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*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU!*
Getting clear, concise, accurate requirements is the most difficult part of business analysis because people are unique and requirements are complex. This presentation provides tips and techniques for improving your requirements elicitation practices by better preparing for requirements gathering sessions.
• Consider unique stakeholder characteristics and how best to communicate with each individual
• Prepare for discussions with stakeholders about requirements by focusing on one type of requirement at a time
• Use intense, active listening to pick up on stakeholder concerns, assumptions, and differentiate between needs and wants

About Barbara Carkenord, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, SAFe® POPM

Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity, consistency, and effectiveness. She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice. Barbara serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing, financial services, real estate, and software development. Barbara has worked as a leader, mentor, consultant, trainer, and instructional designer. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis.

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis. Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products. Beginning her career in software development, early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships.

Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession. As an early IIBA Member, she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis, the BABOK® Guide.
11/16/2018 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Project Management; Quality Assurance / Testing; Leadership

This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU
Getting clear concise accurate requirements is the most difficult part of business analysis because people are unique and requirements are complex This presentation provides tips and techniques for improving your requirements elicitation practices by better preparing for requirements gathering sessions
• Consider unique stakeholder characteristics and how best to communicate with each individual
• Prepare for discussions with stakeholders about requirements by focusing on one type of requirement at a time
• Use intense active listening to pick up on stakeholder concerns assumptions and differentiate between needs and wants

About Barbara Carkenord CBAP® PMI-PBA® PMP® PMI-ACP® SAFe® POPM

Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity consistency and effectiveness She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice Barbara serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis IIBA During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing financial services real estate and software development Barbara has worked as a leader mentor consultant trainer and instructional designer She has written numerous books articles blogs and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products Beginning her career in software development early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes increased the quality of information and improved customer relationships

Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession As an early IIBA Member she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis the BABOK® Guide
Requirements Gathering It’s Not As Simple As It Sounds with Barbara Carkenord - 1 Leadership PDU60 minutes
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*This webinar is worth 1 Technical PDU until 5/14/2020, which you can claim by filling out PMI’s self-reporting PDU form with webinar title, company name of EGB Consulting, and labeling as technical category.*

Session Abstract:
The agile community has made great strides in improving the quality and speed of product delivery, evolving toward continuous delivery. What about product discovery? Can we align continuous product delivery with continuous product delivery? It is possible to overcome the immutable fact that product requirements are the source of so much uncertainty and waste? Can we balance satisfying customers with improving product viability through continuous product discovery? 

In my work with many product and engineering organizations, I have learned some key principles and practices that enlighten and energize product discovery. These include setting product context, clarifying outcomes and validation tests, amplifying collaboration, using Structured Conversations with Discovery Boards, and injecting visual models—with and beyond stories and story maps—to build shared understanding of the product. Indeed, agile discovery can accelerate delivery and help build better high-value products. 

About your Presenter

Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting, focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility. Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations. 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements, frequent speaker, and works with clients globally. In her spare time, she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative. You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 

***This webinar will be worth 1 PDU, under Category: B-Continuing Education, for a period of 2 years from the date of the Talk (i.e. until 5/4/2020)!***
5/14/2018 1:00 PMAgile; Project ManagementAgile, Project Management
This webinar is worth 1 Technical PDU until 5142020 which you can claim by filling out PMI’s self-reporting PDU form with webinar title company name of EGB Consulting and labeling as technical category

Session Abstract
The agile community has made great strides in improving the quality and speed of product delivery evolving toward continuous delivery What about product discovery Can we align continuous product delivery with continuous product delivery It is possible to overcome the immutable fact that product requirements are the source of so much uncertainty and waste Can we balance satisfying customers with improving product viability through continuous product discovery 

In my work with many product and engineering organizations I have learned some key principles and practices that enlighten and energize product discovery These include setting product context clarifying outcomes and validation tests amplifying collaboration using Structured Conversations with Discovery Boards and injecting visual models—with and beyond stories and story maps—to build shared understanding of the product Indeed agile discovery can accelerate delivery and help build better high-value products 

About your Presenter

Ellen Gottesdiener is an Agile Product Coach and CEO of EBG Consulting focused on helping product and development communities create valuable outcomes through product agility Ellen is known in the agile community as an instigator and innovator for collaborative practices for agile product discovery and using skilled facilitation to enable healthy teamwork and strong organizations 

She is an author of three books on product discovery and requirements frequent speaker and works with clients globally In her spare time she is Co-Producer of Boston’s Agile Product Open community and Director of Agile Alliance’s Agile Product Management initiative You can connect digitally with Ellen via her Blog | Twitter | Newsletter | LinkedIn 

This webinar will be worth 1 PDU under Category B-Continuing Education for a period of 2 years from the date of the Talk ie until 542020
Amplify Discovery to Accelerate Delivery with Ellen Gottesdiener - 1 Technical PDU Introductory Agile Session52 minutes
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Once Upon a Time: The Business Analyst Storyteller
Would you agree that requirements need to be clearly understood? It seems logical, right? What about memorable? That’s right, I said memorable, not measurable. Yes of course they should be measurable but that becomes meaningless if they are not first, memorable. So why is it that more Business Analysts don’t tell requirements stories? The most effective communicators tell stories – they ensure things are memorable and clearly understood. The Business Analyst should be the best communicator on the team given the sheer volume of requirements, plus all of the additional things that support the requirements like how we got there to begin with, the business case, the value proposition, business rules, and more. What is that you say? You are Agile? Then you better ramp up those storytelling skills!

