Predicting Project Outcomes

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Live Webinar July 5th, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider:  IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

This session provides attendees with hands on techniques for determining the outcome of their projects before the project really gets rolling.

This session is about facts, and presents extensive research from IAG’s new Business Analysis Benchmark Study to help project managers build a predictive risk assessment model.

This session puts the intake and requirements gathering process of the project lifecycle under the microscope to determine what actions project managers can take to more consistently achieve a successful outcome on their projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Executive perspectives on making requirements change
  2. Techniques for optimizing requirements discovery
  3. The tactics of requirements competency development

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Live Webinar June 22nd, 2017 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
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. This 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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How To Elaborate Requirements
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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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Business Emotional Intelligence

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Live Webinar May 24th, 2017 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour s 1 PDUs free
Provider: PROJECTinsight (Metafuse Inc)
In Cooperation With: Core Performance Concepts (Rep #1399)

In this session, we will review the eight key points of emotion. Our team of experts will also address the questions from Part I and discuss key strategies to put these concepts into practice!

Gain the focus, insight and tools to manage eight key emotions and behaviors that directly impact engagement and performance in the workplace.

This focused, straightforward and structured approach, with clear links to leadership and performance, ensures you develop your self-management and people management skills on the fast track.

Benefits:

  • Increase your people management skills
  • Gain tips on how to build stress resilience
  • Learn how to practice self-awareness
  • Improve leadership capability
  • Earn 1 PDU for attending

Who should attend:

  • Project managers, Portfolio managers,
  • Project team members, Project Leads,
  • Project sponsors & function/business unit managers,
  • Subject Matter Experts, Business Analysts, Scheduling Specialists and ….
  • Other business stakeholders.

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Live Webinar – May 17th, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  2 Hour s 2 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

In this two-hour instructional webinar, you will learn some of IAG’s best practices, tips, and techniques for facilitating Requirements Discovery Sessions.

This session will:

  • Discuss the role of the session leader/facilitator in a requirements meeting.
  • Explain a simple repeatable process for eliciting business requirements.
  • Provide a variety of tips, techniques and questions you can ask during the session to keep the meeting on track & moving toward a successful conclusion with well defined business requirements and satisfied session participants.

Key content covered in the webinar:

  • The role of a facilitator
  • Facilitation fundamentals
  • Top 10 success factors for requirements facilitation
  • Preparation for a requirements meeting
  • Steps to follow in the session – the main agenda items, using use-case and other modeling techniques
  • Key questions to ask during a session
  • Critical and immediate next steps following your meeting

Learning Objectives:

  • How to conduct productive requirements meetings
  • How to organize the topics to be discussed
  • A process to keep the meeting on track
  • Facilitation tips and techniques specific to requirements meetings

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