Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BA Training In Mason

Ellen Gottesdiener is an industry leader on Agile Requirements and will be teaching a class at MaxTrain in Mason.

MAX will give IIBA Members and their colleagues a 10% discount off of the cost of the class ($1,295) AND also donate 10% of the registration paid to the IIBA Cincinnati Chapter! When registering, IIBA Members should use Promo Code IIBACVG20

Agile Requirements: Collaborating to Define and Confirm Needs

When: December 2-3, 2009

Where: MAX Technical Training, 4900 Parkway Dr, Suite 160, Mason, OH 45040

Registration: http://www.maxtrain.com/classes/classInfo.aspx?id=EBG-AR

Instructor: Ellen Gottesdiener

Overview: In agile projects, requirements are the basis for delivering business value for customers. Requirements analysis is integral to delivering the right product at the right time, and on time. This intensive course builds skills in creating small, well-defined requirements to deliver value one iteration at a time. Through practice exercises, you’ll learn how to define and prune your product backlog items, collaborate to develop requirements, adapt your requirements practices, and clarify your business needs. You’ll gain an appreciation of both the content and the timing of requirements analysis in agile projects, and you’ll learn why it’s crucial to collaborate with the entire project community. You’ll leverage EBG’s Agile Business Analysis Roadmap to learn when, where, and how to draw on other analysis models to build your agile project. Emphasis is placed on calibrating the content, format, and timing of your requirements analysis so that you can prepare for and participate in iteration planning and daily requirements analysis as requirements are transformed into code and tests.

This course is endorsed by the IIBA™

Attendees will receive 14 CDU’s upon completion of the course.

Questions on this course? Please contact MAX Technical Training 513.322.8888

Cincinnati IIBA

Monday, October 12, 2009

Model Oriented Architecture

The International Association of Software Architects has made available the presentations from their Model Oriented Architecture E-Summit. They are available here http://www.iasahome.org/web/home/blogs.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SQL Server Question of the Day

One of the tenants I live by is continuous learning. With my technical expertise based in SQL Server, I read the Question of the Day on SQL Server Central to test my knowledge and hopefully learn a new nugget that I can apply to my daily job. I have decided to post a few questions myself in order to share some of my experiences with the larger SQL Server crowd. Look for my next question that will be posted on Monday, October 12th, 2009. Hopefully you will participate and get the correct answer. Good luck and keep learning!