Monday, March 16, 2020

Business Analysis Webinars for March 2020 - Part II


Why IIBA Certifications Live Discussions?
Presented by Lora McCoy, CBAP and LN Mishra, ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, AAC, Adaptive US, Inc.

IIBA examinations are hard to conquer. In this live training, Adaptive faculty will discuss different types of questions that come in IIBA exams, their answers and how to reach those answers.

This training is invaluable for all those who want to get IIBA certified.

The demand for BAs is all time high with US Department of Labor predicting 14% increase every year.

It's worth repeating that IIBA certified BAs earn significantly more, they progress faster in their career and win the Best jobs.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
·        IIBA certification requirements and process
·        IIBA exam model questions discussions (5 knowledge based + 5 scenario based)
·        Any other questions on IIBA certification exams or BABOK

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Adaptive US   @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free




Working Remotely Live Coaching Session
Presented by Laura Brandenburg, CBAP, Founder at Bridging-the-Gap

With one company after another announcing mandatory work-from-home policies, you might be working from home today! Many professionals in our community have never worked from home before or facilitated a meeting remotely. This can bring up a lot of fear and uncertainty in an already uncertain time.

My team and I have decided to host a complimentary group coaching session tomorrow, where we will share some of our best practices for working remotely.

We’ll be discussing:

·        How to set yourself up for success.
·        Practical virtual communication strategies.
·        Protecting your mindset in uncertain times.

There is no need to register.
Here are the details to join me live – 12 PM Eastern tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17).



I’ll also be streaming the session live on the Bridging the Gap YouTube channel, so if the Zoom session fills up, please join me over there.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Bridging-the-Gap     @LLBrandenburg
Cost: Free


Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Krystian Kaczor - Answering Your Hard Questions about Scrum
Presented by Krystian Kaczor, PST

Scrum itself is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex products. While it is lightweight and simple to understand, it is difficult to master. The Scrum.org Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer series, features Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) in a live session, answering your most pressing questions regarding the challenges and situations your Scrum Teams are facing. 

In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PST Krystian Kaczor will be available to answer any Scrum related questions you may have live on this webinar. Krystian works as an Agile Coach and Scrum Master to walk the talk. He leads Agile Transformations and improves Scrum implementations. His experience ranges from small, local teams to geographically distributed corporations. Krystian often works with higher management and the managing board to build support for transformation via culture change and a safe environment. Please bring your questions for this opportunity! 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2020; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: Scrum.org
Cost: Free




How to Stay Ahead in 2020
Presented by LN Mishra, President at Adaptive US

Times are changing. So are the expectations from BAs. As Business Analysts, we are constantly looking for opportunities to improve our organizations products, processes and technologies. What will keep us, we the business analysts stay ahead in the game?

This webinar tries to achieve the following objectives:
·        Key changes observed in business analysis domain
·        Skills expected to stay ahead of the curve
·        A structured path to acquire necessary BA skills of future

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2020: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Sponsor: Adaptive US     @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free
  



Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems
Presented by Ryan Ripley, PST and Todd Miller, PST

Broken Scrum practices limit your organization’s ability to take full advantage of the agility Scrum should bring: the Development Team isn’t cross-functional or self-organizing, the Product Owner doesn’t get value for their investment, and stakeholders and customers are left wondering when something—anything—will get delivered.

In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainers Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller will walk through some content in their new book, Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems, and talk about how experienced Scrum Masters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership, while removing organizational impediments and helping Scrum Teams deliver real-world value. You will discover how to visualize your work, resolve impediments, and empower your teams to self-organize and deliver using advanced coaching and facilitation techniques that honor and support the Scrum Values and agile principles.


Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 2020; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: Scrum.org
Cost: Free




Trends in Cybersecurity
Presented by Ray Lugo, Instructor at Global Knowledge

Organizations and individuals are threatened with ever-growing cyber threats and must be prepared to address them. The more we are connected to networks, the more suspectable we are to attacks, therefore enterprises must stay current applying various cybersecurity measures and maintaining awareness of cybersecurity trends.

In this webinar, you will learn:

·        Drivers to cyber decisions
·        Future trends and threats
·        How connected are you, are you protected?
·        Preparation to continue to remain relevant

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, March 26, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Global Knowledge    @GlobalKnowledge
Cost: Free




Agile Analysis Virtual Meetup
Presented by: Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, AAC, Vice President of Professional Development at Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

This is an online chat session with one of our Agile Analysis mentors. Whether you just want to learn more about the business analyst role in an agile context, the agile framework, your organization is going through an agile transformation, or you are interested in obtaining the IIBA® Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC) this session is for you. We can discuss the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, the Scrum Guide™, the agile framework, or the IIBA®-AAC certification. Whatever you wish to discuss, come let’s talk. Anyone interested in talking agile, or pursuing the IIBA®-AAC Certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our Agile mentor.  
  
