrated change management strategy. The participants will learn how to:

Identify change characteristics
Conduct an organizational assessment
Define the proposed change management team
Establish the sponsorship model and stakeholder assessment
Develop special tactics and action plan implementation

Pre-Requisite: None


200004 SDI® QUICK GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION: THE COMPASS

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200004 SDI® Quick Guide to Communication: The Compass
This course is the framework of the “Relationship Awareness Theory” developed by the psychologist Dr. Elias Porter. During the course the participants will work with their different communication styles. The participants will apply communication strategies to real situations by using the SDI® Quick Guide to communication. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their social awareness and relationship management. Pre-Requisite: 100001, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

Who should attend: Adults, Duration: 1 day

Technical Project Management

100100 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE YOUTH

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100001 PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE YOUTH

This course provides general management concepts to be applied by youth in all their endeavors, to get the required structure to obtain a balanced life. The participants will have hands on experience, which will help them in how to structure any initiative from start to finish according PMI ® methodology. The participants will learn:

Project management process groups

Project management knowledge areas

Develop a project from start to finish

Pre-Requisite: None

Who should attend: Youth (from 10 to 21 years)

Duration: 1 day

100101 PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS PRACTICAL APPROACH

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100101 PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS PRACTICAL APPROACH

 

This course requires the development of a real project applying project management practices with the assistance of the instructor who is a PMP. The participants will get hands on experience which will help them in how start and finish a project according PMI ® body of knowledge. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Use A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®)
  • Implement project management process groups
  • Understand project management knowledge areas
  • Develop a project from start to finish

 

Pre-Requisite: None

Who should attend: Adults

Duration: 3 days

Options: Onsite and Online

100102 PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT

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100102 PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to prepare a project scope or roadmap. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Establish project needs and purpose.
  • Define SMART objectives.
  • Detail the expected tangible results or deliverables.
  • Establish success criteria parameters.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100103 PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT

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100103 PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to develop project acceptance criteria for each deliverable in order to define the project and product quality baseline. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • State the specifications explicitly.
  • Educate business units and customers of the importance of define the acceptance criteria or expected performance.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101, 100102

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100104 PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT (IT INCLUDES THE USE OF AN AUTOMATED TOOL SUCH MSPROJECT® OR ORACLE PRIMAVERA®)

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100104 PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT (IT INCLUDES THE USE OF AN AUTOMATED TOOL SUCH MSPROJECT® OR ORACLE PRIMAVERA®)

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to prepare a project schedule. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Think in chunks. Break the project into manageable phases and focus on delivering key elements first.
  • In order to develop good project plans we will first have to represent the project as a list of work to be done.
  • Activity duration within acceptable limits.
  • Activity has a deliverable.
  • Develop the timeframe highlighting the critical path.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100105 PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT

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100105 PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to prepare a project budget or project cost baseline. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Prepare Project Budget
  • Forecast what resources the project will require, the required quantity of each, when they will be needed and how much they will cost.
  • Allocate the overall cost estimates to individual work items, in order to establish a cost baseline for measuring project performance

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100106 EFFECTIVE PROJECT TEAM

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100106 EFFECTIVE PROJECT TEAM

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to make sure that you develop a dream team to provide project expected results. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Define Project Team
  • Evaluate your soft skills strengths and weaknesses.
  • Define expected project role and responsibilities.
  • Recruit the project team.
  • Discuss role and responsibilities with each project team member and obtain approvals.
  • Lead, manage and develop the project team.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100107 MANAGING RISKS IN PROJECTS

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100107 MANAGING RISKS IN PROJECTS

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to make sure that you identify, qualify, quantify, respond and control project risks and opportunities in order to have a successful project. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Prepare a risk management plan
  • Determine which risks are likely to affect the project and documenting the characteristics of each.
  • Sources of Risk
  • Potential Risks Events
  • Risk Symptoms
  • Define, document and test responses

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

100108 CONTRACTING SUCCESSFULLY

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100108 CONTRACTING SUCCESSFULLY

