Sunday, April 29, 2018

Business Analysis Webinars for May 2018

Embracing Business Agility
Presented by Hans Eckman

Your organization is pushing for increased business agility, but what do they mean? It is not about switching to an Agile SDLC. Business agility requires a different approach to responding to and managing change across your organization. It requires teams to think and act differently.

In this session, we’ll discuss how the Cynefin Framework framework will help teams decide how to approach change. We’ll examine how managers and analysts need to change their approach and team structures. We’ll also examine how servant leadership, minimum viable products, and “Destination Postcards” can help drive higher value.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, April 30, 2018; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Times    @BATimes
Cost: Free
Registration:   BATimes Webinar Registration


Three Ways Business Analysts Enable Agile Success
Presented by Garry McGouldrick, Senior Vice President of Professional Services at IAG Constulting

Attend this free one-hour webinar with Andrew Hayward and Garry McGouldrick for a frank discussion about what Agile demands from a Business Analyst, how they can succeed, and how they can ensure their team succeeds.

There are a lot of misconceptions about Business Analysis in an Agile environment, and sometimes Business Analysts find it hard to adapt to the short iterations, just-in-time planning, and minimalist documentation and modeling that characterizes Agile development. This webinar will dispel some common myths about Agile, including the belief that Business Analysts aren’t welcome in Agile and explain why every development team needs excellent business analysis to be successful.
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 2, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting 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

Join us to get a preview of what you can expect when you take The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® seminar, including:

·        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, May 2, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration

Essential SAFe: The Heart of Scaled Agile
Presented by: Ian Spence

Scaling agile development practice can be hard. In this webinar we will examine ‘Essential SAFe’ and demonstrate how it provides a simple way to evolve towards enterprise scale agility.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 2, 2018; 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Webinar Registration


Troubled Project Recovery: The Story of Firefighter & Hero
Presented by: Anna Khodijah

Through this session you will learn practical processes and techniques to assess the status of a project, to determine whether you can rescue the project through recovery plans, then finally to turn the project around.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Webinar Registration


Enabling your mobile workforce through enhanced cloud services
Presented by Kevin Beaver, Author

Productivity and efficiency aren’t just for non-techies. Understanding these concepts and implementing them well in the context of IT and security are essential for any technology professional. In this webinar, independent information security expert and writer of Hacking For Dummies, Kevin Beaver, will share with you how the cloud can help you help your business as it relates to IT and security. Kevin will discuss cloud file-sharing challenges he sees his clients contend with including a specific focus on complexity and how it leads to unnecessary inefficiencies and business risks.  

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: IT Toolbox     @ITToolbox
Cost: Free
Registration:   Toolbox Webinar Registration

From Data to Decision — A Guide to Data Analytics
Presented by Anne Foley, LSSMBB, PMP, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

As technology continues to saturate our world; data collection and analysis is a highly sought after skillset. “Show me the data,” is almost as popular of a request as “show me the money.”  In many cases, the two are connected. Solving problems, improving processes, increasing sales and satisfying customers are just a few of the side effects of accurate data collection and analysis; and it’s not just for number crunchers. Everyone can navigate the data collection and analysis culture with a few simple tips and techniques from this webinar. Making good decisions and solving problems the first time should not rely on “luck.”  We’ll show you a better way.

Learning objectives include:

·        Four essential questions to answer with data
·        Apples to apples data collection
·        Three basic ways to narrow the focus
·        Dos and Do Nots of presenting the findings

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host; Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration

IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by Dr. Susan Heidorn, BRMP, CBAP, PMP, CSM

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, May 4, 2018; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Certification Chat Registration

Why The World Needs More Prescriptive Agile Coaches
Presented by: Bob Galen

In this webinar we will explore the boundaries of effective agile coaching. You will learn the characteristics of a prescriptive coach and how to apply team performance to your technique.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Webinar Registration

