Business Analysis Webinars for August 2020

     

Businesses Succeed by Focusing on Quality

Presented by Harry Rever

 

Quality should be a core value for most companies. Customers expect high quality products and services from companies they frequent; otherwise they will go somewhere else. So it is essential to meet and exceed customer and employee expectations in order to not only survive, but to thrive as a business.

Therefore, an emphasis on quality improvement is crucial. This webinar will focus on how a structured approach to addressing and focusing on quality will enable your company to continuously improve and thus satisfy the all-important customer.

We will discuss tips to promote quality management and leadership within an organization and learn what leaders should do to promote quality and help make quality and process thinking part of the business culture.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • After this one-hour webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Provide tips to promote quality management and leadership within an organization
  • Suggest ideas for leaders to promote the topic of quality
  • Emphasize the importance of process thinking as part of the business culture

  

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Monday, August 10, 2020; 6:00 am – 7:00 am EDT

Host: International Institute for Learning, Inc.    @IIL

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

How do I know which Scrum Certification is right for Me?

Presented by Angela Johnson

 

You’ve been asked to learn more about Scrum for your current job or to land a new job. Great! Now how do you choose which path is the right one for you?

Do you base your decision solely on what you have been doing in your career? Where you want to go next with your career? A bit of both?

The good news is that the Scrum Alliance offers entry-level choices to help you get started.

 

Join us for this free webinar to learn more about:

 

  • Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) as an immersion into “Scrum 101” because it’s hard to be the master of Scrum if you don’t understand the framework roles, events, activities and values
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) as an immersion into tools, techniques and approaches for anyone in a Product Owner role, anyone assisting a Product Owner or someone who coaches a Product Owner
  • Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD®) as an immersion into technology practices such as test driven development, continuous integration and more


Additionally, registrants will receive a $100 coupon towards any upcoming Scrum Course.

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Monday, August 10, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: ASPE Training    @ASPE_Training

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

Businesses Succeed by Focusing on Quality

Presented by Harry Rever

 

Quality should be a core value for most companies. Customers expect high quality products and services from companies they frequent; otherwise they will go somewhere else. So it is essential to meet and exceed customer and employee expectations in order to not only survive, but to thrive as a business.

Therefore, an emphasis on quality improvement is crucial. This webinar will focus on how a structured approach to addressing and focusing on quality will enable your company to continuously improve and thus satisfy the all-important customer.

We will discuss tips to promote quality management and leadership within an organization and learn what leaders should do to promote quality and help make quality and process thinking part of the business culture.

                             

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • After this one-hour webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Provide tips to promote quality management and leadership within an organization
  • Suggest ideas for leaders to promote the topic of quality
  • Emphasize the importance of process thinking as part of the business culture

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Monday, August 10, 2020; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Host: International Institute for Learning, Inc.    @IIL

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

Business Analysis in 30 Minutes

Presented by Paul LaSalle

 

A quick 30-minute introduction to Business Analysis for those who are considering the field. This webinar looks at why the BA is essential to the business, what BAs do, and certification paths for Business Analysts.

In this webinar, you will learn:

• Define business analysis and explain why it is essential for identifying business needs and defining solutions
• Summarize what a BA does and identify the different job titles a BA may have
• List and define the core BA skills
• Differentiate between the two worldwide organizations addressing the practice of business analysis and their respective BA certifications

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2020; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT

Host: Global Knowledge    @GlobalKnowledge

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

Systems Thinking: Practical BA Techniques for Business Agility 

Presented by Adrian Reed, Principal Consultant | Speaker | Author | Mentor

 

The business environment is moving at a rapid pace. More than ever we need the ability to quickly sense and respond to change, and there is increasing focus on enabling agility within organisations. Achieving agility can be tricky when working in large, seemingly bureaucratic, organisations with a whole legacy of technology, political and process issues that seemingly need resolving. With tricky stakeholders and conflicting perspectives, change initiatives stall and our organisations risk falling behind market and customer expectations.
Business analysis is a crucial enabler that plays an important part in overcoming these issues and helping organizations strive towards achieving agility. As practitioners we can draw techniques and approaches from the world of systems thinking to help us.
 

