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RG Freeman Group’s Newly Added GTR Classes

RGF Group just confirmed the start of the three Virtual, Instructor-led classes below, so they are now Guaranteed to Run! 

BA01 Business Analysis Essentials scheduled May 20-21, 2021 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba01-business-analysis-essentials/2021-05-20/

BA08 Agile for Business Analysts scheduled June 2-3, 2021 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba08-agile-for-business-analysts/2021-06-02/

BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis scheduled June 7-10, 2021 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba30-foundations-of-business-analysis-course-2019-12-09/2021-06-07/ Our Foundations of Business Analysis class is a practitioner-based, skill enabling course geared towards the beginner/intermediate level student that provides a total immersion in the BA role, going way beyond a simple “test prep” curriculum. Participants will learn how to perform stakeholder analysis, utilize techniques to elicit the needs of these stakeholders, translate their needs into solution requirements, and confirm these requirements are well-written, correct, and precise. The course is aligned to BABOK Version 3 and covers the IIBA knowledge areas on the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam. The 4-day course will provide attendees with 28 professional development hours to sit for the ECBA exam.

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RGF Group’s Agile Scrum Team Workshop GTR March 25-26, 2021!

Our popular Virtual Agile Scrum Team Workshop is guaranteed to run March 25-26 2021! You can register on your own or as a team. https://rgfgroup.com/event/agl-22v-virtual-agile-scrum-team-workshop/2021-03-25/

This is an online, live, instructor-led class taught by Vince Bordo, MS, CBAP, one of our most sought after Agile and Business Analysis Instructors. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

This 2-day virtual workshop puts the distributed agile team members through their paces, by showing them how to conduct the five (5) scrum ceremonies, while also simulating key activities within a sprint, all while working remotely and using their own project as a case study for the exercises. This workshop utilizes an immersive learning approach, along with role playing, which allows students to assume their respective Scrum roles and practice the techniques as they learn.
Students work remotely and experience an environment that is fully leveraging agile concepts and culture. This format allows for better understanding of their own role on the team, and appreciate their team member’s contributions.

The highlights of this new course include:

 Virtual Delivery – Students collaborate online while learning Scrum roles, ceremonies, tasks, and techniques
 Dynamic workbook – Macro-enabled Excel worksheets help students build Backlogs, Release Plans, Burndown Charts, etc.
 Compact Learning Format – Students perform 18 hands-on workshops in 2-days (or four ½ day sessions)
 Team Building Exercises – The class will split up into 2 teams (7 or 8 people per team) and work together while simulating the Scrum ceremonies and a actual sprint
 Public or Private Delivery – Delivery format can accommodate both open enrollment or corporate Agile teams
 No Tool Required– Learn Scrum best practices without being encumbered by a tool (e.g., Jira)

By taking this 2-day workshop, participants will experience the leading Agile methodology, by using hands-on exercises and testing the basic premise and techniques behind agility.

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RGF Group’s PMI-PBA® Exam Prep Class is GTR March 1-5, 2021 !

Data from the 2020 Pulse of the Profession® revealed an average of 11.4 percent of investment is wasted due to poor project performance. Also, organizations that undervalue project management as a strategic competency for driving change report an average of 67 percent more of their projects failing outright.

If you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a business analyst, project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® certification is right for you!

Our Online, Live instructor-led Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA®) Exam Prep class is scheduled for March 1-5, 2021 and is already guaranteed to run! Click on the following link to view a course description.  https://rgfgroup.com/event/pmi-professional-in-business-analysis-pmi-pba-exam-preparation/ 

The instructor for the PMI-PBA® Exam Prep class is Shika Carter (CBAP, CSM, CSP, CSPO, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, PgMP) Senior Agile Instructor, Consultant, Coach and Mentor, RG Freeman Group. Shika is a seasoned professional with more than twenty years of experience, focusing on the implementation of project and program management best practices, PMO setup, business analysis, requirements engineering, and stakeholder management. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

 The course was written by Laura Paton (MBA, CBAP , PMP , PMI-PBA, CSM) a highly regarded industry leader with over 30 years of PM/BA experience who helped write the PMI-PBA® practice guide.

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RGF Group Schedules Free Agile and Business Analysis Webinars!

Learn the latest best practices in Agile and Business Analysis by attending RG Freeman Group’s free webinars!

Registration links are provided below:

February 5, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST – Agile for Developers – hosted by Patrick van Abbema, PMP, CBAP, CSM, CSP, Senior Agile and Business Analysis Instructor, RG Freeman Group. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdOmopz4iE9VMU0nXUUZ3vny6wqDgIua2

 February 12, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST – Waterfall vs. Agile: Making the Transition – hosted by Vince Bordo, MS, CBAP, Senior Agile and Business Analysis Instructor and Mentor, RG Freeman Group. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqfuuvpzosGtAMN6zguEa-PtNWoTFRHPao

 April 23, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST – The Role of the Business Analyst – Is it a Good Fit for Me? – hosted by Vince Bordo, MS, CBAP, Senior Agile and Business Analysis Instructor and Mentor, RG Freeman Group. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsduyvqj4rGNGLcOXaZFmgI4wsokqN_7mz

Check out Patrick van Abbema’s and Vince Bordo’s bios here: https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

RGF Group Agile Scrum Team Workshop GTR February 22-23, 2021

Our popular Virtual Agile Scrum Team Workshop is guaranteed to run February 22-23, 2021! https://rgfgroup.com/event/agl-22v-virtual-agile-scrum-team-workshop/2021-02-22/

This is an online, live, instructor-led class taught by Vince Bordo, MS, CBAP, one of our most sought after Agile and Business Analysis Instructors. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

This 2-day virtual workshop puts the distributed agile team members through their paces, by showing them how to conduct the five (5) scrum ceremonies, while also simulating key activities within a sprint, all while working remotely and using their own project as a case study for the exercises. This workshop utilizes an immersive learning approach, along with role playing, which allows students to assume their respective Scrum roles and practice the techniques as they learn.
Students work remotely and experience an environment that is fully leveraging agile concepts and culture. This format allows for better understanding of their own role on the team, and appreciate their team member’s contributions.

