Live Webinar September16th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour  Credits: 1 PDU/CDU  Cat B – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: IIBA

The exercise of requirement gathering and analysis for software applications has been around for quite some time.

However, do the conventionally used yardsticks and guiding principles of business analysis, still hold ground in the face of the disruptive mobile technologies today?

While they definitely do, there is a strongly-felt need, for an additional cognizance of the Mobility Factor.

The Mobility Factor drives several considerations while building a mobile solution.

These include the ones brought about by the unique characteristics of the mobile platform:

  • limited screen space,
  • availability of native device features,
  • the ‘on-the-move’ behavior of the user/device etc.

However, it is important to note that mobility is not just about making things work on the mobile platform; it’s also about doing them better as compared to conventional platforms.

Right from improving the workflows of the business process to capturing data with greater accuracy and delivering the best user experience, the Mobility Factor brings in umpteen opportunities for improvisation in the form of the mobile solution.

This webinar will discuss how you, as a Business Analyst, can style your work to incorporate the Mobility Factor. We will cover a range of mobile-specific considerations that can help you design your mobile solution to best address your business needs.

Upon Completion, You Will Understand:

  1. Leveraging features provided by the mobile platform
  2. Using mobility to enhance/improve the business solution
  3. Delivering a good user experience on the mobile device

Click to register for IIBA: Key Considerations for a BA While Addressing Requirements for a Mobile Solution

The Four Levels of Agile Requirements


Live Webinar August 28th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Requirements Management CoP (REP #S055)

Don’t you just love the word ‘Requirements’?
It’s so clear isn’t it – NOT!

This webinar is dedicated to discussing the 4 levels of requirements and why it is important to gather the right level at the right time and not dive into the details too early.

Sally Elatta will discuss 4 techniques for slicing EPICs into smaller deliverables and also share how you can use Business Value Points for prioritizing features.

Whether or not you’re using Agile:
You will absolutely walk away with tips to help you improve your current requirements approach.

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

Presenter: Sally Elatta, (LinkedIn profile) one of PMIs® LEAD Experts, is a dynamic Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker who is passionate about transforming individuals, teams and organizations into improving their project management and software development practices and delivering business value early and often. She is a certified ScrumMaster, Scrum Practitioner, Certified by IBM, Microsoft and Sun.  Sally also publishes several short learning videos on

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Live Webinar – Recorded February 27th, 2013
Offered by BATimes (Diversified Business Comms REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr 1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free PDU 1 PDU / CDU

Development Peer Review Is Effective
It Ensures A Higher Quality Product

Unfortunately, peer reviews of requirements documents often aren’t held when intended and those that are performed don’t always go as intended. Reviewers take only a superficial look and they often miss major defects that lurk in the specification, leading to delivery of a poor quality product.

In this webinar, Karl Wiegers, a best-selling author and speaker on requirements management and software peer reviews, gives practical advice to make requirements peer reviews more effective and encourage prospective reviewers to participate.

Listen in as Karl shares:

  • An overview of the peer review formality spectrum
  • Major characteristics of reviews
  • Five steps you can take to improve peer reviews of requirements

Presenter: Karl E. Wiegers (LinkedIn profile) Principal Consultant Process Impact has provided training and consulting services worldwide on many aspects of software development, management and process improvement.

Karl is the author of many books including:

Click to register for 5 Steps to Better Requirements Peer Reviews


Live Webinar August 20th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Government CoP (REP #S007)

The shift from command and control to servant leader is essential to the large scale application self-directed teams and agile.

Under this model the PMO provides services to projects and treats project managers as customers.

Using LEAN Pull techniques ensures the PMO is always focused on what projects need and want most.

The result is a leaner PMO and a more satisfied customer community.

Presenter: Phil Magrogan (LinkedIn profile) is a Program Manager for Lockheed Martin, PMP, ITIL, Agile Certified & author of Object technology at Lockheed Martin: Success factors for large systems. Phil volunteers with the PMI Government CoP and has been involved in:

  • The Action Cycle Maps: An alternative to Microsoft Project; A simple tool for building trust and commitment
  • Franchise Management: A Innovative Approach for the Servant Leader
  • Agile in Government Contracting: What’s possible now and what needs to change
  • Project Metrics in an Agile World: How EVM and Agile can be used together
  • Commitment Management Check Up Kit: A simple and fun tool to manage stakeholder relationships

This webinar will focus on Franchise Management and its innovative approach to the PMO

Note: You do have to be a PMI® member to register for this opportunity.

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Live Webinar August 19th, 2014 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 Hour  Credits: 1 PDU/CDU  Cat B – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: IIBA

The dramatic growth in mobile and wearable computing activities has led to a corresponding torrent of granular data that capture a wide variety of user behavior in the digital world.

Whether mobile users are communicating with others, posting or consuming digital content, alerting others to their location, purchasing goods or services, redeeming coupons or reacting to ads, they are creating a “digital trail.” Compounding this data generation is the imminent adoption and usage of different kinds of wearable computing devices.

Such digital trace data on human interaction and activity lends itself to deeper explanatory and predictive models in the realm of customer analytics.

Anindya Ghose (LinkedIn profile) will discuss how to measure and quantify the value created from the use of apps and advertising on mobile devices and their integration with wearable computing devices, in the course of meeting some strategic goals and tactical issues for firms.

A key goal is to gain a better understanding of the “mobile shopper” using tools from business analytics that combine statistical and econometric modeling with randomized experiments “in the wild”.

3 learning points:

  1. Understanding audience behavior and advertising effectiveness on mobile devices
  2. Understanding how consumers respond to geo targeting and geo fencing strategies using smart phone technologies.
  3. Exploring the implications of wearable computing devices on marketing.

This webinar will cover several projects that Anindya has undertaken in multiple countries in Asia and Europe as well as discuss the state of the art knowledge in this space.

Presenter: Anindya Ghose

PDU Category B (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Planning Executing
Knowledge Areas: 5 – Scope 6 – Time 10 – Communications

  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan
  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 10.2 Manage Communications

As a Category C ‘Self Directed Learning Activity’ remember to document your learning experience and its relationship to project management for your ‘PDU Audit Trail Folder’

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Online Webinar  – Recorded May 8th, 2014
Duration: 1 Hour  Credits: 1 PDU/CDU  Cat B – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: IIBA

Process management helps to provide a line of sight from strategy through execution of organizational initiatives.

Akin to the business analysis (BA) requirements discipline, this traceability enables performance maturity, better communication, clearer roles and responsibilities, and good governance.

Clarification of problems or opportunities for improvement is integral to business analysis and process management.

In each, you must elicit and clearly state a specific problem that quantifiably affects business/operation and that ultimately matters to your customers.

Process management is:

  • An integral part of business analysis, implementation, improvement, and sustainability,
  • Solves problems, and
  • Expedites risk identification, mitigation, and impact.

In this webinar I will explain how to:

  • Tie process management to organizational strategy,
  • Use process management as a foundation of good decision making, change management, and governance, and
  • Increase efficiency and value optimization throughout the organization.

Presenter: Mark Barnett, PhD, MBA (LinkedIn profile) is a Senior Executive Consultant, at Robbins-Gioia, LLC and has more than 15 years of experience leading complex business transformations within multiple industries, including oil & gas, high-tech R&D and manufacturing, telecommunications, and insurance and financial services.

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