In this practical session you will hear:

  • What systems thinking is, and how it can contribute towards business agility.
    A practical set of systems thinking techniques that have direct applicability for BAs.
    How systems thinking naturally fits with an agile BA mindset.

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 11, 2020; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Host: Bluegrass and Hawaii IIBA Chapters     @IIBABluegrass    @HawaiiIIBA

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

Leverage your Business Analysis Skills with Robotic Process Automation Initiatives and BPM

Presented by Leo Rodriguez

 

By 2020, 40% of large enterprises will have adopted an RPA software tool (Gartner). As organizations hurry to implement RPA as quickly as possible, most soon understand that implementing RPA is more challenging than they had anticipated.

 

In this webinar, we will explore the following:

• The role and value of Business Analysis professionals in RPA initiatives

• Draw comparisons with the skills required for Robotic Process Automation and BPM initiatives. Key Learning Outcomes:

• What are the key skills that translate throughout all 3 businesses

• Why understanding the 10,000 and 30,000 ft views is important

• Understanding technical knowledge required for RPA and BPM

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

Transforming Enterprise RPA: How to Scale and Govern Process Automation at the Enterprise Level

Presented by Joseph Cutler, Cognizant and Tony Higgiins, Blueprint Software Solutions

 

Scaling RPA to enterprise levels and ensuring governance over automated processes is a major challenge for many organizations. This not only impacts their ability to grow, but also to achieve profit targets, ensure compliance, and maintain a strategic competitive advantage.

So how can today's leaders not only scale their RPA practice but ensure governance over process automation?

In this 45-minute session, experts from Cognizant and Blueprint will discuss trends impacting modern business in 2020, and provide recommendations for an end-to-end approach from process discovery through to bot development that will effectively scale RPA enterprise-wide while ensuring compliance across your digital workforce.

 

Key Takeaways:

• Why digital process improvement is imperative in today's economic landscape

• How teams are expanding on early success to scale automation

• Common challenges when scaling RPA, and how to avoid them

• Best practices for selecting and prioritizing what processes to automate to optimize your enterprise ROI

• How to scale RPA in size and complexity, accelerate automation delivery, reduce bot maintenance costs, and govern digital workforces according to rigorous enterprise and regulatory constraints using Blueprint

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 2020; 11:00 am – 11:45 am EDT

Host: Blueprint Software Systems    @Blueprintsys

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

Senior Business Systems Analyst to Entrepreneur

Presented by Judy Alter

 

Join us on this transformation journey as Judy Alter, a passionate leader and a dear friend of the IIBA family, shares with us her career journey. Judy will share the highlights of her 35+ year career with Mutual of Omaha Insurance Companies to becoming the CEO/Owner of her own company. She performed Business Analysis and Project Management in Claims and Policy-owner Services before those terms even existed. Judy was then promoted to a Senior Business Systems Analyst for the remaining 16 years of her career where she became a sought-after Leader and Mentor for other BA's. Risk-averse to changing companies, Judy was continuously learning and growing at Mutual of Omaha. She believes that staying in your comfort zone should not be a destination; in August 2019, she decided to retire in early 2020 and pursue her passions in the Business Analysis arena. Judy will share with you important career lessons which led her to a successful career at Mutual of Omaha, and more importantly have led her to obtaining her own company doing what she loves the most – connecting with other business analysis professionals.

 

Judy's Important Career Lessons:

• Use Humor & Stay Positive

• Pursue Excellence, Not Perfection

• Never Stop Learning

• Sr. Business Analysts Should Be Leaders and Mentors

• Pursue Your Passion

• Starting a Business During a Pandemic Has Been Awesome

• Why Business Analysts Should Be Involved in IIBA

 

Audience: IIBA Members

Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 2020; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: International Institute of Business Analysis    @IIBA

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 

 

 

 

IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

Presented by Joann Sims, CBAP

 

This is a free online chat session with some of our CBAP® and CCBA® recipients. The CBAP and CCBA mentors will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA™, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP and CCBA mentors.   

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Friday, August 14, 2020; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT

Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass

Cost: Free

[REGISTER HERE]

 


                        

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