RG Freeman Group is pleased to announce that our CBAP Exam Prep course, endorsed by IIBA, is Now Guaranteed To Run April 9-12, 2018!

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Our PMI-PBA® Exam Prep class is scheduled January 16-19, 2018 with instructor Laura Paton!

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Our Foundations of Business Analysis class scheduled October 30-November 2, 2017 is Guaranteed to Run!

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 Our PgMP® Exam Prep Online class is now guaranteed to run November 6-9, 2017 with instructor James Haner, PhD, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, CBAP, CCBA!

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Our BA04 Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements is now Guaranteed to Run November 13-15, 2017!

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Monday
Mar262018

RG Freeman Group is pleased to announce that our CBAP Exam Prep course, endorsed by IIBA, is Now Guaranteed To Run April 9-12, 2018!

RG Freeman Group is pleased to announce that our CBAP Exam Prep course, endorsed by IIBA, is now guaranteed to run April 9-12, 2018! 

Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, CSM, Senior Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group and one of our most sought after instructors will be teaching the session. Please click on the following link to view Laura's biography. http://www.rgfgroup.com/laura-paton/ 

Click on the following link to view a course description and request information on our CBAP Exam Prep course http://www.rgfgroup.com/rgfcourse-bacp02 or email us at info@rgfgroup.com 

* All students will obtain 28 professional development hours by attending the 4-day preparation course. CBAP candidates requiring 35 hours of professional development training in order to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the CBAP® application, can attain the remaining hours by completing the six exercises provided in a supplementary student workbook. If interested in attaining the 7 extra professional development hours for this course, please inform your instructor who will provide further instructions for attaining these hours.

This is an intermediate/advanced course designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the concepts covered within the CBAP® and CCBA® exams. The course provides valuable tips and techniques to help students prepare, study, and assess their personal readiness.

Participants will work through instructor led discussions on each of the six Knowledge Areas covered by A Guide to the Business Analysis Body Of KnowledgeTM (BABOK® Guide) version 3 and will be provided opportunities to answer simulated questions to gain skill and familiarity with applying personal knowledge to answer sample questions.  Participants will review a number of business analysis techniques and personal skill competencies to understand how best to prepare for questions covering such topics. Each of the five business analysis Perspectives presented in the BABOK® Guide will be reviewed to support students in answering exam questions in these areas.

After completing this course, participants will be better prepared to develop their study plan and will have identified knowledge gaps so study efforts can be directed toward their most critical areas. Students will also gain a solid understanding of key business analysis vocabulary to support this work.

 

Thursday
Jan182018

RG Freeman Group is pleased to announce that our recently updated CBAP Exam Prep course, endorsed by IIBA, is Now Guaranteed To Run January 29-February 1, 2018

RG Freeman Group is pleased to announce that our recently updated CBAP Exam Prep course, endorsed by IIBA, is now guaranteed to run January 29-February 1, 2018! 

Vince Bordo, MS, CBAP, Senior Instructor and Consultant, RG Freeman Group and one of our most sought after instructors will be teaching the session. Please click on the following link to view Vince’s biography. http://www.rgfgroup.com/vince-bordo/

Click on the following link to view a course description and request information on our CBAP Exam Prep course http://www.rgfgroup.com/rgfcourse-bacp02 or email us at info@rgfgroup.com

* All students will obtain 28 professional development hours by attending the 4-day preparation course. CBAP candidates requiring 35 hours of professional development training in order to satisfy the eligibility requirements for the CBAP® application, can attain the remaining hours by completing the six exercises provided in a supplementary student workbook. If interested in attaining the 7 extra professional development hours for this course, please inform your instructor who will provide further instructions for attaining these hours.

This is an intermediate/advanced course designed to provide participants with a clear understanding of the concepts covered within the CBAP® and CCBA® exams. The course provides valuable tips and techniques to help students prepare, study, and assess their personal readiness.

Participants will work through instructor led discussions on each of the six Knowledge Areas covered by A Guide to the Business Analysis Body Of KnowledgeTM (BABOK® Guide) version 3 and will be provided opportunities to answer simulated questions to gain skill and familiarity with applying personal knowledge to answer sample questions.  Participants will review a number of business analysis techniques and personal skill competencies to understand how best to prepare for questions covering such topics. Each of the five business analysis Perspectives presented in the BABOK® Guide will be reviewed to support students in answering exam questions in these areas.

