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PMI – Introduction to Business Analysis

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About This Course

The common struggle in projects is to get the right people to make decisions in a timely manner. In this highly informative course, Kupe Kupersmith shares how to view and approach analysis so your focus is on reaching the desired outcome. Kupe is an accomplished BA, author, and sought-after speaker. In the course, Kupe shares the perspective of the BA. For example, one of the most valuable contributions the BA can make is helping others make decisions. Learn how to identify business needs and determine solutions. Learn how to tailor your approach when working with different types of people.  Kupe also provides real-life examples, such as working on a relatable neighborhood project or being misunderstood in his role at Turner Broadcasting. These entertaining examples will help you become a better manager. Whether you’re performing business analysis, mentoring others or involved in projects where analysis is happening – this course is perfect for you!


  • Introduction
  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Defining Requirements
  • What vs. Why
  • The Path
  • Why is Decision Making the Answer?
  • Pitching Business Analysis
  • Is Anything Required?
  • Lean Business Analysis
  • Four Factors that Stop Good Decision Making
  • Summary and Course Wrap-Up

Target Audience: Anyone involved in projects where analysis is happening. Best for PMI-BA® and PMP® certification holders.

Outcome: 1.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied towards the following certifications: PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, & PMI-BA, and 1 PDU towards the PfMP, PMI-RMP & PMI-SP certification.

Author: Kupe Kupersmith

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course registered with PMI? Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes and yes!  Your PDUs are important, and we’ve registered this course with PMI.  Velociteach is a Registered Education Provider (REP#1768).  This course is listed with PMI, provides Category A PDUs and is aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM. Once you have finished the course, our system will generate a Certificate of Completion for your records.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    You will have access to this course for 6 months from the time you activate the key in your account.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. However, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the key.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn 1.5 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 1.5 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete each course.

    PMI has step-by-step instructions on how to report your PDUs.

  • PDUs: 1.5

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PMI – Introduction to Business Analysis

PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: .5
  • Technical PDUs: .5
  • Strategic PDUs: .5

"The instructor was pleasant and enthusiastic about the topic and maintained just the right level of detail to keep the lesson progressing."

-L. Brods

"You can tell Kupe is an improvisational comedian because he brings the fun to Business Analysis!"

-S. Pittman

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
Good introductory course