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IRM UK is pleased to announce our seven upcoming seminars on Business Analysis featuring world class speakers including: Roger Burlton, Alec Sharp, James Archer, Ron Ross, Tony Buzan & Ellen Gottesdiener.

These seminars cover the latest Business Analysis topics including: Business Process Architecture, Business Processes, Requirements, Mastering Business Analysis, Agile Requirements and Mind Mapping

Building and Leveraging a Process Centric Business Architecture
Roger Burlton, 7-9 October 2013; 10-12 March 2014, London
Learning Objectives
• Understand what a useful Business Architecture looks like and why it must be process centric
• Be able to apply enterprise-wide architecture and process-level models and techniques that are aligned
• Learn how to sell the Business Architecture value proposition and gain cross-organization acceptance
• Be able to develop a measurable architecture for planning, budgeting, organization design, compliance, human change management, and the introduction of breakthrough technologies
• Be able to use the architecture to accelerate capability change projects and model development
• Discover how to address cultural barriers during architecture and implementation

Working with Business Processes: Discovery, Assessment, Mapping, Analysis and Design
Alec Sharp, 10-11 October 2013; 13-14 March 2014, London
Learning Objectives
• Identify a "true" business process, and specify its boundaries and goals
• Describe the key factors that differentiate process and functional approaches
• Employ a variety of techniques to keep stakeholders involved, and promote "process orientation"
• Establish the scope, issues, and goals for a business process
• Model process workflow at progressive levels of detail using Swimlane Diagrams
• Stop process modeling at the appropriate point, and move on to other techniques or phases
• Conduct a structured assessment of a business process
• Transition to the design of a new process while avoiding common (and serious!) pitfalls

Mastering the Requirements Process
James Archer, 21-23 October 2013, London
Learning Objectives
• Discover the right requirements
• Uncover the real needs of the business
• Choose the optimal strategy for your requirements discovery
• Produce requirements that are complete, unambiguous, and testable
• Prioritise requirements and deliver the optimal value to your client
• Use up-to-date requirement techniques
• Get the right requirements quickly
• Reduce development time by building only the true needs

Business Rules and Decision Analysis Masterclass
Ron Ross, 24-25 October 2013, London
Learning Objectives
• Understand what business rules and decisions are – and are not
• Create smarter, more effective business process models
• Identify anomalies in business logic and correct them early
• Apply the best techniques to capture business rules and decision logic
• Communicate more effectively with both business people and developers
• Get the most out of software platforms by getting the logic first
• Identify and analyze operational business decisions
• Create robust decision tables
• Validate business logic with business people
• Perform concept analysis
• Develop a structured business vocabulary (concept model)
• Develop pragmatic visualizations
• Establish comprehensive traceability for your business logic
• Develop a successful rule management approach

Mastering Business Analysis
James Archer, 11-12 November 2013, London
Learning Objectives
• How to discover the real business needs, not just guess at a solution.
• How to improve the business processes by automation or other means.
• How to define a project so that it can yield real benefits, and have all stakeholders agree on the objectives.
• How to determine the most beneficial project scope for improving the work.
• How to use various models to understand and communicate the business processes and stored data.
• How to use business events to partition the work into natural segments for easier understanding.
• How to present and communicate your ideas.
• How to think systemically, and innovatively, to find the best solutions for the business.
• How to be a better business analyst.

Tony Buzan on Mind Mapping for Business
Tony Buzan, 29 November 2013, London
Learning Objectives
The Mind Map is the most effective thinking, organisational and productivity tool of our time. It will dramatically improve your intelligence, creativity, communication, concentration, and memory. It is the key to unlocking power and potential. Whatever you are working on right now, the Mind Map will dramatically improve every element of your business performance.Used by hundreds of millions of people, it harnesses the full range of your cortical skills- word, image, number, logic, rhythm, colour, spatial awareness- so you can roam the infinite expanses of your brain.
• Deliver your message so it will be remembered
• Raise your intelligence
• Think clearly, creatively and originally
• Make assertive confident decisions
• Persuade, negotiate and present with impact
• Develop powerful, profitable strategies and plans
• Instantly improve your memory and the memories of those around you
• Solve problems and make confident decisions

Agile Requirements: Collaborating to Define and Confirm Needs
Ellen Gottesdiener, 8-10 April 2014, London
Learning Objectives
• Understand the agile framework and how it differs from traditional development
• Describe key concepts foundational to rapidly discovering product needs (requirements)
• Analyze product needs using the 7 Product Dimensions, requirements analysis models, and examples to holistically discover and allocate requirements to plans
• Assemble high value product options into cohesive stories using an explore-then-evaluate pattern
• Confirm stories with scenarios and acceptance tests
• Describe the value of using analysis models to explore, evaluate, confirm and allocate product needs
• Allocate product needs to planning views
• Explain key principles and practices of agile requirements analysis and how to transition to agile analysis practices

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Jeremy Hall, IRM UK
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