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to make sure that you follow the procurement processes from needs assessment to contract closing because outside consultants and providers are key components of your project team. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Select the business partner to cover your project needs.
  • Consider your organization policies and procedures.
  • Adherence to your industry code of ethics.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100109 COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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100109 COMMUNICATION SKILLS

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to make sure that you manage your project through effective communication processes during the project life cycle. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Consider the importance of 100% effective communication.
  • Define communication requirements.
  • Prepare a communication plan.
  • Escalate issues promptly.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100110 PRIMAVERA® OR MS PROJECT® HANDS-ON LAB

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100110 Primavera® or MS Project® Hands-on Lab

 

This course is a hands-on laboratory using either MS Project® or Primavera® automated tools. The participants will learn how to:

 

  • Create a new schedule
  • Building a Project
  • Define Working Time
  • Create Calendars
  • Setting Resources
  • Setting Budgets and Costs
  • Entering Tasks and Phases
  • Task Relationship and durations
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Setting baseline
  • Reporting
  • Tracking

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 1 day

100114 Project Management The Agile Approach

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100114 Project Management The Agile Approach

This course requires the development of a real project applying agile approaches with the assistance of the instructor who is a PMP. The participants will learn the following:

 

Value Driven Delivery

  • Positive value
  • Incremental Development
  • Avoid Potential Downsizing
  • Prioritization

 

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholders Needs, Involvement and Expectations

 

Boosting Team Performance Practices

  • Team formation, empowerment, collaboration and commitment

 

Adaptive Planning

  • Levels of planning
  • Adaptation
  • Estimation
  • Velocity

 

Problem Detection and Resolution

Continuous Improvement

 

Pre-Requisite: None

Who should attend: Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst

Duration: 2 days

Level 2

200200 CAPM® EXAM PREP COACHING

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200200 CAPM® EXAM PREP COACHING

 

This course is intended for practitioners in the early stages of their careers in project management that have served on project management teams as project leaders and project team members or who rely on experienced project management practitioners for guidance, direction, and approval. The course will provide to the participants a higher degree of understanding of the project management basics necessary to take the CAPM© test.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Leader, Project Manager, Program Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 5 days

200201 PMP® EXAM PREP COACHING (5TH VERSION)

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200201 PMP® EXAM PREP COACHING (5th Version)

 

This course prepares the candidate to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. The candidate will receive a study plan, over 1,000 practice questions, hints to answers the exam questions among others.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 5 days

200202 ENTERPRISE PMO

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200202 ENTERPRISE PMO

 

This course provides the required tools and techniques to implement a project management office according project management maturity model and organization constraints.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

200203 PMI-RMP® EXAM PREP COACHING

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200203 PMI-RMP® EXAM PREP COACHING

 

This course prepares the candidate to take the PMI-RMP® exam. The candidate will receive a study plan, practice questions, hints to answers the exam questions among others.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

200204 MANAGING MULTIPLE PROJECTS

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200204 MANAGING MULTIPLE PROJECTS

 

This course presents a practical, flexible approach to manage multiple projects, with a special

emphasis on avoiding pitfalls and making things happen. Includes how to overcome problems at

organizational level as well as a team and individual levels, providing pointers on managing

human resources and selecting the best team structure. Suggests ways to help identify

customer needs, define project requirements, and avoid planning and control problems.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

200205 PMI-SP® EXAM PREP COACHING

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200205 PMI-SP® EXAM PREP COACHING

 

This course prepares the candidate to take the PMI-SP® exam. The candidate will receive a study plan, practice questions, hints to answers the exam questions among others.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

200206 PMI-PGMP® EXAM PREP COACHING

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200206 PMI-PGMP® EXAM PREP COACHING

 

This course prepares the candidate to take the PMI- PgMP® exam. The candidate will receive a study plan, practice questions, hints to answers the exam questions among others.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

200207 PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PfMP®) EXAM PREP COACHING

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200207 Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) EXAM PREP COACHING

 

This course presents a practical, flexible approach to manage organizational portfolio with
special focus on lessons learned and the following areas:

 

  • Strategic Planning
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Project evaluation
  • Prioritization
  • Business Drivers and Metrics
  • Value Realization and Success Criteria

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager

Duration: 2 days

200208: PMI-PBA® Exam Prep Coaching  

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200208: PMI-PBA® Exam Prep Coaching

 

This course prepares the candidate to take the PMI Professional in Business Analysis exam. The candidate will receive a study plan, practice questions, hints to answers the exam questions among others.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst
Duration: 4 days

200209 PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Coaching

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200209 PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Coaching

 

This course prepares the candidate to take the PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner exam. The candidate will receive a study plan, practice questions, hints to answers the exam questions among others.

