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
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

Monday
Oct162017

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

Are you new to the Business Analysis field or looking to transition into a Business Analysis role? Our Foundations of Business Analysis class is a practitioner-based, skill enabling course geared towards the beginner/intermediate level student that provides a total immersion in the BA role, going way beyond a simple “test prep” curriculum. Participants will learn how to perform stakeholder analysis, utilize techniques to elicit the needs of these stakeholders, translate their needs into solution requirements, and confirm these requirements are well-written, correct, and precise.  The course is aligned to BABOK Version 3 and covers the IIBA knowledge areas on the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA) exam. The 4-day course will provide attendees with 28 professional development hours to sit for the ECBA exam. Click on the following link to view a course description and request information on our BA30 Foundations of Business Analysis class. http://www.rgfgroup.com/rgfcourse-ba30 or please email us at info@rgfgroup.com

Monday
Oct162017

PgMP® Exam Prep Online class is now guaranteed to run November 6-9, 2017 with instructor James Haner!

Our PgMP® Exam Prep Training class is being delivered virtual live online by RGF Group instructor James Lee Haner, PhD, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, CBAP, CCBA. The PgMP Exam Prep course was written by the world renowned Author/Instructor: Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified Professional. We are very excited to be part of this collaboration between James delivering and Dr. Ginger the author of this class. 

Author/Instructor: Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified Professional
Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP teaches in program and project management graduate degree programs at several universities around the world. Dr. Levin has over 40 years of experience in project, program, and portfolio management working for the U.S. government and in consulting for private and public sector clients. Dr. Levin received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from The George Washington University for her research on large organizations and ethics. She is the author or co-author of 12 books; her most recent book is: “Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model.” She speaks regularly at project management conferences worldwide.
Dr. Levin was the second person in the world to attain the PgMP certification.

 Instructor: James Lee Haner, PhD, PgMP, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP
Technology Professional with solid management experience in privately held and Fortune 500 companies. Client-focused and results-oriented with proactive approach of delivering program benefits and projects on time, within budget and with full functionality while hiring, motivating and mentoring team members to top performance . . . throughout the change management process.

Hands-on leader skilled in balancing corporate objectives, user requests, IT capabilities and team building.

·    Established corporate web presence; implemented 20 domains including streaming media.

·    Evaluated, selected, and implemented PCs, networking and internetworking system.

·    Spearheaded a redefinition of business processes based on industry “best practices.”

 Innovative thinker adept at leveraging technology and people to improve productivity and communications.

PgMP Exam Preparation Training (RGF-PgMP32)       

PMI’s Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of program managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.

 PgMP® credential holders oversee the success of a program, grouping related projects together to realize organizational benefits not available if they were managed separately. It’s the perfect fit if you define projects, assign project managers and oversee programs.

Who should apply? If you’re a program manager looking to demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex, multiple projects and align results to organizational goals; increase your visibility and value with your organization; and separate yourself in the eyes of employers, the PgMP® credential is for you.

For more information about our PgMP Exam Prep class scheduled November 6-9, 2017 please contact us at info@rgfgroup.com.

Sunday
Dec182016

Our PgMP® Exam Prep Online Training class January 9-12, 2017 is Guaranteed to Run!

Our PgMP® Exam Prep Training class is being delivered virtual live online by RGF Group instructor James Lee Haner, PhD, PgMP, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP. The PgMP Exam Prep course was written by the world renowned Author/Instructor: Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified Professional. We are very excited to be part of this collaboration between James delivering and Dr. Ginger the author of this class. 

Author/Instructor: Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP, OPM3 Certified Professional
Dr. Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP teaches in program and project management graduate degree programs at several universities around the world. Dr. Levin has over 40 years of experience in project, program, and portfolio management working for the U.S. government and in consulting for private and public sector clients. Dr. Levin received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from The George Washington University for her research on large organizations and ethics. She is the author or co-author of 12 books; her most recent book is: “Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model.” She speaks regularly at project management conferences worldwide.
Dr. Levin was the second person in the world to attain the PgMP certification.

 Instructor: James Lee Haner, PhD, PgMP, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP
Technology Professional with solid management experience in privately held and Fortune 500 companies. Client-focused and results-oriented with proactive approach of delivering program benefits and projects on time, within budget and with full functionality while hiring, motivating and mentoring team members to top performance . . . throughout the change management process.

Hands-on leader skilled in balancing corporate objectives, user requests, IT capabilities and team building.

  • Established corporate web presence; implemented 20 domains including streaming media.
  • Evaluated, selected, and implemented PCs, networking and internetworking system.
  • Spearheaded a redefinition of business processes based on industry “best practices.”

 Innovative thinker adept at leveraging technology and people to improve productivity and communications.

PgMP Exam Preparation Training (RGF-PgMP32)       

PMI’s Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential recognizes the advanced experience and skill of program managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PgMP® demonstrates your proven competency to oversee multiple, related projects and their resources to achieve strategic business goals.

 PgMP® credential holders oversee the success of a program, grouping related projects together to realize organizational benefits not available if they were managed separately. It’s the perfect fit if you define projects, assign project managers and oversee programs.

Who should apply? If you’re a program manager looking to demonstrate a proven ability to manage complex, multiple projects and align results to organizational goals; increase your visibility and value with your organization; and separate yourself in the eyes of employers, the PgMP® credential is for you.

For more information about our PgMP Exam Prep class, GTR-Guaranteed to Run January 9-12, 2017, please contact us at info@rgfgroup.com. This class is offered as a holiday special discounted class.

Mention the Code: PgMP-JAN to receive your 30% discount for this class only!

http://www.rgfgroup.com/contact/

 

Sunday
Dec182016

Program Management Legislation Becomes Law in United States

We are excited to announce that on December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA) into law.

This new law will improve United States federal government project and program management by:

  • Creating a formal job series and career path for program and project managers
  • Developing a standards-based model for program and project management
  • Designating a senior executive responsible for project and program management policy and strategy
  • Leveraging an interagency council on program management to share best practices

According to PMI research, only 64 percent of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent — and government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on project and programs. The reforms outlined in the PMIAA align with PMI member input that indicates organizations who invest in program management talent and standards improve outcomes, accountability and efficiency. The passage of PMIAA into law illustrates an acknowledgement of the value of project and program management by the United States government, and therefore lays an important groundwork as PMI continues to advocate for the profession in governments around the world.

This landmark new law would not be possible without the support of our bi-partisan Congressional champions. We would like to thank:

  • Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
  • Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND)
  • Representative Todd Young (R-IN)
  • Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

For more information, read the official press release