February 26-27, 2018


Hotel & Congress Center Antunovic Zagreb

Audience size

Max. 20 People

Workshop Leader

Bart Bernink, PMP, CBAP

Advanced PMI-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop / 2 days of practical and interactive learning sessions

Workshop Focus:

∙ Exam-simulation exercises

∙ BA knowledge-gap analysis and on-the-spot prep

∙ Planning business activities and monitoring the progress

∙ Strategy analysis and the activities to be performed

∙ The preferred business analysis approach

∙ Eliciting, analyzing and documenting requirements

∙ Solution validation activities

∙ Techniques to be used by business analysts

∙ Showing similarities and differences between

∙ CBAP® and PMI-PBA® exam and how to get both right!


In recent years, the demand for business analysis certified professionals has been rapidly increasing. It is estimated that by 2020 companies will need 20% more business analysis professionals than in 2015. There are two certificates recognized globally as the de-facto standard for professionalism in Business Analysis:

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) by Project Management Institute (PMI®) With its emphasis on requirements management, business analysis has become a competency of critical importance to project management. Becoming certified as a business analysis (BA) expert can move your career in a fresh direction while opportunities for BAs are on the rise. By introducing a business analysis certification, PMI has formalized the importance of BA work in the project management world.

Inaccurate requirements gathering is the second highest cause of project failure, yet only half of organizations have the resources in place to perform this function properly, according to our Pulse of the Profession® research. Through 2019, over half of organizations expect to see an increase in their demand for BAs and the integration of requirements management and business analysis with project management.

It’s time to become the certified expert your organization needs. If you work with stakeholders in defining requirements, shaping project outputs and driving intended business outcomes, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) will spotlight your valuable skills.

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) The Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation is a professional certification for individuals with extensive business analysis experience. With at least 7500 hours of hands-on BA experience, CBAP® recipients are the elite, senior members of the BA community.

With thousands of individuals all over the world achieving the CBAP® designation since the first Certified Business Analysis exam was held in November 2006, CBAP® recipients are experts in identifying the business needs of an organization in order to determine the best solutions. More and more companies are recognizing the CBAP® designation and the value and expertise these professionals bring to their organizations.

You will want to consider the many professional benefits of earning the CBAP® certification if you have an advanced level of knowledge and experience and are working in any of the following roles: Business analysis, Systems analysis, Requirements analysis or management, Process improvement, Consulting and Project Management.

Who Should Attend this Seminar

To assimilate the vast amount of information needed to pass the CBAP® or PMI-PBA® exam, there is a mixture of formal lectures, discussions, exercises, and several exam-simulation practices throughout the course. Participants will also learn methods of recall-&-retention to help remember critical information. The following professionals will find this course extremely beneficial to their daily jobs and career development:

∙ Business Analysts
∙ Project & Program Managers
∙ Certified PMP®, PMI-ACP®
∙ Scrum Masters & Scrum Product Owners


Welcome ∙ by your ∙ Workshop Leader

Dear PMI-PBA / CBAP workshop participant,

I am pleased to welcome you, now, for the 4th year in a row. Each February, I am delighted to be in the beautiful city of Zagreb and wonderful hotel Antunovic, where we traditionally run the Advance Business Analysis Prep seminar.

There is an evident trend, that the number of certified PMI-PBA credential holders is increasing year-by-year. It is a great addition to already certified PMPs, but also to all people who work as Business Analysts.

I am looking forward to meeting you in person on February 26, 2018 in Zagreb!

Warm regards,
Bart Bernink, PMP, CBAP
Founder & CEO
HJB Ltd.

Advanced PMi-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop schedule / book it now

Delegates registration

Event registration will be situated at the Registration Table on the convention floor of the hotel, please follow the signs from the lobby to the convention floor.

