Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Business Analysis Webinars for July 2020

Want to be IIBA Certified?
Presented by Adaptive US

The demand for BAs is all time high with the US Department of Labor predicting a 14% increase every year.

IIBA certified BAs earn 19% more, they progress faster in their career and win the best jobs. At the same time, IIBA examinations are hard to conquer. ~30% students are unable to complete the certification in their first attempt.

In this live webinar, Adaptive experts discuss how to be IIBA certified in the very first attempt.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 1, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Adaptive US    @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free




Azure Functions
Presented by Dustin Miller

You certainly have heard about Azure and Azure Functions by now. You know… little bits of code with no application infrastructure that automatically scale and have a very low cost. Those functions!

In this one-hour webinar, we will take a look at:
Why use Functions instead of web services or other solutions
• Function costs
• How Functions auto-scale
• The 9 ways to trigger a Function
• The 7 languages you can use to write Functions
• The 2 hosting environments for Functions
• The parts of a Function: the code, configuration, and hosting
• How to create Functions in the Azure Portal, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code and other editors
• Function best practices
  
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, July 2, 2020; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: MAX Training    @MAXtrain
Cost: Free
   



The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - Module 5
Presented by Marlene Barker, Senior Consultant at Veris

Want to effectively facilitate change in your organization? Looking to enhance your leadership skills? Organizations require strong leadership and as Business Analysis professionals we can facilitate the changes and lead our organizations through them! In this six-part series, using The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell as a “game book”, the goal of the presenters, five Business Analysis practitioners, will be to motivate existing leaders and inspire a new generation of Leaders!

MODULE 5: A Leaders Lasting Value is Measured by Success
• The Law of Priorities
• The Law of Sacrifice
• The Law of Timing  
• The Law of Explosive Growth
• The Law of Legacy

“Leadership development compounds. The more you invest in people and the longer you do it, the greater the growth and the higher return.” John C. Maxwell

Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free




Want to be IIBA Certified?
Presented by Adaptive US

The demand for BAs is all time high with the US Department of Labor predicting a 14% increase every year.

IIBA certified BAs earn 19% more, they progress faster in their career and win the best jobs. At the same time, IIBA examinations are hard to conquer. ~30% students are unable to complete the certification in their first attempt.

In this live webinar, Adaptive experts discuss how to be IIBA certified in the very first attempt.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 8, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Adaptive US    @AdaptiveUS
Cost: Free




Rethinking BPMN Part 3: The Business Rule Task and DMN
Presented by Razvan Radulian

In the first webinar of the "Rethinking BPMN" series, we talked about what GOOD Process Models are.
In the second webinar, we talked about a good PROCESS to model GOOD BPMN Processes.
In this webinar/whitepaper, the third in this series, we will talk about how to address the Spaghetti process models problem (unnecessarily complicated process models, due to the fact that they try to capture complex decisions using solely BPMN). We will see how to simplify such process models (using the Business Rule task in BPMN), without losing the ability to model complex decisions (using DMN). As before, we will analyze several examples to demonstrate theoretical concepts.

Topics/examples covered in this webinar:

Why is process modeling (even when using BPMN) not the best way to model complex business rules/decisions? Introduce/analyze a Spaghetti process model.
What is the Decision Model and Notation (DMN) standard and why was it created?
What is the difference between Decision Requirements and Decision Logic? How do you model them (Requirements and Logic) in DMN? 
Why is modeling Decisions in DMN a better option (than in BPMN)?
What is a Business Rule Task (in BPMN) and why was it created?
How do we combine BPMN and DMN to simplify process models/modeling and to achieve more precise and clear decision models?
Lessons-learned: How can you apply all this information?

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, July 9, 2020; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: ASPE Training     @ASPE_Training
Cost: Free





The BA and Data Mining
Presented by Steve Blais, PMP, Consultant, Author, Teacher, Coach

Data mining has been considered the province of the data scientist and data analyst. But the data scientists and data analysts only solve the business problems that are given to them provided those business problems can be solved with data.  
Someone has to analyze the processes and conditions of the business to determine what the problems are and then determine whether data can solve those problems and answer the questions related to those problems. And that someone is the business analyst.  
This webinar provides guidelines to determining business problems that can be solved with data and provides the details of what data mining is all about. 

Topics: 
·        Business analyst or data analyst or data scientist? 
·        Determine the right data 
·        The process of getting value from data 
·        Produce actionable insights 
·        Provide the questions and interpret the answers

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, July 9, 2020; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDt
Host: Modern Analyst   @ModernAnalyst
Cost: Free




IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
Presented by Bill Powers, CBAP and Bronson Zell, CBAP

This is a free online chat session with some of our CBAP® and CCBA® recipients. The CBAP and CCBA mentors 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 and CCBA mentors.   

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday, July 10, 2020; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass
Cost: Free




IIBA Certification Chat
Presented by 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, CBAP, or IIBA-AAC application to the exams to re-certification.  
 
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Friday; July 10, 2020; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Host: Watermark Learning    @WatermarkLearn
Cost: Free




CAJ Virtual Lean Coffee 010
Presented by Coaching Agile Journeys

Join us for our virtual lean coffee.
We will be dynamically creating our agenda from agile topics and discussing as time allows.
If possible, please join the discussion with your video turned on.
You can learn about Virtual Lean Coffee in this post from Mark Kilby

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Monday, July 13, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Coaching Agile Journeys    @CoachingAgileJo
Cost: Free




Intro to Business Relationship Management
Presented by Dustin Miller

This brief introductory session is targeted towards anyone looking to gain knowledge of why and how to leverage a Business Relationship Management (BRM) capability to move IT (and other functions) to a converged strategic partner, driving exponential business results.