The highlights of this new course include:

 Virtual Delivery – Students collaborate online while learning Scrum roles, ceremonies, tasks, and techniques
 Dynamic workbook – Macro-enabled Excel worksheets help students build Backlogs, Release Plans, Burndown Charts, etc.
 Compact Learning Format – Students perform 18 hands-on workshops in 2-days (or four ½ day sessions)
 Team Building Exercises – The class will split up into 2 teams (7 or 8 people per team) and work together while simulating the Scrum ceremonies and a actual sprint
 Public or Private Delivery – Delivery format can accommodate both open enrollment or corporate Agile teams
 No Tool Required– Learn Scrum best practices without being encumbered by a tool (e.g., Jira)

By taking this 2-day workshop, participants will experience the leading Agile methodology, by using hands-on exercises and testing the basic premise and techniques behind agility.

Click here to register or request info

RGF Group’s January 14-15, 2021 BA Essentials Class is GTR!

RG Freeman Group’s January 14-15, 2021 Business Analysis Essentials class is Guaranteed to Run!

This in an Online, Live, Instructor-led class and is being taught by Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA, Senior Business Analysis Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

Business Analysis Essentials is an introductory course designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact a business analyst has within an organization. The course discusses the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project as well as the pre-project activities that comprise strategy analysis. Participants learn how a business analyst supports the project throughout the solution development life cycle, from defining business needs and solution scope to validating that requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation.

After completing this course, participants will fully understand the characteristics of the business analyst role and the components that comprise the profession of business analysis. Students will obtain a solid working vocabulary to enable effective communication about business analysis activities and deliverables across the project team. 

Click on the following link to view a course description and schedule for our Business Analysis Essentials class. https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba01-business-analysis-essentials/2021-01-14/

Check out our 2021 Online Class Schedule! https://rgfgroup.com/course-calendar/

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RG Freeman Group’s Quick Reference Templates for BPI

RG Freeman Group is happy to share our most popular quick reference templates for Business Process Improvement (BPI) initiatives within your organization.

Enterprises use BPI to find ways to reduce the time it takes to complete processes, to eliminate waste and friction in those processes, and/or improve the quality of the products or services that are produced through these processes.

Click on the links below to view our best practices checklists for Business Process Improvement (BPI) using the 7-Step Method:

7 Steps to Business Process Improvement (BPI) Quick Reference Card

BPI-7 Step Template

RGF Group’s Writing Effective Business Cases GTR 10/19-20!

Our BA03 Writing Effective Business Cases is Guaranteed to Run October 19-20, 2020!

Learn the steps to effective business case development and support your strategic business recommendations with sound budgeting and financial back-up. This is the one course you need to make high-impact recommendations and receive full management support for your ideas!

Students will be provided a deep exploration of how to perform pre-project activities necessary to develop a well-structured business case. You will 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.

This in an Online, Live, Instructor-led class and is being taught by Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA, Senior Business Analysis Instructor and Consultant at RG Freeman Group. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

Click on the following link to view a course description and schedule for our BA03 Writing Effective Business Cases class.  https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba03-writing-effective-business-cases/2020-10-19/

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RG Freeman Group’s Foundations of BA Class GTR 11/17-20!

We are pleased to announce that one of our most popular classes, BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis is guaranteed to run November 17-20, 2020!  This in an Online, Live, Instructor-led class and is being taught by Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA, Senior Business Analysis Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

Are you new to the Business Analysis field or looking to transition into a Business Analysis role? Our Foundations of Business Analysis class is a practitioner-based, skill enabling course geared towards the beginner/intermediate level student that provides a total immersion in the BA role, going way beyond a simple “test prep” curriculum. Participants will learn how to perform stakeholder analysis, utilize techniques to elicit the needs of these stakeholders, translate their needs into solution requirements, and confirm these requirements are well-written, correct, and precise. The course is aligned to BABOK Version 3 and covers the IIBA knowledge areas on the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam. The 4-day course will provide attendees with 28 professional development hours to sit for the ECBA exam.

Click on the following link to view a course description and schedule for our BA30  Foundations of Business Analysis class. https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba30-foundations-of-business-analysis-course-2019-12-09/2020-11-17/

Click here to register or request info

RGF Group Announces Free Program/Project Management Webinars

Find out about the latest trends in Program, Portfolio and Project Management by attending RG Freeman Group’s free webinars!

The following Program and Project Management webinars will be hosted by Bill Ruggles, MA, PMP, CQM, CSSMBB, CSM  https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

Please register at the links below:

Program Management Essentials: September 22, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqf-Gpqj8sHtHd0_gTWwlw94KIRadiK9pt

Managing IT Projects:  September 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkde6hqD0rHdVab5LfoWkFWt03QaqW9eEs

Managing an Effective Project Portfolio: October 22, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsduipqToiHtHnRHG3UfVe6YzfOx8bV7eD

Please click on the following link to view our Program, Portfolio and Project Management course offerings https://rgfgroup.com/course-calendar/