Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to plan and estimate their Business Analysis efforts to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will learn and practice scoping the solution, identifying and analyzing stakeholders, estimating the Business Analysis work to be done.

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Introduction to Business Analysis (Virtual Online)
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Business Analysis (Virtual Online)

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to scope project solutions and elicit requirements.  You will learn what it takes to scope the efforts of Business Analysis for a given project.  Additionally, participants will learn how to use several techniques to elicit requirements from stakeholders, how to engage them and move the project forward with the information received.

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Writing Better User Stories
Feb
12
9:00 AM09:00

Writing Better User Stories

Writing user stories is harder than you think.  Trying to capture the functionality the user wants is not always that simple.  User stories are one of the most applicable techniques introduced by Agile and many organizations have been using them in place of their stakeholder requirements in Waterfall environments because of their ease of use and relatability to their users.  Getting them right takes practice.  Many user stories are too big and cannot be worked on.  Some are too small adding no real value.  This course helps you write effective user stories by identifying the attributes and guidelines for writing better user stories. 

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Critical Thinking Skills (Virtual - Online)
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Critical Thinking Skills (Virtual - Online)

The importance of using critical thinking skills cannot be stressed enough when you think of the millions of dollars wasted every day in organizations. Critical thinkers are able to balance logical, creative and intuitive thinking to make effective, informed, balanced and fair decisions. In this hands-on, dynamic and interactive workshop we will explore best practices and techniques that foster critical thinking use every day, and that can be applied immediately back on the job to make better and more informed decisions.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Business Analysis Street Smarts (Virtual - Online)
Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Business Analysis Street Smarts (Virtual - Online)

Facilitation has become a core competency in most organizations whether you are leading, managing or contributing to the success of projects and the meetings that get you there. Strong facilitation skills are required in order to solve problems, achieve goals, get collaboration and gain buy-in. This interactive, dynamic and fast-paced workshop provides the foundations of what good facilitation is and can do. You will learn and practice several techniques and approaches gaining immediate knowledge and experience that you can apply back on the job.  

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Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills

Conflict is inevitable and has significantly high impacts to a project team’s ability to perform well.  It seems to naturally occur during the negotiation of budget, scope, time, resources and more.  Conflict can be caused by differences in values, goals, needs, expectations, personalities, attitudes and perceptions.  This course is designed to improve project managers, business analysis, and project team’s skills in handling and resolving conflicts to increase the effectiveness of negotiations and a more productive team environment.

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Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to support and manage requirements to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will practice how to document, prioritize and manage requirements throughout the requirements lifecycle. By using the right practices and approaches the Business Analyst will maximize the value of the solution from inception, through implementation and support on-going in the system.

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Writing Better Requirements
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Writing Better Requirements

The majority of project failures blame the requirements process so it’s no wonder that writing good requirements is complicated and harder than what most people think.  If it were that simple, wouldn’t we have mastered it decades ago?  There are a lot of tools, methodologies and even templates that seem to promise great requirements.  The real truth is that they only assist with storage and communication and the actual writing relies on you.  This class will explore how you can create well-formed, high-quality requirements that will ensure all stakeholders clearly understand what the solution is intended to do.  Whether you are new to business analysis or have been doing it a while you are sure to learn some new techniques and approaches to writing great requirements.

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Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)
Mar
29
to Mar 30

Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to plan and estimate their Business Analysis efforts to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will learn and practice scoping the solution, identifying and analyzing stakeholders, estimating the Business Analysis work to be done.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online
Apr
16
9:00 AM09:00

The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Strategic Enterprise Analysis (Virtual - Online)
Apr
18
to Apr 19

Strategic Enterprise Analysis (Virtual - Online)

More and more companies are looking to their Business Analysts to analyze and define solutions that will meet the needs of the business and the overall strategic direction of management.  In order to achieve this, Business Analysts need the ability to understand the organization’s architecture, how to model current and future states, drive process improvement opportunities, perform customer driven analysis, perform stakeholder analysis, determine the return on the investment, define and perform risk analysis, impact analysis, internal vs. external environments/factors, feasibility studies, and create business cases.

