Monday, June 1, 2015

Business Analysis Webinars for June 2015

Unifying the Product Owner and ScrumMaster
Presented by Melody Yale

A major benefit of agile development is empowered, high-performing teams. To get there, Product Owners and ScrumMasters have to collaborate and employ consistent practices. In this webinar we will deep dive into a few ways to unite the ScrumMaster and Product Owner in order to enable development team success.

This webinar will benefit Product Owners, ScrumMasters, and mid-level managers, especially those that are new to Agile.

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Monday, June 1, 2015; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: ASPE Training    @ASPE_SDLC

Cost: Free


Improve Collaboration and Transparency for Consumers
Presented by Lavastorm Analytics

With Lavastorm Analytics Engine (LAE) 6.0, powerful analytics can now be delivered to analytic consumers via read-only applications that visually display the underlying business logic, simply by sharing a web link.  In addition, consumers can re-rerun the analytic application to address ad-hoc requests using dynamic parameter values, decentralizing data access without sacrificing data security.

With this ability to collaborate across the enterprise via web-based user interfaces, Lavastorm enables organizations to take action in relation to analytical governance in a new way.” — John Myers,

Managing Research Director for Business Intelligence, Enterprise Management Associates

Non-technical analytic consumers are now given insight into an analytic program’s underlying business logic, the how and what of the results, improving transparency and trust. Check out the blog Collaboration Comes to Big Data & Analytics to see how Lavastorm is improving collaboration across the business.

Some of the exciting new features in LAE 6.0 include the ability to:

·         Send non-technical analytic consumers a link to an analytic application that is viewable and executable via the web on any desktop or mobile device.

·         View the “what” and “how” of analytic applications, including data flow logic and interim data, and also execute it to address ad-hoc requests using dynamic parameter values.

·         Share a separate view-only mode for analytic consumers in an HTML5 web interface that requires no installation or download. 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Host: Lavastorm Analytics    @lavastorm_news

Cost: Free

Registration:   Lavastorm Webinar Registration


The Art of Making Concessions
Presented by Joe Lukas, PMP, PE, CSM, CCP

Project Managers and Business Analysts engage in many negotiations on projects. Negotiations always involve some amount of compromise and that means making concessions. Unfortunately, bad concessions will result in poor agreements. This webinar will show you how to make advantageous concessions during negotiations. Topics include best practices for making concessions and the effect of concessions on aspiration level.

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, June 4, 2015; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: PM Centers USA    @PMCentersUSA

Cost: $14.95


Embedded Analytics: New edge. New clients. New revenue.
Presented by Michael Lock, VP and Principal Analyst at Aberdeen; and Cindy Waxer, Ziff Davis

Never have the needs of services providers, and the customers they serve, been so perfectly aligned. Surrounded by steep competition, both parties are eager to find new ways to provide their customers with greater value - bottom-line boosting benefits that will make their solutions stickier.

Enter analytics. One of today’s hottest tech trends and for good reason: crunching data sets can turn everyday information into business-critical insights for better decision making.

For enterprises, analytics can provide a key competitive advantage, reduce customer churn, cut costs and drive revenue. At the same time, as these organizations become more data-driven, they’re also more discriminating in their taste for analytical capability.

So what are top enterprises looking to gain from analytics? What do they expect from these solutions? What trends are shaping these wants? And how can MSPs satisfy these demands for maximum business growth?

Join us on this webinar as we examine the impact of business analytics through the lens of today’s services providers:

·         Recognize the trends shaping analytics: data security, cognitive analytics, data monetization, open source, storytelling

·         Discover the key factors driving an increased urgency for business analytics

·         Find out more about the embedded approach to analytics and its tangible impact to business users

·         Learn leading strategies to embed analytics and empower customers, including innovative ways other companies are benefiting from analytics

·         Read about the performance implications (customer growth, average deal size) of effective embedded analytics

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, June 4, 2015; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Ziff Davis Events    @ZDB2B

Cost: Free

Registration:   Ziff Davis Event Registration



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

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Friday, June 5, 2015; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT

Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn

Cost: Free


10 Steps to Effective Requirements Elicitation
Presented by Terrell Smith, Senior Trainer and Consultant, Corporate Education Group

Requirements elicitation is the process of seeking, uncovering, acquiring, and elaborating requirements for business systems. It is generally understood that requirements are elicited rather than just captured or collected. There are discovery, emergence, and development elements to the elicitation process. Requirements elicitation consists of a variety of techniques, approaches, and tools.

