Business Analysis for Practitioners
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About the Book Club Meeting
The PMIWDC Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. Our meeting on Startup Leadership will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. We will meet in the first floor meeting room in the offices of L-3 from 5:30pm - 6:30pm.
Read more about the format of the book club in "About the Book Club" below.
About the Book
Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide by the Project Management Institute (2015)
(Current price is under $35.00 for paperback plus shipping on Amazon or $26.21 for the kindle. The book may also be available from your local library.)
Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides practical resources to tackle the project-related issues associated with requirements and business analysis—and addresses a critical need in the industry for more guidance in this area.
The practice guide begins by describing the work of business analysis. It identifies the tasks that are performed, in addition to the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform business analysis on programs and projects.
It breaks these tasks into five domains: needs assessment; planning; analysis; traceability and monitoring; and evaluation. Within each of these domains, there are a series of supporting tasks which are defined and explored.
These concepts and skills are applicable to all programs and projects, whether they are focused on products or services or process improvement. They are implementation-independent and can be used to develop manual or automated solutions, using any type of project life cycle.
Due to the unique nature of organizations, there are many different roles that perform business analysis in their work. Regardless of your job title or industry, if you perform business analysis and requirements-related work, this guide will provide practical guidance you can use to drive your projects and programs to more successful outcomes.
L-3 1st floor Conference Room
11955 Freedom Drive
Reston, VA, 20190
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Open book discussion
Free meeting for Chapter members.
Preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy (e-book okay) of the book to the meeting is required.
You can purchase the book through Amazon. An E-book version is fine. It may also be available from your local library.
Based on the amount of time you will spend in self-directed study of negotiation – we estimate four to six hours of reading, which converts to 4 - 6 PDUs for qualified PMPs who are under the 30 PDU limit for their current three year certification cycle. Please note that these PDUs will need to be reported as Category C: Self-Directed Learning. For full details on PDU reporting refer to the PMP Handbook.
About the Member's Only Reston Book Club
The Reston Book Club is a forum for talking about books that touch on the widely varied challenges of project and program management. There is no Book Club membership. Any PMIWDC member can sign up to join our conversations. There are just three key requirements: preregistration, reading the book before the meeting, and bringing a copy of the book to the meeting. Note that you should sign up early as we limit the discussion to fifteen people so that everyone has a chance to share their opinion.
Come to the Book Club with an open mind and prepare to have your understanding adjusted as you hear about the book through the voices of your professional peers.
Studying project management and related topics through books is recognized and rewarded by PMI in PDUs, roughly on the basis of one hour of study equals one PDU. Continued certification as a PMP requires the accumulation of these valuable credits and we are pleased to offer this opportunity to obtain both the important training and the educational credit associated with it.