This course provides an overview of the business analysis function within the project management framework. Business Analysis is a set of tasks and techniques used to liaise among stakeholders in order to translate business needs and requirements to workable solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. Students will be introduced to the business analysis process including the tasks that are undertaken by a Business Analyst in an organization, and the techniques that are commonly used in the business analysis effort. Students will also learn the skills to define, plan,monitor, and control project scope as defined by PMI's® the PMBOK®. Students will be introduced to the concept of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) as well as various tools and techniques used in Project Scope Management.