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RG Freeman Group’s Agile and BA classes GTR!

The following classes are Guaranteed to Run:

 Requirements Elicitation (course code BA26 – 14 PD hours) scheduled June 23-24, 2022 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba26-requirement-elicitation/2022-06-23/  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 better define stakeholder needs. 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. If you are struggling with missing requirements, lack of stakeholder involvement, out of control scope, or the inability to know which tools to apply to elicit the most thorough requirements, you’ll want to consider this workshop!

 Agile for Business Analysts (course code BA08 – 14 PD hours) scheduled August 8-9, 2022 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba08-agile-for-business-analysts/2022-08-08/ In this 2-day course, you will develop your understanding of agile business analysis and the role of the business analyst on an agile team. A number of business analysis techniques suited for supporting agile teams will be introduced as will the various standards available to the community to help teams and organizations transition. Since few organizations are pure agile, you will also learn about delivery approaches that use a combination of practices from waterfall and agile and will also be 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. Added Bonus – Support for Pursuing your IIBA®AAC certification.

Our Virtual, Instructor-led class schedule for 2022  https://rgfgroup.com/course-calendar/

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RG Freeman Group Agile BA Classes GTR in March and April, 2022!

The following classes are Guaranteed to Run in March and April, 2022!

Business Analysis Essentials (course code BA01 – 14 PD hours) scheduled March 14-15, 2022 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba01-business-analysis-essentials/2022-03-14/  This 2-day 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 requirements have been met in the testing phase and ensuring the solution continues to provide value after implementation.

Agile for Business Analysts (course code BA08 – 14 PD hours) scheduled March 28-29, 2022 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba08-agile-for-business-analysts/2022-03-28/  In this 2-day course, you will develop your understanding of agile business analysis and the role of the business analyst on an agile team. A number of business analysis techniques suited for supporting agile teams will be introduced as will the various standards available to the community to help teams and organizations transition. Since few organizations are pure agile, you will also learn about delivery approaches that use a combination of practices from waterfall and agile and will also be 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. Added Bonus – Support for pursuing your IIBA®AAC certification.

 BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis (course code BA30 – 28 PD hours) scheduled March 28-31, 2022 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba30-foundations-of-business-analysis-course-2019-12-09/2022-03-28/ This class attracts both those new to business analysis as well as those in a business analyst role who are looking for formalized education and best practices! The Foundations of Business Analysis class is a practitioner-based, skill enabling course 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. For those new to the BA role, 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.

Requirements Elicitation (course code BA26 – 14 PD hours) scheduled April 14-15, 2022 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba26-requirement-elicitation/2022-04-14/ 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 better define stakeholder needs. 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. If you are struggling with missing requirements, lack of stakeholder involvement, out of control scope, or the inability to know which tools to apply to elicit the most thorough requirements, you’ll want to consider this workshop!

Our Virtual, Instructor-led class schedule for 2022  https://rgfgroup.com/course-calendar/

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RG Freeman Group’s Agile Business Analysis classes are GTR in February!

RG Freeman Group just confirmed the start of our Virtual, Instructor-led Agile for Business Analysts and Agile Scrum Simulation Workshop courses in February. The classes below are guaranteed to run!

Both classes are being taught by Kelsey Apple, MCT, MCSD, PMP, PSM, Senior Agile and Business Analysis Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group.

The Agile for Business Analysts class (course code BA08) is scheduled February 8-9, 2022. https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba08-agile-for-business-analysts/2022-02-08/

In this 2-day course, you will develop your understanding of agile business analysis and the role of the business analyst on an agile team. A number of business analysis techniques suited for supporting agile teams will be introduced as will the various standards available to the community to help teams and organizations transition. Since few organizations are pure agile, you will also learn about delivery approaches that use a combination of practices from waterfall and agile and will also be 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.

The Agile Scrum Simulation Workshop (course code: AGL22v) is scheduled February 16-17, 2022 and February 23-24, 2022. https://rgfgroup.com/event/agl-22v-virtual-agile-scrum-team-workshop/2022-02-16/ Students can register on their own or as a team! 

Participants will experience the leading Agile methodology by using hands-on exercises and testing the basic premise and techniques behind agility. 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. 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.

A quote from a recent student: “I thought the way the material was presented was very easy to digest and I loved how much time was worked into the schedule to have the participants actually doing the work to gain experience.” 

Our Virtual, Instructor-led class schedule for 2022  https://rgfgroup.com/course-calendar/

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RGF Group’s Popular Agile Scrum Simulation Workshop GTR!

RG Freeman Group just confirmed the start of our Virtual, Instructor-led Agile Scrum Simulation Workshop. The class is now Guaranteed to Run December 13-14, 2021!

Agile Scrum Simulation Workshop (course code: AGL22v) has quickly become one of our most popular courses. Students can register on their own or as a team! https://rgfgroup.com/event/agl-22v-virtual-agile-scrum-team-workshop/2021-12-13/ 

This is a virtual, instructor-led class taught by Kelsey Apple, MCT, MCSD, PMP, PSM, Senior Agile and Business Analysis Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group.

Participants will experience the leading Agile methodology by using hands-on exercises and testing the basic premise and techniques behind agility. 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. 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.

A quote from a recent student: “I thought the way the material was presented was very easy to digest and I loved how much time was worked into the schedule to have the participants doing the work to gain experience.” 

Our Virtual, Instructor-led class schedule for 2022 is now updated on our website. https://rgfgroup.com/course-calendar/

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RG Freeman Group’s September Business Analysis Classes GTR!

RG Freeman Group just confirmed the start of the following Virtual, Instructor-led Business Analysis classes below, so they are now Guaranteed to Run! 

BA29 User Acceptance Testing for Business Analysts, September 20-21, 2021 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba29-user-acceptance-testing-uat-for-business-analysts-bas/2021-09-20/ This 2 day workshop looks at the business issues which drive the need for a fully functional UAT process and describes the components of such a process. It is designed to help the business analyst (BA) develop an understanding of their role, the process, and the deliverables associated with UAT.

 BA01 Business Analysis Essentials September 23-24, 2021 https://rgfgroup.com/event/ba01-business-analysis-essentials/2021-09-23/ This 2-day 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.

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RGF Group’s Foundations of Business Analysis GTR 8/16-19, 2021!

RG Freeman Group is pleased to announce that one of our most popular classes, BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis is guaranteed to run August 16-19, 2021!  This in a Virtual, 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/

The Foundations of Business Analysis attracts both those new to business analysis as well as those in a business analyst role who are looking for formalized education and best practices!  The class is a practitioner-based, skill enabling course that provides a total immersion in the BA role. 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. For those new to the BA role, 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-2019-12-09/2021-08-16/

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RGF Group’s Agile Scrum Simulation Workshops GTR in May and June!

Our popular Virtual Agile Scrum Simulation Workshop is Guaranteed To Run May 18-19, 2021 and June 16-17, 2021.

You can register on your own or as team! https://rgfgroup.com/event/agl-22v-virtual-agile-scrum-team-workshop/2021-05-18/

This is an online, live, instructor-led class taught by Kelsey Apple, MCT, MCSD, PMP, PSM, Senior Agile and Business Analysis Instructor. 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. 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 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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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.

Click here to register or request info

 

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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