Business Modeling Boot Camp

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Online Webinar – Recorded April 13th 2010
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Note: This recording is somewhat quiet – you ay require speakers to be able to raise the volume to a comfortable level.

In today’s world of “faster, better, cheaper,” specification accuracy and precision are essential if you want to get the right systems to meet your business needs. However, many businesses find that getting better systems is neither fast nor cheap.

Even the latest technologies, the smartest people, and the most agile processes can’t guarantee results. Whether it’s integration, configuration or new development; whether you call it analysis, modeling or architecture; whether you’re in-house, outsourcing or offshore, precise specification is essential to systems success.

It’s even more important now that IT has a greater responsibility to the business, yet actual software production and maintenance is more decoupled from the business.

During this web seminar we’ll introduce you to our techniques of precise analysis that enable you to capture the most information in the smallest space with the least work in a way that’s easily testable and highly adaptable. We’ll use a simple yet realistic case study example to illustrate all of the major points.

Throughout the whole session we’ll challenge your notions of the conventional wisdom about requirements and development. You’ll learn that by doing this precise analysis you will deliver the greatest value in the least time with the highest quality.

Presenter: Marc J. Balcer (LinkedIn profile) Check out Marc’s books Executable UML: A Foundation for Model-Driven Architecture and Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies

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 June 5th, 2015 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
CourseID: BAW1318

Requirements elicitation is the process of seeking, uncovering, acquiring, and elaborating requirements for business systems. It is generally understood that requirements are elicited rather than just captured or collected.

There are discovery, emergence, and development elements to the elicitation process. Requirements elicitation consists of a variety of techniques, approaches, and tools.

This webinar shares 10 steps to effective requirements elicitation, guiding business analysts to deliver successful results.

Requirements elicitation is all about learning and understanding the needs of users and project sponsors with the ultimate aim of communicating these needs to the system developers.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the application domain
  • Identify the sources of requirements and analyze the stakeholders
  • Select the techniques, approaches, and tools to use
  • Prepare to use the selected elicitation techniques
  • Document your approach and create a “strawman” to generate the right conversation
  • Send input material to participants in advance with clearly defined objectives for the specific elicitation events
  • Elicit the requirements from stakeholders and other sources
  • Assign a scribe for note taking and use a whiteboard or a smart screen to document the requirements
  • Use a standardized requirements document template
  • Continue to revalidate the requirements until they are clear and can be acted upon by those who read them – business stakeholders AND implementers

Presenter: Terrell Smith (LinkedIn profile), MPA, PMP, CBAP With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical and easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building.

Click to register for 10 Steps to Effective Requirements Elicitation

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Live Webinar – June 4th, 2015 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour PDU Credits: 1 PDU Category C – Free PDU
Sponsored by: DCG – David Consulting Group (REP 3525)

Note: Although DCG is an Rep this event may not have a course number contact DCG for further information

Are you plagued by the common issues that most developers or project managers face?

(That is, late projects, over budget projects or projects that just don’t deliver what they were supposed to.)

This webinar considers various potential causes for these failures, including culture, process and subpar estimation and discusses what you can do to tackle these issues and find success.

Do you connect on social media networks?

During the webinar, join the conversation on Twitter using #DCGwebinar.

NOTE: Calendar conflict? Register below and receive the link to the recording to view at a later time.

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

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 6.7 Control Schedule
  • 7.4 Control Costs
  • 8.1 Plan Quality
  • 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’

 

Click to view Why Are So Many Projects Late Or Over Budget?

CBAP And CCBA Certification Q & A

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Live Webinar June 5th, 2015 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: .5 Hour Credits: .5 PDU/CDU Category C – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: Watermark Learning (REP 1025)

NOTE: Although Watermark Learning is an REP they have chosen to have participants record their sessions as a Category C Activity. For more information contact Watermark Learning or see their “Self Reporting” page.

Thinking About A BA Certification?

Many Project Managers are looking to increase their skill set by adding proven Business Analysis techniques to their playbook.

This 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 CBAP or CCBA application to the exams to re-certification.

Speaker : Dayle Beyer, (LinkedIn profile) PMP, CBAP, ACC, PMI-RMP, IT-SVM has inspired excellence by providing international best practice tools and techniques for project management, business analysis, to drive successful organizational change initiatives. Contributor to the PMI-SP Exam Success Series: MP3 Audio Flashcards and Discovering the PMBOK Guide Dayle has served in executive roles for information technology and telecommunications solution providers, and is a board member of the Chicagoland Coach Federation.

PDU Category C documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 9 – Human Resources

  • 9.3 Develop 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 – June 5th 2015, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
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

Most Agile books are mute about specific roles and skillsets.

  • Where does the traditional project manager (PM) fit into Agile projects?
  • What does a professional business analyst (BA) do on an Agile team?

The sociological, psychological, and cultural factors that have been known to influence project success was not a part of traditional project management theory (PM-1), also known as the predictive life cycle (and its ugly cousin, the waterfall method).

These factors, implemented through stakeholder management, team dynamics, and organizational culture, are now explicitly included in the next evolutionary step of project management theory (PM-2).

Agile practices, developed concurrently, have unconsciously included some of the implementation of PM-2 in trying to solve the same problem.

Consequently, the more important factors of project success have been identified, and the needed roles of project teams are also clearer.

This presentation will briefly trace the evolution of project management theory and the evolution of Agile practices to show how this melding of theory and practice compares to the traditional approach, and why it produces a more successful project for 21st century software development.

Presenter: Alan Cline (LinkedIn profile)

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 June 4th, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU Category C Free
Presented by : O’Reilly

It has been said that, “Today’s abundance of NoSQL databases gives companies choice with one hand but doles out management complexity with the other.”

Companies often use multiple data models – graph, in-memory, key-value, and object-store – for specific jobs plus add other technologies to meet their Big Data application requirements.

This trend will continue for the next few years. But companies are already starting to suffer due to the overhead of managing so many technologies.

In this presentation, Tyler Hannan discuss how you can simplify the management of the technologies required to support your Big Data applications and give practical considerations to make when choosing the right tools for the job.

  • Learn common architectural patterns employed in big data applications
  • Find out how to approach and manage large-scale database growth
  • Learn how to tackle the distributed data challenge created by components needing the same data
  • Learn how to enhance not only the availability of your database but the other application components

Presenter: Tyler Hannan (LinkedIn profile, O’Reilly bio) is an experienced technologist with a career that has spanned the private and public sector, large enterprises, consulting, and startups of varying success.He has maintained a focus on data persistence and analysis. Tyler is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, called on to provide commentary about market trends impacting the design and deployment of database solutions and distributed systems.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 5 – Scope 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 9.3 Develop Project Team
  • 13.3 Manage Stakeholder Engagement

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’

Click to register for Simplify The Management Of Your Big Data Applications