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Live Webinar December 10th, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Category A Free
Previously recorded version also available.

This session is a deep dive into requirements documentation issues showing examples of good documentation practices and samples of materials that only look good on the surface, but have significant buried problems. Find out the 3 most common documentation mistakes, and learn about 5 critical success factors for effective requirements documentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know what material must be present in high quality requirements documentation.
  2. See how documentation defects impact project performance.
  3. Learn how to simplify your strategy for documentation by focusing on the right information at the right time

You will have to register – then the webinar will load in the page Please be patient this may take a min or two to load. (You may have to use the side scroll bar to place the webinar on pause)

Click to register for the Live version of Inside Effective Business Requirements Documentation

Recorded Version Information: If you watch the recorded version of this webinar it is a good idea to record the information about this webinar date, time, and list this prerecorded event for your PDU Audit folder.

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Ask the Right Questions

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Live Webinar – November 20th, 2014 – 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
By BATimes (Diversified Business Communications REP 1811)
Duration 1 Hr  1 Cat A PDU/CDUs – Free  PDU / CDU

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

Course Learning Objectives Include:

  • Discuss factors that impact the right questions
  • Determine the right questions to ask based on where you are in the project
  • Discuss the use of techniques to drive and highlight the right questions to ask
  • Understand how validation is a critical component to ensuring you asked the right questions

With the Course You Will Receive:

  • Access to the Live and Recorded Version of Webinar
  • Personalized Certificate of Attendance
  • Copy of Presentation Slides

Presenter: Kupe Kupersmith CBAP®, President B2T Training, (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.

Read Kupe’s blog on BA topics: Kupe’s blog on BA Times.
And …
BA’s Don’t Miss: B2T’s Valuable Downloadable Resources.

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.

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Requirements Management Tools

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Live Webinar November 20th, 2014 – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EST
Duration: 1 hour webinar Credits: 1 PDU Category A – Free PDU
Sponsored by: PMI Requirements Management CoP (REP #S055)

In short, the presentation will demonstrate that comprehensive requirements management is not about the sophistication of the tool used.

This presentation will:

  • Review the role of requirements management in supporting the Proof of Concept and Solution Selection processes.
  • Explore the benefit and value of combining the requirements management process w/ Proof of Concept for supporting Solution Selection
  • Use a spreadsheet matrix designed to support an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution deployment  for illustrative purposes.

Comprehensive requirements management instead requires thoughtful planning and a well-designed process for documenting, categorizing, prioritizing, comparing and tracking requirements.

Presenter: Barry M. Milteer, MBA, PMP, MCTS (LinkedIn profile) is well-versed in many areas of Business and IT.  Having over 10 years’ experience in Project, Program and Portfolio integration, scope, schedule, cost and risk management. Barry also has significant additional multi- platform Enterprise Project Management (EPM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) experience including Business Case Development, Requirements Management, Solution Selection, Proof of Concept (POC), Installation/Setup, Configuration, Deployment and Training.

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

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Proving Use Cases Correct

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Live Webinar – November 20th 2014, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT
Offered by ASPE (REP 2161) 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Note: Although ASPE is an REP presentations may have to be recorded as a Cat C PDU Event – Contact Traci Lester Marketing Specialist at ASPE for more information

The Greatest Source Of Defects Originate From Requirements!

If requirements defects can be removed, the quality of a product can be more than doubled!

Whether you are doing agile or traditional projects, requirements defects are the greatest source of error, and loss of quality.

For projects that are complex or require high quality results, such as in the financial, health, and astronautical fields, the requirements should be validated before coding.

This presentation shows a clean method of eliciting requirements from the sponsor mission statement to use cases.

It shows how to make use cases comply with the IEEE standard for requirements specifications, and then explains how to rigorously validate the use cases to be provably correct.

The best news is that this process takes less time per use case than guess-and-check coding, even in agile environments.

Presenter: Al Cline, PMP, PMI-ACP
PDU Category B (PMBOK 5) documentation details:
Process Groups: Executing
Knowledge Areas: 5 – Scope

  • 5.2 Collect Requirements
  • 5.3 Define Scope
  • 5.5 Validate Scope

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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Predicting Project Outcomes

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Live Webinar November 12th 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Category A – Free PDU

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 – November 5th, 2014 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Offered by IAG Consulting (REP 2858)
Duration 1 hour 1 PDU or 1 CDU 1 Category A – Free PDU

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.

Featured Speaker: Rob Stewart, IAG Consulting (LinkedIn profile)

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