Sunday, June 16, 2019

Business Analysis Webinars for June 2019 - Part II

Managing a Virtual Team
Presented by David Nicholls, IAG Consulting

The reality across many organizations is that managing geographically dispersed individuals on a “virtual team” becomes more and more viable every day. However, running a virtual team effectively is not as easy as setting up some fancy technology and managing remote individuals in the same way they’d be managed if they were collocated.

This one-hour webinar will explore the best practices that can be employed to overcome the inherent challenges of managing an effective and cohesive virtual team, as well as highlight many of the benefits which can be achieved using the virtual team management techniques that are currently used by IAG to manage our teams of consultants and client engagements across North America.

Participants will come away from this webinar with practical methods they can apply in their environment to help them communicate with, track progress on and improve results from the remote individuals and teams they manage.

Key content covered in the webinar:

·        Assessing the team and environment
·        Preparing for virtual communication and team management
·        Facilitation techniques for running virtual meetings
·        Leveraging tools and technology
·        Tracking individual/team progress
·        Resolving individual/team issues
·        Identifying areas for improvement

Get specific answers to:

·        “What steps can a manager take to prepare to manage their virtual team?”
·        “What facilitation techniques can be used to effectively elicit and communicate information in a virtual environment?”
·        “Can a manager “read” someone over the phone/ video-conference?”
·        “How can the technology at hand be leveraged and used effectively by a virtual team?”
·        “Which standard management techniques need to be enhanced (and how) to maintain control over and develop a strong virtual team?
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2019; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free

Change by Projects!
Presented by: Lorenz Gareis

In this webinar we explore the relationship between projects and change.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 18, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

5 Things You Must Know About Requirements Planning
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting

Requirements Planning adds incredible value to the requirements process. More than simply creating another “work breakdown structure” document, this is an opportunity to address risks proactively and gain better stakeholder participation.  This session demonstrates how every component of a requirements plan adds value.

Learning Objectives:
1.      Illustrate the pitfalls of traditional approaches to Requirements Planning
2.      Deliver guidelines for making Requirements Planning a value-add activity
3.      Know what material must be present in a high quality requirements planning document

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 25, 2019; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free


Lessons From the Front Lines: Military Generals, Mindfulness, and Emotional Intelligence
Presented by: Susan Schwartz

This webinar centers around four key, military leadership attributes that can be viewed as take-away lessons on how to lead teams to success.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

Help Wanted! Creating an Actionable Data Strategy
Presented by: Dan Johnson

In this webinar, we discuss the building blocks for creating a data strategy that is both aspirational and actionable. 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 27, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Business Analysis Webinars for June 2019

7 Principles For Growing High Performing Product Teams
Presented by: Hector Del Castillo

This webinar will help you improve your organization’s performance and strengthen your product portfolio.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 4, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting

So you’ve been assigned a complex, poorly defined project concept… now what?
Nothing is worse (or better) for a senior project manager or analyst than being handed a project that is:  strategic, very large, and way outside your comfort zone in complexity.  These projects will sometimes roll around the halls of big companies for months while they struggle to gain sufficient momentum and clarity to really move forward with a sense of purpose and direction. Let’s say one of these career-bruisers/-builders is yours?  What do you do next?
This session is about the tactics of early-stage project intake and clarification – getting clarity efficiently.

Learning Objectives:
1.      Inside the project intake process – why is intake so dysfunctional?
2.      The action plan – simple steps that drive project clarity and milestones that deliver benefit.
3.      Targeted result – time tested deliverables that work

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5, 20189 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free

Manage Time and Priorities Using Microsoft Outlook
Presented by Greg Lutes, Technical Trainer and Consuiltant at Global Knowledge

In today’s busy world it is a constant challenge to keep up with your goals and commitments. Many people often feel as though they cannot find enough time to get everything done. Although we can’t give you more hours in the day, we can help you decide what to do and when to do it. You will learn how to create a system that works for you based on your workload and work style.
Course objectives

Provide participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies to effectively use Microsoft Outlook as a work organization and management tool. This course will help participants enhance their personal and team productivity, while giving them more control over activities and information.

