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Business Analysis Planning - Chapter Summary
Get an overview of business analysis planning concepts with this online business chapter. As you follow along with our expert instructors, you'll explore a variety of topics, including project planning, stakeholder management, project prioritization, contingency planning and much more. You can work through the chapter at your own pace, and when you're finished, you'll be able to:
- Determine specific customer requirements
- Outline the project planning steps
- Evaluate requirement management plans and the strategic management process
- Explain knowledge management and stakeholder management
- Recognize project prioritization, project management scheduling and agile estimation techniques
- Define the concepts of progressive elaboration, analogous estimation and contingency planning
- Assess the importance of decomposition in project management
- Understand PERT analysis and project completion topics
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1. Determining Specific Customer Requirements
Knowing customer requirements is important to the success of a company. Customer requirements can be determined through research, customer feedback, and identifying how customers want to purchase products.
2. Project Planning: Steps, Process & Return
More and more, the ability to plan and execute a project is a way to get ahead in work. In this lesson, we'll go over the basics of project planning, from the drawing board to completion.
3. Requirements Management Plan: Definition & Example
Have you ever had a project that had a lot of requirements? I have used a requirement managment plan to help make sure that requirements are met and can be traced throughout the project lifecycle.
4. The Strategic Management Process
We will be reviewing the strategic management process, starting with the four main steps of the process. These steps provide the foundation for understanding strategic management as a whole and will serve you well as you deal with management decision-making situations.
5. Knowledge Management: Capture, Store & Share Information with KM
Knowledge management makes it possible to capture, store, share and utilize the knowledge and experience of an organization. Learn about the different types of knowledge and how knowledge management is implemented in this video lesson.
6. Stakeholder Management Plan: Definition & Example
This lesson provides an overview and definition of stakeholder management planning within the project management pre-planning methodology. It also includes examples of how stakeholder management plans are used in the project planning industry.
7. Project Prioritization: Techniques, Process & Examples
Many times project managers have the difficult task of seeing which projects are a priority for an organization and which ones are not. This lesson examines the various techniques that project managers use to prioritize different projects in a project portfolio. The lesson also looks at the process of project prioritization with some relevant examples.
8. Progressive Elaboration: Definition & Example
Progressive elaboration is a project management technique that allows for detail to be added to coarse-grained project plans in an incremental nature. It is well suited to iterative development techniques.
9. Decomposition in Project Management: Definition & Importance
It is essential to decompose your projects properly. This lesson provides you with guidance on decomposing your project and expounds on the importance of the decomposition.
10. Analogous Estimating: Definition & Use
Making sure you have enough money to complete your project and finish it within the time frame requested can be stressful if you lack important data. In this lesson we will learn about a way to figure out just how much time and money you will need for a given project.
11. Agile Estimation: Units & Techniques
Project requirements are one of the most important aspects of a project, but the time and effort are of equal significance. In Agile, time and effort are assigned using estimation. Learn about the units and techniques of Agile estimation.
12. PERT Analysis & Project Completion
Time-based decision methods are used a great deal when a manager or company looks at a time-based project. To ensure the project can be done on time, managers use PERT analysis, a tool for estimating the time it will take to complete a project. This lesson will outline PERT and help you to understand how it is used to predict time based projects.
13. Project Management Scheduling: Tools & Techniques
Scheduling a project is a true skill requiring the project manager to use several tools and techniques. In this lesson, we'll learn how to effectively use tools and techniques to develop a project schedule that's accurate and easy to read.
14. What Is Contingency Planning in Business? - Definition, Example & Importance
Every business is impacted by events, and a poor response to those events could, in extreme cases, result in the loss of the business. Learn what contingency planning is and why we do it, and explore the process for implementing it at your company.
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