Date

October 02-04, 2019

Location

Hotel & Congress Center Antunovic Zagreb

Audience size

Max. 20 People

Workshop Leader

Bart Bernink, PMP, CBAP

Advanced PMI-PBA & CBAP Prep Workshop / 3 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!

Overview:

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.

Inaccurate requirements gathering consistently ranks in the top three causes 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. 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.

Attendees will acquire the knowledge and skills that they must possess to successfully pass the exam, while at the same time improving their own skills in business analysis. Throughout the course, attendees will experience a complete journey through the five knowledge areas of Business Analysis, understand the activities, skills and techniques that an analyst must know, and its relationship with the project management processes described in the PMBOK® Guide. Practical workshops and sample questions will help attendees assimilate the knowledge areas and gain an understanding of the exam structure.

By attending this course, students will be prepared to take the PMI-PBA® certification exam and receive 24 hours of professional development credit.

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 Managers and Team Leaders
∙ Systems Architects and Designers
∙ Systems Testers and Analysts
∙ QA Professionals
∙ Scrum Masters and Product Owners
∙ Business Customers, Users and Partners

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Welcome ∙ by your ∙ Workshop Leader

Dear PMI-PBA / CBAP workshop participant,

I am pleased to welcome you, now, for the 5th 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 Advanced Business Analysis Prep workshop.

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 OCTOBER 02, 2019 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.

IDENTIFYING KEY REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT DEFINITIONS

The field of business analysis is rich with terms, concepts, tools, techniques, and processes. This beginning section sets the foundation of key terms to know in order to prepare you for the 5 domain areas and 40 knowledge and skills areas that are part of the exam:

· What is business analysis?
· What are the roles of the business analyst?
· The requirements management process
· Project methodologies
· PMI's code of ethics
· The Introduction section will include these knowledge and skills areas:
· Leadership principles and skills
· Project methodologies and how they impact requirements and business analysis practices
· Requirements types
· Systems thinking

· BABOK® Framework vs BA practitioners guide
· 7 Key Knowledge Areas 6 main activities to be performed
· BABOK® Terminology PMI-PBA® Terminology

Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will recognize and review key requirements management terms in order to understand the foundations of the business analysis profession.

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 10:00 <<<

Lunch

A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Bart 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.

NEEDS ASSESSMENT
The first domain of the exam is where people begin their requirements process and the activities that lead to project success. Emphasis is placed on the processes used to define the business problem or opportunity. The needs assessment domain encompasses 18 percent of the exam. In this section, we review how to effectively perform these 5 tasks:

· Defining business problems or opportunities
· Developing a solutions scope statement or business case
· Determining the business problem or opportunity value
· Identifying business needs
· Identifying stakeholders and stakeholder values
The Needs Assessment domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

· Political and cultural awareness
· Problem solving and opportunity identification tools and techniques
· Stakeholder analysis
· Valuation techniques
Individual & Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the needs assessment domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

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

The end of 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.

PLANNING & MONITORING
In the planning domain your focus will shift to putting the proper requirements management activities in order. The person performing business analysis work will determine which tools, techniques, policies, or procedures are necessary to prepare the requirements management plan. The planning domain includes 22 percent of the exam. Attention is also given to planning for traceability, managing changes, controlling documents, and identifying acceptance criteria. In this section we cover these six planning tasks:

· Determining business analysis activities
· Establishing requirements traceability
· Preparing the requirements management plan
· Defining requirements change control and communication processes
· Identifying document control processes
· Specifying business metrics and defining acceptance criteria

The planning domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

· Collaboration tools and techniques
· Contingency planning
· Development methodologies
· Documentation management tools and techniques
· Elements of a requirements management plan
· Estimating tools and techniques
· Measurement tools and techniques
· Planning tools and techniques
· Quality management
· Scheduling tools and techniques
· Version control tools and techniques

Individual & Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the planning domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 10:00 <<<

Lunch

A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Bart 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.

