Harmonizing Agility & Discipline

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Live Webinar – June 28th, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour s 1 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

Demystify a wide range of agile & traditional requirements / development methodologies!

This session looks at the strengths and weaknesses of each approach and gives prescriptive guidelines to requirements leadership looking to improve results by striking a better balance between agile and disciplined practices.

These practices are not mutually exclusive – the real issue is to look at your current circumstances and find the right balance to maximize success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Look at the structure of agility and discipline-based methods
  2. Provide guidelines for adding agile practices to traditional software development environments
  3. Provide guidelines for reapplying traditional development practices to the agile software development environment.

This session refocuses the agility versus discipline dialogue.

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Live Webinar June 28th, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU/CDU
Provider:
IIBA

Task driven business analysis measures success on the completion of tasks while value driven business analysis measures value delivered rather than the number of completed tasks.

In value driven business analysis some tasks may never be completed, finalised and officially signed off.

Task Driven vs Value Driven, businesses can take advantage of value driven approaches.

Understanding an organisation’s strategic direction and key value streams enables the development and delivery of portfolios of work that deliver products and services to customers more efficiently.

These business analysis techniques can be used to trace the delivery of programs, projects and BAU to help uncover the necessary areas of change to deliver the desired outcomes and value.

  • What is task driven vs value driven business analysis?
  • How do you move from task driven to value driven business analysis?
  • How much is “just enough business analysis”?

Presenter: Tim Coventry (LinkedIn profileBEd CBAP® is the CEO for Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL) – an expert business analysis company in Australia  with 50 consultants operating from offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Tim is an acknowledged expert in his professional field in all phases of the solution delivery life cycle with substantial practical experience in strategic analysis, business process analysis, requirements, tendering and evaluation and software implementation. Tim also holds a Workplace Category IV Trainer and Assessor Certificate.

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IIBA: Moving From Task Driven To Value Driven

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Business Analysis Fundamentals

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Online Webinar  – Recorded April 5th 2015
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 2 PDU – Free
Provider: RequirementsWizard

In this Introduction to Business Analysis demo session, you will learn the fundamentals of business analysis discipline, role of a business analyst, how our training program is structured and most importantly how Requirements Wizard can help you transform your career into a successful business analyst role.

In today’s competitive environment, business analyst’s role is no longer of simply ‘A bridge between Business and IT’. T

here has been a paradigm shift in the role of business analyst in recent years.

In today’s resource scare environment, customers expect business analyst to have knowledge and skills to conduct enterprise analysis, perform end-to-end business processes re-engineering, identify bottlenecks in their value streams, and most importantly develop solutions that would solve their problems and integrate their vision-strategy-technology towards a common organizational goal.

Requirements elicitation and documenting them is a very small subset of a modern day business analyst’s role.

This course has been specifically designed keeping in mind the expectations customers have from a seasoned business analyst.

In addition to the business analysis skills, project management skills are equally vital for a business analyst. Since the natural career trajectory of a business analyst curve towards project management discipline, this course has included key topics of project management as well, which in a ‘real-world’ scenario, any experienced business analyst must be familiar with.

Note: This session is designed for any individual with IT/Non-IT background who aspires to make their career in business analysis discipline.

Presenter:  Chetan V Mehta (LinkedIn profile) PMP CBAP BPM Principal Instructor RequirementsWizard, is a former analyst from Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Ahmedabad), Asia’s ivy-league business school, is a highly experienced professional in the field of business architecture, business analysis, project management and business development discipline. With 15+ years of corporate experience, solid management education, Chetan trains/coaches people, to pursue their career in the field of business analysis or project management. He succeeds at building a solid core competency in his selected disciplines.

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Online Webinar – Recorded February 18, 2009
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media  1 PDU – Free
Provider: American Management Association (REP 1294)

Is Business Analysis the Cornerstone of Successful Projects?

A major source of project failure is incomplete, inaccurate, and misunderstood requirements.

In a nutshell, if you don’t identify the “right” requirements for a project, problems will be magnified at every other step of the process.

The bottom line is that nailing down requirements for your initiatives is a high-stakes activity, even more so during a recession where every penny counts.

Faced with conflicting requests from customers, users, partners, competitors, and regulators; the role of the business analyst to define and prioritize requirements, foresee related impacts, and create actionable plans is critical.

In this Webcast, you’ll find out about the due diligence needed to keep projects on track using the tools of business analysis.

Whether you’re an experienced project manager or are just starting out, this program will help fine tune your understanding the basics of requirements management.

Learn:

  • Leading causes of project failure and what you can do to minimize the risks
  • How business analysis is the key to trimming project costs
  • Ways to turn unrealistic expectations into realistic features
  • Using BABOK to improve your requirements development
  • How business analysis differs from project management
  • And much more.

Presenter: Mike Levesque, PMP, (LinkedIn profile) is a Principal with Critical Solutions. He brings over twenty years of practical experience in the discipline of project management to AMA. As a project director, he has successfully planned and executed projects of varying complexity with budgets in the multimillion dollar range. His expertise extends to developing project management methodologies, critical chain project management, risk management, resource management, establishing long-term customer relations, organizational dynamics, change management, and instructional system design.

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Achieving Project Success Through Business Analysis

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Estimating Back To Basics

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Online Webinar  – Recorded September 2013
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media  1 PDU – Free
Provider: Association for Project Management – APM

In this video Carl Dalton (LinkedIn profile) will Cover:

  • What is estimating
  • Why estimating
  • What to include
  • Types of estimating
  • Data collection
  • Cost engineering
  • Verification and validation

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Estimating Back To Basics

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Live Webinar May 24th, 2017  10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training Up to 1 PDU – Free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

  • Are you a Business Analyst trying to find your role in an Agile project?
  • Are you looking for ways to ramp up your Agile team’s productivity?

There are a lot of misconceptions about Business Analysis in an Agile development environment, and sometimes Business Analysts find it hard to adapt to the short iterations, just-in-time planning and minimalist documentation that characterizes Agile development.

This webinar is a frank discussion about what Agile demands from a Business Analyst and how Business Analysts can succeed and ensure their team succeeds.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Dispel common myths about Agile, including the belief that Business Analysts aren’t welcome in Agile
  2. Explain why every development team needs excellent business analysis to be successful
  3. Guide analysts in how to deliver the most value in Agile settings

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3 Ways Business Analysts Enable Agile Success

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