August 24, 2024


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Unleashing the Power of Business Analysis in Agile and Waterfall Projects

Online Registration & Payment

Date:24 August 2024
Time:09:30 – 17:30
Venue:Nil (Online Training)
Instructor:Mr. Alex Sin
Fee:PMI HK Member: HKD 1,800
Non-PMI HK Member: HKD 2,100
Remarks:The training will be delivered online with Zoom (Guideline). Please contact PMI HK admin at or 2784 1880


Project professionals always want to increase the success rate of projects. We try to freeze the scope and then accurately estimate both time and resources required to finish the project. This is what we called ‘Waterfall’ approach to which we have been using. When the project plan fails to catch up the business changes, the project results provide less value to the business. We would use Agile approach in an ever-changing business environment.
What happens when the requirements are no longer valid towards the end of the project? Finally, project team may claim project success, but product becomes less useful. What went wrong? It’s no longer a matter of selecting the right project methodology.
When we go back to square one, reasons for launching a project are to support business. Project professionals need to help business owner to completely understand, elicit and fully describe their business requirements to the project team in both functional and non-functional perspectives.
This 1-day workshop course will equip Business and Project Team with right skills to manage requirements in a lifecycle even before project starts. We shall manifest the power of the PMBOK Guide, Agile methodologies and Business Analysis Practice Guide.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • compare the Agile and Waterfall approaches
  • describe the common Agile methodologies
  • develop and manage a product backlog (requirements)
  • Apply the model, processes and tools to a sample project in class
  • apply the best practices to enhance project outcomes, as a Business Analyst (BA)
  • Plan for your PMP®, PMI-ACP® or PMI-PBA® exam in an effective way

Course Outline

  • Comparison of Agile and Traditional approaches
  • Overview Agile methodologies
    • Scrum and XP overview
  • Project Initiation
    • Project vision and initiation
    • High level estimation
    • Product backlog
    • Story maps and the product roadmap
  • Release Planning
    • Minimally marketing feature
    • Story maps for releases
    • Prioritization methods
  • During the Iterations
    • Planning meeting
    • Daily stand-up meeting
  • Team Roles
  • Reviews and retrospectives
    • Continuous improvement
    • Iteration reviews, retrospectives
    • Manage changes
  • Business Analysis
    • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    • Elicitation
    • Requirement Analysis
    • Solution Assessment and Validation
    • Requirement Management and Communication


  • Those who want to refresh their knowledge of the PMBOK Guide
  • Those who want to know Agile or work in Agile environment
  • Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Owner (Agile) and project stakeholders who want to know the best practices in Business Analysis 

Instructor’s Profile

Mr. Alex Sin
PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-PBA ®, ITSM® Manager, SAFe SPC®, ICP-ACC®, ATP Trainer (PMP)

Alex Sin is an independent consultant, comes 30 years of successful business experience, of which 14 years in IT services and 16 years in Learning & Development.

Alex Sin is a certified instructor in a number of areas including Management Development, IT Consulting and Project Management. Alex is certified as PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-PBA®, ITIL/ITSM® Manager, SAFe(6)SPC, ICP-ACC well equipped with Methodology to deliver Consulting services. He is also a practitioner of MBTI® and DISC® well-known consulting tools.

Alex enriched his Project Management experience from large scaled projects like Libraries, EMSD and Companies Registry. Alex is the Vice President (2003-2023) of Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter. He used to take charge software development and the acceptance. He recently finished a virtualization project for a local telecom company. Alex offered important advice to internal system development including accounting, manufacturing, logistics and government industries. He regularly delivers Project Management related classes to the AP region and has trained more than 10,000 professionals.

Alex graduated from The University of Toronto with major in Computer Sciences.