After completing this course, participants will be better prepared to develop their study plan and will have identified knowledge gaps so study efforts can be directed toward their most critical areas. Students will also gain a solid understanding of key business analysis vocabulary to support this work.

Monday
Dec112017

Tuesday
Nov212017

PMI-PBA® Exam Prep class is scheduled January 16-19, 2018 with instructor Laura Paton!

There is a lot of buzz in the marketplace about the PMI-PBA® certification! To date, PMI-PBA credential holders reside in over 82 countries and this certification continues to gain momentum.

According to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® report, inaccurate requirements gathering consistently ranks as one of the top three reasons for project failure yet only half of the organizations surveyed state they have the necessary resources in place to perform business analysis effectively.  If you are responsible for business analysis activities, regardless of your job title, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® credential can help you showcase your expertise.

Our online, live instructor-led PMI-PBA® Exam Prep class is scheduled January 16-19, 2018. Click on the following link to view a course description and request information on our PMI-PBA Exam Prep class http://www.rgfgroup.com/rgfcourse-pba04 or email us at info@rgfgroup.com

PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification exam prep course.

Our instructor, Laura Paton is a highly regarded industry thought leader with over 30 years of project management and business analysis experience. She is a business analysis mentor, coach, consultant, and instructor. She has consulted with the Project Management Institute (PMI) where she has served as chair and a core team writer for:

-          The PMI Guide to Business Analysis (Includes The Standard for Business Analysis) (PMI 2017)

-          Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (PMI 2015)

In addition to serving as Head of Product Development for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) for several years, Laura also fulfilled these roles:

-          Chair/Core Team Writer for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3.0 (IIBA 2015)

-          Project Manager BABOK® Guide version 2.0 (IIBA 2009)

-          VP of Education and Professional Development – IIBA Research Triangle Park (RTP) Chapter

Laura Paton, MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, CSM  http://www.rgfgroup.com/laura-paton/

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • ·         Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) - 2014
  • ·         Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) - 2008
  • ·         Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) - 2002
  • ·         Certified Scrum Master (CSM) - 2009
  • ·         Six Sigma Green Belt - 2007
  • ·         Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) 1997 – 2001
Monday
Oct232017

Our BA04 Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements is now Guaranteed to Run November 13-15, 2017!

Successful projects are built on the foundation of clearly defined requirements but according to PMI’s August 2014 Pulse of the Profession® report, 47% of unsuccessful projects still fail due to poor requirements management practices and a majority of companies are not valuing requirements management as a critical competency for their projects and strategic initiatives[1]

With elicitation serving as a major component of the requirements process, it is imperative that business analysts maintain high competency levels in elicitation practices and technique use to help organizations overcome the requirements related challenges faced on projects. Regardless whether you are a practitioner just starting off your career in business analysis or whether you have been performing the role for some years, this course will provide insight into the latest thoughts on elicitation and writing effective requirements and present a number of current techniques that are being applied on projects across industries today.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for beginner to intermediate business and requirements analysts who are looking to improve their elicitation and requirements writing and documentation skills. This course is also a great fit for technical writers, product and software testers, project managers, and product owners who work closely with business analysts or who perform some form of business analysis themselves.

Course Objectives:

You will revisit the foundational concepts of business analysis and discuss the importance of requirements to project success. A deep exploration of requirements and requirements categories is provided. You will learn how to perform a deep exploration of your stakeholders as a starting point to the requirements process. You will be presented with guidance and helpful instruction for planning and preparing for elicitation and documentation. A number of popular and common elicitation techniques are explored. The best practices for writing and documenting requirements are shared. A thorough presentation of requirements and solution validation is provided.

 Note: This course is compliant with IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) version 3 standard in business analysis and is aligned with and upholds the practices as discussed in PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide.

Click on the following link to view a course description and request information on our BA04 Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements class http://www.rgfgroup.com/rgfcourse-ba04 or please email us at info@rgfgroup.com