Business Analysis For Big Data

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Live Webinar March 5th, 2015 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

What Skills Do You Bring To The Table?

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence is a somewhat orphan discipline.

Many IT analysts believe the classical analysis and development methods will do whereas the customer i.e. the finance, marketing, operations, and general manager to name a few, often readjusts the brief as the development is under way. They do this claiming “Now I see the possibilities I can really define my requirements”.

In this session Bert Brijs will present a case for considering Big Data business analysis and project management as special disciplines.

Business Analysis for Business Intelligence is the first attempt ever to match the business intelligence analysis track with the strategy process the organization manages (or sometimes undergoes).

Only by synchronizing the analysis with the strategy process can we avoid costly rework, disappointed customers and frustrated developers!

When you discover Bert – Check out his site BA4BI  and the “New Stuff” section in his book – you will find additional material which is also published in IT Performance Improvement

Presenter:  Bert Brijs (LinkedIn profile) Senior BI Consultant, Lingua Franca bvba & Lingua Franca B.V, and is the author of the highly regarded book Business Analysis for Business Intelligence & the Business Analysis for Business Intelligence Blog: BA4BIBlog.

With expertise in PRINCE2 project management, CRM Projects, Business Intelligence projects, Branding strategies, Balanced Scorecard implementations, Knowledge Modelling and e-learning application management, BI, CRM & KM Enterprise Architecture, Data Mining strategies, Functional Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Quality Management, Master Data Management, Datawarehouse architectures – Bert is certainly the expert to get to know for your BI Projects!

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Live Webinar – March 4th, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EST
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or  1 CDU 1 Category A – Free PDU

Business architecture is a strategic differentiator. However there are practical applications of tools and techniques that will support and link business strategy to the tactical outcomes.

By applying models and standards the business analyst and the project managers benefit from the alignment, clarity and re-usability of the business architecture.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why bother doing business architecture
  2. Describe business architecture as a complementary and supporting methodology to analysis deliverables
  3. Demonstrate some cool tools PMs and business analyst could use
  4. Show you how to be a hero to your business, developers, testers and customer
  5. Provide a description of value Participants will acquire a functional knowledge of business architecture. The adoption of business architecture tools and techniques will support the management of requirements & risk by establishing clearer scope.

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Live Webinar – March 4th 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

In Andy’s November session Custom Workflow Solutions in SharePoint Server 2013 Part IV, (pduOTD description) we were building a business solution designed to implement a multilevel approval process for expense reporting.

Previously, Andy created a custom workflow using SharePoint Designer 2013.

It used the following features:

  • Creating a custom workflow with SharePoint Designer 2013.
  • List, libraries, and content types in the workflow process.
  • Workflow building blocks Step, Stages, Actions, Conditions, and Loops.
  • Assigning a Task and Starting a Task Process.
  • What an initiation form is and how workflows use initiation forms.
  • Two types of workflow data – variables and initiation parameters.
  • Retrieve data from a data source during run time.

In this webinar Andy Huneycutt will complete our real world example of the expense reporting approval process.

The features covered will include:

  • Customizing the workflow tasks list
  • Building a web page for manager reporting and key performance indicators
  • Using web parts as an out-of-the-box reporting tool
  • Implementing a Content Search Web Part
  • Best practices for working with workflow variables.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team

As a Category C “Self Directed Learning Activity” remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your “PDU Audit Trail Folder”

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Live Webinar March 5th, 2015 – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hr up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Presented by: Directions Training

Jim Demikis will cover PowerPoint topics including:

  • What is PowerPoint,
  • Graphics and PowerPoint,
  • Themes,
  • Multimedia and what we really need …
  • How To Make A Presentation Powerful.

Jim Demikis – Directions Training Jim is a dynamic instructor with over 17 years of experience in corporate software applications training. Jim has an energetic delivery style and he draws on his experience teaching to a wide variety of clients to provide relevant business examples to his students. Jim helps students understand not only how to use software, but also why this understanding can help advance someone’s personal and professional goals.

Want to Have A Great Presentation?
Take Guy Kawasaki‘s Advice
The 10 20 30 Rule!

Do NOT Break the 10 20 30 Rule:

  • 10 Slides
  • 20 Minutes
  • 30 Point Font – is the smallest font you should use!

Read about 10/20/30 on Guys Blog or watch his 3 Minute video to learn how.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources 10 – Communications

  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 10.2 Manage Communications

As a Category C ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’

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Live Webinar March 4th, 2015 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EST
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Requirements Management CoP (REP #S055)

Organizations are becoming increasingly aware that no matter how well they manage projects, they won’t succeed if they don’t get the requirements right.

But what does it mean to have good requirements?

Is it creating a mountain of unnecessary paperwork? Is it a rejection of techniques that have served requirements practitioners well over the years? Where is the business analysis industry going?

Specifically, this presentation:

  • Describes seven trends in the field of business analysis and why some of these trends are replacing time-honored traditions while others are not
  • Describes four competencies that are needed to take advantage of these trends
  • Discusses what this means for practitioners who do or manage business analysis work

Attendees will be able to discuss:

  •  The latest trends in business analysis
  • Which trends are apt to last and which will fade
  • What is needed to take advantage of these trends

This presentation addresses these hot topics in business analysis.

Presenter: Elizabeth Larson , (LinkedIn profile) PMP, CBAP CEO of Watermark Learning, Elizabeth has over 25 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. She is a frequent speaker at Business Analysis and Project Management conferences and co-author of the Practitioners’ Guide to Requirements Management, The Influencing Formula, and the  CBAP Certification Study Guide (2nd Edition). Elizabeth is on the team that is developing the PMI-PBA Practice Guide, was a lead contributor to the BABOK® Guide Version 2.0, Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition (Collect Requirements), and is the content lead for Scope Management for the PMBOK® Guide – Fifth Edition.  Elizabeth has been cited in CIO and PM Network and regularly contributes articles to BA times, Project Times, and Modern Analyst.

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

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Live Webinar – March 6th 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM EST
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

You may be familiar with IQ, which measures your cognitive intelligence. But has anyone ask you about EQ or Emotional quotient?

What is EQ?

Simply put EQ, driven by your emotional intelligence, is your awareness regarding your actions and feelings, including how they affect the people around you.

Being emotionally intelligent means you understand the cause and effect of your actions and words.

You understand what the impact of “being you” has on individuals and groups and you understand how to read others emotions and actions to work with their emotional limits.

The key is that you can never change someone, but you can change and adjust yourself.

Emotional Intelligences is about how you change and adjust yourself in the following ways:

  • Respecting others
  • Listening to others
  • Empathizing with others
  • Identifying with others

Knowledge workers do their work in teams. Teams are filled with “others”. Your ability to work with those “others” determines what you get done and how fast you get it done.

If you have a high EQ, you get things done fast with minimal negative impact on the organization.

In this session we will cover:

  • The meaning of emotional intelligence
  • Distinguishing the differences between EQ and IQ
  •  How to identify emotional hot buttons
  • Determining which emotional intelligence competencies to improve when working with others
  • Detecting the signs of emotional outburst in others

Presenter: David Mantica (LinkedIn profile) – David Mantica has experience in business to business continuing education in executive, product management, marketing, and operations capacities. He has product managed the initiation, development and delivery of more than 300 instructor-led and live, online training courses, in software development life cycle, IT, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT, and marketing industries.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.1 Plan Human Resource Management
  • 9.2 Acquire Project Team
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 9.4 Manage Project Team

As a Category C “Self Directed Learning Activity” remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your “PDU Audit Trail Folder”

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