SESSION 1: BABOK vs Business Analysis for Practitioners guide
Welcome & Orientation, Speaker Introduction
· BABOK® Framework vs BA practitioners guide
· 7 Key Knowledge Areas 6 main activities to be performed
· BABOK® Terminology PMI-PBA® Terminology

SESSION 2: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
· Overview, Inputs and Outputs
· Planning the Requirements Approach
· Identifying and Analyzing Stakeholders
· Deciding how Requirements will be Managed and Traced
· Estimating BA Activities
· Planning of BA Communications
· Determining Requirements Metrics for Monitoring and Reporting
· Techniques for Planning

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 09:30 <<<


A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Oliver F. Lehmann and your fellow delegates. Lunch will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Croatian food to best international cuisine.

SESSION 3: Needs assessment
· Identify problem or opportunity
· Assess the current state of the organization
· Actions to address business needs
· Assemble business case

SESSION 4: Eliciting and analyzing requirements
· Plan for eliciting requirements
· Prepare for eliciting
· Conduct eliciting
· Documenting requirements

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 14:30 <<<

The end of the ADVANCED PMI-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop Day 1

Delegates registration

Event registration will be situated at the Registration Table on the convention floor of the hotel, please follow the signs from the lobby to the convention floor.

SESSION 5: Eliciting and analyzing requirements (continued)
· Analyzing requirements
· Model and refine requirements
· Document solution requirements
· Verify and validate requirements
· Resolve requirements related conflicts

SESSION 6: Traceability and monitoring
· Traceability matrix
· Relationships and dependencies

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 09:30 <<<


A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Oliver F. Lehmann and your fellow delegates. Lunch will be served at the main hotel restaurant, providing a variety of specialties ranging from traditional Slovenian food to best international cuisine.

SESSION 7: Traceability and monitoring (continued)
· Approval of requirements
· Baselining requirements
· Managing requirement changes

SESSION 8: Solution evaluation
· Plan for solution evaluation
· Determine what to evaluate
· Solution validation
· Solution acceptance
· Evaluate long term performance of the solution


· Delivery of Certificates of Attendance

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 14:30 <<<

The end of the ADVANCED PMI-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop & delivery of Certificates of Attendance

Advanced PMI-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop Leader / meet the great

Bart Bernink, PMP, CBAP

Founder and Managing Director · HJB Ltd.g

Bart Bernink, PMP, CIPM, MPM, CBAP is an independent senior business improvement consultant and trainer since 1994 who has more than 35 years of experience in:

∙ Project, Program & Portfolio Management
∙ Business Analysis
∙ Business Improvement

Bart worked for various leading companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, UK and the USA. Mainly in the IT department, Project Management Office and Business Improvement/Change Management Office. Specialist in aligning IT to support new or revised business strategies, Bart managed large fixed price projects in E-commerce, financial, airline and governmental organizations. He worked as a project and program manager for Philips, KPN, Rabobank International, KLM, ABNAmro, Proximus, Shell, ING, Digital Equipment and Microsoft. Bart’s current clients list include: Zadco (UAE), Shell, Barclays, HSBC(UK), Chevron(Angola, Kazaghstan), Rabobank Group, Etisalat Nigeria, Bpost(Belgium), Steedin, Vestada, Global Knowledge, ESI International Europe, Rio Tinto Guinee, Cisco, Kasbank, T-systems, Microsoft, KLM, Barclays Capital(UK), RASGAS(Qatar), ITA(Oman).

Since 2004 has been involved in introducing Agile development approaches to leading companies in Holland, Belgium and the UK. Not only in banking, oil and airline organizations, but also with governmental departments. The solution development was done by 3 to 4 teams working parallel. For some teams played the role of Scum Master. Based on his practical experience Bart helps organizations to improve their project management and business improvement skills via on-the-job coaching and/or delivering workshops. Helped organizations to professionalize:

∙ Business analysis by introducing Change Management Organization within companies. Result was less projects were challenged (39% 10%);
∙ Just In Time delivery, by introducing AGILE development approaches
∙ Project management by introducing state-of-the-art PMO organization, tooling and adjustment of existing project management processes
∙ Agile development

Starting in 2014, Bart has been delivering public seminars and in-house training courses working with KTC International. He’s recent assignments include a series of public workshops on the topic of Business Analysis for Project Managers and Strategic Enterprise Analysis, which Bart delivered with exceptional acclamation from the delegates in Belgrade and Zagreb.

