Business Analysis Webinars for April 2019

     

Are you solving the right problem? With James Robertson

Presented by James Robertson, The Atlantic Systems Guild

 

Are you delivering software on time, but it doesn’t bring about the anticipated benefits? This happens when a project team fails to solve the right business problem.

The right problem is elusive, but here James Robertson gives you his years of experience of problem solving, and shows you why you can always uncover the right problem, and solve it.

During the webinar, you’ll hear:

    • Why starting with a product backlog is probably not a good idea
    • How to avoid the assumed solution
    • How safe-to-fail probes of candidates solutions help you to connect more deeply with your customers or users
    • Why double loop learning is helpful
    • Why re-framing the problem usually gives a better result
    • Seven rules for finding the right problem

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 2019; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Host: Blackmetric Consulting    @Blackmetric

Cost: Free

Registration:   Blackmetric Webinar Registration

 

 

 

  

Managing Requirements Operational Excellence

Presented by Rob Stewart, Senior Consultant, IAG Consulting

This session is for business analyst leadership and development executive looking to make long term, systematic improvement to their business analyst organization.  IAG will draw from its project experience with over 700 customers to baseline organizations, assess the value of improvement, and determine the action plan for success.

Learning Objectives:

    1. How do you assess the maturity of an analyst organization?
    2. Where do you focus for improvement?
    3. What implementation guidelines should be used to enhance success?

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 10:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting

Cost: Free

Registration:   IAG Consulting Public Webinar Registration

 

 

 

 

Understanding your Supply Chain Process  

Presented by Jeffrey Giles, Principal Architect, Sandhill Consultants

 

Globalization has become an undeniable part of commerce over the last few decades. Large and small, public or commercial organizations have grown to source labour and parts from national and international locations. Supply chains have had to keep in step, passing through numerous suppliers to obtain goods and services most efficiently and cost effectively. Supply chains are growing more complex over time as evidenced and witnessed by the growth of transportation and logistics companies that service the transportation needs. 

We only become consciously aware of how little we know of our supply chain process when abnormal events occur that disrupt the smooth operation of the supply chain.


During our webcast we will be focusing on the following: 

    • How client’s can document their Supply Chain: For example, any procurement and supply team that does not have a good understanding of its supply chain, will be unable to identify , mitigate and avoid risk.  This is a major concern for the organization. 
    • Understand Impact, and Lineage Analysis: Allows an organization to visualize, walk-through and audit the steps in a client’s supply chain. 
    • Socialization and Communication. The business can now validate the steps and the documented supply chain then becomes a record of what needs to be done, for normal business operations or should abnormal events occur. 

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Host: Modern Analyst     @ModernAnalyst

Cost: Free

Registration:   Modern Analyst Webinar Registration

  

 

 

 

A Journey Towards Building Trust and Alignment in Data and Metrics

Presented by Vanessa Lam, Business Intelligence Manager at Optoro

Optoro is a technology company that develops solutions to eliminate waste from the reverse supply chain. As such, we are frequently asked to measure our success through numeric metrics. This presentation will walk you through Optoro’s journey from vague, undefined terms to standardized metrics and definitions.

Using our Key Performance Indicators as a case study, this presentation will cover

    • The pitfalls of using a metric that has a meaning but not a definition
    • The importance of getting alignment on all assumptions, both from the technical and business perspectives
    • The benefits of pushing data assumptions and definitions to the lowest possible layer
    • The continuous movement towards both a single source of truth and democratized data

 

This on-going endeavor is yielding benefits to Optoro, including

    • Increased alignment on company goals
    • Improved ease of communication between teams and with Senior Management
    • Consistency across external messaging  

 

Audience: IIBA Members

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm EDT

Host: IIBA Analytics Special Interest Group    @IIBA

Cost: Free

Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration

 

 

 

 

Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Free Seminar Preview  

President by Susan Mason, Principal at Vital Visions Consultants

 

How to Lead with Presence and Impact

Why does Emotional Intelligence (EI) matter? Because at the core of every outstanding leader are the abilities to connect, achieve, inspire and act with resilience.

