Business Analysis Webinars for February 2019



The Impact of DevOps on the Business Analyst

Presented by Michael Roberts, Director of Customer Engagement at ASPE Training


In this webinar, we will discuss how Business Analysts are impacted by the implementation of the DevOps methodology. Specifically, we will discuss the history and rise of continuous integration and continuous delivery in SDLC and how it impacts the Business Analyst. Items of consideration include accelerating delivery/shipment of code, working with IT operations teams, new tools, automation, and DevOps Culture. By way of example, we will discuss several “example” projects such as architecture changes, server/systems upgrades, new tools, deployment pipelines, and delivering features. In those example projects we will focus on who the stakeholders are and what items the BA needs to consider when working within the DevOps framework.


We will cover:


·        History of CI/CD

·        What traditional SDLC looks like

·        How DevOps has made changes to SDLC and delivery

·        The Role of the BA in the DevOps movement


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

Host: ASPE Training    @ASPEinc

Cost: Free

Registration:   ASPE Training Public Webinar Registration





What it Takes to be a True Lean Agile Project Manager

Presented by Ross Little, Executive Managing Partner at IAG Consulting


This webinar is for Project Managers looking to become more lean and agile in their organization/career, for those transitioning into an agile organization, or those supporting a transformation to a lean agile project management environment. We will address what lean agile project management really means and what the main differences are with traditional project management. We will explain essential concepts and aspects of project management from various methodologies including Scaled Agile (SAFe®), DSDM, Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP. This webinar is ideal PMs seeking or supporting their PMI-ACP, or AgilePM® certification and qualifies for 1 PDU.


Learning Objectives:

    • What does Lean Agile project management mean?
    • What are the principles of Agile Project Management?
    • When and why does Lean Agile Project Management makes sense?
    • What can I do to be Lean Agile?


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EST

Host: IAG Consulting    @IAGConsulting

Cost: Free

Registration:   IAG Consulting Webinar Registration





Conversion and Implementation - A Balanced Perspective

Presented by: Efrem Mallach


This webinar aims to improve participants' understanding of system-level implementation issues. 


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

Host: IT Metrics & Productivity Institute    @ITMPI

Cost: Free

Registration:   ITMPI Public Webinar Registration





Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture - Free Seminar Preview  

Presented by Carrie Spell-Hansson, Executive Director and Founder at The Folke Institute for Transformative Learning


Path to Becoming an Inclusive Leader


Diversity has evolved from a mere compliance exercise focused on meeting numbers for various measurable attributes (gender, race, age, disability), to the reality that our organizations are increasingly diverse, multicultural and global. 

Today, we refer to inclusive leadership as an integrated set of skills that is required to channel the power and potential of a diverse workforce for the benefit of the organization, teams, workgroups, individual employees, customers, suppliers, and communities we serve.

This preview of the AMA seminar Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture explains how this course gives you deeper insights into yourself, your team, and the benefits of inclusion at all levels in your organization.


What You Will Learn

    • The difference between diversity and inclusion, and its presence in and influence on our day-to-day interactions and decisions
    • How to recognize the manner in which culture impacts our perceptions, beliefs, behaviors and responses
    • The concepts of unconscious bias, micro inequities and micro advantages
    • The characteristics of successful culturally competent leaders


While attending this preview is FREE, reservations are required.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Host: American Management Association    @AMAnet

Cost: Free

Registration:   AMA Public Webcast Registration





Stop Gathering Requirements

Presented by Steve Blais, Solution Architect at Parkson International, Author, Consultant and Teacher


Are you still "gathering requirements"? In this world of agile software development where requirements have been absorbed and marginalized by user stories, epics, product backlogs, and direct conversation between the business stakeholders and the solution team, "gathering requirements" seems to be a thing of the past. Especially since requirements themselves seem to be the source of all the bad things that happen in software development. It seems that all failures in software development can be laid at the feet of the requirements. 

The truth is that as business analysts, we shouldn't be "gathering requirements" in the first place. So what is it that we are supposed to be doing if not "gathering requirements"? 

This webinar answers that question in a way that is applicable to the agile software development approaches, the traditional software development lifecycles, and even when, as a business analyst, you aren't involved with developing software at all.

In addition to answering the question the webinar will provide tips, techniques, and practices you can use to improve your solution definition expertise: 

    • How to relate the business needs to the solution team in an agile approach
    • Assist management in business decision making 
    • Define requirements for any solution 
    • Follow a simple process that turns business needs and objectives into solution requirements


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, February 21, 2019; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Host: Modern Analyst    @ModernAnalyst

Cost: Free

Registration:   Modern Analyst Webinar Registration



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