How people felt / at our recent seminars

Advanced PMI-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop Participation Fees / reserve your place now

Standard Participation fee for 1-4 people

Valid for individual participants

PMI Member / PMP fee with 10% discount

Only available to PMI members or PMP certified professionals

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About the Organizer / Who we are & what we do

KTC International is a training & consulting firm, specializing in bringing leading international speakers to cities across Europe. Our events aim to help delegates and their organizations to achieve strategic goals by proper implementation of project management tools & techniques, smooth business change and use of technology.

People presenting at our events are those who set the global standards and include coveted PMI Global Congress speakers, such as Dr. Prasad Kodukula, Karl Muenchow, Liam Dillon, Dr. Richard Graham or Roger Burlton, among many others.

KTC International was established in 2003 with headquarters in Budapest, Hungary. With a track-record spanning over 14 years, we have been instrumental in organizing over 500 different congresses, conferences, forums, round-tables, seminars, workshops and specialized in-house events, that gathered more than 10,000 people in total.

For more information visit:

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Event FAQS / find your answers

Yes, the seminar is globally accredited and provides 16 PDU points. The PMI Talent Triangle PDU distribution is:

Technical Project Management: 4

Strategic & Business Management: 8

Leadership: 4

This seminar is interactive and highly pragmatic workshop, designed as combination of

Short theoretical presentations grouped in 8 sub-sessions over the course of 2 days

Practical, hands-on exercises and discussions with the audience, after each sub-session

All registration fees are gross and no additional taxes or hidden charges shall be applied. The registration fee covers the following items:

Participation in all sessions

Pre-course survey to help the Speaker customize the content of the event

A course hand-book and other printed materials

Electronic copy of all presentation slides and other media, sent immediatelly after the event

Lunch and coffee-breaks during both days

Certificate of Attendance, awarding 16 PDUs to PMI credential holders

Yes, there are several packages available to organizations sending multiple delegates. Click on DOWNLOAD PDF BROCHURE tab above for details.

3+1 early-bird discount (25%) for 4 delegates, until January 31, 2018

4+2 early-bird discount (33%) for 6 delegates, until January 31, 2018

4+1 group discount (20%) for 5 delegates, after the early-bird expiery

If you have more than 6 people, please contact us for a customized offer, using the form below.

To our best knowledge, this is the only BA prep course that simultaneously prepares delegates to successfully pass both the CBAP® and the PMI-PBA® exam.

The fact of the matter is that vast majority of CBAP® and PMI-PBA® exam content ranges from very similar to almost identical. This course clearly shows the areas that are similar or identical and also shows the small portion (less than 10%) of the exam content that differs between the two exams.

While we can’t comment on why other training providers do or don’t do a specific program, we can confidently predict that many will follow our formula, as it saves time to participant(s) and significantly saves money to their respective organization(s).

The major benefit to participant(s) is that they are provided with a choice to pick which certificate to obtain after the course –PMI-PBA®, CBAP® or both, if they so choose.

The main benefit for participants’ company is the cost-saving, as the company needs to allocate training-budget for only one BA prep course, instead of two. Naturally, if a person only attends a single 2-day course instead of a two 2-or-more day classes, it will have a major positive impact on allocated training-budget. Moreover, there is a significant cost-effectiveness achieved by participant(s) not having to spend more than just two days out of work.

Every participant will receive an exam simulation software, the copy of BABOK and the PMI BA Practitioner’s Guide. There will be a set postcourse work that all the participants will need to complete and report back. This post-course work awards additional 15 accredited hours. Therefore, each participant will receive the full 35 hours/PDU, finishing the workshop and the post-course task.

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