EI has evolved from an area of research to a recognized set of best practices and core competencies that are at the heart of successful leadership. Today we use EI as an integrated set of skills that underpin highly effective, fast-reacting and innovative organizations.

This preview offers you a powerful introduction to the highly popular hands-on AMA seminar, Leading with Emotional Intelligence. Our instructor will explain how the seminar uses the F.L.I.P. Modes of Conversation as a “must have” tool for collaboration and relationship enhancement, and gives you other powerful insights into EI.

If you want to become the consummate emotionally intelligent leader, this preview provides the perfect opportunity to hear how the AMA seminar can help you achieve your goals.   

 

What You Will Learn 

    • Emotional Intelligence: What it is and why it’s such a critical leadership skill
    • The 4 cornerstones of EI 
    • How EI underpins and facilitates 6 core leadership competencies
    • The role EI plays in leading collaboration

While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet

Cost: Free

Registration:   AMA Webcast Registration

 

 

 

 

A Journey Towards Building Trust and Alignment in Data and Metrics

Presented by Vanessa Lam, Business Intelligence Manager at Optoro

Optoro is a technology company that develops solutions to eliminate waste from the reverse supply chain. As such, we are frequently asked to measure our success through numeric metrics. This presentation will walk you through Optoro’s journey from vague, undefined terms to standardized metrics and definitions.

Using our Key Performance Indicators as a case study, this presentation will cover

    • The pitfalls of using a metric that has a meaning but not a definition
    • The importance of getting alignment on all assumptions, both from the technical and business perspectives
    • The benefits of pushing data assumptions and definitions to the lowest possible layer
    • The continuous movement towards both a single source of truth and democratized data

 

This on-going endeavor is yielding benefits to Optoro, including

    • Increased alignment on company goals
    • Improved ease of communication between teams and with Senior Management
    • Consistency across external messaging  

 

Audience: IIBA Members

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 17, 2019; 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm EDT

Host: IIBA Analytics Special Interest Group    @IIBA

Cost: Free

Registration:   IIBA Members Only Webinar Registration

 

 

 

 

We’re Working on That?! - How Project Selection is Broken, and How We Can Fix It

Presented by Vincent Mirabelli, Principal at Global Strategy Synergy Group

Many businesses struggle when it comes to establishing a standardized approach to project management. And nowhere is this more evident than in the process and approach of project selection and prioritization. We build layers of complexity and governance to select what our organizations will work on this year, next year, and beyond, and yet, we know there exists a dirty little secret about this process...it doesn’t matter. Projects are often selected based on political reasons; whose pet project it is, what the HIPPO wants, who holds “sway”, etc. This has the profound impact of generating project waste, through investing time and money on things that simply don’t matter, and on the flipside, missing out on opportunities offered by roads untaken. Often, these projects are misaligned to the needs of the business, the customer, and the staff. No wonder we’re all so frustrated!

In this presentation, we will go backward to find our way forward. Through leveraging a project prioritization tool borrowed from the Lean Six Sigma methodology, we’ll engage in a discussion on the current prioritization process, how incredibly painful it is, and a simple, but effective, alternative to our current project prioritization approach; one that supports and ensures alignment to objectives of the enterprise, supports the needs of the business, and improves the value given to customers. We will give you the power to focus on ensuring your organization is doing the right work, at the right time, in the right priority.

 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Host: BA Times    @BATimes

Cost: Free

Registration:   BA Times Webinar Registration

 

 

 

 

IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

Presented by Bill Phillips, CBAP, Director of Agile Certification at Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

This is a free online chat session for our primary community with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor 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 mentor. 

Audience: Public

Date/Time: Friday, April 19, 2019; 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm EDT

Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass

Cost: Free

Registration:   IIBA Bluegrass Certification Chat Registration

      

 

 

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