Live Webinar April 24th, 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)

The goal of Agile teams is to continuously deliver high-value outcomes—as quickly as possible.

To achieve this, these teams focus on skills, not titles or traditional role delineations.

  • So what does that mean for the experienced project manager, product manager, or business analyst?
  • Where do their planning and analysis skills fit into Agile’s fierce focus on frequent delivery?

Drawing on her insights from coaching Agile teams, Mary addresses these questions and outlines the dynamic relationships between agile work, disciplines, and skills. Join us to discover how re-positioning from role-based to skill-based work enables you to collaboratively contribute to any agile effort.

Presenter : Mary Gorman CBAP, CSM (LinkedIn profile), is VP of quality and delivery at EBG Consulting. Mary works with global clients, speaks at industry conferences, and writes on requirements topics for the business analysis community. Mary also  co-authored a book with Ellen Gottesdiener, (LinkedIn profile  @ellengott) on practical agile planning and analysis practices, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning & Analysis.  In addition to serving on the IIBA® Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® Committee for four years, Mary helped create the first CBAP® certification exam.

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

Click to register for It’s the Goal, Not the Role: The Work of Agile PM and BA


Live Webinar April 15th, 2014 12:00 am – 1:00 pm EDT
Duration:  1 Hour  Credits: 1 PDU/CDU  Cat B – Free PDU/CDU
Presented by: IIBA    Pharma/Biotech SIG

This webinar will focus on the three main areas that comprise pharmaceutical R&D:

  1. The Beginning of Basic Discovery: Identifying a Disease process (What’s wrong?)
  2. Preclinical Development and Phase I trials: What the drug does to the body? What does the body do to the drug? (Toxicology and Safety)
  3. Clinical Development: Clinical trials to determine drug safety in humans. (Effectiveness/Safety Regulations)

Part one covers the various aspects of basic research. This sets the stage for discussing the purpose of preclinical development and describing what that entails.

The goal is to demystify each step in the process for the non-scientist.

Lastly, there are certain regulations and guidelines that govern human clinical trials to ensure drug safety in larger populations, clinical development.

For those who would like to learn more about the Pharma/Biotech R&D domain, this introduction will provide an overview of the high level processes from the lab to the clinic.

Presenter: Aubrey Watkins III, Ph.D. (LinkedIn profile), is Associate Director, Global Procurement, at Merck Sharp & Dohme, and is responsible for establishing contracts and managing over $100M of business with suppliers on a global basis in support of pre-clinical research and manufacturing of vaccines and biologics for Phase I trials.

PDU Category C (PMBOK 5) documentation details:

Process Groups: Planning

Knowledge Areas: 4 – Integration

  • 4.1 Develop Project Charter
  • 4.2 Develop Project Management Plan

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’

Click to register for IIBA: Pharmaceutical Research and Development: From Discovery to Approval


Live Webinar April 10th, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT
Duration:1 hour Webcast Up to 1 Category C PDU – Free PDU
Hosted By:  StickyMinds/Techwell

In response to the shifts in technology as seen in mobile and big data—along with the shifts in methodologies like agile—the pace of application development has changed, causing the need for total traceability in your requirements to become even more evident for success.

Join HP for this webcast, where they will discuss how end-to-end traceability in your requirements will help you link together a single repository for your requirements along with other key development assets like source code, test, and defects.

In this interactive webinar you will learn how to:

  1. Encourage widespread adoption through ease of use
  2. Provide a single point of truth for both visual and textual requirements
  3. Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the right requirements are captured
  4. Enforce a standardization of consistency and quality across your teams

Click to register for The Importance of End-to-End Requirements Management


Live Webinar April 8th 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour 1 PDU / 1 CDU Credits: 1 PDU Category B – Free PDU
Hosted By: Systemation

What started by the Japanese in their highly efficient just-in-time manufacturing processes has been adapted for system development and process improvement efforts.

Kanban means very literately “signal card” or more practically speaking “work-in-progress”.

There are a number of very valuable practices that we will discuss to implement Kanban within your BA department and experience results in efficiency and improvements.

Presenter: Tawnya Sawyer (LinkedIn profile)

Click to register for Kanban – Incremental, Evolutionary Change


Live Webinar April 3rd, 2014 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Presented by the Corporate Education Group (REP 1011)
Duration: 1 Hour Credits: 1 Category A PDU – Free PDU
Course ID: BAW1314

Surveys and focus groups are an important, but often overlooked, requirements gathering technique, particularly when dealing with large numbers of stakeholders.

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to construct, distribute, collect, and analyze surveys. Additionally, the webinar will show how focus groups can be used to gather stakeholder feedback. Finally, the webinar will teach how to communicate insights gained from surveys and focus groups.

  • Learn the value of surveys and focus groups and when to use them
  • Learn how to construct, distribute, collect, and analyze surveys
  • Learn how to leverage focus groups
  • Learn how to report results of surveys and focus groups

About the 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, and also serves as an advisor for several industry conferences;  additionally, Martin maintains an active research agenda in agile methods, requirements analysis, and human performance modeling.

Click to register for Collecting Requirements Through Surveys and Focus Groups


Live Webinar April 2nd 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 is for business analyst leadership and development executive looking to make long term, systematic improvement to their business analyst organization.

IAG will draw from its project experience with over 700 customers to baseline organizations, assess the value of improvement, and determine the action plan for success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How do you assess the maturity of an analyst organization?
  2. Where do you focus for improvement?
  3. What implementation guidelines should be used to enhance success?

Click to register for Managing Requirements Operational Excellence