Sunday, August 14, 2016

Business Analysis Webinars for August 2016 - Part II

Is Innovation Just Good Business Analysis!
Presented by Tim Coventry, CEO, Business Analysis Pty Ltd
Innovation is the process of translating an idea into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay. Invention is not innovation, as invention is coming up with a great idea and innovation is executing a great idea and getting it to spread! The Business Analyst is the perfect person to foster and deliver innovation within organisations. Learn how the BA can be a driving force in the innovation process.
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Monday, August 15, 2016; 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
Host: IIBA    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration
State of Agile 2016: Risks, Hopes, and Hype
Presented by David Mantica and Chris Knotts, ASPE Training
This is not a technical presentation. This is an industry trends presentation. If you are an SDLC professional wanting to career plan for the next 3 to 5 years, this is a great presentation for you. The entire series is based on change. So professional must stay on top of that change to career plan correctly. We will look at the following areas in the SDLC and IT environment:
·         What it means to be T-Shaped and why it is so critical
·         SAFE vs Dev Ops 
·         Dev Ops and manufacturing methods In Software 
·         Trends in Agile certification, there is a ton of hype out there 
·         Lean Start up and Enterprise Product Strategy Techniques using Agile 
·         The latest updates on Agile in other areas (Marketing, Sales, etc) 
·         What does the IT / SDLC professional look like in 2 to 5 years
ASPE spends considerable time and money researching industry trends, skills gaps and job task analysis, to help us development the courses professional will need in the future. We will use the information gather to give you a broad prospective of the changes our industry and professional careers are facing.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 16, 2016; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: ASPE Training    @ASPEinc
Cost: Free
Registration:   ASPE Training Web Seminar Registration
All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence
Presented by Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communication, Inc.
Learn to Command Attention and Inspire Commitment
Every leader knows that executive presence is important. 

But what is it, really, and why does it matter?  Most people say, “I know it when I see it.”  But that doesn’t help you to develop presence and become all the leader you can be. 
In this webcast, bestselling author and top CEO coach Suzanne Bates will reveal new, breakthrough research on the essential qualities of executive presence and influence. Drawing from her new book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016), Suzanne will share strategies for standing out in your organization and industry.
What You Will Learn
·         What enables a leader to win trust and goodwill essential to winning hearts and minds
·         How to build credibility with customers, managers, employees and your peers
·         The secrets that enable leaders to engage, align and mobilize people to go above and beyond
Bates coaches top leaders in the Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of industries globally. Join us for this practical, inspiring discussion of the X-factor in leadership. You’ll learn how to take a complementary pre-assessment survey that highlights areas of executive presence that could be important to you in your career journey.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 17, 2016; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration
Managing Requirements Operational Excellence
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting
This session is for business analyst leadership and development executive looking to make long term, systematic improvement to their business analyst organization.  IAG will draw from its project experience with over 700 customers to baseline organizations, assess the value of improvement, and determine the action plan for success.
Learning Objectives:

1.       How do you assess the maturity of an analyst organization?
2.       Where do you focus for improvement?
3.       What implementation guidelines should be used to enhance success?
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 17, 2016; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration
Managing Without Authority 
Presented by LN Mishra, Co-Founder and COO, Adaptive Processes
As business analyst and consultants we are expected to influence stakeholders/sponsors and their decisions many often. Managing/influencing without authority is one of the critical skills a BA needs to learn to make the project objectives success. 
This webinar tries to achieve following outcomes: 
1.       Sources of authority 
2.       Techniques for developing authority 
3.       Influencing without authority – some life experiences 
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 23, 2016; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: IIBA    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration
Blueprint Systems Live Product Demonstration
Presented by Blueprint Systems
Join us for a live, interactive demonstration where we will demonstrate how Blueprint helps teams and stakeholders engage effectively to produce great business applications.

Learn more about:
·         Defining requirements for large enterprise Agile projects;
·         Driving efficiency through reuse across multiple projects;
·         How multiple groups can engage to seamlessly implement project changes
Offering integration with application lifecycle management tools, Blueprint works with different development methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall.
Register now and see why Blueprint is a better, visual way to drive the success of mission critical IT projects
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2016; 11:00 am – 11:30 pm EST
Host: Blueprint Systems   @Blueprintsys
Cost: Free
Registration:   Blueprint Systems Live Product Demonstration Registration
Strategies to Requirements Definition and Management Maturity
Presented by Keith Ellis, IAG Consulting
This webinar provides a practical framework to measure and manage improvement in the area of business analysis and requirements.

