Sunday, July 15, 2018

Business Analysis Webinars for July 2018 - Part II

Requirements Prioritization Best Practices
Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting

This two-hour webinar for project managers and business analysts gets right to the point and covers the essential steps for prioritizing business requirements -- a process based on industry best practices ranging from QFD, MoSCoW and others --  and employing IAG's experience and proven techniques for practical requirements prioritization.  

This webinar will explain why prioritization is important, when it is needed (and when it isn't,) when it should be done, what different strategies could be used and what techniques work best. 

Participants will learn a practical process that is adaptable to various types of projects (from large to small) and a variety of environments from agile to waterfall.

It will provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with a clear understanding of what they need to know, and what they need to do, to easily and effectively prioritize the product requirements for their next project. 

Key Content Covered in this Webinar:

·        The Most Effective Prioritization Strategies
·        Different Prioritization Techniques
·        Why Prioritize?
·        When to Prioritize Knowing
·        What to Prioritize
·        The Six Steps to Prioritizing Business Requirements
·        Key Requirements Prioritization Success Factors
·        Facilitating Requirements Prioritization Meetings
·        Rating Facilitation Methods
·        Next Steps

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:    IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration

Effectively Communicating in the Moment
Presented by Susan Mason, Principal at Vital Visions Consultants

Speaking on the Spot with Clarity and Precision

It’s happened to all of us—you’re asked unexpectedly during a meeting to give a project update, or are stopped in the hallway with an important question, or are cornered in a challenging conversation. You can’t plan for these unrehearsed events, but you can take steps to always be confident and ready when they do happen. 

This preview of the AMA seminar, Effectively Communicating in the Moment, explains how this course helps you develop your in-the-moment communication skills and will offer some tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

What You Will Learn

·        Advice for keeping your composure while taking time to respond 
·        What to do when you are being pushed for an answer 
·        Ways to deliver your message confidently 
·        Specific stalling techniques that exude competence

While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 18, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration: AMA Webcast Registration

IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
Presented by Joann Sims, CBAP, Vice President of Membership 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, July 20, 2018; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass
Cost: Free
Registration:   Bluegrass IIBA Certification Chat Registration

What Is "Lean" Business Analysis?
 Presented by Tom Hathaway, Principal, BA-Experts

In an age of digital disruption, you must do more with less - and faster. You no longer have business as usual, so why do business analysis as usual?

With the widespread adoption of Agile, software development has gone through some serious remodeling. Agile teams build robust products incrementally and iteratively, getting fast feedback from customers to define ongoing work. As a result, the process of defining IT requirements is evolving rapidly.“Lean Business Analysis” is a response to the ever-increasing pace of change and optimally supports the new software development philosophies.

In this new world, the ones “wearing the business analysis hat” need new skills and must apply their old bag of techniques and tricks differently to take advantage of lean principles. Whether you are a product owner or a member of a business side team, you need to stay 1 step ahead of the technical team to avoid slowing them down.

This one-hour webinar is designed to address 3 fundamental questions:

1.      Is business analysis necessary in a Lean and Agile software development environment?
2.      How do lean principles affect the business analysis process?
3.      What does the difference mean to the business analyst role?

The webinar also shows you the kind of business analysis skills you need to succeed in an agile and lean environment.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 24, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Experts    @BAEXPERTS
Cost: Free
Registration:   BAEXPERTS Public Webinar Registration

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, July 25, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting
Cost: Free
Registration:    IAG Consulting Public 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: Thursday, July 26, 2018; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet
Cost: Free
Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration

The Art of the Interview: How to Improve Your Business Analysis Interviewing Skills    
Presented by Terrell Smith, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Corporate Education Group

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills. This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements. The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing, and delivery. Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and, when done properly, will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

·        Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know 
·        Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions 
·        How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship 
·        Capture stakeholder responses 
·        Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship 
·        Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview  
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, July 26, 2018; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup
Cost: Free
Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration

Storyteller Product Demo – How to Scale your Agile Practice
Presented by Blueprint Software Systems

Do you manage teams that are responsible for Agile development? Are you focused on getting more successful products to market, and releasing faster than your competitors? If so, then let’s face it – your current agile planning and work management tools probably aren’t delivering the business value you’re intending and they can’t scale.

Don’t get left in the dust with tools that are limiting and difficult to scale.

Recognized on Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools, Blueprint is disrupting this fast-changing market with a product that boasts all of the same capabilities as tools like JIRA, plus game-changing features that go above and beyond traditional Agile planning and work management tools.

Join us to learn:

·        How the Agile market is evolving and why Blueprint has been recognized as a disruptive leader by Gartner and Forrester
·        How to successfully scale your Agile practice by aligning business, development and operations teams
·        How to consolidate your existing technology investments for greater success
·        A deeper look at the next generation of Agile Planning capabilities Storyteller provides, including a live product demo

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 26, 2018; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: Blueprint Software Systems    @Blueprintsys
Cost: Free
Registration:   Storyteller Product Demo Registration

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