Events and Resources

 UPCOMING EVENTS

June 25th, 2020 6-8 PM PT
Webinar offered in partnership with the IIBA Vancouver Chapter.
Are your meetings a total snooze fest? Not achieving your meeting goals and having to resort to the dreaded “Let’s schedule a follow up?” This webinar provides ideas to facilitate requirements elicitation, prioritization, or problem solving sessions without your participants having to tape their eyes open. Whether you work in an adaptive or predictive environment, or anything in between, many organizations are turning to game play to spice things up. Wouldn’t you rather play games all day? Stop facilitating serial nap sessions and start engaging!

Dec 15th, 2020 10:15-11:15 AM ET
Symposium Track Session at Project World Business Analyst World Toronto.

Changing careers? Want to become a super BA/PM? What is holding you back? This seminar will take you through the path of one of four global writers of The PMI Guide to Business Analysis and the President of one of the largest PMI Chapters in the World! Find out about their “origin” stories of how they “found” their professions and the bumps and bruises along the way. Discover how volunteering, gratitude, and a "can do" attitude can lead to building a super career!

Dec 17th, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET
Workshop at Project World Business Analyst World Toronto.

Are your meetings a total snooze fest? Not achieving your meeting goals and having to resort to the dreaded “Let’s schedule a follow up?” This workshop provides ideas to facilitate requirements elicitation, decision making, prioritization, or problem solving without your participants having to tape their eyes open. This workshop will provide you with plenty of hands on experience playing a variety of collaborative games so you can stop facilitating serial nap sessions and start engaging!

 

  PAST EVENTS


June 9th, 2020 12-1 PM ET
FREE webinar offered in partnership with the PMI South Western Ontario Chapter.
I’m sure we’ve all been on a project where it felt like your cohort was from a completely different planet! However, according to PMI research, “successful projects require a high level of collaboration between both the project, program, or portfolio manager and business analyst. Risks are minimized and project and product success rates improve when these critical roles are aligned and operate in partnership. When this alignment is missing, project performance, customer satisfaction, team morale, and the end product will be adversely impacted.”
Join us as we discuss what is business analysis, the relationship between project management and business analysis, and how this relationship is arguably even more important on agile teams.

 

February 29th, 2020
Workshop offered in partnership with the PMI Toronto Chapter.
You finally feel comfortable in your role as a business analyst working on waterfall projects, then BAM, you’re assigned to an agile project! As the sweat beads down your face, you’re wondering, now what? Well, don’t sweat it, this workshop will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to shine as an agile business analyst.

November 7th, 2017
Session currently available on demand on projectmanagement.com.
As published in PMI’s Pulse of the Profession Reports, poor requirements is consistently one of the top reasons why projects fail. Whether it be missing requirements or incorrect requirements, some of the blame can be attributed to poor elicitation practices. This session covers 5 elicitation pitfalls and how to overcome them, similarities and differences in elicitation practices in predictive vs adaptive environments, and tailoring elicitation practices to any situation.

November 3rd, 2015
Session currently available on demand on projectmanagement.com.
We are expected to ask the “right” questions when eliciting requirements to identify gaps. Requirements risk management is an emerging concept in many high performing organizations used to provide guidance on what the “right” questions are. This interactive session will explore the hand-offs between project and requirements risk and arm attendees with information to begin addressing the #2 reason of why projects fail – inaccurate requirements - immediately within their workplace using requirements risk management techniques.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 Knowledge Adapters Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration
J. Ross Publishing
Coauthor
Designated by PMI as Recommended Reading for Business Analysts!This innovative guide shows how the business analyst (BA) role can be executed in collaboration with the project or program manager (PM) role to produce higher quality products, requirements, and success rates, with solutions that deliver business value and products and services that better satisfy stakeholder needs. It evaluates the PM and BA roles current contrasting perceptions and defines the roles they should fulfill.