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Live Webinar – February 21st 2018 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour s 1 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

The optimal path to mature requirements practices is often obscured by misinformation. Register now to see how to make significant operational improvement in requirements maturity and select a path based on a strong foundation of research and quantified success.

The Business Analysis Benchmark is rapidly becoming the world’s leading source of information on the impact of requirements quality on project outcome. We are pleased to announce the release of the 2009 survey results.

Learn:

  1. The Facts of Performance: What is the impact of requirements maturity on technology projects?
  2. Myth Busting: there are many commonly held beliefs that prevent organizations from successfully making change.
  3. Path To Success: What activities can be taken to improve development success.

Presenter: Rob Stewart,(LinkedIn profile) IAG Consulting

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Myth-Busting The Path To Requirements Success

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Live Webinar February 16th, 2018 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: The Corporate Education Group ( REP 1011 )

Get more out of your requirements interviews and make better use of time for both you and your stakeholders with some simple, but highly effective techniques that will dramatically improve your interviewing skills.

This webinar will provide tips for business analysts on how to better facilitate interviews and elicit solid requirements.

The key to this process improvement is making sure you ask the right types of questions by appropriate preparation, sequencing and delivery.

Interviewing is the cornerstone of elicitation techniques, and when done properly will reveal the answers you need.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the right stakeholders to interview and what you need to know
  • Create a requirements questionnaire and prepare to ask the right types of questions
  • How to properly engage the stakeholder and build a relationship
  • Capture stakeholder responses
  • Plan for follow-up and maintain the relationship
  • Review lessons learned to improve for your next interview

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.

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The Art of the Interview:
How to Improve Your
Business Analysis Interviewing Skills

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Online Webinar  – Recorded Jun 20, 2017
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media  1 PDU – Free
Provider:   IIBA

One of the most common questions I receive is “How do I become a business analyst if I’m a ______?” And in the blank goes anything from software engineer to tester to manager to customer service representative.

Each individual’s path into business analysis is unique, and depends heavily on their skills and career experience.

In this webinar, Laura will demonstrate the core skills to becoming a business analysis, and see how transferable skills show up in common job functions.

Presenter: Laura Brandenburg (LinkedIn profile, @LLBrandenburg) CBAP is the author of How to Start a Business Analyst Career: The handbook to apply business analysis techniques, select requirements training, and explore job roles … career (Business Analyst Career Guide)Bridging the Gap, which offers a BA career planning course (it’s free) to help you start your business analyst career. She’s reviewed hundreds of BA resumes and is ready to help you improve yours!

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IIBA: Business Analysis Is Not Just A Job Title

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Online Webinar Recorded – July 27th, 2016
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 1.25 PDU – Free
Provider: Charles Sturt University AU / IT Masters Program

While the 5 hour course is still available for Professional Development – qualifying for Online or Digital Media PDUs – PLEASE NOTE the course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion will no longer being issued for this course.

This is the first lecture in the course

The Webinar Covers Introduction & Requirements Elicitation:

  • The role and purpose of business analysis
  • The nature and importance of requirements
  • Defining the nature of the problem or objective
  • The elicitation of requirements

The target audiences for this Short Course are those that:

  • Are interested in pursuing a career as a Business Analyst
  • Want to find out about the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts
  • Want to be able to work more effectively with Business Analysts
  • Are Interested in pursuing the Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis from Business Analyst International Qualifications (BAIQ)

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Free 5 Week Business Analysis Online Course

This short course ran over 5 weeks in July and August 2016.
This course is free to undertake.

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Introductory Certificate In Business Analysis

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Live Webinar – January 31st, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  2 Hour s 2 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

This webinar gives an overview of key business intelligence and data warehouse concepts for Project Managers and Business Analysts.

The definition of the business requirements for analytical processing / decision support systems require different techniques than the process and data modeling used for transactional processing systems.

For a BI project, Business Analysts and Project Managers need to identify the business questions, facts, measures, and dimensions needed for the data warehouse.

IAG will provide a simple, easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply process that analyzes and defines the business objectives, usage scenarios, questions and queries that will yield the a conceptual multi-dimension model and form the basis of the business requirements for the data warehouse and business intelligence system requirements of your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to conduct data warehouse business analysis
  2. How to elicit requirements for the business intelligence aspects of projects
  3. How to define requirements for on-line analytical processing and decision support systems

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Requirements Definition Best Practices
For Business Intelligence Projects

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Live Webinar – January 24th 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  2 Hour s 2 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

This two-hour webinar for project managers and business analysts gets right to the point and covers the essential steps for prioritizing business requirements.

This process is based on industry best practices ranging from QFD, MoSCoW and others —  and employing IAG’s experience and proven techniques for practical requirements prioritization.

This webinar will:

  1. Explain why prioritization is important, when it is needed (and when it isn’t,) when it should be done, what different strategies could be used and what techniques work best.
  2. Give participants a practical process that is adaptable to various types of projects (from large to small) and a variety of environments from agile to waterfall.
  3. Provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with a clear understanding of what they need to know, and what they need to do, to easily and effectively prioritize the product requirements for their next project.

Key Content Covered in this Webinar:

  • The Most Effective Prioritization Strategies
  • Different Prioritization Techniques
  • Why Prioritize?
  • When to Prioritize Knowing
  • What to Prioritize
  • The Six Steps to Prioritizing Business Requirements
  • Key Requirements Prioritization Success Factors
  • Facilitating Requirements Prioritization Meetings
  • Rating Facilitation Methods
  • Next Steps
Get Specific Answers to:
  • “How granular does my prioritization need to be?”
  • “How much time should we spend on prioritization?”
  • “Is prioritization done just once or iteratively?”
  • “What does prioritization mean if we’re Agile?”
  • “What should we prioritize? Requirements? user Stories? Use Cases?”
  • “What factors should we consider when prioritizing?”
  • “What is the best ‘scale’ to use for prioritization?”
  • “What is the difference between importance and priority?”
Participants Also Receive:
  • Presentation Material
  • Requirements Prioritization Template
  • Requirements Prioritization Example Worksheet
  • Sample Requirements Prioritization House of Quality Example

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Requirements Prioritization Best Practices

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