Business Analysis Webinars for September 2017


Myth-busting The Path to Requirements Success

Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting


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 and will discuss:

- The Facts of Performance:  What is the impact of requirements maturity on technology projects?
- Myth Busting:  there are many commonly held beliefs that prevent organizations from successfully making change.
- Path To Success:  What activities can be taken to improve development success


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting

Cost: Free

Registration:    IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration





Business Process Management in Digital Transformation Projects

Presented by Phil Simpson, JBoss Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat


Are you engaged in a ‘digital transformation’ project?  Are you evaluating new technologies for automating business processes?  Business process automation is critical to the success of digital transformation projects.  But modern approaches to business automation demand far more capabilities than those of traditional business process management systems.  Join Red Hat to learn about our vision for process-driven applications, and how a wide range of new technologies are coming together to support the development of modern cloud-enabled process automation solutions.

In this session we will discuss:

·        What is digital transformation?  What are the driving forces behind it?

·        Technologies to consider for digital transformation projects

·        The role of traditional business process management in digital transformation projects

·        Examples from Red Hat's most successful clients


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA

Cost: Free

Registration:   IIBA Public Webinar Registration





Addressing Your Agile/Scrum Challenges -- Fixing What is Broken & Maximizing What You Have

Presented by: Neil Potter


This webinar will enumerate the problems to look out for with scrum/agile implementations and will provide examples of corrective actions.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI

Cost: Free

Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration





FranklinCovey's 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity™ - Free Online Session

Presented by Eileen Land, E-Learning Strategist, Senior Consultant at FranklinCovey


Discover How to Move from Distraction to Fulfillment and Accomplishment

Is your life filled with constant distraction? In today’s world, you are faced with constant demands from other people, technology, and a nonstop workday.

If it seems like every moment is filled, preventing you from getting the truly important accomplished, FranklinCovey has found a solution.

To succeed in this environment, you need to learn how to make good decisions, focus your attention, use technology smartly, and sustain high energy, day in and day out.


What You Will Learn


Attend this webcast to learn about FranklinCovey’s seminar The  5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. The seminar combines current neuroscience research with proven productivity principles to help you better manage your decisions, attention, and energy. 

In the webcast, you will:

·        Discover the 3 productivity challenges we face in today’s world

·        Understand how the 5 Choices will equip you with skills to address these challenges

·        Learn about the tools and concepts that will help you achieve your most important outcomes

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 27, 2017; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet

Cost: Free

Registration:   AMA Public Webcast Registration 





Essentials of Agile Requirements Management

Presented by Margo Kirwin, RMC Learning Solutions


As the use of Agile continues to grow, there many questions remain about how the Agile process works and how requirements are managed. It’s important to have a clear, working knowledge of Agile that you can express to others More in your organization in easily understandable ways. It’s vital that everyone on the team understands agile requirements. Part of this working knowledge also means being able to fit the requirements management process into an Agile project management process. These principles can be combined to create a clear picture of how Agile works.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: RMC Learning Solutions    @rmproject

Cost: Free

Registration:   RMC Public Webinar Registration 





Incorporating Design Thinking into Your Practice: A Global Thought Leader Live Panel Discussion


Design Thinking is one of the topics covered in the newly formed IIBA® Global Thought Leadership program. Design Thinking has become more and more popular over the years. In the Article, What is Design Thinking and Why Is It So Popular?, it’s says, “Some of the world’s leading brands, such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and GE, have rapidly adopted the Design Thinking approach and Design Thinking is being taught at leading universities around the world, including, Stanford, Harvard and MIT.”

Do you know why it is so popular? Do you know how you can use Design Thinking concepts in your practice? This panel discussion includes thought leaders from around the world that have Design Thinking and Business Analysis experience. The group is coming together for a live virtual panel discussion facilitated by Kupe Kupersmith. In this session, you will learn different ways Design Thinking is used in Business Analysis and consulting practices. Kupe will be asking some questions and so will you. Come prepared to see how you can level up your Business Analysis practice.

Learning Outcomes:

·        Be introduced to the core principles of Design Thinking

·        Learn how Design Thinking in used in a variety of practices

·        Develop an understanding of how you can incorporate Design Thinking into your practice


  • ·   Blair Loveday, Chief Culture Officer, Redvespa Consultants Limited
  • ·   Shantha Maheswari, Managing Director, Accenture India
  • ·   Jason Prunty, Director of UX at ePharmaSolutions

·   Martha Breil, Business Analyst, McGuireWoods LLP

·   Stephen Turner,

  • ·   Peter Gerstbach, Director & Business Analysis Evangelist, Gerstbach Business Analyse GmbH


Audience: IIBA Members

Date/Time: Friday, September 29, 2017; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA

Cost: Free

Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration


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