PMI® Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019
November 13, 2019 | Online
Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019! This virtual event will explore the latest trends in business analysis and provide you with the insights, resources, and tools to advance your career and enhance project success.
The practice of business analysis is critical to executing effective projects and programs, promoting beneficial business outcomes and advancing organizational strategy. Many professionals dedicate their career to this function while Project Managers increasingly find competency in business analysis to be beneficial, as they implement projects and perform hybrid roles. In a fast paced world, alignment between business needs and recommended solutions is of great importance – for efficiency, benefit realization, and client satisfaction.
How will the Business Analyst role evolve with the onset of increasingly advanced technology? What can Business Analysts do to promote agility and innovation within their projects and organizations? How does understanding business needs and requirements support effective stakeholder engagement? What are the top skills needed for successful Business Analysis? Join us for PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2019 for a day of learning, networking, and professional development!
Increasingly, roles in organizations are demanding more technical savvy. Everyone is talking about Digital Transformation, DevOps, AI, Data-everything, XaaS, Power Bots, and more. Technology is rapidly changing to meet those needs and in turn is changing how we need to approach business analysis and the requirements that drive product changes. What does this mean to the profession of Business Analysis?
As analysts, we measure requirements against a set of characteristics to determine eligibility, and this usually means that we should end-up with a solid list of requirements. But is this all there is to managing requirement risk?
Most stakeholders are wonderful at telling us what they want! Many stakeholders are terrible at telling us what they need; they simply can’t differentiate. Absolutely, the worst solution is to engage a business analyst who diligently documents what the business says, operating as an order taker. What we really need are curious analysts.
Project Managers and Program Managers encounter many challenges in the pursuit of successful completion of objectives. Among the challenges is the strong possibility of working with stakeholders whose personalities and behaviors may create situations that are difficult to manage or cause significant conflict among other project stakeholders. In this presentation, learn how to identify the characteristics and tactics of difficult stakeholders.
The project world we support is changing dramatically. We can only continue to be successful liaisons and guides as BAs if we understand what drives projects today. Learn why and how PMI is adjusting methods and practices, and what your role should be to work with agile/waterfall projects on a day to day basis and set your organization on a path to profit
Effective communication can make or break a project. As you interact with your stakeholders, clients, project teams, management, and vendors over the course of a project, communication skills are crucial for the successful operation of a Business Analysis workstream.
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