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Online Webinar  – Recorded Jun 20, 2017
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media  1 PDU – Free
Provider:   IIBA

One of the most common questions I receive is “How do I become a business analyst if I’m a ______?” And in the blank goes anything from software engineer to tester to manager to customer service representative.

Each individual’s path into business analysis is unique, and depends heavily on their skills and career experience.

In this webinar, Laura will demonstrate the core skills to becoming a business analysis, and see how transferable skills show up in common job functions.

Presenter: Laura Brandenburg (LinkedIn profile, @LLBrandenburg) CBAP is the author of How to Start a Business Analyst Career: The handbook to apply business analysis techniques, select requirements training, and explore job roles … career (Business Analyst Career Guide)Bridging the Gap, which offers a BA career planning course (it’s free) to help you start your business analyst career. She’s reviewed hundreds of BA resumes and is ready to help you improve yours!

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IIBA: Business Analysis Is Not Just A Job Title

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Live Webinar – January 31st, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  2 Hour s 2 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

This webinar gives an overview of key business intelligence and data warehouse concepts for Project Managers and Business Analysts.

The definition of the business requirements for analytical processing / decision support systems require different techniques than the process and data modeling used for transactional processing systems.

For a BI project, Business Analysts and Project Managers need to identify the business questions, facts, measures, and dimensions needed for the data warehouse.

IAG will provide a simple, easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply process that analyzes and defines the business objectives, usage scenarios, questions and queries that will yield the a conceptual multi-dimension model and form the basis of the business requirements for the data warehouse and business intelligence system requirements of your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to conduct data warehouse business analysis
  2. How to elicit requirements for the business intelligence aspects of projects
  3. How to define requirements for on-line analytical processing and decision support systems

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Requirements Definition Best Practices
For Business Intelligence Projects

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Live Webinar – January 24th 2018 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 for project managers and business analysts gets right to the point and covers the essential steps for prioritizing business requirements.

This process is based on industry best practices ranging from QFD, MoSCoW and others —  and employing IAG’s experience and proven techniques for practical requirements prioritization.

This webinar will:

  1. Explain why prioritization is important, when it is needed (and when it isn’t,) when it should be done, what different strategies could be used and what techniques work best.
  2. Give participants a practical process that is adaptable to various types of projects (from large to small) and a variety of environments from agile to waterfall.
  3. Provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with a clear understanding of what they need to know, and what they need to do, to easily and effectively prioritize the product requirements for their next project.

Key Content Covered in this Webinar:

  • The Most Effective Prioritization Strategies
  • Different Prioritization Techniques
  • Why Prioritize?
  • When to Prioritize Knowing
  • What to Prioritize
  • The Six Steps to Prioritizing Business Requirements
  • Key Requirements Prioritization Success Factors
  • Facilitating Requirements Prioritization Meetings
  • Rating Facilitation Methods
  • Next Steps
Get Specific Answers to:
  • “How granular does my prioritization need to be?”
  • “How much time should we spend on prioritization?”
  • “Is prioritization done just once or iteratively?”
  • “What does prioritization mean if we’re Agile?”
  • “What should we prioritize? Requirements? user Stories? Use Cases?”
  • “What factors should we consider when prioritizing?”
  • “What is the best ‘scale’ to use for prioritization?”
  • “What is the difference between importance and priority?”
Participants Also Receive:
  • Presentation Material
  • Requirements Prioritization Template
  • Requirements Prioritization Example Worksheet
  • Sample Requirements Prioritization House of Quality Example

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Requirements Prioritization Best Practices

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Live Webinar – January 17th, 2018 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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Live Webinar – January 10th, 2018 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  2 Hour s 2 PDUs free
Provider: IAG Consulting (REP 2858)

This two-hour webinar gets right to the point and covers the essential steps of a practical process for writing business use cases.

It is all based on industry best practices and employs IAG’s proven experience and techniques for practical requirements definition.

This webinar will explain what Business Use Cases are and how to document them.

Using the business case of an innovative iPhone application, the course will follow a simple seven-step process for writing Use Cases as well as provide strategies for dealing with the common challenges of defining them.

Participants will learn use-case documentation and modeling techniques using standard templates, worksheets and checklists.

It will provide Project Managers and Business Analysts with a clear understanding of what they need to know, and what they need to do, to easily identify and write the use cases they need for their next project.

Key content covered in the webinar:

  • Business Use Cases and Business Requirements
  • Use Cases, the Application Life Cycle, and the Project Management Process
  • The Components of a Use Case
  • The Different Forms of Use Cases
  • The Seven Steps to Writing a Business Use Case
  • Detailed Use Case Modeling
  • Tips for Eliciting Use Cases
  • Use Cases and Business Rules
  • Use Cases and User Stories in an Agile Approach
  • Next Steps – What do you do when you’re done?

Get specific answers to:

  • “Which comes first use cases or requirements? or What’s the difference between use cases and requirements?”
  • “What is the difference between a business and a system use case”
  • “How do you determine what the uses cases are for a system/project?”
  • “How many use cases do I need?”
  • “How detailed do the use cases need to be?”
  • “What questions should I ask to build a good use case?
  • “How many alternate flows do I need?”
  • “When do I know I’m done?
  • “What is the purpose of use case diagrams?”

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Writing A Business Use Case In 7 Steps

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Live Webinar – December 20th, 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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