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Agile Training for BAs & Product Owners  --  VISIT
 Visits: 32 Updated: Fri 12/11/2015 @ 07:41 RATING: 

The Agile Training focuses on the project team skill set needed to successfully participate on Agile Projects.  The workshop provides training in collaboration techniques needed for project initiation, requirements gathering and sprint planning. The seminar focus is on:

  • -  How to perform project initiation in order to identify the agile project goals, epics and functional requirements using epic user stories and the initial product backlog

 

  • -  Requirements gathering and sprint planning to identify the user stories, write the user stories, estimate using story points, create and estimate the sprint backlog to plan the sprint
  • -  Understanding the scrum fundamentals and how to conduct a scrum meeting

The objectives of the seminar are to:

  • -  Requirements eliciting techniques for defining the project initiation and gathering requirements for agile projects
  • -  Techniques to identify the epics, write the user stories and create backlogs
  • -  Create the sprint backlog for sprint planning
  • -  Practical experience in performing the agile best practices

Contact us at 772- 266- 4331


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Fundamentals of Process Mapping  --  VISIT
 Visits: 29 Updated: Fri 12/11/2015 @ 07:37 RATING: 
Objective

The objective of this course is to provide the student with comprehensive knowledge regarding the tools, format and methods used to create process maps. This all in a form which results in process maps which will be easy to create, read and understand.

This course will provide guidance for intended practitioners of Business Process Management, managers, and other interested parties looking to understand what Process Mapping is and its application in their organization.

Process Mapping Definition

Specific Goals (Outcomes)

  • Be able to document a process map users will be able to understand easily
  • Create maps that meet the requirements of various audiences
  • Provide managers and supervisors with an understanding of how process maps are created and their specific value to the organization.

Segment 1: Introduction to Simplified Process Mapping Method.

Simplified Process Mapping Method

Segment 2: What is process mapping? Review the definition of process mapping.

Segment 3: Where to use process mapping? Overview of areas where process mapping is used in organizations today. Efficiency, Governance, Quality and Change are areas reviewed and discussed.

Segment 4: Complimentary information sources for processes and procedures. (Which are not process maps.) Narrative and step-by-step approaches reviewed and explained. When and where to use narrative and step-by-step approaches. Differences between processes and procedures. Introduction to visual processes. Introduction to the process map.

Step by Step

Segment 5: Where to use process maps versus other approaches. How process maps co-exist with other information sources. Review of the benefits of the process map versus other approaches.Roles - Description

Segment 6: Shapes, their meaning and applications. Learning application of shapes to process maps. (Where to use them). Recommended shapes in your process maps. Why we recommend limiting the number of shapes in use.

Segment 7:  The flowchart and the swimlane. What they are and where to use them.

Segment 8: Building process maps. Best practices with examples.

Segment 9: Which tools to use and where. Hyperlinking, databases and desktop tools for your process maps.

Segment 10: Review and Q&A

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Business Requirements Gathering & Writing using Data Techniques for Data Warehousing Projects  --  VISIT
 Visits: 60 Updated: Wed 11/04/2015 @ 10:41 RATING: 
BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS GATHERING & WRITING SEMINAR USING DATA TECHNIQUES, JAD, UML & USE CASES
This 4 day seminar focuses on how to use data techniques for writing and gathering requirements and JAD facilitation skills with the use case methodology for data driven and data warehouse
projects. The workshop provides an understanding of modeling techniques used for project planning, scoping, requirements gathering and design specifically focusing on data
driven type projects. The seminar provides an understanding on how to manage and gather requirements for IT projects. The seminar provides business analysis modeling and facilitation
techniques needed for capturing the artifacts for the Project Life Cycle: Scoping, Requirements Gathering and High-Level Design Phases of a project.
The seminar is broken into four parts:
- Requirements definition best practices
- Facilitation skills
- Building business models
- How to conduct facilitated sessions with supporting meeting agendas, scripts and templates
The seminar provides practical experience in facilitation and presentation skills and demonstrates agendas for Project Planning, Scoping, Business Requirements Gathering sessions and Design
Focus Groups.
Those who will find this of value are the Business Analysts, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Project Managers, Technical Leads, Quality Assurance, Architects and Developers.
Each participant receives a JAD Facilitator Kit with agendas, scripts and templates, a JAD Procedures Guide and a Seminar Handbook. Pierson can also customize the training to your needs.
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JAD FACILITATION BOOTCAMP  --  VISIT
 Visits: 90 Updated: Wed 11/04/2015 @ 10:39 RATING: 

JAD FACILITATION & REQUIREMENTS GATHERING SEMINAR: A Framework for Implementing Object-Oriented Projects using Iterative/RAD Methods

This 4-day seminar provides training for a requirements methodology using JAD facilitation techniques, use cases and the Unified Modeling Language (UML) which can be utilized for object-oriented application development projects. The seminar focus is on how to:

- Plan and prepare for your JAD sessions
- Understand a best practice repeatable process using use cases and UML techniques and how it aligns with the development lifecycle
- Be an effective JAD facilitator and conduct productive meetings
- Build object-oriented business and design models for better communication with the business community and developers
- Implement a repeatable process for planning, requirements gathering, analysis and design using UML and JAD techniques
The seminar provides practical experience in facilitation and presentation skills and demonstrates agendas for Project Planning, Scoping, Business Requirements Gathering sessions and Design
Focus Groups using UML techniques.
Those who will find this of value are the Business Analysts, Requirements Leads, Technical Leads, Developers, Architects, Quality Assurance and Subject Matter Experts.
Each participant receives a JAD Facilitator Kit with sample agendas, scripts, and templates, a JAD Procedures Guide and a Seminar Handbook.
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DATA MODELING FOR THE BUSINESS ANALYST  --  VISIT
 Visits: 128 Updated: Wed 11/04/2015 @ 10:35 RATING: 
DATA MODELING FOR THE BUSINESS ANALYST
This 2-day Data Modeling for BAs focuses on the concepts of data modeling and various effective techniques used to gather the necessary information needed to create the data model.
The workshop is designed to provide each participant with practical exercises for interpreting and creating logical data models. The relationship of the data model to more common process model techniques will also be discussed.
The seminar is broken into two parts: logical data modeling skills and how to conduct facilitated data modeling sessions, with supporting meeting agendas, scripts and templates. The seminar provides practical hands-on training using case studies to learn how to build the logical data model and conduct data requirements gathering with the business community.
Each participant receives a Seminar Handbook with agendas, scripts, templates and solution set for building the models and conducting data requirements meetings.
Those who will find this of value are: Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Database Administrators, Systems Analysts, Technical Leads, Requirements Architects, Subject Matter Experts, Quality Assurance, System Architects and Developers.
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