Saturday, April 1, 2017

Business Analysis Webinars for April 2017

Myth-busting The Path to Requirements Success
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting
The optimal path to mature requirements practices is often obscured by misinformation.  Register now to see how to make significant operational improvement in requirements maturity and select a path based on a strong foundation of research and quantified success. 
The Business Analysis Benchmark is rapidly becoming the world's leading source of information on the impact of requirements quality on project outcome.  We are pleased to announce the release of the 2009 survey results and will discuss:
- The Facts of Performance:  What is the impact of requirements maturity on technology projects?
- Myth Busting:  there are many commonly held beliefs that prevent organizations from successfully making change.
- Path To Success:  What activities can be taken to improve development success
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:    IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration
Created Within, Lead Throughout: A New Way of Working 
Presented by Colleen Cassel
In this webinar, you will explore the link between knowing your story and your leadership style. Learn what Authentic and Mindful leadership is and how to become more focused.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration
The Agile Model of Leadership 
Presented by David Snyder, ASPE Training
The Agile Model of Leadership can be simply put as:

1.       Help
2.       Explain
3.       Lead by Example and Expertise
4.       Coach and Train
To say that we don’t live in a world that is obsessed with power would be foolish—since the dawn of time people have been obsessed with power and they always will be. But to imagine that “command and control” type power works as a leadership style would be foolish as well. Egomaniacs may thrive on their power trips—but power trips never work. The lack of genuine leadership in the workplace—leadership based on influence as opposed to “command and control”—may be one of the main reasons that employee engagement is at an all-time low and not getting any better. In an Agile Environment of Leadership, every department in every organization functions like the project map of an Agile Sprint. And here is the way it looks, with levels of productivity and engagement reaching maximum potential:

The leader of the team will be widely known for having a high level of expertise in the job being done by other team members.

1.       The leader will be widely known for being the most helpful person on the team.
2.       The leader will have vast knowledge of all of the steps that were needed to bring projects to successful completion.
3.       The leader will be a master at making sure every person on the team receives the feedback, help and training they need to finish their own tasks, feel valued and work together successfully as part of the team.
4.       If the leader behaves this way, everyone will grant “authority” and respect to the leader the way great athletes grant authority to their coach—and take their advice.
Many trophies would be won. Performance, engagement and productivity will be at an all time high. If, on the other hand, a leader has to “demand” respect and authority, he or she will never get it, true teamwork will never happen, engagement will be low and employees will be miserable. Beginning with the premise that Agile Leadership is better that Hades, this information-packed webinar will show all of the steps that are needed to:

1.       Demonstrate the power of caring
2.       Demonstrate the power of engagement
3.       Build an “agile model” of leadership based on coaching and education
4.       Create systems for accountability that are neither “flat” nor “hierarchical”—but based on individual commitments to the team
5.       Manage and lead people from an agile, team-based model while still remaining “in charge” as the respected coach
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5, 2017; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: ASPE Training    @ASPEinc
Cost: Free
Registration:   ASPE Public Webinar Registration 
Business Analysis Certification Orientation
Presented by Vikram Sivaraman
In this session, we will discuss about Business Analysis Certification Orientation. The session is targeted at giving useful insights about the different types of globally renowned certifications available for the Business Analysts community wanting to add certain credentials to showcase their competency in the Business Analysis arena. The process towards orienting one’s aspiration of Business Analysis certification is also provided presented as a road map. Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited - An Endorsed Education Provider of IIBA®, Canada
Public: Audience
Date/Time: Thursday, April 6, 2017; 9:30 am – 10:30 am EDT
Host: Fhyzics Business Analysis Company
Cost: Free
Registration:   Fhyzics Public Webinar Registration
IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by Rich Larson, PMP, CBAP, 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, April 7, 2017: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EST
Host: Watermark Learning    @Watermarklearn
Cost: Free
Registration:   Watermark Learning IIBA Certification Chat Registration


Emotional Intelligence in a Project Environment  
Presented by Fernando Colleone
This webinar will explore concepts and demonstrate simple actions you can take related to emotional intelligence that can help us work better with all the stakeholders on our projects.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 11, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration 
Fast Tracking Project Concepts
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, April 12, 2017; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration
Managing Culture and Diversity in the Global Workplace   
Presented by Emir Cetinel and Marie-Theresa Claes, Ph.D.
Unlocking the Strength in Difference

