Business Analysts, or those performing this role, have created Business Requirements Documents (BRDs) for many years. This was often done in the early stages of a project, documenting very detailed requirements that were often considered “frozen” because of the complexities and effort to produce them. The Agile world has turned the role of the business analyst upside down.
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Defining and elaborating requirements is especially important when you think about your projects, your IT strategy, or your business strategy. It is all about product requirements because you have to propose the solution which will satisfy all consumers. But how could you know what kind of characteristics the product must have? This presentation will propose the approaches and practices of creating a successful project perfectly from the start as you define and elaborate requirements.
There are many myths surrounding the discipline of business analysis: the myth of gathering requirements, the myth of the user, the myth that the business knows what it wants and so forth. What distinguishes the successful business analyst from others is the successful business analyst recognizes the myths and does not succumb to them. This presentation addresses these and other myths and how to overcome the mindset of business analyst myths.
The Business Analysis (BA) has a critical role in helping an organization realize benefits of a project initiative. The BA is essential in defining the capabilities of the project product and implementing the operational capabilities of the project. This presentation will focus on the BA helping the business transition a project to operations for sustaining change.
Business Analysis 2018: Keynote Address – The Business Analyst Success Path: How to Create Your Dream Job Using the Laws of Success
ere is a success path for business analysts. And getting on it is easier than you think. It’s not about working harder or spending countless hours perfecting documentation. It is about applying tried and true laws of success, to show up with confidence and earn the respect you deserve. You’ll leave this presentation inspired to take the simple, straight-forward, high-impact actions that will get you on the path to your dream job, and elevate you and your business analyst career.
When Sound Transit decided to expand the light rail system in Seattle, Washington, USA, it had to find a way to tunnel under the densely populated city without disrupting life above ground. Seattle was the second worst city in the U.S. for time commuters were stuck in traffic. The University Link Light Rail Extension extended the light rail system 3.2 miles (5 kilometers) through underground tunnels providing relief for roadway congestion. The rail line opened months ahead of schedule, and the project closed US$200 million under budget. This project was a finalist for the 2017 PMI Project of the Year Award. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
Project learning is a vital prerequisite for innovation as it directly contributes to project and organizational capability development. As more organizations become project-based, there is an emergent need to understand how these organizations can overcome challenges of disruptive learning cycles caused by project temporality and employee mobility. Project learning occurs on the individual, team, and organizational level. Individual learning happens through intuiting and interpreting, learning by doing, experiencing using metaphors and cognitive maps. Team learning occurs through the integration of individual learnings, which result in shared understanding and mutual adjustment of mental models.
Does your project team gel well? If not, can you really achieve success? Project success is tough to achieve as complex scope needs to be completed within compressed schedules and tight budgets. Another major challenge is the heterogeneous mix of project teams in terms of Age, Geography, Culture, Ethical outlook, etc. Ignoring cultural differences in teams is a recipe for disaster. Effective Project Leadership demands investing time in deeply understanding cultural factors, clear communication and complete transparency.This engaging webinar will help you understand key challenges, and walk you through a proven, practical six-step approach used across four continents to lead project teams to success.
Inevitably, project managers will find themselves in situations that challenge their accumulated knowledge in the field. If you ever find yourself faced with such situations that leave you talking to yourself, muttering statements like "They would never let me do what I learned at this place" or "I’ll never be able convince them that what they have asked me to do is wrong," then this webinar is for you.
Introductory webinar for the October 2018 Book Club - Practitioner's Guide to Project Management