Monday, November 5, 2018

Business Analysis Webinars for November 2018

IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by Rich Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, Co-founder, 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, November 2, 2018; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Certification Chat Registration




Getting it Right: Best Practices for Requirements Management
Presented by Dr. Martin Schedlbauer, Ph.D., CBAP, OCUP, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

Requirements are at the core of any project, and, therefore, must be carefully managed. In this webinar, you will learn the essential requirements management practices, including the requirements life cycle from inception to implementation, requirements management planning, and requirements management tools. In addition, you will learn how to write SMART requirements statements that are useful and actionable. Finally, we will contrast and compare the traditional requirements management approach with agile requirements management.

Learning objectives include:


·        Understand the requirements management process 
·        Learn how to write good requirements
·        Appreciate the value of a requirements management plan 
·        Contrast plan-driven and change-driven requirements management approaches

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 6, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration




Tips for Planning Requirements Elicitation on Large Projects
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting

The large, complex project brings with it a unique set of problems that may not be encountered in a smaller project. This one-hour webinar will focus on the planning phase for a large, complex project. The participant will learn the importance of developing an understanding of the complete scope of analysis and developing an integrated series of requirements plans to eliminate redundancy of effort and to provide for better input to the high level architectural design decisions that must be made.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

·        How to define the complete scope of analysis
·        How to develop comprehensive, integrated Requirements Management Plans
·        How to ensure the necessary and sufficient input is available to optimize the high level architectural design decisions

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2016; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration




Scaling Agile
Presented by Christof Ebert

This webinar will introduce you to scalable agile. We explore the state of the practice with scalable agile frameworks such as SoS, SAFe, LeSS and DAD. Hands-on guidance will help attendees to apply scaled agile also in their own context. 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, November 08, 2018; 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration


  

The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength
Presented by Jennifer Kahnweiler, PH.D., Champion of Introverts

Introverts ARE leaders. This inspirational and practical web event will demonstrate how introverts can use their quiet strengths to conquer leadership challenges. Extroverts and “ambiverts”—those whose personality type is between an introvert and extrovert—will also learn how to expand their leadership skills. All participants will discover how to use their natural style and flex to others.

Presenter Jennifer Kahnweiler draws upon her latest research as well as enlightening stories to demonstrate how organizations can harness introvert power. She will walk you through a well-oiled leadership and career development process called the 4 P’s. Learn how Preparing, being Present, Pushing, and Practicing can help us all become the leaders we were meant to be.

What You Will Learn

·        The differences between introverts and extroverts 
·        Challenges for introverts in a Type A workplace and practical tips on how to overcome them 
·        Particular challenges for women who are introverted 
·        The 4 P’s process of leadership success and how women can use it to succeed in all types of work environments 
·        How female introverted leaders in technology and other male dominated industries use their strengths 
·        Customized suggestions to help your organization become a more introvert-friendly workplace 
·        How to define action steps that can be immediately applied

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, November 8, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Public Webinar Registration




IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat  
Presented by: Bill Powers, CBAP, Senior Business Analyst, Republic Bank & Trust

This is a free online chat session with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA™, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, November 9, 2018; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass
Cost: Free
Registration:   Bluegrass IIBA Public Webinar Registration
  



Requirements Definition Best Practices for Business Intelligence Projects
Presented by Ross Little, Executive Managing Partner, IAG Consulting

This two hour webinar gives an overview of key business intelligence and data warehouse concepts for Project Managers and Business Analysts. We will provide a simple, easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply process that analyzes and defines the business objectives, usage scenarios, questions and queries that will yield a conceptual multi-dimension model and form the basis of the business requirements for the data warehouse and business intelligence system requirements of your projects.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration




Leading Multicultural Teams: Developing Your Cultural Intelligence
Presented by Marie Bankuti, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

Are you managing a team of individuals from different countries, or different cultural backgrounds? While research shows that diversity on a team is highly beneficial to creativity, effectiveness, and bringing out the best in each team member, if you aren't comfortable working with and managing the various approaches, it can feel like you're working in a foreign land yourself.

Cultural nuances around directness, formality, assertiveness, body language, and the like can lead to false assumptions about motivation and engagement, often resulting in decisions that further alienate. Performance can suffer, both individually and as a team.

In this interactive session you'll:

·        Gain insight into different cultural norms and values in business.
·        Develop confidence working with and leading folks from different cultures.
·        Understand how to assess, appreciate, and leverage cultural differences.
·        Support your team members and their interactions with less struggle.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  EST
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration




Critical Thinking
Presented by Jody Jones, Ph.D., President at Strategic Transformations

Steps to Making Clearer and More Effective Decisions

In this fast-paced world, one thing is certain: We need sharp critical thinkers who are able to size up a situation, realize the potential where others may not, and seize opportunities through prompt decision making.

