ECBA™ / CCBA® / CBAP® Study Group - December 2018 Session

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
5:45pm to 7:30pm
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"The more things change, the more they stay the same" may be true of politics, but when it comes to requirements, change is inevitable.  But how do you track these changes? How do you prioritize them? What are their impacts? Does anyone need to approve these requirement changes? Has scope started to increase?

Purpose of the Study Group

Facilitated by a CBAP-certified business analyst, the monthly study group sessions provide an opportunity for business analysts considering or preparing to write the ECBA™, CCBA ® or CBAP ® exam to meet with other like-minded individuals to review content in the BABOK ® v3.

Each month, we will focus on a single chapter of the BABOK ® v3, sharing perspectives on the content and answering questions among the group. A “technique spotlight” studies a select group of techniques relevant to the knowledge area. A quiz is offered at the end of each session to reinforce and assess the material covered.

Overview of the Session

In the December 2018 session, we will focus on the Requirements Life Cycle Management knowledge area, the fifth chapter of the BABOK ® v3.

The Requirements Life Cycle Management knowledge area describes the tasks that business analysts perform in order to manage and maintain requirements. The life cycle of requirements begins with the representation of a business need, continues through the development of a solution, and ends when a solution and the requirements that represent it are retired.  These requirements will continue to provide value after implementation when they are managed properly.

Session Outline

  • Introductions
  • Chapter 5 – Requirements Life Cycle Management
    • Task 5.1: Trace Requirements
    • Task 5.2: Maintain Requirements
    • Task 5.3: Prioritize Requirements
    • Task 5.4: Assess Requirements Changes
    • Task 5.5: Approve Requirements
  • Technique Spotlight
  • Exam Study Tips
  • Upcoming Events for BAs
  • Quiz

Event Details

Facilitator: Nancy Beatson


5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sign-in and registration
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Session content
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Quiz

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Where: Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street (at Laurier), basement meeting room, B125 (map)

Cost: FREE

Who: Suitable to business analysts who are considering, studying for, or preparing to write their ECBA™, CCBA ® or CBAP ® exam.

Professional Development (PD) Hours: 1.5 PD hours are awarded to each study group attendee who submits a quiz for marking.

Parking / Transit

On-street parking is free after 5:30 pm. Paid city-run and private parking lots are available nearby.
The library is easily accessible by bus from the Metcalfe stops on Albert Street or Slater Street.


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Join in the Preparation

You may wish to reinforce your knowledge by creating five sample exam questions and their answers related to the covered chapters and emailing them to by noon on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The questions will be collated and may form part of the quiz.

Looking for materials from past sessions? Please visit the certification study groups web page.

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