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March 4 – Webinar (PMI) – What’s Hot and What’s Not in Business Analysis on Projects

23 fév

A PMI Requirements Management Community of Practice session with Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM

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Organizations are becoming increasingly aware that no matter how well they manage projects, they won’t succeed if they don’t get the requirements right.

But what does it mean to have good requirements?

Is it creating a mountain of unnecessary paperwork? Is it a rejection of techniques that have served requirements practitioners well over the years? Where is the business analysis industry going? This presentation addresses these hot topics in business analysis.

Specifically, this presentation:

  • Describes 7 trends in the field of business analysis and why some of these trends are replacing time-honored traditions while others are not
  • Describes 4 competencies that are needed to take advantage of these trends
  • Discusses what this means for practitioners who do or manage business analysis work
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Attendees will be able to learn and discuss:

  • The latest trends in business analysis
  • Which trends are apt to last and which will fade
  • What is needed to take advantage of these trends

12-1 PM EST (18:00 CET / France)

Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM is Co-Principal and CEO of Watermark Learning and has over 30 years of experience in project management and business analysis. Elizabeth’s speaking history includes presentations at international conferences on the five continents.


Réussir la Révolution Numérique : Business Analysis Symposium (BAFS 2015)

12 fév
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Réussir la révolution numérique nécessite une collaboration étroite entre les métiers et la Direction des Systèmes d’Information (DSI).

Cette conférence professionnelle fera la part belle aux retours d’expérience, débats et présentations d’experts du sujet. Elle se déroulera à Paris les 24 et 25 Juin puis se répètera à Genève les 29 et 30 Juin. Une superbe initiative Franco-Suisse !

be a part of the largest business analysis community

8 fév

By getting the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® certification, you become part of the largest community of practitioners dedicated to business analysis.

PMI-PBA 1More than 100,000 members strong, this PMI community is comprised of professionals who have an vivid interest in business analysis. You’ll have the opportunity to network with them, advance your career and connect with the best minds in the industry.

Don’t wait, Get connected. Stay connected.

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide provides a foundation for the practical application of business analysis — a skill that’s in demand now more than ever. Download your free copy. 

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Coming in December: Business Analysis for Practitioners – A Practice Guide.

29 nov

Reserve your FREE digital copy and give us your best business analysis tip to enter the sweepstakes.

PMI BA The time is nowMore than half of organizations are expected to integrate their business analysis and project management functions. Be ready for that challenge. Reserve your FREE download of Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide.

Packed with research-informed guidance, it’s the go-to resource you’ll reach for every day. You could win a Kindle Fire HDX.

Fill out the form to reserve your FREE download and be automatically entered for a chance to win.

PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide

22 nov

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide – See more at: http://pm.pmi.org/best-ba-tip

Best BA Guide Tip 1The industry is evolving. Within the next 5 years, more than half of organizations expect to integrate their business analysis and project management functions1. Soon, your work in business analysis could see big changes. That’s good, if you are ready for the opportunity. Make sure you’re ready with this indispensable, go-to guide, Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. It can help ensure program success and better business outcomes.

As the largest business analysis community dedicated to practitioners, we have developed Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide to provide you with useful, research-informed guidance. It focuses on the how-to of business analysis and its impact on program and project success. And that means you can focus on the task at hand. No matter what your level of business analysis experience, you’ll find it to be an invaluable resource you’ll reach for everyday.

Pre-register today for your free copy

June 6 – Webinar (PMI) – 7 ways to build trust

29 mai

Seven Ways to Build Trust with Elizabeth Larson, Principal, PMP, CBAP, CSM

6 June 6 PM CET/France


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One of the most difficult phases of the project is eliciting requirements from stakeholders. Under the best circumstances requirements are often vague, conflicting, and in flux. Even when key stakeholders are involved in the requirements process, they are not always fully engaged. Personal agendas, fear of change, and comfort with the way things have always been done can create a climate of apathy and mistrust, all of which make identifying the true needs difficult. When business stakeholders and the project team have a relationship built on trust, however, they can more quickly work together to build a solution to meet the business need.

Specifically this presentation describes:
• The barriers to building trust when eliciting requirements
• Common elicitation pitfalls that often bust trust
• Collaborative elicitation planning
• The role of consultative questioning
• Facilitating techniques that build trust
• How effective scribes build trust and help ensure complete requirements

Attendees will be able to:
• Discuss the nature of trust and why it’s key to successful requirements elicitation
• List at least 5 barriers to effective requirements elicitation related to trust
• Describe seven ways to build and maintain trust to ensure successful requirements elicitation

Elizabeth Larson is CEO and Co-Principal of Watermark Learning with over 30 years of experience in project management, business analysis, and influencing skills. Elizabeth co-authored three books: Practitioners’ Guide to Requirements Management, The Influencing Formula, and the CBAP Certification Study Guide.

26 juin – Paris (Issy les Moulineaux) – 2ème Congrès en Business Analysis chez Microsoft France

20 mai

L’Analyste de l’Entreprise (Business Analyst), un nouveau métier au cœur de la révolution numérique pour garantir la rentabilité des investissements et apporter de la valeur à l’entreprise.

La maitrise d’ouvrage (MOA) et la maitrise d’œuvre (MOE) enfin réunies face à ces nouveaux défis digitaux. L’Analyste d’Entreprise devient le garant de la réussite de ces transformations. Une réussite durable qui doit à la fois satisfaire les objectifs économiques, sociaux et environnementaux de l’entreprise.

