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Live Webinar August 4th, 2016 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour ea Credits: 1 Category A – Free PDUs
Presented by: Modern Analyst

NOTE: We have listed this as a Category A as the provider has stated that this session is ** Eligible for PDUs, CDUs. ** This most likely will be a category A presentation presented by Diversified Business Communications (Rep #1811 – parent company). More Information will be available will be available at the end of the session.

The bottom line for successful business analysis is delivering outstanding products to business partners, ones that ‘win’ for the business.

  • What does creating a winning business solution require?
  • What artifacts do you need?
  • How can you develop them?

One essential artifact is business rules, key to agile business solutions.

Find out in this fast-paced session what business rules are really about, and how they can sharpen your interaction with both business partners and software developers.

Learn about practical techniques to capture and validate business rules in concert with your other deliverables.

Business analysis with business rules can give you the edge you’re looking for in establishing the right project dynamics, and the right focus on business requirements.

Find out how you can develop effective, adaptable and complete business solutions using a business rules approach.

Learn what you need to know to: 

  • Achieve order-of-magnitude improvements in business requirements
  • Use business rules to sharpen business communication
  • Deliver clear, well-aligned business solutions
  • Engage business partners in deep dialog about operational excellence
  • Guarantee system development produces the right results for the business

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Building Business Solutions:
BAs Lead The Way To Business Excellence

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Live Webinar – August 3rd, 2016 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm  EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 2 hour 2 PDU or  2 CDU 2 Category A – Free PDU

This two-hour webinar covers techniques and guidelines for defining the type of requirements needed for inclusion in an RFP for application software.

In order for Project Managers and Business Analysts to evaluate vendors and their software proposals, the business requirements need to be appropriately defined and structured.

  • The methods for defining requirements for a software product are different than for custom developed solution.
  • The documentation and templates of business requirements is different when they’re being written for vendor selection.
  • The level of detail and what included and excluded is critical to a successful vendor assessment.

Learn answers to these issues and more in this valuable webinar.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn an effective approach for collecting requirements for inclusion in an RFP
  2. Understand the essential types of requirements to be elicited and included in commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) RFP
  3. Learn what should be included and the sufficient level of detail for an RFQ/RFP
  4. Learn the best format and templates for writing requirements for a COTS solution

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Requirements Definition Best Practices For Software RFPs

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Live Webinar August 4th, 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  StickyMinds/Techwell

Whether you call it your “definition of done,” “list of constraints,” “global acceptance criteria,” or something else entirely, many agile teams rely on a documented, shared understanding of when a user story is complete. Oddly, performance testing is rarely mentioned.

Performance is becoming a crucial part of user experience, and user experience is becoming an integral part of development.

It’s no longer an option to produce user stories for web and mobile apps where “working code” only works when the application isn’t under load.

Join this web seminar to learn tried-and-true practices for testing performance without slowing down agile development. You’ll learn:

Advantages of using “definition of done” for performance instead of non-functional stories:

  • How to add performance testing to your “definition of done”
  • When completed user stories can skip performance testing
  • How to automate performance testing to keep pace with development

Presenters:

Steve Weisfeldt (LinkedIn profile) Senior Performance Engineer Neotys; is a provider of load testing software for web applications. Having been in the load/performance testing space since 1999, Steve is an expert at enabling organizations to optimize their abilities to develop, test, and launch high-quality applications efficiently, on time, and on budget. Prior to Neotys, Steve was president of Engine 1 Consulting, a services firm specializing in all facets of test automation.

Tim Hinds (LinkedIn profile) Director of Product Marketing Neotys; has a background in agile software development, Scrum, kanban, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous testing practices. Previously, Tim was product marketing manager at AccuRev, where he worked with software configuration management, issue tracking, agile project management, continuous integration, workflow automation, and distributed version control systems.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration 5 – Scope 6 – Time

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 5.1 Plan Scope Management
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope

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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Agile Teams Need Performance Testing
In Their Definition Of Done

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Live Webinar August 3rd, 2016 – 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by:  Human Capital Institute
Webinar Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU

Technology transforms The Way We Conduct Business!

 Innovative companies are causing disruption to traditional business models resulting in an explosion of new skill demand.

Inability to stay abreast of the changing market will put companies at risk. Talent gaps in your workforce can mean missing out on critical initiatives or product deployments, making your organization vulnerable to competition.

To keep up, companies must also change and transform from traditional recruiting methods to a data-driven, strategic approach.

Learn the answers to questions, like:

  • How can I identify emerging skills and source candidates with these abilities?
  • Which industries is talent migrating to and how can we target them?
  • How to find an emerging talent supply?
  • How can we change from traditional recruiting to a data-driven, strategic approach?

Join Dion Love (LinkedIn profile) in this educational webcast from CEB TalentNeuron™ to learn how leading companies are using external labor market and competitive data to assess the talent landscape and inform workforce and recruiting strategies for critical roles.

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
  • 9.4  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”

Note: SHRM has pre-approved this webcast for 1 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

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Recruit Emerging Skills In Changing Markets

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Live Webinar August 3rd, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 )
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

Complex projects carry significant risk of failure. Recently, iterative (and agile) project execution methodologies have been developed to mitigate project risks and increase the chances that the final solution meets the stakeholder’s expectations and the overall business needs.

In this webinar, you will learn how iterative methods differ from tradition waterfall methods and how specific iterative practices are used to reduce the chances for project failure.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will understand how to break a project into iterations, how to pick an iteration length, how to manage iteration and project scope, and how to introduce risk mitigation practices.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Understand the difference between sequential (waterfall) and iterative methods
  • Learn how to define iterations, milestones, and releases
  • Increase the chances for project success and reduce risk factors
  • Contrast iterative and agile methods
  • Understand best practices for iterative (and agile) project execution

Presenter: Dr. Martin Schedlbauer (LinkedIn profile) has been leading and authoring seminars and workshops in business analysis, software engineering, and project management for over twenty years. Martin, an accomplished business analysis subject matter expert, is a recognized leader in software development practices, a practicing scrum master, experienced software architect, and also serves as an advisor for several industry conferences; additionally, Martin maintains an active research agenda in agile methods, requirements analysis, and human performance modeling.

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Iterative Projects:
Practical Tips & Best Practices for Business Analysts

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Live Webinar – August 3rd 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
By: RefineM Project Management Consulting (Rep# 3390)

Are you an experienced project manager, or new certification holder, looking for ways to take your project management techniques to the next level?

RefineM has detailed advanced technical skills over the last few months, including stakeholder management, scope/change management, Earned Value Management (EVM) and risk management.

RefineM will introduce a series of webinars with an overview of advanced leadership skills you can use to help lead your project teams successfully.

In this month’s Lunch and Learn, RefineM provides an overview of leadership skills we will be discussing over the next few months.

The overview will briefly describe differences between:

  • Managers and leaders,
  • The role of emotional intelligence (EI) in leadership,
  • Leadership styles, and key leadership skills,
    • including developing clarity & focus, managing stress, and ..
    • motivating your team.

Attendees will leave this webinar equipped with an overview of topics in project leadership to develop in order to enhance their leadership capability.

Presenter: NK Shrivastava (LinkedIn profile) PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, SPC, is CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced and certified Project Management Consultant, Risk Management Professional, and Agile Coach with over 25 years of experience in project management. NK is an experienced instructor/trainer on project management and Agile topics and specializes in project management fundamentals, risk management, and project recovery.

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Advanced Leadership Skills Overview

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