This is a 1 day, hands-on workshop that teaches planning and estimating techniques to business analysts. Participants first discover how to properly identify project deliverables, and then determine the key activities needed to produce those deliverables. After reviewing a number of estimating concepts and techniques, students derive the level of effort and duration for each activity. The aim is for students to be able to answer two key questions: What will it take to produce the deliverables? How long will it take?
BAs who need to be able to estimate the level of effort and duration of their project deliverables; BAs who participate in the project planning and scheduling process
1. Introduction and Fundamentals
Programs and Projects
PMI Basic Concepts
The BA role in project planning Overview of Planning
2. Estimating Techniques
The estimating road map
Typical BA deliverables
Identifying the activities to produce the deliverables
Effort versus duration
The estimating challenge
3. Determining Level of Duration
Estimating duration from effort
The Gantt Chart
4. Risk Management
What is risk?
What is risk Management?
Assessing risks and incorporating them into the plan