Target Audience:

·        Professionals seeking to understand the agile analyst role         
·        Professionals seeking knowledge of agile frameworks
·        Professionals seeking IIBA®-AAC Certification 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, March 27, 2020; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass
Cost: Free
Registration: Agile Analysis Meetup Registration     




Cybersecurity Imperatives: Vision 2020
Presented by Dan Raywood

Cybersecurity is at the center of executive discussions in 2020. Business leaders recognize that earlier involvement of cyber analysis can help avoid a data breach, which could cripple production operations, or worse, cause a loss of trust in the brand. Learn about the top cybersecurity risks and opportunities they offer to reorganize business plans, security plans and career plans.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis   @IIBA
Cost: Free



  
7 Leadership Secrets from Ender Wiggin (Ender's Game)
Presented by Hans Eckman, Info-Tech Research Group

For managers, authority is assigned and leadership assumed, but there are big differences between management and leadership. Leadership must be demonstrated and authority earned through trust and respect. Many employees feel frustrated that they aren’t in a position to be leaders, and they often feel alone and underappreciated. In “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card, Ender Wiggin faced similar challenges as he moved through the battle school. Initially Ender was not only in a contributor position, but he was actively inhibited from demonstrating value. Ender quickly learned what makes a true leader that people will follow, regardless of the organizational structure and institutional rules. Join us to learn the 7 secrets of leadership Ender developed during his time at Battle and Command schools. See how his leadership lessons can be applied to your professional growth, development, and perspective as a leader in your company and projects. Even if you are not ready to step from the shadows yet, these lessons will improve your work as a key contributor and facilitate your path to future leadership.

Learning Objectives:
·        Identify leadership traps and how to avoid them.
·        Learn how to apply leadership techniques within teams, regardless if you are in a “lead” position.
·        Discover non-traditional leadership approaches based on applied lessons.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Times     @BATimes
Cost: Free
Registration:   BA Times Webinar Registration

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Business Analysis Webinars for March 2020


CAJ 045-Daryl Kulak-The Politics of Business Agility
Presented by Daryl Kulak, Consultant, Author and Speaker

Join Daryl for an interactive conversation about Agile projects and transformations. There are so many factors that can influence the success of a project or a transformation. But which types of factors are most often to blame when there are failures? In our experience, it is often “office politics” that is to blame. So why don’t we know more about politics? Why don’t we have a detailed set of tools to use when there are political problems, just like we have for technical problems? Testing tools, code analyzers, debuggers – but for politics! In this session, Daryl will explain some tools that can help with exactly that! You will learn about tools and processes that you can put into practice to help political problems lessen and bring people together for problem-solving, decision-making and cohesive teamwork. Intrigued? Join us!

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, March 2, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: Coaching Agile Journeys    @CoachingAgileJo
Cost: Free




Why IIBA Certifications Live Discussions?
Presented by Lora McCoy, CBAP and LN Mishra, ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, AAC, Adaptive US, Inc.

IIBA examinations are hard to conquer. In this live training, Adaptive faculty will discuss different types of questions that come in IIBA exams, their answers and how to reach those answers.

This training is invaluable for all those who want to get IIBA certified.

The demand for BAs is all time high with US Department of Labor predicting 14% increase every year.

It's worth repeating that IIBA certified BAs earn significantly more, they progress faster in their career and win the Best jobs.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
·        IIBA certification requirements and process
·        IIBA exam model questions discussions (5 knowledge based + 5 scenario based)
·        Any other questions on IIBA certification exams or BABOK

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 3, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: Adaptive US   @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free




How and Why I Became an Entrepreneur in the Agile Industry - A Discussion with a Panel of Women
Panelists: Magdalena Firlit, Jill Graves, and Shirley Santiago

In this Scrum Pulse webinar taking place around International Women's Day 2020, we will be featuring a female panel of entrepreneurs in the Agile coaching and consulting space. This conversation will be facilitated by Patricia Kong at Scrum.org and will consist of Professional Scrum Trainers Magdalena Firlit from Poland, Jill Graves from Canada and Shirley Santiago from the Philippines. These three successful entrepreneurs all created their own businesses focused on coaching, consulting and training for Scrum and agile practices as a whole. 

This unique opportunity will cover how these successful women got their start, why they chose to start their own businesses along with the challenges, hurdles and successes they have had along their journey. They will be sharing advice for others considering or starting their own businesses.
There will be time allotted for Q and A, so be sure to come prepared with questions!

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020; 9:30 am – 10:30 am EST
Host: Scrum.org
Cost: Free
  



Women in Business Analysis
Panelists: Regdan Yasar, Barbara Carkenord, and Lora McCoy

Women in Business Analysis webinar panelists will share insights into the challenges and opportunities for women working in business analysis. Our expert panel will share their experiences, influences, and provide tips and advice.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free




IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by 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, CBAP, or IIBA-AAC application to the exams to re-certification.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, March 6, 2020; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EST
Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Certification Chat




CAJ Virtual Lean Coffee 006
Presented by Coaching Agile Journeys

Join us for our virtual lean coffee. We will be dynamically creating our agenda from agile topics and discussing as time allows. If possible, please join the discussion with your video turned on.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, March 9, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Coaching Agile Journeys     @CoachingAgileJo
Cost: Free
Registration:   CAJ Lean Coffee Registration




