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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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Live Webinar – December 21st 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  2 Hours 2 PDUs/CDUs
Provider: Offered by 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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Online Webinar  – Recorded October 13th, 2015
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 1 PDU – Free
Provider:  Modern Analyst

Many Agile business analysts are hesitant to employ certain requirements elicitation and development techniques such as user stories and use case studies because they are traditionally considered aspects of the Waterfall or traditional method of Project Management.

The overwhelming responsibility of the business analyst, no matter what method is being used, is to help stakeholders identify their needs and translate them into requirements.

Both use cases and user stories should be leveraged to determine the most appropriate business solution to bring value to the customer.

This webinar addresses the questions of how use cases and user stories can work in an Agile environment. The webinar also offers helpful insight into the steps to take when using them

Learn:

  • Requirements visioning-the key to using use cases in Agile
  • Why and when to utilize use cases in Agile

Webinar attendees will learn about when to use ‘use cases’ and when to use ‘user stories’, within requirements gathering, to gain maximum value from both. This webinar offers tips and techniques that can be used today to gather stronger requirements.

Presenters: Peter Schmidt (LinkedIn profile), PMP, ACP, CPL  spearheads specialized solution development and services delivery for ESI, participates in the development and deployment of ESI’s new Agile curriculum, and works to strategically identify and promote ESI’s client successes in operational performance improvement.

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Use Cases & User Stories For Agile Requirements

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Live Webinar December 8th, 2016 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
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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Technical Project Management Leadership Strategic & Business Management

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Live Webinar November 8th, 2016, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  EST
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Gartner Webinars

The evolution of technologies in the era of digital is supporting three business movements that are reshaping the way people and businesses engage using technologies.

Digital assets that can be manipulated through algorithms are being created. And when those algorithms get smart, the whole game changes.

In this webinar Daryl C.Plummer, (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) Managing VP & Gartner Fellow, examines the predictions that highlight how the future will evolve in a movement toward an autonomous world of human-machine cooperation.

Discussion Topics:

  • Which technologies (e.g., blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT)  are key to the next evolution of business
  • How the disciplines of digital business, algorithmic business and artificial intelligence are linked
  • What surprising predictions will expose areas of concern and opportunity for a world of digital engagement

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Top Predictions 2017 & Beyond:
Surviving The Storm Winds Of Digital Disruption

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Live Webinar October 6th, 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU
Provider: Gartner Webinars

Google Apps for Work is increasingly a viable option for many businesses as a replacement for Microsoft Office.

As CISOs consider their choices for moving collaboration tools to the cloud, they should have a good understanding of the relative security postures of Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.

In this webinar Steve Riley (LinkedIn profile, Gartner bio) compares the security features of both platforms.

Discussion Topics:

  • Which option is more secure
  • If the built-in controls are good enough
  • Whether or not to switch based on security concerns

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Office 365 & Google Apps For Work:
Security Comparison

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