PMI-PBA℠ / CCBA® Intensive – 2nd Edition

The professional certifications of business analysts, especially the PMI-PBASM – PMI Professional in Business Analysis and CCBA® – Certification of Competency in Business Analysis, promoted, respectively, by PMI® – Project Management Institute and the IIBA® – International Institute of Business Analysis, are key factors for personal and professional development of those professionals and translate themselves into improved results of their organizations.
This course is especially designed for professionals who want to prepare quickly and efficiently to perform successfully any of these certification exams.

:: To strengthen the methodological concepts necessary to carry out successfully the certification exam PMI-PBASM and CCBA®
:: Provide the participants with tools and knowledge necessary for methodological implementation of BABOK® Guide, on the day of a Business Analyst and applying the standard of “PMI® Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide”.

:: Business Analysts
:: Product Managers
:: Functional Analysis Responsible
:: Project Managers
:: Project management team members
:: All professionals who wish to have the PMI-PBASM certification or CCBA® accreditation with two or more years of experience.


2 Presential Sessions: Saturday [9h-13h; 14h-18h]
8 E-Learning Sessions: Tuesday and Thursday [20h-23h]

March 12th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st
April 5th, 7th and 9th

London and Washington

Early Bird – 590€ + iva (until February 26th)
Regular – 900 € + iva
> Payment can be done in two instalments: first when registering; second until March 21st;
> 1stOnly Talent® reserves itself the right not to start training in scheduled dates if there is a minimum of trainees, in which case, the full amounts paid will be returned.

How it works

The course works in a pedagogical training model, quite flexible and interactive, in B-learning format and based on a modular logic that are enhanced interventions for each student over presential sessions and E-learning sessions.


SP1 – Introduction to Business Analysis
Presentation | Operating mode | The Platform E-learning 1stOnly Talent® | Historical Perspective | Business Analysis Framework | Activity and Business Analyst Skills | Business Analysis Framework according to BABOK® Guide and the IIBA

EL1 and EL2 – Needs Assessment
Performance review | Stakeholders Identification | Problems and Opportunities Analysis | Collecting Relevant Data | Situational Declaration and its approval | Goals and Objectives Assessment | Goals and Objectives SMART | SWOT Analysis | Relevant Criteria | 5 Whys | Diagrams Cause Effect | Table Skills | Affinity Diagrams | Benchmarking | Identification and Skills and Disability Assessment | Alternatives identification | Constraints, Assumptions and Risks | Operational Feasibility | Technological Feasibility | Feasibility Cost Effectiveness | Temporal Feasibility | Weighted Rating | Cost-Benefit Analysis | Feasibility Assessment and Impact of Alternative | Payback Period | Internal Rate of Return | Net Present Value

EL3 and EL4 – Business Analysis Planning
Planning the importance of Business Analysis | Business Analysis Planning vs Project Management Planning | Driving or Improved Stakeholder Analysis | Brainstorming | Organization Charts | Stakeholders Characteristics (Attitude, Complexity, Culture, Experience, Influence level, Location and Availability) | Grouping Techniques and Stakeholders Analysis | Project Background | Project Life Cycle and its Influence in Decision Planning | Influence of Past Experiences | Definition of the prioritization requirements | Tracking Approach Definition | Approach Communication Definition| Decision Making Definition | Requirements Verification Process | Requirements Validation Process | Modification Process Requirements | Solutions Evaluation Process | Work Planning | Plan work Construction, Review and Approval

EL5 and EL6 – Deduction and Requirements Analysis
Getting Information | Getting vs Collection /Reunion | Collection Information Plan | Information Collection Techniques (sequencing, driving) | Questions type | The “Certain” Issues | Listen | Information Collection Approach Techniques (brainstorming, document analysis documents, facilitation workshops, focus groups, interviews, observation, questionnaires and surveys) | Requirements Definition modeling | Scope models, processing, Setup, Data and Interface | Solution Requirements Documentation | Requirements Validation | Requirements Verification | Approval sessions| Conflict Resolution between Requirements

EL7 – Traceability and Monitoring
Traceability Requirements | Traceability Matrix | Relationships and Dependencies | Dependencies Implementation | Requirements Approval (system of authorization and approval levels) | Requirements Baseline | Product Scope | Project Scope | Product Backlog | Monitoring Requirements | Lifecycle Requirements | Tools and Control Techniques (CMS, VCS) | Impact Analysis

EL8 – Solution Evaluation
Mindset Evaluation | Continuous Evaluation | Requirements Treatment Complementary Activities (analysis, traceability, testing and evaluation) | Evaluation against use context and value | Expected Values for Software Solutions Confirmation | Solution Evaluation Planning | Organizational Goals and Objectives |Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) | Additional Assessment Metrics | Acceptance Criteria Evaluation | Expected results vs. Obtained results | Tolerance Ranges vs Exact numbers | Decision Facilitation Go / No-Go | Solution Signoff | Long Term Performance Evaluation | Solution Replacement

SP2 – CCBA® / PMI-PBASM Certification exam simulation
Presentation and Certification Exam Review | Seized/Transmitted Knowledge exhaustive review | Aspects to Retain | Recommendations and Recurring Situations | Full Simulation Exam I | Results Validation and Discussion | Full Simulation Exam II | Closing and next steps | Closing the Training action | Possible Career | CCBA® and PMI-PBASM certifications | Professional and Personal Impact

(PS Presential Session ; EL – E-learning Session)


:: José Miguel Vieira, PMP
Independent consultant and 1stOnly Talents trainer. He was a director of several systems and information and communication technologies organizations, specialized in information systems management implementation in organizations of all kind. With over 15 years of project management experience, he is a consultant and trainer in different areas of business, particularly in industry and public administration. He’s also a teacher in vocational education and director of several computer courses.
José Miguel Vieira holds a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Minho, a graduate degree in Project Management from ISLA and he has PMP® certification since 2005. He is PMI Portugal Chapters Vice-President Finance and Marketing.