Come join Bob the BA to learn what makes up a compelling requirements story. Stories that are memorable, contagious, interesting, and ensure the requirements are clearly understood. Learn the structure, how emotions play into the story, how to hold your stakeholder’s interest, how improvisation and the art of surprise can enhance the story and keep it relevant for your audience. Did you hear the one about the non-functional requirement looking for the functional requirement in all the wrong places? Probably not, but it sounds like there is a great story in there somewhere that needs to be told. What’s your story?

Speaker Bio:
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.

***This session can be claimed for 1 PDU and 1 CDU for recertification until 8/10/2019!***
8/10/2017 1:00 PMBusiness Analysis; Communication; Leadership; Management; Project ManagementBusiness Analysis, Communication, Leadership, Management, Project Management
Once Upon a Time The Business Analyst Storyteller
Would you agree that requirements need to be clearly understood It seems logical right What about memorable That’s right I said memorable not measurable Yes of course they should be measurable but that becomes meaningless if they are not first memorable So why is it that more Business Analysts don’t tell requirements stories The most effective communicators tell stories – they ensure things are memorable and clearly understood The Business Analyst should be the best communicator on the team given the sheer volume of requirements plus all of the additional things that support the requirements like how we got there to begin with the business case the value proposition business rules and more What is that you say You are Agile Then you better ramp up those storytelling skills

Come join Bob the BA to learn what makes up a compelling requirements story Stories that are memorable contagious interesting and ensure the requirements are clearly understood Learn the structure how emotions play into the story how to hold your stakeholder’s interest how improvisation and the art of surprise can enhance the story and keep it relevant for your audience Did you hear the one about the non-functional requirement looking for the functional requirement in all the wrong places Probably not but it sounds like there is a great story in there somewhere that needs to be told What’s your story

Speaker Bio
Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker author mentor coach and Business Analysis thought leader Bob is passionate about helping you think learn  work differently so you can become the best version of yourself Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training consulting and mentoring services Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence assessing and managing BA maturity quality and competency Bob has presented numerous keynote workshops seminars conferences and training sessions across North America Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter

This session can be claimed for 1 PDU and 1 CDU for recertification until 8102019
Once Upon a Time The Business Analyst Storyteller with Bob Prentiss - 1 PDU  CDU 60 minutes
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Misconceptions abound about the way requirements and business analysis fits—or doesn’t—into agile projects. Is “agile requirements” an oxymoron—that is, contradictory terms joined together? How is it possible for requirements to be agile? Do agile projects need requirements? Does business analysis even happen on agile projects? In practice, requirements are the basis of discovery and delivery on agile projects. Join us, as requirements expert and agile coach Ellen Gottesdiener exposes the realities and debunk the myths that surround the use of agile requirements and business analysis.

About the Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an internationally recognized leader in the convergence of agile + requirements + product management + project management. Ellen is founder and principal of EBG Consulting, which helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes.

Ellen’s passion is helping people use modern product requirements practices to build valued products and great teams. She provides training, coaching, and facilitates discovery and planning workshops across diverse industries, including education, energy, financial services, pharmaceutical, software, transportation, and telecommunications.

Ellen is a world‑renowned writer, speaker, and presenter. Her most recent book, co‑authored with Mary Gorman, is Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis. Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books: Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger.
7/30/2016 1:00 PMAgile; Business Analysis
Misconceptions abound about the way requirements and business analysis fits—or doesn’t—into agile projects Is “agile requirements” an oxymoron—that is contradictory terms joined together How is it possible for requirements to be agile Do agile projects need requirements Does business analysis even happen on agile projects In practice requirements are the basis of discovery and delivery on agile projects Join us as requirements expert and agile coach Ellen Gottesdiener exposes the realities and debunk the myths that surround the use of agile requirements and business analysis

About the Presenter
Ellen Gottesdiener is an internationally recognized leader in the convergence of agile  requirements  product management  project management Ellen is founder and principal of EBG Consulting which helps organizations adapt how they collaborate to improve business outcomes

Ellen’s passion is helping people use modern product requirements practices to build valued products and great teams She provides training coaching and facilitates discovery and planning workshops across diverse industries including education energy financial services pharmaceutical software transportation and telecommunications

Ellen is a world‑renowned writer speaker and presenter Her most recent book co‑authored with Mary Gorman is Discover to Deliver Agile Product Planning and Analysis Ellen is author of two other acclaimed books Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger
Agile Requirements  Business Analysis with Ellen Gottesdiener62 minutes