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Live Webinar –  August 16th, 2017 10:00 am – 11:00 am  EDT
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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Live Webinar – July 12, 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)

This two-hour webinar covers techniques and guidelines for defining the type of requirements needed for inclusion in an RFP for application software.

In order for Project Managers and Business Analysts to evaluate vendors and their software proposals, the business requirements need to be appropriately defined and structured.

  • The methods for defining requirements for a software product are different than for custom developed solution.
  • The documentation and templates of business requirements is different when they’re being written for vendor selection.
  • The level of detail and what included and excluded is critical to a successful vendor assessment.

Learn answers to these issues and more in this valuable webinar.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn an effective approach for collecting requirements for inclusion in an RFP
  2. Understand the essential types of requirements to be elicited and included in commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) RFP
  3. Learn what should be included and the sufficient level of detail for an RFQ/RFP
  4. Learn the best format and templates for writing requirements for a COTS solution

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Requirements Definition Best Practices For Software RFPs

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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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Predicting Project Outcomes

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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
Through Use Cases & User Stories

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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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Business Analysis Fundamentals

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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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