60 Minutes

*This webinar can be self-reported for 1 Technical PDU (for PMI certification holders) and 1 CEU (for IIBA certification holders) until 3/12/2022*

How often do we hear "create a data model"? That's not BA work, or we don't need to do that for Agile. How about Prototyping? Our developers do that. Use cases? They're so old school. Why wont they just go away?! Many organizations think that business analysis is all about asking questions and documenting the requirements. Although important, those skills are not enough. If we want to deliver workable solutions, we need to get the requirements down to the detail where they're understood, regardless of the type of project or methodology. And if we want that level of detail, we need to model the requirements. This presentation provides the key modeling techniques and tips for using them.

This presentation by Elizabeth Larson covers the top models every business analyst needs in their toolkit and reviews each of the models by category. It also discusses the importance of modeling for all project types and emphasizes the relationship between elicitation and modeling.

Learning Objectives
Attendees will be able to discuss the:

  • Importance of modeling in delivering workable solutions
  • How models work together to quickly get to the needed detail
  • When to use each of the top models
  • The iterative nature of elicitation and modeling
Speaker Elizabeth Larson

Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, CSM, PMP, PMI-PBA is a consultant and advisor for Watermark Learning/Project Management Academy. She has over 30 years of experience in project management and business analysis. Elizabeth’s speaking history includes repeat keynotes and presentations for national and international conferences on five continents. Elizabeth has co-authored five books and chapters published in four additional books, as well as articles that appear regularly in BA Times, Project Times, and Modern Analyst. Elizabeth was a lead author/expert reviewer on all editions of the BABOK® Guide, as well as the several of the PMI standards. Elizabeth enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, theater, and spending time with her 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

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