Posts made in July 2019

Our Writing Effective Business Cases Class Scheduled August 8-9, 2019 is now Guaranteed To Run!

Learn the steps to effective business case development and support your strategic recommendations with sound budgeting and financial back-up. This skills-intensive workshop is ideal for experienced managers, directors, and corporate officers who regularly develop and present budgets, business plans, and recommendations. This class is being taught by Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA, Senior Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group.

Students will be provided a deep exploration of how to perform pre-project activities necessary to
develop a well-structured business case. The course begins by providing students an understanding of
the business analyst’s role in pre-project activities. Techniques are provided to support the business
analyst in analyzing the current state business environment, identifying the current business problem
(or opportunity) and creating a ‘situation statement’ to communicate to decision makers why a change
is required in the business. Students then explore how to go about determining a desired future state
and identifying the needed changes and capabilities that will support the enterprise in achieving the
business need. A thorough exploration of the business case is presented, including feasibility analysis
and the various areas of a solution option the business analyst must explore in order to build a
convincing business case. Students learn the components of a well-structured business case and walk
away understanding how to logically present a business case and obtain buy-in. Techniques are also
discussed to help prepare a business analyst for the challenges that often are presented when delivering
business cases to management

Click on the following link to view a course description and schedule for our Writing Effective Business Cases class.

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Our Agile For Business Analysts class scheduled July 29-30, 2019 is Guaranteed to Run!

Our two-day Agile for Business Analysts course is approved and endorsed by both IIBA (CDUs) and PMI (PDUs) for 14 professional development-credit hours, and is aligned to the new IIBA®-AAC™ Certification (IIBA® Agile Analysis Certification™)  Agile is a high growth area, as is the demand for Business Analysts, and IIBA foresees this trend to continue!

We are pleased to announce that this class is being taught by Shika Carter,  CBAP, CSM, CSP, CSPO, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, PgMP.

Shika is a RGF Group Senior Agile Instructor, Consultant, Coach, and Mentor with in-depth expertise in delivering products and services using Agile approaches. 

The Agile for Business Analysts course is suitable for novice and experienced practitioners who are responsible for
business analysis activities on projects using iterative or adaptive (agile) delivery methods. In this course, you develop your understanding about Agile business analysis and the role of the business analyst on an Agile team. You learn how business analysis on an Agile project is similar and different than on Waterfall projects. A number of business analysis techniques suited for supporting Agile teams are introduced alongside the various standards available to the community to help teams and organizations transition. Since few organizations are purely Agile, you also learn about delivery approaches that use a combination of practices from Waterfall and Agile and are also introduced to the important concept of business analysis tailoring–the key skill used to adapt business analysis skills to all environments–regardless of the delivery life cycle selected.

Click on the following link to view a course description and schedule for our Agile for Business Analysts class.

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