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101

 

Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst

 

Duration: 2 days

Strategic and Business Management

Level 1

100501 THINKING: INNOVATION

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100501 Thinking: Innovation

This course will develop your ability for creativity based on agile framework which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on convergent and divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. The participants will work creativity building exercises, case studies and readings. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their creativity and innovation skills.

 

Pre-Requisite: none, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

100502 THINKING: PROBLEM SOLVING

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100502 Thinking: Problem Solving

This course will develop your ability for problem solving which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on step-by-step framework to troubleshoot problems and develop solutions.The participants will work with situational problems exercises, case studies and readings. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their problem solving skills.

 

Pre-Requisite: none, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

100503 THINKING: DECISION MAKING

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100503 Thinking: Decision Making
This course will develop your ability for decision making which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on step-by-step framework to prioritize issues, analyze risks and opportunities and make decisions no matter how big or small. The participants will work with situational exercises, case studies and readings. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their decision making skills.

Pre-Requisite: none, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day

100504 Requirements Gathering Practical Approach

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100504 Requirements Gathering Practical Approach

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to determining, documenting and managing stakeholder needs and requirements to meet project objectives. The participants will learn how to:

• The 7 steps for requirements gathering
• Requirements classification
• The Columbo Strategy
• The 8 Characteristics

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst
Duration: 1 day

100505 Business Analysis Practical Approach

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100505 Business Analysis Practical Approach

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to determining, documenting and managing stakeholder needs and requirements to meet project objectives. The participants will learn how to:

 

• The business analysis governance and underlying competencies
• The PMI® BA for Practitioners
• BA Techniques
• BA Critical Areas

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101, 100504
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst
Duration: 2 day

100506 Power and Politics Stakeholders Management

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100506 Power and Politics Stakeholders Management

 

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to identify the people, groups, or organizations that could impact or be impacted by the project. The participant will learn how to develop appropriate management strategies for effectively engaging stakeholders in project decisions and execution. The participants will learn how to:

 

• Identify the political scenario
• Understand the trust and agreement quadrant
• Define strategies
• How to address issues as they occur
• Use power and politics techniques

 

Pre-Requisite: 100101
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager
Duration: 1 day

Level 2


200501 THINKING: SIMULATION

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200501 Thinking: Simulation

This course is an online simulation of project management which allows learners to acquire core project management competencies as well as teamwork and leadership skills in an enjoyable way. The participants will work with a real project situations. The participant will develop an individual action plan to improve their project management techniques and skills. Pre-Requisite: Leadership Level 1, Business Strategic Management Level 1 and Technical Project Management Level 1, Who should attend: Adults and Duration: 1 day


200504 REQUIREMENTS GATHERING PRACTICAL APPROACH

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200504 Requirements Gathering Practical Approach

This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to determining, documenting and managing stakeholder needs and requirements to meet project objectives. The participants will learn how to:

 

• The 7 steps for requirements gathering
• Requirements classification
• The Columbo Strategy
• The 8 Characteristics

 

Pre-Requisite: 100504
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst
Duration: 1 day

200505 BUSINESS ANALYSIS PRACTICAL APPROACH

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200505 Business Analysis Practical Approach
This course provides the necessary tools and techniques to determining, documenting and managing stakeholder needs and requirements to meet project objectives. The participants will learn how to:

• The business analysis governance
• Underlying Competencies and the BABOK®
• BA Techniques
• BA Knowledge Areas

Pre-Requisite: 100101, 100111
Who should attend: Project Coordinator, Project Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, Business Manager, Business Analyst
Duration: 3 day