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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/

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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/

 

 

 

RGF Group is now a DevOps Registered Education Provider!

RG Freeman Group is proud to announce that we have recently become an authorized DevOps Institute Registered Education Partner (REP). https://devopsinstitute.com/partner-directory/rg-freeman-group-llc/

As a global member-based association for DevOps Professionals, the DevOps Institute is the go-to learning hub connecting IT practitioners, education partners, consultants, talent acquisition and business executives to help pave the way to support digital transformation and the New IT.

DevOps (development and operations) is a software development phrase used to describe a type of agile relationship between Development and IT Operations. The goal of DevOps is to improve communication, collaboration, and processes between the various roles in the software development cycle in order to improve and speed up software delivery. DevOps emphasizes integration between software developers and IT operations: Rather than seeing these two groups as silos who pass things along but don’t really work together, DevOps recognizes the interdependence of software development and IT operations, and this approach helps an organization produce software and IT services more rapidly, with frequent iterations.

To learn more about DevOps certification courses, we have scheduled some free Zoom Webinars:

DevOps Foundation Webinar scheduled September 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kc-yppzotEtKeTj-7LyytMhjTSL6pj0QR

DevOps Site Reliability Engineering Foundation (SREF) scheduled October 8, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcu-uqDIuGdKpsGFFYknEPJC1yusxfr_B

Please click on the following link to view our DevOps course offerings, taught by our Certified DevOps instructors. https://rgfgroup.com/devops-training/

Here is a link to our upcoming Online, Live, Instructor-led DevOps Certification courses: DevOps Online Course Schedule

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RGF Group’s Agile for BA’s class Scheduled 9/14-15th is GTR!

Our 2-day Online, Live, Instructor-led Agile for Business Analysts course scheduled September 14-15, 2020 is already guaranteed to run so we are offering a 40% discount on tuition!

The  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 IIBA®-AAC™ (Agile Analysis) Certification.

Kelsey Apple, MCT, MCSD, PMP, IBM CAI, PSM will be teaching the September 14-15, 2020 class. Kelsey has worked with organizations to enhance their Business Analysis teams, promote an understanding of Agile in organizations, and help companies create a culture to adopt the Scrum framework.  https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/ 

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. https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba08-agile-for-business-analysts/2020-09-14/

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RG Freeman Group’s New Virtual Agile Scrum Team Workshop

RG Freeman Group is excited to announce that one of our most popular in-person classes, “Agile Scrum Team Workshop” is now available in an online, live, instructor-led format.

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.

PMI has approved and endorsed this course for 14 PDUs. Please click on the following link to view our course outline and schedule. https://rgfgroup.com/event/agl-22v-virtual-agile-scrum-team-workshop/

Foundations of BA course GTR 6/22-25!

We are pleased to announce that one of our most popular classes, BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis is guaranteed to run June 22-25, 2020! This in an Online, Live, Instructor-led class and is being taught by Tom Tomasovic, CCA, CBDA, AAC, 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-2019-12-09/2020-06-22/

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Our Popular PowerBA Course Guaranteed to Run!

We are excited to announce that RG Freeman Group has scheduled an Online, Live, Instructor-led Power Business Analysis course July 27-30, 2020 and it is already Guaranteed to Run!

Our 4-day PowerBA course consists of our 2-day Requirement Elicitation (Part 1 -BA26 ) and 2-day Requirements Analysis and Use Cases (Part 2- BA28) courses.  Vince Bordo, MS, CBAP one of our most sought after Agile and Business Analysis Instructors created this course and will be teaching the July 27-30, 2020 class. Students can attend either 2-day class or all 4 days.

Here’s some information on the PowerBA course:

Throughout this workshop, industry best practices are explained and then augmented with professional tips and methods. While working in small groups, participants practice new techniques and discuss strategies to better define stakeholder needs and write complete and thorough requirements. A case study-driven workshop comprises more than half the course and provides real-world examples, templates, and job aids to reference once back on the job. If your organization is struggling with missing requirements, lack of stakeholder involvement, or the inability to know which tools to apply to elicit and write the most thorough requirements, you’ll want to consider this workshop.

PART 1 – REQUIREMENTS ELICITATION (DAYS 1 & 2) https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba26-requirement-elicitation/2020-07-27/

Effectively managing stakeholders: Strong elicitation skills are a ‘must have’ for anyone charged with defining requirements for their project. Success is dependent on a mixture of technical skills (i.e. knowing which technique to use and how to use it) and interpersonal skills (i.e. building relationships, listening, and gaining consensus). Whether you plan to meet with your stakeholders in one-on-one sessions, in a requirements workshop, or remotely, you will need to know how to select and implement techniques to accurately and efficiently identify the needs of your business.

PART 2 – REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS & USE CASES (DAYS 3 & 4) https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba28-requirements-analysis-and-use-cases-workshop/2020-07-29/

Writing clear & concise business requirements: Use Cases are an industry best practice for defining, documenting, and analyzing functional requirements. A use case approach is a user-centered approach for developing a solution to your business needs. Unfortunately, methods for developing use cases vary substantially across the industry. What information belongs in a use case? How can a use case be utilized to capture all the desired functionality? Are use cases applicable to all projects? Is there a template for writing use cases that is considered best practice? If you’ve ever been involved in a project involving use cases, you’ve probably encountered some confusing answers to these questions.

Students will receive either 14 or 28 Professional Development credit hours from IIBA (depending on whether they attend a 2-day or 4-day course).

Since this PowerBA class is already guaranteed to run, we are offering a 40% discount to registrants.  Please use code POWERBA when registering to receive the discount!

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Upcoming BA Essentials Classes Guaranteed to Run!

Our Online July 23-24, 2020 Business Analysis Essentials class is Guaranteed to Run!

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-2019-07-11/2020-07-23/

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Our March 16-17, 2020 Business Analysis Essentials Class is Guaranteed to Run!

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. This Online, Live, Instructor-led class is being taught by Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA, Senior Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group. https://rgfgroup.com/our-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-2019-07-11/2020-03-16/

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Our Foundations of Business Analysis Class Scheduled February 18-21, 2020 is Guaranteed to Run!

We are pleased to announce that one of our most popular classes, BA30  Foundations of Business Analysis is guaranteed to run February 18-21, 2020! This in an Online, Live, Instructor-led class and is being taught by Lou Bergner, PMP, MBA, Senior 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-2019-12-09/2020-02-18/

Click here to register or request info