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Live Webinar January 19th, 2017 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider:  Modern Analyst

  • In an agile world do we still need requirements?
  • How do requirements change in a world of agile development methods?
  • What skills and tools do business analysts need to thrive in this space?

Agile methodologies have gained a lot of traction in recent years. Better risk mitigation and increased visibility into development have converted many waterfall aficionados.

Unfortunately, many agile pundits have singled out requirements as the source of bloat and inflexibility in the software development life-cycle, and some recommend not writing requirements at all.

The real goal of project managers, business analysts, developers, and users is project success. How, then, can business analysts work within agile methodologies and help them succeed?

What do requirements look like without all of the overhead? What is the right balance between agility and rigidity?

This presentation will answer these questions and provide tips and techniques analysts can use to add value in an agile world.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn specific techniques used to solve common problems with requirements in agile development cycles.
  2. Participants will have a better understanding of the benefits and common problems with agile approaches.
  3. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the differences between a traditional requirements approach and agile approaches.

Presenters:

Joy Beatty, (LinkedIn profile) Vice President, Research & Development Seilevel, Joy Beatty has 15 years of experience in helping change the way customers create requirements with new requirements methodologies and training courses. She is a contributor to the core team for the new release of the IIBA BABOK® Guide. She is a co-author of Visual Models for Software Requirements (Best Practices (Microsoft) and Software Requirements, 3rd Edition with Karl Wiegers

Candase Hokanson (LinkedIn profile) Senior Product Manager Seilevel, a requirements consulting firm that redefines how software requirements are created. Candase helps clients to clearly understand the desired business value of their projects and has cut up to 80% of project scope in unrelated or low priority requirements for multiple projects. Candase has also developed requirements for a variety of products such as: a management accounting and profitability application, a globally used consolidated sales tool and a globally used software portal where customers can access their digital products for a multi-billion dollar technology company.

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It’s An Agile World:
Requirements At The Speed Of Thought

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Live Webinar – January 17th, 2017 10:00 pm – 11:00 am  EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

The large, complex project brings with it a unique set of problems that may not be encountered in a smaller project.

This one-hour webinar will focus on the planning phase for a large, complex project.

Learn the importance of developing an understanding of the complete scope of analysis and developing an integrated series of requirements plans to eliminate redundancy of effort and to provide for better input to the high level architectural design decisions that must be made.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to define the complete scope of analysis
  • How to develop comprehensive, integrated Requirements Management Plans
  • How to ensure the necessary and sufficient input is available to optimize the high level architectural design decisions

What’s Included:

  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance
  • Copy of Presentation Slides
  • Large Project Requirements Planning Checklist
  • Large Project Vision and Scope Document Template
  • Large Project Requirements Management Plan Template

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Tips For Planning Requirements Elicitation
On Large Projects

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The Use Case Technique: An Overview

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Online Webinar  – Recorded August 8th, 2012
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider:  Modern Analyst

Use cases are an effective and widely used technique for
“Eliciting Software Requirements”.

The use-case approach focuses on the goals that users have with a system, rather than emphasizing system functionality. This webinar presents an overview of the use-case approach to requirements elicitation in a practical and straightforward fashion.

Topics covered include:

  • Where use cases fit into the requirements development process
  • Types of projects for which use cases are and are not well suited
  • User classes and actors
  • Scenarios and use cases
  • Components of a use case
  • Use case diagrams
  • Deriving functional requirements from use cases

Presenter: Karl E. Wiegers PhD (LinkedIn profile,  @KarlWiegers)  Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software process consulting and education company in Portland, Oregon; Karl’s interests include requirements engineering, peer reviews, process improvement, metrics, and project management.

Previously, Karl spent 18 years at Eastman Kodak Company as a research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process & quality improvement leader. Karl received a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois. Author of numerous bestselling books and hundreds articles on many aspects of software development, management topics, chemistry, and military history,

Karl is also the author of a great  Consulting Tips and Tricks blog.

Karl is the author of many books including:

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The Use Case Technique: An Overview

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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’. There 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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Business Analysis Fundamentals

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Online Webinar  – Recorded October 13th, 2015
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider:  Modern Analyst

Many Agile business analysts are hesitant to employ certain requirements elicitation and development techniques such as user stories and use case studies because they are traditionally considered aspects of the Waterfall or traditional method of Project Management.

The overwhelming responsibility of the business analyst, no matter what method is being used, is to help stakeholders identify their needs and translate them into requirements.

Both use cases and user stories should be leveraged to determine the most appropriate business solution to bring value to the customer.

This webinar addresses the questions of how use cases and user stories can work in an Agile environment. The webinar also offers helpful insight into the steps to take when using them

Learn:

  • Requirements visioning-the key to using use cases in Agile
  • Why and when to utilize use cases in Agile

Webinar attendees will learn about when to use ‘use cases’ and when to use ‘user stories’, within requirements gathering, to gain maximum value from both. This webinar offers tips and techniques that can be used today to gather stronger requirements.

Presenters: Peter Schmidt (LinkedIn profile), PMP, ACP, CPL  spearheads specialized solution development and services delivery for ESI, participates in the development and deployment of ESI’s new Agile curriculum, and works to strategically identify and promote ESI’s client successes in operational performance improvement.

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Use Cases & User Stories For Agile Requirements

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Ask The Right Questions

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Live Webinar December 14th, 2016 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider:  Computer Aid Inc IT Metrics & Productivity Institute
(Rep 2733)

BONUS: Participants will be provided checklists
for use after the session as job aids.

By far the most requested topic from clients and people performing business analysis is “What are the right questions to ask?”

Asking questions is at the core of performing business analysis and the “correct” answer to this question is as varied as the projects analysts are involved with and the techniques they utilize.

This session will provide a framework for ensuring that you’re asking the right questions, at the right time, and of the right audience.

Discussions will include factors that will impact the types of questions required and techniques to help drive the right questions.

Session Roadmap

Discuss factors that impact the right questions:

  1. Determine the right questions to ask based on where you are in the project
  2. Discuss the use of techniques to drive and highlight the right questions to ask
  3. Understand how validation is a critical component to ensuring you asked the right questions

In this enlightening and engaging webinar the famous “Kupe Kupersmith” provide a useful framework with takeaways to ensure that you’re asking:

  1. The right questions,
  2. At the right time, 
  3. Of the right audience.

Presenter: Kupe Kupersmith CBAP®, President B2T Training,

B2T Training: Since its inception in 2000, B2T Training, has focused solely on providing business analysis training and professional development. As experts in the field, B2T Training continues to shape the Business Analysis discipline and the careers of BA professionals in major corporations across the globe through its high impact training sessions and valuable resources.

Kupe Kupersmith (LinkedIn @Kupe) possesses over 14 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television, sports management and marketing industries. Kupe, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®), is also internationally known for his strong mentorship of business analysis professionals.

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Ask The Right Questions

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