Saturday, May 12, 2018

Business Analysis Webinars for May 2018 - Part II

Supporting Agile Architecture in Large-Scale Systems
Presented by: Jutta Eckstein
This webinar is based on experiences using different approaches for supporting emergent architectures.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 15, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI
Cost: Free
Registration:   ITMPI Webinar Registration

Managing Requirements Maturity
Presented by Ross Little, Executive Managing Partner at IAG Consulting

Improving organizational Requirements Maturity is a strategic approach to improving project success and aligning IT with the business to meet objectives on time and on budget consistently.

According to the recent IAG BA Benchmark study of 437 large and medium organizations in North America and Europe, the organizational level of Requirements Maturity is directly proportional to the likelihood of project success. Companies invest millions of dollars in recruitment, hiring, and training of Business Analysts every year without a detailed understanding of the role and how to integrate into the enterprise; the average Requirements Maturity level in North America is only 1.8 on a scale of 1-5, and only a fraction of those measured qualified at a level 3 or higher. For individual and organizations that are serious about improving in a consistent and measureable way, IAG will explain the key concepts and results you can expect by improving organizational Requirements Maturity

Learning Objectives:

1.      The impact of requirements maturity on overall business and project objectives. 
2.      The Requirements Maturity Model.
3.      A high level roadmap to improving requirements capabilities.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 16, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration

Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Presented by Susan Mason, Principal at Vital Visions Consultants

How to Lead with Presence and Impact

Why does Emotional Intelligence (EI) matter? Because at the core of every outstanding leader are the abilities to connect, achieve, inspire and act with resilience.

EI has evolved from an area of research to a recognized set of best practices and core competencies that are at the heart of successful leadership. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations.

This preview offers you a powerful introduction to the highly popular hands-on AMA seminar, Leading with Emotional Intelligence. Our instructor will explain how the seminar uses the F.L.I.P. Modes of Conversation as a “must have” tool for collaboration and relationship enhancement, and gives you other powerful insights into EI.

If you want to become the consummate emotionally intelligent leader, this preview provides the perfect opportunity to hear how the AMA seminar can help you achieve your goals.   

What You Will Learn

Join us to get a preview of what you can expect when you take the seminar, including:

·        Emotional Intelligence: What it is and why it’s such a critical leadership skill 
·        The 4 cornerstones of EI  
·        How EI underpins and facilitates 6 core leadership competencies 
·        The role EI plays in leading collaboration 

While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration

From Requirements Analyst to Benefit Analyst  
Presented by Mark Monteleone, CBAP, PMP

Based on Mark Monteleone's popular article “The Elevator Speech…….for the BA”, this webinar kicks off with a business analyst meeting an executive on an elevator and being asked, “So what are you working on these days?” Unfortunately, the business analyst responds by citing solution requirements, disregarding the real interest of the executive being business benefits. Don't make the same mistake!

In this webinar, Mark focuses on understanding all the components of business analysis and provides insight on why business analysts need to expand their skills beyond the elicitation of requirements to include benefits management skills. With the use of mind maps, Mark touches upon a number of topics including: 

·        Strategic Analysis
·        Enterprise Analysis
·        Benefits Management
·        Financial Analysis
·        Cost-Benefit Analysis Benefits Mapping

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Modern Analyst    @ModernAnalyst
Cost: Free
Registration:   ModernAnalyst Webinar Registration

Effective Communication Techniques to Steer and Influence Any Conversation
Presented by Crystell Anthony, M.Ed., MBTI, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

Both individual and team success depend upon clear and effective interpersonal communication. Whether face to face or virtual, every interaction with another person influences how you are perceived and provides an opportunity to develop trust and build a positive relationship. Whether presenting one-on-one or in front of an audience of 1,000, conveying information to a project team or delivering a difficult message, communicating effectively is one of the most powerful skills for achieving your objectives.

This webinar will teach you how to focus on your outcome, tune in to your audience, and develop your messages for clarity and impact. Your ability to create an environment for open discussion and ongoing dialogue is crucial for communication success. The communications skills covered can increase your ability to exercise choice and control for every type of conversation, influence without authority, and improve the quality of relationships and productivity.

Learning objectives include:

·        A blueprint for designing any important communication 
·        Six principles to guide your interactions
·        Emotional intelligence to manage challenging conversations
·        Alignment of the four key components of communication to achieve your outcome

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration

Harness the Power of Predictive Product Development
Presented by Scott Roth and Jennifer Jaffe, Jama Software

Yesterday’s product development processes are unsustainable in the age of complex, connected products.

Today’s teams must map and define solutions within ecosystems, process complexity faster, automate work, remove silos and predict outcomes to drive results. Enter Predictive Product Development.

Join us as we discuss:

1.      Why traditional development processes fail in the future
2.      The importance of full visibility across the product lifecycle
3.      Four pillars of Predictive Product Development
4.      What you can do now to prepare for a predictive development process

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, May 22, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: Jama Software    @Jamasoftware
Cost: Free
Registration:   Jama Software Webinar Registration


Harmonizing Agility and Discipline
Presented by Ross Little, Executive Managing Partner at IAG Consulting

This session demystifies the wide range of agile and more traditional requirements and development methodologies. The session looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and gives prescriptive guidelines to requirements leadership looking to improve results by striking a better balance between agile and disciplined practices. This session refocused the agility versus discipline dialogue: it is not that these practices are mutually exclusive – the real issue is to look at your current circumstances and find the right balance to maximize success.

Learning Objectives:

1. Look at the structure of agility and discipline-based methods
2. Provide guidelines for adding agile practices to traditional software development environments
3. Provide guidelines for reapplying traditional development practices to the agile software development environment.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 23, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:  IAG Consulting Webinar Registration

Predicting Project Outcomes
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant at IAG Consultant

This session provides attendees with hands on techniques for determining the outcome of their projects before the project really gets rolling. This session is about facts, and presents extensive research from IAG’s new Business Analysis Benchmark Study to help project managers build a predictive risk assessment model. This session puts the intake and requirements gathering process of the project lifecycle under the microscope to determine what actions Project Managers can take to more consistently achieve a successful outcome on their projects.

Learning Objectives:

1. Quantify the impact of requirements quality on project time and cost
2. Learn an assessment tool for identifying high risk projects
3. Understand proactive strategies for driving success when faced with odds stacked against you

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 30, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:   IAG Consulting Webinar Registration

The Truth about Job Titles in Scrum
Presented by Dave West, CEO at

Scrum defines three roles, the Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team Member. But what happens if you have a different job title? It doesn’t mean that you are out of luck or out of a job, in most cases it means the exact opposite with your job expanding to deliver more value in the Scrum Team. So, where do you fit in Scrum?

In this talk Dave West, CEO and Product Owner of talks about the roles of Scrum and how the three roles relate to your existing job titles. He describes the future of work in the context of an agile delivery model and what the implications are to job descriptions and career progression.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 30, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Times    @BATimes
Cost: Free
Registration:  BATimes Webinar Registration

Modernizing Legacy IT Systems with Minimum Risk
Presented by: Tom Love

Replacing legacy IT systems is just too high a risk for most CIO's to undertake. This webinar will discuss a new, proven approach

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

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