This webinar shares 10 steps to effective requirements elicitation, guiding business analysts to deliver successful results. Requirements elicitation is all about learning and understanding the needs of users and project sponsors with the ultimate aim of communicating these needs to the system developers.

Learning objectives include:

·         Understand the application domain
·         Identify the sources of requirements and analyze the stakeholders
·         Select the techniques, approaches, and tools to use
·         Prepare to use the selected elicitation techniques
·         Document your approach and create a “strawman” to generate the right conversation
·         Send input material to participants in advance with clearly defined objectives for the specific elicitation events
·         Elicit the requirements from stakeholders and other sources
·         Assign a scribe for note taking and use a whiteboard or a smart screen to document the requirements
·         Use a standardized requirements document template
·         Continue to revalidate the requirements until they are clear and can be acted upon by those who read them - business stakeholders AND implementers

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Friday, June 5, 2015; 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup

Cost: Free


What Do You Need to Know About Business Rules?
Presented by Gina Schmidt

"Business rules are the foundation of any business, and standardizing their fundamentals- their definitions and relationships – is essential for supporting complex operations." Ellen Gottesdiener and Jim Bruce

In the role of a business analyst, we must elicit the requirements needed to build the solution. Business rules provide the means to make good and consistent operational decisions within that solution. What you will learn in this webinar:

·         What are business rules and the various types

·         Business rules and how they align to business policies or regulations

·         Levels of enforcement

·         Hints for eliciting business rules

·         Hints for standardizing and documenting business rules

·         The future of business rules

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Monday, June 8, 2015; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: ASPE Training    @ASPE_SDLC

Cost: Free


Creating engaging, easily modifiable applications
Presented by Bonitasoft BPM

The promise of easily modifiable, maintainable applications is’s time to disrupt the old model!

Join us for this preview of cutting edge technology for creating engaging, easily modifiable applications with the release of Bonita BPM 7.

We’ll show you how this major release of Bonita BPM has decoupled user interfaces from process logic, and decoupled both from the business data model, enabling the design of user interfaces independently from the process itself.  

See how Living Application technology permits simultaneous collaboration by your process developers and your front-end developers, and how live update on deployed applications is now possible.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about design innovations coming with Bonita BPM 7.

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Bonitasoft BPM    @bonitasoft

Cost: Free

Registration:   Bonitasoft Event Registration


Presented by Tim Kounadis, Cloud Services and Marketing at IBM

All business is digital business. Business demands are putting ever increasing pressure on IT to increase performance and efficiencies - both at the same time. Technology is an essential prerequisite of business innovation in practically all areas of the business. Scale is required, but with tight budgets - scale is hard to achieve. Join us to and explore the possibilities of cloud as we dive into the benefits of Infrastructure as a service and why Infrastructure matters.

The confluence of technology, integration and expertise is essential to drive the transformation required to accelerate digital business for organizations large and small. In this session we'll review current trends and how hybrid cloud can help address them as well as, the importance of hybrid cloud solutions, why they should be the cornerstone of your cloud strategy and how you can start leveraging the possibilities of cloud today.

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Ziff Davis Events    @ZDB2B

Cost: Free

Registration:   Ziff Davis Event Registration


The Cloud Powered Business Continuity Superhero
Presented by Dave LeClair, VP of Product Marketing, Unitrends

DRaaS enables businesses to replicate data backups and virtual environments, and store them at a cloud-based, offsite location. When disaster strikes, replicated data can be restored and infrastructures run in the cloud as virtual machines. There are many benefits to this model, but only if kept in balance with an overall solutions mix. Unitrends will provide real-world use cases illustrating how a multi-environment platform of virtual, physical and cloud technologies is the best way to achieve recovery assurance.

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Host: Ziff Davis Events    @ZDB2B

Cost: Free

Registration:   Ziff Davis Event Registration



How to Pass a Quality Review of Your Project
Presented by Bonnie Cooper, Trainer and Consultant, Corporate Education Group

How many of you work in organizations where quality practices don't exist or are still maturing? Or how many of us are balancing the goal of project management to deliver a quality result with the goal of program management to deliver on business results, which may mean sacrificing on quality? What are the minimum requirements to delivering on quality in your projects and how do you leverage quality experts? This webinar will address these questions, explore the project quality management best practices to plan, perform, and control quality with real world examples and a practitioner spin.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

·         Describe the quality project management best practices

·         Differentiate between project and product quality management

·         Identify minimum requirements for delivering on quality

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup

Cost: Free

Registration:   Corporate Education Group Webinar Registration

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