In this seminar, Dr. Reich will first discuss two practices which can position a project to deliver value: Design Thinking and Benefits Mapping. Then she will review findings from a large scale study done to compare predictive and agile methodologies. An unexpected and interesting finding is that combining predictive and agile practices into a hybrid approach can produce good outcomes.
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One of the reasons Santa Claus is so productive in toy making is because he spends a lot of time in the workshop with the elves listening to their challenges and success. This concept of “going out to the field” is rooted in LEAN and Six Sigma philosophy and captures the value of a leader’s presence in the field, observation of the work where it is being done, and the teaming of people and process in the spirit of Kaizen.
Stakeholders are a key to any project, and understanding our stakeholders, their wants and their needs is essential for any successful project. In this session we are going to look at some diverse ways to analyze our stakeholders. We will look at journey maps and empathy maps to help us understand how we can build and use them as part of stakeholder analysis.
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.
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.
Utilizing effective business requirements gathering techniques is crucial to project success in any environment. In RefineM’s webinar, attendees will learn how to effectively gather business requirements on Agile projects. They will be exposed to techniques including brainstorming, focus group techniques, and many other. They will leave the course ready to gather business requirements for Agile projects.
Clarifying and widening the status quo around value, especially at the enterprise level. This webinar aims to offer an explanation of value management that goes beyond the notion of value engineering and process-based tools.