Saturday, June 3, 2017

Business Analysis Webinars for June 2017

IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by Richard Larson, President and 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, June 2, 2017; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free
Registration:   Watermark Learning IIBA Certification Chat Registration
Your People are NOT Engaged: Simple Tips for Bringing Your Organization to Life
Presented by David Snyder, Senior Consultant, ASPE Training
Many companies fail to meet their full potential for one simple reason: many of their employees are not “engaged” in their work. Studies show that the vast majority of employees are either not engaged in their work or “actively disengaged.” The number one job of any leader is to make sure that employees are excited about their work, feel engaged in their work and are receiving the guidance they need to make the most of their talents, passions and skills. If team members are receiving this guidance from their leaders, they will help to significantly improve the performance of the company and create a more productive atmosphere. However, improving engagement means more than handing out a simple survey. It is essential to find out why employees feel disengaged nd how they can become engaged through stronger and more interactive leadership.
In this powerful webinar, David Snyder, a critically acclaimed leadership author and ASPE’s Senior Leadership Consultant, covered these important topics:
·        The top reasons employees are not engaged on the job 
·        The main reason managers fail to detect the real reasons for job apathy 
·        How to work with team members in every department to discover their core skills
·        How to create a culture where “project management is for everyone.”
·        How to unleash a new level of enthusiasm and accountability on teams
·        Simple strategies to coach and mentor so that performance improvement becomes a passion
·        The most important things all leaders must do to make their people feel valued and motivated
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, June 5, 2017; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: ASPE Training    @ASPEinc
Cost: Free
Registration:   ASPE Public Webinar Registration
Business Analysis in the Age of Digital
Presented by: Somak Roy, Senior Analyst, Forrester
The rise of digital places new demands on the business analyst role. The BA must become more prescriptive, strategic, and creative. The role must encompass much more than requirements elicitation. The webinar will focus on how pioneering BAs are adapting to the digital age.
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 6, 2017; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration
Managing Uncertainty for Mega Energy Projects
Presented by: Nick Lavingia
In this webinar you will learn how the energy industry quantifies and manages risk on extremely complex projects and how they make structured and informed decisions.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 11:00 – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics and Productivity Insitute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration
FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session
Presented by Eileen Land, E-Learning Strategist, 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 complimentary online session, 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 introduction to 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 our 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 program is COMPLIMENTARY, but reservations are required.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:  AMA Public Webcast Registration
Project Value Creation and Benefits Realization — A Partnership for Enterprise Success
Presented by Frank Soladis, PMP, Senior Trainer and Consultant, Corporate Education Group
There is no doubt that a well-trained, experienced, and competent professional project manager will make a meaningful, value adding contribution to any organization. The career minded project manager focuses on organizational success, benefits realization, and value creation for the customer, as the main business drivers for each assignment. The professional project manager also continues to develop the skills required to achieve the goals of the organization to which he or she is assigned, while continuing to grow professionally and personally. Today’s project managers are expected to overcome challenges and obstacles that, just a few years ago, could not even be imagined. These challenges require a unique type of person who understands what business value is and has the ability to guide the development of an approach to each project that will successfully deliver the expected business benefits. This presentation addresses the core factors associated with generating business value and defines the key elements that ensure the desired benefits realization objectives are attained.
This webinar covers:

·        Defining business value and benefits realization
·        Tangible and Intangible Benefits
·        9 value postulates
·        The Value Cycle
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration
IIBA Leadership Series: A Study of The 360 Degree Leader - Module Five: Value of the 360 Degree Leaders + Steps to Create an Environment that Unleashes 360 Degree Leaders 
Presented by Moeed Israr, CBAP, MBA, Strategic Planning Cornell University
Session summary:

·        Significance of developing a leadership team. Typically, a leadership team is more effective than just one leader.
·        Leadership starts at any level and leaders are needed at every level of the organization.
·        How do one progress to a more senior leadership roles. Leading successfully at one level Is a qualifier for leading at the next level
·        Being an effective leader at lower and middle levels make better leaders at the top
·        360 Degree leaders possess qualities every organization needs
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 7, 2017; 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration
Requirements Management Best Practices 
Presented by Karl E. Wiegers, Principal Consultant, Process Impact
Requirements development deals with getting good software requirements. Requirements management addresses the challenges of handling these requirements as the project proceeds over time. This presentation summarizes several best practices for requirements management. The following topics are addressed:

·        Version control of requirements documents
·        Change control
·        The change control board
·        Impact analysis of change requests
·        Requirements attributes
·        Tracking requirements status
·        Requirements traceability
·        Using requirements management tools
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 8, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Modern Analyst    @ModernAnalyst
Cost: Free
Registration:   Modern Analyst Webinar Registration
It’s Not Your IQ: The Importance of Emotionally Intelligent Project Teams
Presented by: Nikita Devereaux
In this webinar you will learn about the importance of Emotionally Intelligent Teams and receive actionable advice and real world tips that will help you leverage your EQ to lead and work more effectively.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics and Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration
Once Upon a Time: The Business Analyst Storyteller
Presented by Bob Prentiss (Bob the BA)
Would you agree that requirements need to be clearly understood?  It seems logical, right?  What about memorable? That’s right, I said memorable, not measurable. Yes of course they should be measurable but that becomes meaningless if they are not first, memorable. So why is it that more Business Analysts don’t tell requirements stories? The most effective communicators tell stories – they ensure things are memorable and clearly understood. The Business Analyst should be the best communicator on the team given the sheer volume of requirements, plus all of the additional things that support the requirements like how we got there to begin with, the business case, the value proposition, business rules, and more. What is that you say? You are Agile? Then you better ramp up those storytelling skills! 
Come join me, Bob the BA, to learn what makes up a compelling requirements story. Stories that are memorable, contagious, interesting, and ensure the requirements are clearly understood. Learn the structure, how emotions play into the story, how to hold your stakeholder’s interest, how improvisation and the art of surprise can enhance the story and keep it relevant for your audience. Did you hear the one about the non-functional requirement looking for the functional requirement in all the wrong places? Probably not, but it sounds like there is a great story in there somewhere that needs to be told. What’s your story?
·        Learn why Business Analysis requirements storytelling is important.
·        Learn the foundations of good requirements storytelling.
·        Learn the different level of stories in business analysis, Waterfall vs. Agile.
·        Learn what it takes to have satisfying conclusions to your stories.
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 13, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration
Data Modeling Best Practices for BA's and PM's
Presented by Ross Little, Executive Managing Partner, IAG Consulting
In this two-hour webinar participants will learn the essential concepts of data modeling for Business Analysts and Project Managers. Effective requirements definition requires a fundamental understanding of data modeling. Without it there is a significant risk that quality and value of process models, use-cases, user stories, requirements, and business rules could be significantly compromised. This two hour webinar is a perfect course that will give most PMs and BA’s everything they need to mitigate this risk and be successful in their roles.
For someone involved or responsible for the business requirements, business architecture or business analysis on a software development project, there are large number of questions to be answered.
·        Do I need to be an expert in data modeling? (No, by the way)
·        How detailed do I need to define the data,
·        Why do I need a data model - especially if we're working on an existing system?
·        Do I need to produce a logical data model?
·        Do I need to know normalization theory (I hope not)?
·        What do we do about data if we're 'Agile'?
·        What about modeling or data definitions for a Business Intelligence project?
·        When and how do I gather data requirements with the SME's? What's the best way? 
Learning Objectives:
·        Understand the key concepts of conceptual and logical data modeling
·        Learn the steps to building a data model
·        Write clear and concise and consistent data definitions
·        Apply acceptable modeling principles
·        Use/apply consistent naming standards
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration
Things to Consider to Ensure a Successful Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Presented by: Thomas Friend
This webinar will study the patterns and approaches that successful companies have applied when building a minimum viable products in a competitive market space.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics and Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration
How to Inspire and Energize Your People Every Day
Presented by Kristi Hedges, Communications Expert, Coach, Author, and Teacher
Surprisingly Simple Ways Leaders Inspire Others
Great leaders inspire action with their words. They spark enthusiasm and commitment. With a single conversation, they can change the direction of someone’s life.
Everyone wants to be the kind of leader who energizes and mobilizes others—yet too few are. Why is it so challenging to crack the code?
Executive coach Kristi Hedges spent years studying exactly what inspiring leaders do differently. Informed by quantitative research and thousands of responses from leaders at all levels, she has determined the core tenets of inspiring communication.
In this webcast, Kristi will uncover how anyone can become an inspirational leader, dispelling common myths that get in the way of motivation and engagement.
What You Will Learn
Leaders who motivate and energize their people do a few things routinely, consistently, and intentionally. Kristi will guide you through her research to provide a clear path to become a more inspirational leader. Using her model, The Inspire Path, she’ll show how to communicate to be:

·        PRESENT: Investing your full attention and letting conversations flow
·        PERSONAL: Speaking genuinely, listening generously, and acknowledging the potential of those around you
·        PASSIONATE: Exhibiting sincere emotion and exuding energy attuned to the situation
·        PURPOSEFUL: Helping others find meaning and see their place in the bigger picture
Join us to learn how to unlock motivation, lift peoples’ sights, and lead them into the future. While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:    AMA Public Webcast Registration
Live Storyteller Demonstration
Presented by Blueprint Software Systems 
Agile and DevOps processes have become popular with organizations that want to increase speed and realize value earlier. However, according the PMI Pulse of the Profession 2016 survey, only 62% of projects met the original goals or business intent, and only 49% were completed on time.
Join us for a live and interactive webinar showcasing how Blueprint’s Storyteller can help you successfully scale your Agile and DevOps practice, that delivers tangible, measurable business value with faster release cycles.
·   Facilitate engagement and collaboration across the organization, making definition of business needs clear and easy
·   Align business, development and operations through up-front automation
·   Write and automate effective and consistent user stories, test cases and more 
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Blueprint Software Systems    @Blueprintsys
Cost: Free
Registration:   Live Storyteller Demonstration Registration
IIBA Leadership Series: A Study of The 360 Degree Leader - Module Six: Open Panel Discussion on Leadership
Panelists: Jamie Champagne, Marlene Barker, Judy Alter, Moeed Israr, and Jared Gorai
Open panel discussions with the audience. Questions and answer period.
Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 14, 2017; 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration
How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Agile for Embedded Systems
Presented by James Grenning, Founder, Wingman Software
Many organizations working under the banner of Agile aren’t achieving the results they expected. In this webinar, James Grenning, founder of Wingman Software and co-author of the Agile Manifesto, will pinpoint common misunderstandings about Agile and discuss the problems it’s designed to overcome.
You’ll see how using Agile effectively can help embedded software developers:

Meet budget goals and deadlines

1.      Increase visibility
2.      Encourage true collaboration
3.      Improve product quality and satisfaction
4.      Applying and adapting the methodology to the ever-changing world of embedded software development can help you deliver better products faster
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, June 15, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Jama Software    @jamasoftware
Cost: Free
Registration:   Jama Public Webinar Registration

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