Diversity can create complexity and negative tensions in the workplace. Yet these differences can also be an organization’s greatest strength. More than ever, individuals and organizations are operating in a world with increasing opportunities for cooperation as well as threats of conflict.
In this webcast, we’ll explore some of these challenges and opportunities and illuminate how cultures that embrace diversity and inclusiveness can yield fiscal benefits having a direct impact on the bottom line.
You’ll gain insight into who can best address the challenges and what are the important skills and characteristics to have in addressing these issues.
What You Will Learn
·         Opportunities and challenges surrounding culture and diversity in organizations
·         The results of research on cultural competence, such as cultural intelligence, biculturalism, integrative complexity, and third culture kids
·         Research findings on the benefits of cultural competencies, such as cross-cultural negotiation effectiveness, creativity, complexity in thinking, etc.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration 
Building Auto Products that Meet Functional Safety Requirements  
Presented by Andrew Byers, Jama Software
83% of Auto industry executives believe that there will be a major business model disruption in the automotive industry within the next five years. Autonomous driving, electrification, infotainment, connectivity…in the face of the rapidly changing market, successful automotive suppliers rely on a solid requirements management process to maintain compliance while not missing deadlines. The evolving landscape also brings in new entrants who have never had to deal with regulatory overhead and functional safety standards. New entrants face an uphill challenge developing new products while meeting applicable functional safety requirements.

Join us as Automotive industry experts AutoSens and Jama Software discuss trends in the automotive industry, the impact of regulatory overhead on design cycles, and what that means for the market. 

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: Jama Software   @JamaSoftware
Cost: Free
Registration:   Jama Software Public Webinar Registration 
IIBA Leadership Series: A Study of the 360 Degree Leader - Module one: Myths of Leading from the Middle of an Organization and the Challenges
Presented by Judy Alter, CBAP, Americas Central Regional Director at IIBA
Come join us on a 360 degree tour of Leadership. We will be using John C. Maxwell's book "The 360 Degree Leader". Session One will address the Myths of Leading from the Middle of an Organization and the Challenges 360 Degree Leaders face. Many people feel they will address and hone their leadership skills when they reach the top. Guess what? Most people never reach the top of their organization. They also feel when they get to the top they can do what they want and will be in control. This is a huge myth as CEO's have less freedom than someone in the middle. The seven myths are: Position, Destination, Influence, Inexperience, Freedom, Potential, and All-or-Nothing. If this sounds like you, plan to join us as we "bust" all those myths.
There are seven main challenges that 360 Degree Leaders face. We are going to explain each of the challenges and tips to "tame" the challenges. The seven challenges are: Tension, Frustration, Multi-Hat, Ego, Fulfillment, Vision, and Influence. After busting the myths and taming the challenges, you will be poised to become a successful 360 Degree Leader from the Middle. Please attend the webinar so you are on the road to becoming a 360 Degree Leader in 2017!

Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017; 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members-Only Webinar Registration
Measuring and Managing Customer Profitability 
Presented by Gary Cokins
In this webinar we will learn why companies now need to measure the profitability of their products, standard service-lines, channels, and customers.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration
Secrets of the Thoroughbred Leader…Are You One? 
Presented by Dana Brownlee, Founder at Professionalism Matters Inc.
A critical component for a business analyst’s success is often times their ability to build and sustain a high performing team. To make matters more difficult, most BAs don’t have the benefit of traditional managerial authority over these resources and the dynamics can often be quite difficult to manage.

In this engaging session, participants will learn about the “Thoroughbred style” of management and why it’s often the secret to leading a high performing team. We will also explore specific techniques for managing team conflict, building a solid team infrastructure, influencing without authority, encouraging effective and productive team communications, and maintaining high morale on the team.

Participants will learn the following:

·         How to effectively navigate the team through the five stages of team development
·         Critical components to include in the team charter
·         Techniques for managing conflict to produce positive outcomes and preserve relationships
·         Best practices to avoid miscommunications on the team (and beyond)
·         Tips for keeping the team motivated 
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Thursday, April 13, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members-Only Webinar Registration

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