Business Analysis Webinars for February 2018


Clear Communications on Project Teams: Send Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Presented by Ken Hanley, KTH Program and Project Management, Inc.


All the research and academia and lectures aside, it comes down to two things:

1. Am I understanding?
2. Am I doing everything I can to make myself understood?

The world we work in isn’t so complicated as to require complex theorems and formula and lectures to figure it out: Ken will talk about the ‘basic stuff’, the day –to-day blocking and tackling of understanding and being understood that’ll make our work days better and more effective.

Through stories and anecdotes, advice and cautions (“Whatever you do, don’t do this dumb thing I did!”), questions and questionable quotes, Ken will take us through an hour of the ‘try this’ and ‘don’t do that’ that’s he’s learned over twenty years of working with PMs and BAs, and the people that PMs and BAs work with.



  • Communicating clearly with technical people
  • How to Understand
  • How to be Understood


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Host: BA Times     @BATimes

Cost: Free

Registration:   BATimes Public Webinar Registration





Inside Effective Business Requirements Documentation

Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting


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.


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.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

Host; IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting

Cost: Free

Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration





Return On Process: Getting Real Performance Results from Process Improvement

Presented by: Michael West

If process improvement is to remain a viable and valuable business pursuit, we need to start understanding and measuring how capability affects business performance


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EDT

Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI

Cost: Free

Registration:   ITMPI Webinar Registration



Three high-impact reasons to extend TFS for requirements management leveraging BABOK Guide

Presented by Asif Sharif and Bob Savelson, Modern Requirements


Millions of users across the biggest organizations worldwide rely on the capabilities of Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS) every day to define and deliver their products to market. Widely recognized as the application lifecycle management (ALM) leader, TFS and its cloud offering Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) regularly turn up in Gartner and Forrester market analysis reports as the top ALM suites. 

Modern Requirements, in conjunction with IIBA, has developed the BABOK® Guide template for TFS / VSTS that enables Business / Systems analysts to Define, Manage and Analyze requirements in TFS, throughout the application lifecycle.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn how to leverage and automate the techniques outlined in the BABOK v3.0 and build / maintain a repeatable process based on industry standards
  • See how you can easily organize your work and comfortably collaborate with technical & business stakeholders; textually and visually
  • Explore how to the bridge the gap between information and document management


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 21, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA

Cost: Free

Registration:   IIBA Public Webinar Registration





Conquering the Challenge of Adopting Lean and Agile Into Your Business Webinar

Presented by Michael Jebber, CSM, CSP, CSPO, SPC, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution


Meeting Today’s Business Demands With Lean and Agile 

Today’s business environment is complex and hyper-paced. As expectations from customers, employees, shareholders, and the executive board continue to increase, the pressure for better, faster, cheaper, more innovative products and services is pushing the limits of what businesses can sustainably achieve.

For these reasons, and many others, businesses are turning to methods of operation like Lean and Agile to better adapt to the realities of today’s demands. The challenge? How do you successfully introduce a transformational operating technique into your business without compromising your strategy, and at the same time creating a high opportunity for early and sustained measurable success?

Join this webinar to learn:

  • The common obstacles organizations face in meeting demands today, and recount how Lean and Agile have found their way into the business community
  • Practical approaches to adoption that will minimize risk and maximize opportunity for measureable success
  • How successfully blending Lean and Agile into your culture is key to sustaining and improving your results year after year

The value provided by Lean and Agile is realized from the approach used to leverage and integrate these philosophies and techniques within a business, and not from simply introducing a new framework.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, March 22, 2018; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Host: TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

Cost: Free

Registration:   TwentyEighty Public Webinar Registration





Agile Coaching: A Key to High-performing Agile Teams and Projects

Presented by Michael Delis, Senior Trainer and Consultant, Corporate Education Group


This webinar will offer a shared understanding of a best-practiced Agile Coaching Competency Framework. Components and associated agile coaching competencies will be defined and how to effectively apply the framework to help agile teams and projects achieve high performance and exceptional results will be presented.

Learning objectives include:
   • Understanding of Agile Coaching Competency Framework Components
   • Understanding of agile coaching competencies

Topics covered:
   • Agile-Lean Practitioner
   • Teaching/Mentoring
   • Facilitating/Professional Coaching
   • Technical/Business/Transformation Mastery


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, March 22, 2018; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Host: Corporate Education Group    @CorpEdGroup

Cost: Free

Registration:   Corp Education Group Webinar Registration


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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

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