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The highlights for this week at babsim were Project Management and Business Analysis.

Dave Wirick was back again (I think he’s just going to move in) with a packed class this week and it was a huge success!  Our PMP class is really hot right now, and the next one on tap is nearly full.  If you want to get some of the best Project Management training in the country you need to sign up ASAP!  Here are the next couple dates:

BAB520: PMP 1-2-3: A Guide to Preparing for the PMP Exam

8/15/11-8/19/11 and 10/3/11-10/7/11

This workshop is intended to prepare you to successfully take the PMP® exam, and the flow of the course is directed toward that end. The workshop will employ a case study that will be referred to throughout.

On the Business Analysis side of things, we ran another successful CBAP class this week and we have a full slate of BA classes coming at you for the rest of the year!

BAB609: Business Analysis Principles and Techniques: CBAP Exam Prep

9/19/11-9/23/11

This workshop is intended to provide knowledge of what a business analyst should do and how they should do it. More importantly, however, this workshop is designed to build a strong foundation in business analysis that can allow participants to understand why something should be done. It’s that “why” element that allows for understanding and
answering test questions.

BAB608: Business Analysis Essentials

10/17/11-10/19/11

The best way to ensure that projects meet the needs for which they were initiated is to apply a consistent requirements process and requirements management methods and tools. The goal of this workshop is to enhance the skills of project teams including those engaged in requirements elicitation and management and to increase the capability of an
organization to deliver products and services that meet user and stakeholder needs. It provides an overview and application of the processes of requirements management and is intended to allow participants to build requirements management processes that can help them increase the success of their projects

BAB607: Business Analysis Theory and Practice

11/14/11-11/18/11

A critical role in requirements elicitation and management is played by the business analyst. Business analysts serve as the link between the business interests served by the project and the technology that will be employed to deliver the functionality required by it.
They are responsible for translating business needs into language that systems analysts can turn into a solution, for framing the problem and identifying the most appropriate solution. They keep the project focused on the needs for which it was initiated. They are often charged with gathering, documenting, and testing requirements, especially in software development and implementation projects.

I’ll be back next week with updates from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference!

-Matt