ELICITING & ANALYZING REQUIREMENTS
Analysis of the requirements involves eliciting requirements from stakeholders and making sense of what has been revealed. This domain includes performing the following requirements activities: eliciting, analyzing, decomposing, accepting, approving, specifying, and validating. The analysis domain contains 35 percent of the exam. In this section we'll cover the following eight tasks:

· Eliciting and identifying requirements
· Analyzing, decomposing, and elaborating requirements
· Evaluating options and decision-making
· Allocating requirements and creating a requirements baseline
· Facilitating stakeholder consensus in order to obtain sign-off
· Creating requirements specifications
· Validating requirements with stakeholders
· Elaborating and specifying detailed business metrics and detailed acceptance criteria

The analysis domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

· Analytic tools and techniques
· Business rule analysis tools and techniques
· Data analysis tools and techniques
· Decision making tools and techniques
· Elicitation tools and techniques
· Facilitation tools and techniques
· Interface analysis
· Negotiation tools and techniques
· Prioritization tools and techniques
· Process analysis tools and techniques
· Root cause analysis

Individual & Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the analysis domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

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

The end of Day 2

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.

TRACEABILITY & MONITORING
Identifying the status of requirements throughout the lifecycle of the project and communicating critical information related to requirements is an important factor for project success. This domain is concerned about managing, examining, and sharing requirements information with the project stakeholders. The traceability and monitoring domain comprises 15 percent of the exam. This domain includes the following five tasks:

· Tracking the status, sources, and relationships of requirements
· Monitoring the lifecycle of requirements
· Updating the status of requirements and communicating requirements states to stakeholders
· Using communication methods to share important requirements information and status with stakeholders
· Determining and managing change impacts to the requirements

The traceability and monitoring domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

· Backlog management
· Change control tools and techniques
· Communication skills, techniques, and tools
· Conflict management, resolution tools, and techniques
· Organization assessment
· Reporting tools and techniques
· Requirements traceability tools and techniques

Individual & Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the traceability and monitoring domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

>>> Coffee & Networking Break at 10:00 <<<

Lunch

A great opportunity to engage in a casual chat with Bart 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.

SOLUTION EVALUATION
The final domain topic examines if the delivered solution achieves the business need and satisfies the requirements. These activities could include solution testing, gaps analysis, and final sign-off. The evaluation domain comprises 10 percent of the exam. In this section, we will explore the following four tasks:

· Comparing solutions test results to defined requirements acceptance criteria
· Analyzing, communicating, and resolving solution gap analysis
· Obtaining stakeholder sign-off and moving toward deployment
· Measuring how well the solution met business needs and values

The evaluation domain will include these knowledge and skills areas:

· Lessons learned and retrospectives
· Validation tools and techniques
· Valuation tools and techniques
· Verification methods and techniques

Individual & Class Exercise: In this exercise, you will review questions individually to reinforce the information reviewed during the evaluation domain, followed by discussions regarding the most correct responses.

What to Expect on the Exam Now that you know the content expectations for the exam it's important to realize how to prepare for the exam and what to expect as you go through the application process. To ensure you successfully pass the first time, this section will cover:

· The PMI-PBA application process
· Exam requirements
· Exam overview
· Preparing for the exam
· Understanding the questions
· Taking the exam
· General tips to help you through the process
· Final practice exam

Individual Exercise: In this exercise, you will take a portion of the final practice exam to determine specific areas of additional review and practice, as well as areas of strength. The final practice exam will be timed to simulate the actual exam. A review of correct responses and discussion will conclude this exercise.

>>> 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


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% Vs. 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.

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: www.ktc-international.hu




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Savings: €299

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Event FAQS / find your answers

Yes, the seminar is globally accredited and provides 35 PDU points. The PMI Talent Triangle PDU distribution is:

Technical Project Management: 9

Strategic & Business Management: 18

Leadership: 8

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

Short theoretical presentations grouped in 12 sub-sessions over the course of 3 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 35 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 December 21, 2018

4+2 early-bird discount (33%) for 6 delegates, until December 21, 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.

Taken from: www.pmi.org


Bachelor’s degree or the global equivalent
If you don’t currently hold a Bachelor’s degree, please see the following requirement below
4,500 hours of business analysis experience
If you don’t hold a Bachelor’s degree, but Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent), you will need a 7,500 hours of business analysis experience instead of a 4,500.
2,000 hours working on project teams
This project experience can include your business analysis experience. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement!
35 contact hours of education in business analysis
This course alone provides 24 PDUs + 11 PDUs in after-class work; thus if you have attended other KTC International’s BA workshops, you will automatically have satisfied the exam requirements!

Taken from: www.iiba.org


Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) in the last 10 years
Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) recipient
Signed Code of Conduct

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 11 accredited hours. Therefore, each participant will receive the full 35 hours/PDU, finishing the workshop and the post-course task.

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