This session will help any champion, sponsor or manager implement positive changes in the area of requirements and business analysis. If your organization is implementing agile or lean practices, integrating ALM or RDM tools, aligning requirements practices with your PMP or SDLC, designing training for BAs, or setting up a Center of Excellence, this webinar will help you bring it all together.

We will discuss the six critical components to a holistic program for maturity improvement:
·         Process standardization and improvement
·         Integration of best practices and techniques
·         Technology implementation
·         Competent staff resources
·         Quality deliverables yielding improved results
·         Infrastructure and organizational support
You will hear hard hitting statistics on the benefits of maturing your requirements management capabilities that you can use to help build a business case for your own improvement initiatives.  We will give you dozens of key success factors and strategies for championing change throughout your organization's business analysis and requirements management groups.  And we will take you step by step, through the essential stages of a transformation program geared to improve any organization's requirements practice.

Whether you have direct responsibility for your organization's Business Analysis and Requirements Practice, or you are an advocate, a champion or a critical team member, you will undoubtedly take away ideas you can put to use to help improve your organization's level of requirements management maturity.

Learning Objectives:
·         How to start a requirements practice transformation program
·         What is Requirements Management Maturity (RMM)
·         How to assess your organizations current requirements practice using a Requirements Management Maturity Assessment (RMMA)
·         How to use the RMM model to promote and drive change/improvement
·         Understand key elements of an efficient project plan for improving your organization’s Requirements Practice
·         What is the role of a Requirements Management Office
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2016; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration
Business Model Canvas
Presented by Venkadesh Narayanan, MBA, CBAP
The Business Model Canvas was initially proposed by Alexander Osterwalder based on his earlier work on Business Model Ontology. A business model canvas describes how an enterprise creates, delivers, and captures value for and from its customers. The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean start-up template for developing new or documenting existing business models. Business model canvas is equally popular both in established companies and in start-up. A business model canvas describes how an enterprise creates, delivers, and captures value for an from its customers. During this webinar we will unravel the nine building blocks of business model canvas such as key partnerships, channels, key activities, customer segments, key resources, cost structure, value proposition, revenue streams and customer relationships.
Learning Outcomes:

1.       Understand the technique and its purpose
2.       Gain insights on when and where to use the technique
3.       Apply the technique in their day-to-day business analysis activities
4.       Identify the software tool associated with the technique.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, August 25, 2016; 9:00 am – 10:00 am EDT
Host: Fhyzics Business Analysis
Cost: Free
Registration:   Webinar Registration
What’s Next: From BA to BRM
Presented by Susan Heidorn, Ed. D., PMP, CBAP, BRMP, Watermark Learning
Are you a senior BA wondering what’s next for your career path? Moving towards being a Business Relationship Manager (BRM) may be your next stepping stone. Many of the skills and behaviors necessary to be a successful BA can be leveraged in a BRM role. This session will provide you an introduction to the BRM role, why organizations need the BRM role, and how you can leverage your BA skills to move into a new opportunity.

Learning Objectives:

1.       Articulate the various maturity levels of the Business Relationship Model and how they interact with the business and service provider.
2.       Articulate the need for the BRM Role.
3.       Define the key competencies needed to be a BRM and how you can leverage your BA skills.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, August 26, 2016: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Watermark Learning    @Watermarklearn
Cost: Free
Registration:   Watermark Learning IIBA Certification Chat Registration
Requirements Definition Best Practices for Business Intelligence Projects 
Presented by IAG Consulting
This webinar gives an overview of key business intelligence and data warehouse concepts for Project Managers and Business Analysts. The definition of the business requirements for analytical processing / decision support systems require different techniques than the process and data modeling used for transactional processing systems. For a BI project, Business Analysts and Project Managers need to identify the business questions, facts, measures, and dimensions needed for the data warehouse. 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 the 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.

Learning Objectives 
·         How to conduct data warehouse business analysis
·         How to elicit requirements for the business intelligence aspects of projects
·         How to define requirements for on-line analytical processing and decision support systems
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2016; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration

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