Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring


This course will cover how to plan and manage your business analysis tasks, including planning for elicitation, analysis, documentation, traceability, and requirements. You will learn the essential project management concepts and skills to effectively create business analysis planning deliverables and manage the requirements process. Hands-on exercises based on a case study will bring concepts to life with practical activities.

Topics include:

  • Planning considerations
  • Selecting the approach: Predictive or adaptive
  • BA deliverables by approach
  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Mapping stakeholder influence and attitudes
  • Analyzing risks
  • Estimating tasks
  • Planning BA communications
  • Managing BA performance
  • Prioritization techniques
  • Managing changes to requirements
Who Should Enroll: 
  • Current and aspiring business analysts 
  • Executives and managers
  • Project managers
  • Programmers
Learning Outcomes: 
  • How to select a BA approach
  • How to analyze stakeholder groups
  • How to create a RACI chart
  • How to build and estimate a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • How to analyze risks
  • How to define requirements attributes and plan for traceability
  • How to prioritize requirements
  • How to manage changes to requirements
  • How to track BA performance

Students are not required to take the courses in any specific order; however, for students new to the field of business analysis, we recommend starting with Business Analysis Essentials. All students must complete this course as part of the certificate program.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute: 6.5 PDUs-Technical
International Institute of Business Analysis: 6 CDUs
Continuing Education Units: .65 CEUs
Applies Towards Certificates:

Save $655 by registering for the Business Analysis Certificate Program, a series of seven courses (including this one) that can be taken in any order. The registration cost for the certificate program is $4,490, while the cost to register for all seven courses separately is $5,145.

Textbook Information: 

It is recommended, but not required, that students purchase International Institute of Business AnalysisTM (IIBA®A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), version 3.

Additional Information: 

The workshop includes material from the International Institute of Business AnalysisTM (IIBA®Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide and A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate:

If you did not register for the Business Analysis Certificate Program bundle but you are still interested in receiving your UT Austin Gold Seal Certificate, you may request it. You have three years to complete the certificate, starting from the start date of your first class. If you would like to find out if previously-taken courses count towards the certificate requirements, please reach out to your Enrollment and Success Coordinator at We will email you your certificate after your final class.

The Center for Professional Education is an Endorsed Education Provider of the IIBA® (EEP # E48092). IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.

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