Archive for April 28th, 2014


Live Webinar – May 8th 2014, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Offered by: Global Knowledge UK  (REP 1999)
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU

Note: Although Global Knowledge is an REP this opportunity may not have a course number and may need to be recorded as a Category C PDU. Contact Global Knowledge for further information.

The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF) provides a structure for describing all transformational work within an enterprise.

While TOGAF focuses on the role of an enterprise’s architects, it also very much addresses the space in which business analysts (BAs) play. This can lead to role confusion, blurred deliverables, and duplicate work.

In this one-hour webinar, business analysis expert and Global Knowledge instructor Adam McClellan (LinkedIn profile) will focus on those parts of TOGAF in which the business analyst is typically the most active, and he will outline how the analyst’s work contributes to the broader architecture.

He will also provide perspective for architects who work with BAs and for BAs interested in the architecture disciplines.

  • Basics of TOGAF
    1. Associated Tools and Frameworks
    2. Architecture Development Method (ADM)
  • The BA Role
    1. IIBA Definition
    2. Overview of Role’s Evolution
    • BA in a Leading Role
      1. -Business Architecture (in Some Cases)
      2. Requirements Management
      3. Migration Planning
    • BA as Key Contributor
      1. Architecture Vision
      2. Business Architecture (in Other Cases)
      3. Information Systems Architecture
      4. Opportunities and Solutions
      5. Implementation Governance
    • BA with Minor to Minimal Role
      1. Technology Architecture
      2. Preliminary
      3. Architecture Change Management

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 4- Integration 5 – Scope 9 – Human Resources

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.3 Direct and Manage Project Work
  • 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’

Click to register for Where Does Business Analysis Fit into TOGAF?

Model-based Testing for Everyone


Live Webinar May 6th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Min Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Presented by: Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute (Rep 2733)

Model-based testing (MBT) has received a lot of attention in recent years.  Still MBT is not in wide-spread use.

Based on empirical studies of testers using MBT vs. manual testing, we have concluded that one of the most important reasons is the lack of user-friendly and agile MBT tools.

The effect is that testers using MBT spend great efforts on activities that are not directly related to testing, e.g. debugging very long automatically generated test cases.

To address this problem, we have developed an approach based on a free MBT tool that helps the test engineer create and debug the initial model all the way to running test cases in less than one hour.

Once the model is in place, model changes can be done in minutes and new executable test cases can be generated instantly.

In this webinar, we will describe the results from our empirical studies on MBT vs. manual testing. We will also describe the approach and the MBT tool along with several examples of testing of NASA systems. Ater the webinar, participants will be able to download the tool for free.

Presenter:  Dr. Mikael Lindvall (LinkedIn profile)

Click to register for Model-based Testing for Everyone

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Online Webinar Recorded Feb 11th, 2014
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Organizational Project Management CoP (REP #S043)

After studying and quietly championing the concept of a Program Management Office at Montana State University, Anne Milkovich and her team were able to successfully launch a PMO with low resource overhead.

After one year of official operation, the PMO team attributes their success to a focus on portfolio management that enables them to demonstrate results to executives and win the support of distributed teams.

This session is appropriate for individuals from all levels of the organization who are exploring, launching, or re-focusing PMOs. By sharing practical tools, techniques, and processes developed and tested at MSU, attendees will be able to customize pre-built tools to quick-start portfolio management solutions adapted to their needs.

By focusing on a high return for low investment, a portfolio-focused PMO demonstrates high value to executives and stakeholders to enhance trust, credibility, and reputation in the organization.

This session is intended for individuals at any level of the organization who are exploring the effectiveness of PMOs, who are launching PMOs, or who are re-focusing existing PMOs. Audience members and their organizations will learn techniques, tools, and processes for establishing a low-overhead PMO that provides accountability and transparency into IT and organizational investments.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the emphasis and advantages of a portfolio-focused PMO
  • Describe the main functions and resources needed for a portfolio focused PMO
  • Adapt a portfolio focused process and structure appropriate for their organization
  • Customize pre-built tools to quick-start and support a portfolio focused PMO

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

Click to register for Portfolio Focused PMO: Montana State University’s Story


Live Webinar – May 5th 2014, 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

PMI (Project Management Institute) continues to meet the needs of Project and SDLC (Software / System Development Life Cycle) professionals by offering another specialty certification.

The industry knows how critical a working relationship between the BA and PM is for project success. Also it is well understood that smaller companies can only afford to have Project Managers yet still need strong business analysis work done. PMI as answered these needs by offering this new certification.

Pilot applications are being accepted through May 12, 2014.

This web seminar will go over in depth the PMI-PBA handbook (costs and application requirements), the examination content outline and the reading/outside knowledge requirements. We will save you the time and energy of reading through the 70+ pages of documentation.

Learn the information, knowledge, and skills needed to achieve the designation.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) 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’

Click to register for Introducing the New PMI-PBA (Professional in Business Analysis) Certification