Areas reviewed include: An introduction to BRM Institute/Community; defining BRM and its key focus areas; convergence; short overviews on strategic partnering, culture, and value; relationship maturity model; top failure modes when implementing BRM.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: MAX Training    @MAXtrain
Cost: Free




Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Jim Sammons - Answering Your Toughest Questions about Scrum
Presented by Jim Sammons, PST

Scrum itself is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex products. While it is lightweight and simple to understand, it is difficult to master. The Scrum.org Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer series, features Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) in a live session, answering your most pressing questions regarding the challenges and situations your Scrum Teams are facing. 
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PST Jim Sammons will be available to answer any questions you may have live on this webinar. He is happy to answer any questions about challenges your Scrum Team is facing. Please bring your most pressing questions for this opportunity!

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Host: Scrum.org
Cost: Free




Cybersecurity Analysis Virtual Study Group Series | Session 2
Presented by Ken Fulmer, Former CEO and President at IIBA

Session 2 | Enterprise Cybersecurity Concepts
The cybersecurity virtual study group webinar series is an exclusive benefit for IIBA members to help guide you through the key learning areas for the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®-CCA). Each session will cover the core concepts in cybersecurity. In the second session of the series, we will discuss and review Enterprise Cybersecurity Concepts.  

Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free




Where Do Business Analysts Fit into the Scaled Agile Framework?
Presented by Michael Roberts, ASPE Training

For many years, the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) has been a leading scaling methodology for large enterprises wanting to apply agile practices for large groups of individuals.  Published by Dean Leffingwell and his fellows at Scaled Agile Inc., they have had Fortune 1000 companies adopting the framework left and right as a way of working differently to adapt to market changes and implement a better way of working.  In the SAFe model however, the term “Business Analyst” doesn’t exist.  In this informative talk, we will discuss the SAFe 5.0 framework and provide some context on how Business Analysts would survive and thrive in such an environment/implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework.

We Will Cover:
·        Organizational challenges that are addressed by SAFe 5.0
·        An introduction to the SAFe framework “BIG Picture” 
·        How an Agile Release Train (ART) powers SAFe
·        How Business Analysts fit into the Scaled Agile Framework as team members, POs or PMs
 
Audience: Public
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Host: ASPE Training    @ASPE_Training
Cost: Free


 

I'm a BA Girl in an Agile World
Presented by Mindy Bohannon, CBAP, Managing Consultant at Excella

Do the Business Analyst's (BA) roles and responsibilities on an agile project differ from those on a waterfall project? Should the three amigos always include the analyst? At a minimum, the answer is certainly yes to both questions, although how the work is done depends on the team and project. During this session we will review how the role of a Business Analyst on an agile project can vary, and further discuss the impact on the development team and what makes a Business Analyst good at his/her job. All analysts bring excellent communication, collaboration, and trust to their work on project teams – but how we communicate and collaborate will differ.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass, Cincinnati, Palmetto IIBA Chapters    @IIBABluegrass   @IIBACincy   @PalmettoIIBA
Cost: Free




I'm a BA Girl in an Agile World
Presented by Mindy Bohannon, CBAP, Managing Consultant at Excella

Do the Business Analyst's (BA) roles and responsibilities on an agile project differ from those on a waterfall project? Should the three amigos always include the analyst? At a minimum, the answer is certainly yes to both questions, although how the work is done depends on the team and project. During this session we will review how the role of a Business Analyst on an agile project can vary, and further discuss the impact on the development team and what makes a Business Analyst good at his/her job. All analysts bring excellent communication, collaboration, and trust to their work on project teams – but how we communicate and collaborate will differ.

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 15, 2020; 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT
Host: Bluegrass, Cincinnati, Palmetto IIBA Chapters    @IIBABluegrass     @IIBACincy   @PalmettoIIBA
Cost: Free




BA Observatory Preliminary Results: Understanding the Business Analysis Experience with an Agile Mindset
Presented by Prassede Colombo, CBAP and Cristina Patermoster, CBAP

The IIBA Italy Chapter has worked diligently to launch the BA Observatory this spring and will share some insights into the profession with IIBA Members. The BA Observatory is a survey designed to understand the level of knowledge, maturity and use of Business Analysis for companies and professionals around the world. Thanks to their work and the contribution of many business analysis professionals, they will present the survey insights in their preliminary results.

Audience: IIBA Members
Date/Time: Thursday, July 16,2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA
Cost: Free




A Golden Partnership - PMs, BAs, and POs
Presented by Peter Monkhouse, President at MonkArt

Organizations need great products to implement their strategy. They also need products that meet customers’ needs and demands. One of the challenges organizations have is how to align the roles to execute strategies better and produce more value for their customers. This presentation will explore the roles of project managers, business analysts, and product owners working together in partnership through the project and product lifecycles. We will first define the roles of project managers, business analysts, and product owners and their interactions. We will discuss how the roles fit into the product lifecycle to deliver value to customers. We will present the iterative product development approach through an example and why this approach is key to delivering value to customers. Then we will show how project managers, business analysts, and product owners support each other in the iterative approach to ensure appropriate stakeholder engagement and communications and getting feedback from customers. Through continuous feedback, integration, and product improvement will result in products meeting customer needs and organizations achieving their strategic objectives. This virtual presentation has been designed with interactive discussions and activities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
·        Describe roles of Project Managers, Business Analysts, and Product Owners on projects
·        Apply the three roles to an effective iterative product development cycle
·        Understand how the three roles need to work together to improve communications and gather customer feedback

Audience: Public
Date/Time: Thursday, July 16, 2020; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Host: BA Times    @BATimes
Cost: Free

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