·        Major Outlook Tools
·        Configure your Outlook Interface for Managing Tasks
o   Rules
o   Labelling Email Messages
o   Flagging
o   Create tasks from Emails
o   Delegate Tasks
o   Working with Folders
o   Categories
o   Conversation Threads
·        Managing Your Calendar
o   Time Management
o   Organize Meeting
o   Recurring Appointments
o   Sharing Your Calendar

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2019; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Global Knowledge    @GlobalKnowledge
Cost: Free


A Fresh and Practical Perspective on Key Business Analysis Techniques
Presented by LN Mishra, President at Adaptive US

Business analysis techniques has a canvas which is really vast. The author spent 25+ years in the profession. During the same, he developed and modified many existing business analysis techniques to make them more useful to business analysis practice. Here are the techniques on which the author will share his unique experiences of enhancing the following BA techniques: 1. Scope Model 2. Activity Model 3. Business Analysis Canvas 4. SWOT Analysis 5. Stakeholder Map 6. Data Dictionary 7. Kano Analysis 8. Brainstorming 9. Estimation 10. Prototyping

·        Introduce improved BA techniques
·        Answer queries on using BA techniques that work in the real world  

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2019; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Sponsor: Adaptive US    @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free

Applied Process Science for Business Environments
Presented by: Sam Chin

In this webinar you will learn about the emerging discipline of process science.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

Transform Your BA Career with Certifications
Presented by Lora McCoy, CBAP and LN Mishra, ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, AAC, Adaptive US, Inc.

Getting IIBA certified can transform one’s business analyst career. Research has proven that certified business analysts earn 16% more on average. Listen from IIBA experts as how you should prepare for IIBA certifications. Transforming one’s BA career with IIBA® Certifications.

·        Key success factors to succeed in the exam
·        Tips and tricks to crack IIBA certification exams on the first attempt
·        IIBA Application process
·        Strategy for managing time and attempting questions
·        Any other questions on IIBA certification exams

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Adaptive US   @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free


Agile Business Analysis
Presented by Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, CSM, BRMP  

Intense business environments of today are driven by uncertainty and the high speed of change. Two practices that help organizations meet those challenges are business analysis and Agile. In fact, business analysis has become a core competency for any organization that appreciates the skills needed to align business and customer needs and expectations. In addition, most organizations have gone far beyond asking whether they are going to incorporate Agile into their methods for project delivery; rather, they are well into their exploration of how to make Agile work for them.

Agile business analysis is the resulting sweet spot for today’s most marketable project professional. This presentation explores how business analysis is used in Agile environments and the value proposition that the Agile BA offers to organizations competing in today’s hyper dynamic business environment.

This presentation will explore:
·        The business analysis core competencies organizations need most 
·        Where business analysis work is needed on agile projects 
·        How business analysis in agile organizations differs from BA work in traditional environments

Attendees will be able to discuss:
·        How business analysis is used in Agile organizations 
·        Where BAs fit in on Agile projects
·        How BAs can provide value as organizations adopt Agile

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 2019; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Modern Analyst    @ModernAnalyst
Sponsor: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free


IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by Rich Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, Co-founder at Watermark Learning

The event is a free chat session using webinar technology. It features written questions and live answers by an experienced CBAP from Watermark Learning. Topics include anything related to IIBA's certifications you want, ranging from the ECBA, CCBA, or CBAP application to the exams to re-certification.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, June 7, 2019; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free

The Top 5 Agile BA Challenges and How To Overcome Them
Presented by Angela Wick, PMP, CBAP, Founder and CEO at BA-Squared

Are you playing around with Agile, or maybe you have taken the leap and are all in. There is no doubt that you are learning fast and also working through some challenges. Let's get real about these challenges and do something about it! In this webinar, Angela Wick discusses the Top 5 Challenges she sees Agile BAs experiencing! She will discuss the factors that bring on the challenges and concrete steps you can take to address them