We all perform some level of critical thinking in our daily lives, yet most of us don’t really know what it entails or how we do what we do. 

This preview offers you a practical introduction to the highly popular AMA seminar, Critical Thinking. We’ll introduce you to the RED model of critical thinking and describe the basics of putting it into action using a practical case study.

What You Will Learn

AMA's Critical Thinking seminar walks you through making reasoned judgments that are well thought out. Join us to get a preview of how the seminar reveals the methods used to improve your ability to engage in logical and rational thinking, including: 

·        How the RED (Recognize assumptions, Evaluate arguments, Draw conclusions) Model is used to get to a decision point 
·        The importance of separating facts from opinions 
·        Three steps you can take to apply critical thinking skills right away

While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Public Webinar Registration




How to Optimize and Improve Your AWS Architecture
Presented by Ryan Dymek, AWS Consultant and Instructor

Organizations too often jump in to cloud expecting to see immediate efficiencies and cost savings, however this isn’t always the case. Join us to:

·        Explore common inefficient cloud architectures that impact areas, such as costs, performance and security.
·        Learn how you can investigate the underlying issue
·        Find solutions to these issues so you’re maximizing the ROI on AWS

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Host: Global Knowledge    @GlobalKnowledge
Cost: Free
Registration:   Global Knowledge Webinar Registration

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Business Analysis Webinars for October 2018 - Part II

Micro-Webinar Series: The Insider's Guide to Agile at Scale
Presented by Chris Castle and Aman Bhalia at Blueprint Software Systems

The world’s top organizations are getting their product releases to market 50% faster, with 30% fewer defects. They’re seeing greater alignment between business and IT teams, and delivering better customer experiences along the way.

Ready to find out how?

In this micro-webinar series, we’ll take you through a 3-part guide to scaling Agile. We’ll explore how the best product and development minds are taking Agile from siloed teams to enterprise wide Agility, and give you actionable insights to support your own Agile journey.

We understand that you’re busy, so this series cuts the fat and keeps to 20 minutes, with time for questions.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm EDT
Host: Blueprint Software Systems    @Blueprintsys
Cost: Free
Registration:   Blueprint Public Webinar Registration




How Agile, Open Source and an Open Organization Fit Together?
Presented by: Fernando Colleone

This webinar will compare and contrast Agile, Open Source and Open Organizations - the good and the bad - and see if there is a way to get them to fit together for you.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration



   
FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar
Presented by Eileen Land, e-Learning Specialist at FranklinCovey

Create lifetime success with The 7 Habits®

Get a powerful introduction to the highly popular, hands-on seminar, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, based on the international bestseller. In this preview, you will discover how The 7 Habits® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities. Your team and organization can also learn and harness these qualities for maximum results.

If you’ve ever wondered if The 7 Habits® are right for you, or just want to learn more, don’t miss this preview of the world’s premier leadership development solution.

What You Will Learn

·        Why The 7 Habits® are relevant in the 21st century 
·        What “effectiveness” means in an ever-changing, chaotic world  
·        How to grow your personal capabilities and interpersonal relationships 
·        How our paradigms affect our ability to achieve what matters most to us   
·        The importance of self-renewal in creating and sustaining results 

Attending this preview is COMPLIMENTARY, but reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Public Webcast Registration



Test Automation & RPA for Dynamics AX with Rapise
Presented by Inflectra Corporation

Please join Inflectra's webinar: Test Automation & RPA for Dynamics AX with Rapise on October 18, 2018, at 10 AM (EDT). The webinar will focus on RPA for Dynamics AX with Rapise.

The key webinar take-aways:

By the end of the webinar you will:
  - be familiar with major Rapise capabilities
  - be able to run RPA scenarios within Rapise
  - have learned Rapise tips and hacks for automating the testing of Dynamics AX through demo scenario
  - understand what skill are required for effective use of Rapise for RPA for Dynamics AX
  - have learned how to become Inflectra's partner or reseller.

There will be time for Q &A at the end!

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: Inflectra Corporation    @inflectra
Cost: Free
Registration:   Inflectra Public Webinar Registration




Decision Modeling for Business Analysts using DMN
Presented by Denis Gagne, CEO at Trisotech, and Phil Simpson, Sr. Principal Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat

Business analysis often involves documenting and understanding how organizations make critical operational decisions. This has traditionally been a complex process, often involving multiple spreadsheets and different approaches to describing business rules.  But now there is a new approach, based on a standard modeling language - Decision Model and Notation (DMN).  Join our distinguished speakers from Trisotech and Red Hat as we introduce and explore decision modeling using DMN. 

You will learn:

·        The key constructs and semantics of DMN
·        How to represent business decision logic, from simple to complex, in DMN
·        How to go beyond the model, to create decision services that automate business decisions

You'll come away with a better understanding of how DMN can help you model and automate decisions, and of the value it can bring to your organization.

Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration




Agile Coaching: A Key to High-performing Agile Teams and Projects
Presented by Michael Delis, Eng, ACC, CLP, PMP, CSM, CDA, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

This webinar will offer a shared understanding of a best-practiced Agile Coaching Competency Framework. Components and associated agile coaching competencies will be defined and how to effectively apply the framework to help agile teams and projects achieve high performance and exceptional results will be presented.

Learning objectives include:

  
·        Understanding of Agile Coaching Competency Framework Components
·        Understanding of agile coaching competencies 

Topics covered:

·        Agile-Lean Practitioner
·        Teaching/Mentoring
·        Facilitating/Professional Coaching
·        Technical/Business/Transformation Mastery 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Ed Group Webinar Registration



  
Strategy a Crucial Enabler
Presented by Adrian Reed, Principal Consultant at Blackmetric Business Solutions

The words “strategy” and “strategic” are frequently used in organizations and might be seen by some as “corporate buzzwords”. Yet in reality, having a clearly articulated strategy is a crucial enabler for organizational alignment and success. As change professionals, we need to ensure that our projects and programs align with strategy–else we may end up with different departments and teams pulling in different directions (and we may end up getting caught in the cross fire!)

The BA toolkit is broad, and there’s a huge opportunity for us to contribute. This is an area where collaboration between PMs and BAs is absolutely crucial. If we seize this opportunity we may find ourselves involved in shaping or defining organizational, project, program or business unit strategy.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

·        The role of strategy and strategic thinking in Business Analysis
·        A ‘whistle-stop tour’ of some useful strategic analysis tools and techniques
·        What is strategy?
  
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Times    @BATimes
Cost: Free
Registration:   BA Times Public Webinar Registration



  
Agile Fundamentals for Non-Software Work  
Presented by Robert Tyson, Instructor at ASPE Training

Agile Methodologies have become the most practical way to create outstanding results. However, most of the agile training and literature is oriented towards software teams, often leaving non-software teams wondering how it applies to their situation, or worse, feeling that it does not apply at all.

In the Agile for Non-Software webinar, we look at agile’s reach beyond software development. Webinar attendees will gain an understanding of how agile methods, techniques, and mindset can be applied to the world of non-software work, including business processes, infrastructure, operations, and other types of work. In addition, attendees will better understand how non-software teams can apply agile methodologies for their project, discovery, and ongoing sustainment activities.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, October 19, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: ASPE Training    @ASPEinc
Cost: Free
Registration:   ASPE Public Webinar Registration




Harness the Power of Predictive Product Development
Presented by Scott Roth and Jennifer Jaffe at Jama Software

Yesterday’s product development processes are unsustainable in the age of complex, connected products.

Today’s teams must map and define solutions within ecosystems, process complexity faster, automate work, remove silos and estimate outcomes to drive better results. That’s why we believe Predictive Product Development is the answer.

Join us as we discuss:

·        Why traditional development processes will fail in the future
·        The importance of full visibility across the product lifecycle
·        Four pillars of Predictive Product Development
·        What you can do now to prepare for a predictive development process
  
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: Jama Software    @JamaSoftware
Cost: Free
Registration:   Jama Public Webinar Registration




Requirements Definition Best Practices for Software RFPs
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant at IAG Consulting

This two-hour webinar covers techniques and guidelines for defining the type of requirements needed for inclusion in an RFP for application software. In order for Project Managers and Business Analysts to evaluate vendors and their software proposals, the business requirements need to be appropriately defined and structured.

The methods for defining requirements for a software product are different than for custom developed solution. The documentation and templates of business requirements is different when they’re being written for vendor selection. The level of detail and what included and excluded is critical to a successful vendor assessment. Learn answers to these questions and more in this valuable webinar.

Learning Objectives:


1.      Learn an effective approach for collecting requirements for inclusion in an RFP
2.      Understand the essential types of requirements to be elicited and included in commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) RFP
3.      Learn what should be included and the sufficient level of detail for an RFQ/RFP
4.      Learn the best format and templates for writing requirements for a COTS solution

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:    IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration




The New Toolkit of the Agile Project Manager
Presented by Bonnie Cooper, PMP, Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

As organizations pursue their strategic goals, they likely maintain a project portfolio that is a mix of stable, definable projects built on proven procedures in addition to the more risky and undefined projects that are meant to create new products, services, or capabilities. Project managers who can deliver results in an iterative fashion, with a high level of stakeholder involvement and increased customer feedback loops, are the first choice for these project assignments. That is because they demonstrate facility with the new tools of the agile project manager.

