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Live Webinar February 5th, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011) Course ID: BAW1234
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

Use cases and user stories are both excellent techniques for understanding what a user needs from a product.

While both have a similar purpose, use cases and user stories are not meant to be used interchangeably. That is why it’s important for a business analyst to understand the difference.

The older of the two techniques is the use case, which captures usage scenarios.

In other words, a use case documents how an individual uses a product to accomplish something of value. T

his technique works well for projects where functional requirements and usage scenarios must be – and can be – specified upfront. However, what if you can’t know the requirements upfront?

In a user story, the user and what they need the product to accomplish is also specified, but in contrast to use cases, at a much higher level.

Recognizing which technique is best suited to your situation is the key.

In this webinar you will learn to:

  • Determine when to apply use cases and user stories to define stakeholder requirements.
  • Elaborate use cases through scenarios.
  • Augment use cases and user stories with diagrams and visuals for better communication

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.

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Virtual Teams: Fact Vs. Fiction

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Live Webinar – February 4th, 2016 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Offered by BATimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr  1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free  PDU / CDU

Increasingly, people need to work together remotely, yet the research shows that effectiveness dramatically decreases as soon as people are more than 90 feet away from each other.

  • In fact, did you know that 39% of people are sleeping during your virtual meetings?
  • Some are multitasking; they’re catching up on email, and sorting through their to-do list.
  • Others are engaging in Social Media, and some are simply not even paying attention.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

If your virtual project team meetings suffer from any of these symptoms then you need to join us for Fact Vs. Fiction: An interactive session about the myths surrounding virtual teams

This engaging  lunch and learn will uncover the myths surrounding virtual teams, and give you the tools you need to ensure productive and engaging virtual meetings.

Course Learning Objectives Include:

  • Demystify the top 5 myths of virtual teams
  • Discuss 3 virtual meeting strategies
  • Determine how to build trust in a virtual team

Who should attend?

  • Project Managers,
  • BA’s
  • Team members of virtual teams

With the Course You Will Receive:

  • Access to the Live and Recorded Version of Webinar
  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance
  • Copy of Presentation Slides

Presenter: Claire Sookman (LinkedIn profile) the driving force behind Virtual Team Builders, brings to the table 20+ years of corporate & public sector consulting experience, working with over 4,500 Project Managers in the past three years. Specializing in virtual team building and communication strategies, Virtual Team Builders provides consulting expertise that results in virtual project teams working more efficiently. Claire began her career PMSI Project Mentors and worked with project managers and team members worldwide. The common challenge these teams were facing was working in and leading a dispersed teams and 1999 Virtual Team Builders was born. Visit Claire’s website at Virtualteambuilders

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Virtual Teams: Fact Vs. Fiction

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Live Webinar January 21st, 2016 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 PDU/CDU Category A – Free
Presenter: Versatile Project Management (REP 1524)

Successful projects begin with achievable goals!

Accurate estimates play a critical role in every project. They are used to justify the project, to coordinate activity, and to evaluate the success. Consistently accurate estimates are a sign of mature project management practices.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • The factors that make estimates accurate – and where to focus your attention to improve your accuracy.
  • How phase gates can calibrate your confidence.
  • The most important success factor for accurate estimating.

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Seven Estimating Success Factors – How To Create Better Estimates

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Live Webinar January 12th, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
By: The Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU

When it comes to business intelligence, the good thing is we live in a society where there is no shortage of raw data.

The bad thing is most companies need skilled professionals to help them transform the raw data into meaningful and useful information and integrate it into their strategic, tactical and operational decision making processes.

This webinar will provide you with proven techniques to:

  • Help Business Analyst Integrate business intelligence into the requirements development process;
  • Become confident in delivering data driven solutions; and
  • Learn 5 tips for successful business intelligence projects.

Presenter: Edwina Simons, (LinkedIn profile) MBA, CBAP, SSGB is the Founder of Tech Hybrids, Inc. and a and a a contributing author for the latest IIBA BABOK Guide v3.   An accomplished business analyst, project manager and trainer Edwina  has over 17 years  experience achieving operational efficiency and increasing revenue in the insurance, banking, clinical research, pharmaceutical and legal industries.

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Why is Business Intelligence important to a Business Analyst?

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Online Webinar – Recorded
Duration: 1 hr webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A PDU – $12.95 USD
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is the second in a 2 part series on Critical Role Of Change Agents by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

Projects create unique products, services, or results. Thus, the inevitability of change is an inescapable factor resulting from every project.

Every project creates opportunities that must be seized or forever lost. Capitalize on these opportunities by using critical success factors, assessing organizational performance levers, and creating the environment necessary for successful change.

Attend this 1 hour presentation to gather practical implementation tips for making organizational change last.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Critical success factors for implementing organizational change
  • How to use organizational performance levers to diagnose sustainable change
  • Environmental factors needed for successful change
  • Practical implementation tips to make change last

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are on the Solutions Group Site and receive a message that your cart is empty when you go to check out – this is because you are not yet signed in to your account on their site – or you have not registered for a free account on their site.

To resolve this issue simply click the “person” icon on the top of the course description page and either sign in or register.  You can then return to the course Description page and add the course to your cart.

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Online Webinar – Recorded
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Cat A PDU – $12.95 USD
Presented by: Solutions Cube Group (REP 2451)

This webinar is the first in a 2 part series on Critical Role Of Change Agents by Solutions Cube.  Although this module is a part of the series – each module in the series can be taken individually.

Projects create unique products, services, or results. Thus, the inevitability of change is an inescapable factor resulting from every project.

Every project creates opportunities that must be seized or forever lost. Without attention to organizational change, these products, services, and results may never be used.

Attend this 1 hour presentation to learn how to increase your awareness and start to acquire the skills to manage resistance to organizational change resulting from your projects.

In this 1 hour in-depth webinar participants learn:

  • Concepts of organizational change management and the differences in change versus transition
  • Typical responsibilities of change agents
  • How change disrupts expectations
  • Reasons for and causes of resistance and how to manage resistance
  • The importance of respecting differing frames of reference
  • Emotional responses to change

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are on the Solutions Group Site and receive a message that your cart is empty when you go to check out – this is because you are not yet signed in to your account on their site – or you have not registered for a free account on their site.

To resolve this issue simply click the “person” icon on the top of the course description page and either sign in or register.  You can then return to the course Description page and add the course to your cart.

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