L’Institut International des Business Analyst (IIBA), Le Club des Pilotes de Processus (C2P), l’Association Française de l’Analyse de la Valeur (AFAV) se sont réunis pour soutenir ce métier et  organisent ensemble, le Jeudi 26 Juin 2014, chez Microsoft à Paris, une manifestation nationale destiné à faire connaitre les avantages de cette discipline pour aborder, de la meilleure façon, cette révolution numérique.

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Ce Symposium international en Business Analysis (BAFS 2014) rassemble, pour la deuxième année consécutive, des experts internationaux qui viendront présenter les raisons pour lesquels il est urgent de prendre le temps de la réflexion et de l’analyse afin de mieux intégrer ces nouveaux changements technologiques dans les dimensions économiques, sociales et environnementales.

  • MS Project

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    Tenir compte de l’ensemble des parties prenantes internes ou externes

  • Identifier et mesurer les investissements les plus rentables, mais pas seulement économique.
  • Comprendre les enjeux et aborder sereinement la complexité
  • Justifier les raisons des changements
  • Transformer les attentes en solutions durables
  • Valider, à tous les niveaux, les besoins et les attentes
  • Intégrer la dimension « valeur(s) » dans tous les projets de changement

Voici quelques thèmes que les conférenciers présenteront lors de ce 2ème Symposium International en Business Analysis : http://bit.ly/1eM6DRi

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April 7 – Webinar (PMI) – What is PMI’s new Professional BA Certification

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Don’t Miss YOUR Chance to Hear More About PMI’s New Professional BA Certification!

Special Webinar: Business Analysis is a Growing Area in Project Management

Presenter: Simona Fallavollita and David P. Bieg  7 April 18:00 CET/France

The PMI-PBA credential spotlights your ability to effectively work with stakeholders to define their business requirements, shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes.

PMI-PBA 1The influence Requirements Management practices have on projects is evident. As the emphasis on Requirements Management and its relevance to project success continues to rise, so too does the importance of having skilled individuals dedicated to this function within a project team. Business analysis is a critical function that helps define business requirements in order to shape the output of projects and drive successful business outcomes. In order to ensure the quality of requirements and projects, it is crucial that individuals be skilled and knowledgeable in industry standards and best practices.

This webinar will discuss the journey of the new PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PBA) credential. PMI will present a summary of the research that supported the development of the credential, the key stakeholders in the development as well as the process that was followed and the validation of the product. We will also address the eligibility requirements, exam format, fees and CCR details, as well as details about the pilot and our 2014 schedule. PMI will discuss how the credential is a critical component of the new Requirements Management initiatives too.

April 23 – Webinar – A Modern Take on the Agile Manifesto for Today’s Business Analysts

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« How to truly adapt agile principles in today’s product-centric, customer-focused enterprise »

modern analystThe Agile Manifesto has been great for engineers, but has presented real challenges for business analysts and other stakeholders involved in the process of “define, build, test” for application development.

The problems addressed by the agile manifesto in 2001 still exist today, magnified by the changing landscape of product delivery:

  • Time to market has dramatically shortened and complexity has increased
  • Information is available and abundant but continues go undocumented and is lost
  • Communications gaps widen due to geographically dispersed teams and department differences
  • Customer needs require iterative communication yet continue go unmet
Check this past article and Video

Check this past article and Video

And yet, our interpretation of the manifesto hasn’t changed in over a decade, despite the major changes to how we work and the environment around us.

So what does today’s agile look like? Do the values of the manifesto still apply? When did Agile become more about process and less about the mindset? How can we merge the intention of the manifesto with the new way we work? How can we evolve agile concepts to tackle the challenges of today in a new way?

Register and join this webinar at 7PM CET/France for an opportunity to rethink yesterday’s manifesto in a new light and deconstruct which concepts were winners and which still need to evolve. We’ll cover the four key tenants of Agile and how to approach them based on new technologies and mindsets around collaboration, social integration and complex systems engineering to find balance for everyone involved and improve your enterprise agility.

** Eligible for PDUs, CDUs. **

9 Avril – Genève – Les Business Analysts face à l’agilité : de nouveaux challenges à relever

31 mar

Petit-déjeuner Octo gratuit mercredi 9 avril

octo_talksLe business analyst (BA) joue un rôle crucial dans nos organisations.

Lien essentiel entre les opérationnels et l’informatique, il identifie, analyse, valide et documente les besoins métiers et participe à la mise en place de solutions.

Dans un projet traditionnel (en cascade), son activité gravite naturellement autour de la rédaction des spécifications fonctionnelles, réalisées typiquement en amont des développements.

Dans un contexte plus agile par contre, dans lequel les besoins peuvent être raffinés,(re-)priorisés, réévalués, redéfinis continuellement et dans lequel la notion même de spécification telle qu’on la connaît est remise en cause, comment continuer à valoriser les compétences du BA ?

En abordant ces questions, c’est également le rôle des spécifications, de leur place au sein d’un projet agile et de leur lien étroit avec les tests que l’on clarifiera dans ce petit-déjeuner.

Small business - petite entrepriseOn abordera en particulier :

  • ses nouvelles relations avec le Product Owner, l’équipe QA, l’équipe de développement agile et le reste de l’organisation;
  • son implication dans l’écriture de spécifications sous la forme d’exemples et de tests d’acceptance (ATDD);
  • quelques nouveaux outils pour aider le BA à définir le produit de manière plus itérative et incrémentale;

Ces principes seront illustrés sur la base d’un cas et d’outils concrets. Avec l’avènement de l’agilité, le Business Analyst doit se renouveler. Venez découvrir les pistes qui lui permettront de travailler de manière plus agile.


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