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PMI-PBA 2 years 1 month ago #4693

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A lot of the new PMI-PBA is consistent with agile methodologies. How much of the Agile Prepcast would you estimate would qualify as contact hours for PMI-PBA?

PMI-PBA 2 years 1 month ago #4701

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Marc,

I cannot say at this time. However... I'm going to the PMI Global Congress in Phoenix in a couple of days and I'm scheduled to do a PM Podcast interview with someone from PMI on this certificate. I will include your question in my interview.
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PMI-PBA 2 years 1 month ago #4738

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Cornelius were you able to ask this question? and if so what was the answer.

PMI-PBA 2 years 1 month ago #4739

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Marc,

Yes... I did indeed ask and received a negative response. The handbook clearly states that the 35 contact hours must be earned in business analysis practices and the PMI representative that I spoke to does not see the relation to Agile.

I'm not surprised, because this is the answer that I expected based on my interpretation of the PMI-PBA examination content outline. In this document you can see that the exam will ask you questions in 5 domains (Needs Assessment, Planning, Analysis, Traceability & Monitoring, and Evaluation) and the tasks that you are supposed to know about and have experience in are far from what we teach in our Agile PrepCast.

Example: Task 1 in Domain 1 is "Define or review a business problem or opportunity using problem and opportunity analysis techniques in order to develop a solution scope statement and/or to provide input to create a business case." We don't teach this for PMI-ACP and I don't know of any PMI-ACP course that does.

There are, however, a number of Knowledge & Skills listed in the exam content outline that are a match between ACP and PBA. But they are of such "general" nature (i.e. reporting, backlog management, change control, systems thinking) that the bottom line is this:

You need to take 35 training hours specific to business analysis in order to earn your 35 contact hours. Our PM PrepCast or Agile PrepCast do not qualify.
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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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PMI-PBA 1 year 9 months ago #5230

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Hello Cornelius,

Are there any plans to offer a PMI-PBA prepcast in the future? I felt that the PM Prepcast was a huge help to me in passing the PMP exam and am looking for something to help me prepare for the PMI-PBA exam.

PMI-PBA 1 year 8 months ago #5234

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Carmine,

No. At this point we are not planning to offer a PMI-PBA PrepCast.

However... we will be offering a PMI-PBA Exam Simulator. Probably within the next 9 months or so.
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Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
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