Learning points covered in this webinar include:

·        Picking the right methodology for the job
·        Choosing what skills and relationships to enhance
·        Understanding how project planning, tracking, and team management work in these hybrid settings
·        Knowing your role in supporting organization change management

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Corporate Education Group     @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Ed Group Webinar Registration

  
  
  
Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Presented by Susan Mason, Principal at Vital Visions Consultants

How to Lead with Presence and Impact

Why does Emotional Intelligence (EI) matter? Because at the core of every outstanding leader are the abilities to connect, achieve, inspire and act with resilience.

EI has evolved from an area of research to a recognized set of best practices and core competencies that are at the heart of successful leadership. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations.

This preview offers you a powerful introduction to the highly popular hands-on AMA seminar, Leading with Emotional Intelligence. Our instructor will explain how the seminar uses the F.L.I.P. Modes of Conversation as a “must have” tool for collaboration and relationship enhancement, and gives you other powerful insights into EI.

If you want to become the consummate emotionally intelligent leader, this preview provides the perfect opportunity to hear how the AMA seminar can help you achieve your goals.   

What You Will Learn

·        Emotional Intelligence: What it is and why it’s such a critical leadership skill 
·        The 4 cornerstones of EI  
·        How EI underpins and facilitates 6 core leadership competencies 
·        The role EI plays in leading collaboration

While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Public Webcast Registration




Essential Patterns of Successful Agile Transformations
Presented by: Bob Galen

In this webinar we will analyze and examine successful agile transformations. We’ll also look at transformations at Enterprise-scale and distributed teams to see how transformation works in context.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, October 25, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration




Design Thinking: The Secret Ingredient to Innovation
Presented by Ali Cox, Senior Instructor at B2T Training

Design thinking is more than just a buzz word; it is a creative process that uses tools like empathy, brainstorming, ideation, and experimenting to drive innovative solutions. With increased pressure to innovate better and faster, many companies are turning to the design thinking process to beat their competitors and delight customers.

Session Roadmap

·        Understand the benefits of Design Thinking
·        Identify and explain the Design Thinking process
·        Learn some of the many techniques to apply at each stage of the process

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, October 26, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: B2T Training    @B2T_Training
Cost: Free
Registration:   B2T Training Webinar Registration

  


The Power to Wow! Techniques for Successful Presentations
Presented by Crystell Anthony, M.Ed, MBTI, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

Regardless of your position, you will occasionally be required to present information to others. Whether the presentation is impromptu, casual, or formal, you must be able to demonstrate confidence and clarity to effectively deliver your message. This webinar will provide you with key steps and practical tips that will help you present information, your ideas, and projects professionally to engage audiences in meetings, conferences, keynote addresses, and client situations.

We will explore the following topics during this webinar:
 
·        The key steps in preparing and practicing for any effective presentation
·        How to stay in control, provide leadership, and overcome speaker fright to project professional credibility
·        Practical tips for beginning and ending your presentation with an impact
·        How to analyze your audience and frame your messages to meet their needs

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, October 29, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Ed Group Webinar Registration



  
Writing a Business Use Case in 7 Steps
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant at IAG Consulting

This two-hour webinar gets right to the point and covers the essential steps of a practical process for writing business use cases. It is all based on industry best practices and employs IAG’s proven experience and techniques for practical requirements definition.  This webinar will explain what Business Use Cases are and how to document them. Using the business case of an innovative iPhone application, the course will follow a simple seven-step process for writing Use Cases as well as provide strategies for dealing with the common challenges of defining them. Participants will learn use-case documentation and modeling techniques using standard templates, worksheets and checklists.  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 identify and write the use cases they need for their next project.

Key content covered in the webinar:

·        Business Use Cases and Business Requirements
·        Use Cases, the Application Life Cycle, and the Project Management Process
·        The Components of a Use Case
·        The Different Forms of Use Cases
·        The Seven Steps to Writing a Business Use Case
·        Detailed Use Case Modeling
·        Tips for Eliciting Use Cases
·        Use Cases and Business Rules
·        Use Cases and User Stories in an Agile Approach
·        Next Steps - What do you do when you're done?

Get specific answers to:

·        "Which comes first use cases or requirements? or What's the difference between use cases and requirements?"
·        "What is the difference between a business and a system use case"
·        "How do you determine what the uses cases are for a system/project?"
·        "How many use cases do I need?"
·        "How detailed do the use cases need to be?"
·        "What questions should I ask to build a good use case?
·        "How many alternate flows do I need?"
·        "When do I know I'm done?
·        "What is the purpose of use case diagrams?"      

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 31, 2016; 10:00 am – 12:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration




Agile, Where Agile Fears to Tread
Presented by: Tom Cagley

This webinar will explore why practitioners and methodologists believe agile does not work and how agile principles and techniques can be applied in a pragmatic fashion to deliver more value.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 31, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration