Properly defined scope statements, designing flow diagrams, establishing roles and responsibilities, and applying different methods of effect analysis all aid in business analysis and improving project processes. This 14-video course explores how a project analyst implements business analysis practices into software project management for execution, monitoring, controlling, and continuous improvement of a project. Begin with a look at the components of a scope statement and how to create it, then examine the steps involved in creating a business analysis plan. Learn how flow diagrams can be used to improve project processes; how the roles and responsibilities matrix can be used to specify ownership of project activities among team members; and recognize the need to track defects through reviews. Explore failure-mode effect analysis; cause-and-effect analysis; and the process of user acceptance testing. Learn to differentiate between quality assurance and quality control; recognize the importance of data analysis; and examine commonly used tools for analyzing business needs following project initiation. The course concludes by identifying critical activities within business analysis that will ensure continuous improvement.