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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 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’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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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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