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Introduction to Business Analysis (Virtual Online)
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Business Analysis (Virtual Online)

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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The Agile Product Owner (Virtual - Online)
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

The Agile Product Owner (Virtual - Online)

This two-day course teaches the foundations of Agile and how a Product Owner interacts with Agile teams. You will learn Product Owner approaches, techniques and skills across Scrum, Kanban and hybrid environments.  You will learn how to manage stakeholders and deal with the artifacts and ceremonies of Agile.  This highly interactive approach will utilize exercises, in-depth discussions, and workshops in an Agile setting.  This course will assist you to align your Agile environment to meet the market demand of modern Agile teams. The goal is to develop excellent Agile Product Owner skills that will lead to successful and profitable products.

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Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)
May
3
to May 4

Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to scope project solutions and elicit requirements.  You will learn what it takes to scope the efforts of Business Analysis for a given project.  Additionally, participants will learn how to use several techniques to elicit requirements from stakeholders, how to engage them and move the project forward with the information received.

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Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to support and manage requirements to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will practice how to document, prioritize and manage requirements throughout the requirements lifecycle. By using the right practices and approaches the Business Analyst will maximize the value of the solution from inception, through implementation and support on-going in the system.

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Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)
Jun
28
to Jun 29

Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to plan and estimate their Business Analysis efforts to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will learn and practice scoping the solution, identifying and analyzing stakeholders, estimating the Business Analysis work to be done.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online)
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online)

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Introduction to Business Analysis (Virtual Online)
Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Business Analysis (Virtual Online)

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to scope project solutions and elicit requirements.  You will learn what it takes to scope the efforts of Business Analysis for a given project.  Additionally, participants will learn how to use several techniques to elicit requirements from stakeholders, how to engage them and move the project forward with the information received.

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Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to support and manage requirements to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will practice how to document, prioritize and manage requirements throughout the requirements lifecycle. By using the right practices and approaches the Business Analyst will maximize the value of the solution from inception, through implementation and support on-going in the system.

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Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Planning and Estimating (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to plan and estimate their Business Analysis efforts to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will learn and practice scoping the solution, identifying and analyzing stakeholders, estimating the Business Analysis work to be done.

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Strategic Enterprise Analysis (Virtual - Online)
Nov
20
to Nov 21

Strategic Enterprise Analysis (Virtual - Online)

More and more companies are looking to their Business Analysts to analyze and define solutions that will meet the needs of the business and the overall strategic direction of management.  In order to achieve this, Business Analysts need the ability to understand the organization’s architecture, how to model current and future states, drive process improvement opportunities, perform customer driven analysis, perform stakeholder analysis, determine the return on the investment, define and perform risk analysis, impact analysis, internal vs. external environments/factors, feasibility studies, and create business cases.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Classroom)
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Agile Business Analyst (Classroom)

  • U of MN College of Continuing Education (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

here are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Managing and Documenting Requirements (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to support and manage requirements to support high-quality Business Analysis work. Participants will practice how to document, prioritize and manage requirements throughout the requirements lifecycle. By using the right practices and approaches the Business Analyst will maximize the value of the solution from inception, through implementation and support on-going in the system.

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The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online)
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

The Agile Business Analyst (Virtual - Online)

There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done.  It seems to magically happen by everyone on the team and unfortunately, many teams are struggling and wondering why they don’t have a business analyst.  There is more to it than a user story right? 

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Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Scope and Elicitation (Virtual - Online)

This 2-day course is appropriate for anyone that needs to learn how to scope project solutions and elicit requirements.  You will learn what it takes to scope the efforts of Business Analysis for a given project.  Additionally, participants will learn how to use several techniques to elicit requirements from stakeholders, how to engage them and move the project forward with the information received.

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