Starting a Career in Business Analysis 2020
Presented by Christine Sigrist, Laura Brandenburg, and Leslie Macumber

If you are looking for a job in business analysis or want to learn more about what business analysis is, then this webinar is for you. Learn about business analysis skills and competencies you need to gain or improve, how to differentiate yourself from other candidates and how to get job-ready for your first year on the job.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 11, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Business Analysis Webinars for February 2020 - Part II


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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
·        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: Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: Adaptive US   @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free




Cybersecurity: Business Analysis Essentials Webinar
Presented by International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and IEEE

Today’s business analysis professionals are facing a challenge beyond defining systems or solutions; organizations are looking for well-versed BAs to help overcome critical cybersecurity challenges. In this webinar, we examine the basics of cybersecurity for BAs and look at cybersecurity issues, concepts, mitigation procedures and more. 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: free




Blockchain Trends
Presented by Adina Suciu

This webinar is designed for everybody interested to find out more about current trends in blockchain.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 19, 2020; 11:00 am – 11:30 am EST
Host: The Great IT Pro
Cost: Free
Registration:   Great IT Pro Webinar Registration  




Agile Process Innovation (Agile Lean Six Sigma)
Presented by Jay Arthur

Can service oriented businesses use a subset of Lean Six Sigma methods to maximize results? The answer is Yes. Can Lean Six Sigma be blended with Agile? Also, yes. In this webinar, you will learn how your people can be trained in a day or less to solve real problems with Agile Lean Six Sigma.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 2020; 11:00 am – 11:30 am EST
Host: The Great IT Pro
Cost: Free




Using Strategic Storytelling to Captivate Your Audience
Presented by Christa Kirby, Vice President, Talent Development and Leadership Practice Director at Corporate Education Group

Storytelling is central to human existence. We tell stories to make sense of our lives, to share information, to connect across time and space. Stories can influence, caution, excite, and inspire. They can also change attitudes and catalyze action.

In this session we’ll explore the use of storytelling in a business environment. Incorporating neuroscience research, real-world examples, and – of course! – stories, we’ll examine how to:

·        Create a "master story" to drive higher retention and recall of your message.
·        Interweave stories and data to create a cohesive and powerful narrative.
·        Leverage dramatic structure to amplify key concepts.
·        Utilize story elements to deepen your connection with your audience.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, February 24, 2020; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
·        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: Tuesday, February 25, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: Adaptive US   @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free




Business Analysis: Evolution of the Profession and Practice
Presented by Ken Fulmer, Senior Advisor and Former President & CEO at IIBA

The Business analysis profession is growing across the globe. Role delineations of many professions are less clear and there are more overlaps of capability. CNN top jobs indicate growth at 14% annually.1 The average growth rate for all occupations is 5%. As a result, the demand for business analysis related training and courses is also growing. Will you be part of this bright future or left behind? Find out what this evolution means as a revenue opportunity for your institution.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 9:30 am – 10:30 am EST
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free




When Will My Agile Project Be Complete?
Presented by Dan Galorath

This webinar will help you understand the cost, schedule, and completion dynamics of agile software. 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 26, 2020; 11:00 am – 11:15 am EST
Host: The Great IT Pro
Cost: Free




Executive Guide to Using Process Mining to Succeed in Major Transformations
Presented by Keith Ellis, Chief Marketing Office, SereoLOGIC Ltd.

Executives have unique issues when facing major transformation projects: they are accountable for the business case, the risk is higher, and there is extreme time pressure to achieve business outcomes. The perspective of executives is NOT project-centric; executives must focus on guarding the customer experience throughout the process of transformation and to ensure this is not only maintained but improved. This session is a practical guide for executive leadership on how mining TRUTH dramatically alters major transformation success rates and magnitude of return. 

Learning objectives: 

·        Compressing project planning timelines and controlling scope
·        Isolating opportunistic benefit
·        Reducing the burden on frontline staff and key subject experts throughout transformation 
·        Smoothing the communication burden in reporting errors, delays, system issues, process failure 
·        Proving your business case outcomes and harvesting incremental benefit

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Host: Modern Analyst    @ModernAnalyst
Cost: Free




10 Tips to Facilitate Enterprise Agility
Presented by Ali Cox, General Manager and Senior Instructor at Netmind

The days of thinking that transformation is isolated to the IT department are over. One of the biggest challenges of a global organization is not only adapting to market demands but doing so in a way that advances new business lines, encourages customer-oriented collaboration, and promotes continuous improvement. This new way of working must be based on promoting new cultural changes, rethinking management practices, transforming processes organization-wide, and optimizing all departments by focusing on the core business. As a result, many organizations are adopting agile principles and practices to effectively respond to today’s volatile business environment and better meet customer needs. But adopting agile is not the same as achieving business agility.

JOIN US TO UNDERSTAND:
·        What is Agile (beyond the buzzwords)?
·        How the scope of Agile has gone beyond IT and translates to the entire enterprise
·        What practices enable enterprise agility
·        Applying analysis at all levels of the enterprise
·        Actionable items you can implement to enhance agility

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, February 28, 2020; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free