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Our Online, Live, Instructor-led Requirements Elicitation Class Is Now Guaranteed to Run October 3-4, 2019!

Strong elicitation skills are a “must have” for anyone charged with defining requirements for their project. In this highly interactive 2-day course, you will learn how to enhance and refine your elicitation skills. Industry best practices are explained and then augmented with professional tips and methods. Working in small groups, you will practice new techniques and discuss strategies that your organization should be using to define stakeholder needs better. A case study-driven workshop comprises more than half the course, and provides a real-world example, templates, and job aids to reference once you are back on the job. This class is being taught by Tom Tomasovic,  IIBA-AAC, CPRE, CSM, SFC, Senior Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group.  https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/ 

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Our Business Process Modeling Course is now approved and endorsed by both IIBA and PMI!

We are pleased to announce that our recently updated two-day Business Process Modeling course is approved and endorsed by both IIBA (CDUs) and PMI (PDUs) for 14 professional development-credit hours.  

In this course, you will learn to map your business processes easily and efficiently using examples and industry practices. You will also learn best practices in process mapping using the latest industry standards, so that both the business and IT stakeholders will be able to understand the models and map processes consistently through-out your organization. 

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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. https://rgfgroup.com/our-team/

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.  https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba03-writing-effective-business-cases/2019-08-08/

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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.  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/2019-07-29/

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Our Business Analysis Essentials Class Scheduled July 11-12, 2019 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. /event/ba01-business-analysis-essentials/2019-07-11/

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Our Foundations of Business Analysis Class Scheduled April 23-26, 2019 is Guaranteed to Run!

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 request information on our BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis class. / or please email us at info@rgfgroup.com