·        Think differently about the factors that create these challenges
·        Discover the top 5 Agile BA Challenges
·        Recognize the steps you can take to address the challenges

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, June 10, 2019; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Times    @BATimes
Sponsor: BA-Squared, LLC    @BA-Squared

Managing Evolving Knowledge
Presented by: Peggy Salvatore

In this webinar we will discuss the challenges of managing corporate knowledge in a rapidly changing world.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

Requirements Prioritization Best Practices
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting

This two-hour webinar for project managers and business analysts gets right to the point and covers the essential steps for prioritizing business requirements -- a process based on industry best practices ranging from QFD, MoSCoW and others --  and employing IAG's experience and proven techniques for practical requirements prioritization.  
This webinar will explain why prioritization is important, when it is needed (and when it isn't,) when it should be done, what different strategies could be used and what techniques work best. 
Participants will learn a practical process that is adaptable to various types of projects (from large to small) and a variety of environments from agile to waterfall.
It will provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with a clear understanding of what they need to know, and what they need to do, to easily and effectively prioritize the product requirements for their next project. 

Key Content Covered in this Webinar:
·        The Most Effective Prioritization Strategies
·        Different Prioritization Techniques
·        Why Prioritize?
·        When to Prioritize Knowing
·        What to Prioritize
·        The Six Steps to Prioritizing Business Requirements
·        Key Requirements Prioritization Success Factors
·        Facilitating Requirements Prioritization Meetings
·        Rating Facilitation Methods
·        Next Steps

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2019; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free

Predictively Agile
Presented by: Michael Airaudi

In this webinar, we will provide an overview of project management approaches, explore helpful techniques, and discuss leadership recommendations.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free

Our Requirements Are Good, So Why Aren’t We Delivering Value?
Presented by Joy Beatty,  VP at Seilevel
Many people ask us how to measure whether or not they have good requirements, but most of them have the question wrong. Researchers propose methods to measure quality of requirements, but the end game isn’t about requirements, or even the project deadline. The real target is the value a project actually delivers to an organization. Things like increasing revenue by a measurable amount or decreasing operational costs really are the bottom line, and ultimately the measure of success. Fortunately, people typically do what their performance is measured against, so rallying an entire organization to measure true value increases the potential for that value to be delivered. To really have a successful project, requirements engineering practices need to start with understanding the desired value of the project. Then align requirements efforts to elicit and specify only the requirements that will deliver that value. Then they work with development and test organizations to make sure the whole team maintains a razor sharp focus on delivering the desired value. 

In this talk, we’ll share our research findings that show what executives really care about (and it isn’t reducing the number of missed requirements). We’ll review our experiences with measuring value on actual projects. Finally, we’ll outline the steps you can use to create this kind of change in your organization.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Modern Analyst    @ModernAnalyst
Cost: Free

Project Team Collaboration: Leading One Big Happy Family
Presented by Ali Cox, BA Certified, CBAP, PMP, SAFe Agilist

Join our GM and Lead Instructor, Ali Cox, for a one-time, complimentary webinar! Throughout the years the way teams work has changed, and with that, project team collaboration can be confusing. There was a time when an analyst on a project team was responsible for a variety of tasks, including project management, business analysis, development and quality assurance, and implementation. Then there was a swing to a siloed approach of individual roles for each. Now, organizations are realizing the best approach is somewhere in between and are empowering their teams to self-organize and make decisions themselves about their structure and way of working.
But how do you actually do this?

Session Roadmap
·        Review the work or capabilities needed for a successful project team
·        Provide effective work strategies for the team to build strong partnerships
·        Understand why saying “that’s not my job” is unacceptable
·        Learn to guide collaborative relationships and manage the team for effectiveness

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, June 14, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: B2T Training    @B2T_Training
Cost: Free