Data Modeling Best Practices for BA's and PM's
Presented by Ross Little, Executive Managing Partner at IAG Consulting

In this two-hour webinar participants will learn the essential concepts of data modeling required of today's Business Analyst and Project Manager. Effective requirements definition requires a fundamental understanding of data modeling. This webinar lays a foundation of the essential aspects of defining the data model and requirements for a project. IAG, the developer of this program, believes very strongly in this key Business Analysis competency. Every Project Manager and BA involved in requirements definition and modeling needs to know these critical concepts. Without a solid basis of data modeling skills, there is a significant risk that quality and value of use-case, business requirement, and business rule documentation will be significantly compromised. This 2 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, May 9, 2018; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration

How to Use Design Thinking to Innovate Faster, Better and More Effectively
Presented by Haywood Spankler, Ph.D., M.Div, Founder and Principal at Work & Think

Design has become the “it” word and a defining element that can differentiate your business in an increasingly competitive world.

In an economy of rapid commoditization, keeping the customer “front and center” has become the most important factor to include in the innovation equation in order to maintain brand loyalty.

Whether you’re talking about cars, toothbrushes, office space or even the creation of an organization’s culture … Design Thinking gives you the tools to innovate, faster and better, in a customer-centric approach.

What You Will Learn

In this “must attend” session, you’ll discover why Design Thinking has become the innovation method of choice across forward thinking industries and how best-in-class companies are applying it across their organizations.

You’ll also receive an overview of AMA’s Design Thinking course. including:

·        Exposure to the 10-step Design Thinking process and why it’s so important in a disruptive economy 
·        How this rapid collaborative process can help you and your team generate more customer-focused solutions 
·        Steps you can take to integrate the process into your organization  
·        The realities of organizational culture, resistance to change and what you can do about it.

While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Public
Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration

Survival Skills for the New Leader; Crucial Skills for Success
Presented by: Cassandra Peck

What made you successful as an individual contributor will not ensure your success as a manager. This webinar will provide first-time leaders the tools and perspective they need to succeed.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 10, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Webinar Registration  

Business Architecture's Role in the Agile World
Panel Discussion: Michael Rosen, Alex Randell, Billie Johnson

According to BABOK® Guide v3, Business architecture models the enterprise in order to show how strategic concerns of key stakeholders are met and to support ongoing business transformation efforts.
Business architecture provides architectural descriptions and views, referred to as blueprints, to provide a common understanding of the organization for the purpose of aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands.
Agile is about having a flexible mindset, embodied in a set of values and principles and exhibited by a variety of complementary practices. Agile initiatives involve constant change.

In this live panel we will be discussing how organizations can leverage the best of both Business Architecture and Agile to achieve increased organizational agility and delivery of real business value.


·        Understand how Business Architecture provides context that enhances Agile approaches
·        Understand how Agile principles can be applied to Business Architecture
·        Debunk myths that architecture and Agile are incompatible

Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Thursday, May 10, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free
Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration

Business Analysis: The Makings of a Great Product Owner
Presented by Ali Cox, Senior Instructor at B2T Trainingi

Tasked with the responsibility of maximizing the product value and work of the development team, the Product Owner is arguably the cornerstone role of any agile team. Join us as we will dig into this central role and the importance of incorporating business analysis as a key competency.

Although analysis work on a project doesn’t lie solely with the Product Owner, the more critical thinking and analytical skills a Product Owner has, the better he or she will be. Successfully applying business analysis to the role and project is the truly the secret of a great Product Owner!

Session Roadmap

·        Determining the “Why” of a project is key
·        The three basic building blocks for the Product Owner
·        Business analysis on an agile project is more than just user stories
·        The Product Owner needs superpowers to help them succeed!

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

IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
Presented by Paul Schroeder, CBAP, Member at Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

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, May 11, 2018; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass
Cost: Free
Registration:   Bluegrass IIBA Certification Chat Registration

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