Past Presentations

UML Made Easy!

Monday, October 17, 2016, 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Description: An introduction to the thirteen UML diagram types and their relationship to data modeling. We’ll focus on those most relevant to data professionals. The presentation includes examples of each of the thirteen diagram types from a case study.

Audience: data modelers
Attendees will learn:

Conference information from Data Modeling Zone web site

Register with the promotion code of DAOUST for 20% off!

Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave (near SW Adler St)
Portland, OR 97205
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Data Modeling Zone

October 17-19, 2016

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UML in Depth

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 1:15 - 4:15 pm

Description: An in-depth look at those UML diagram types of most importance to data professionals: use case, activity, class, object, state machine, timing, sequence, communication and package. The presentation includes best practice guidelines and tips for each of these diagram types. They will be illustrated with examples from a case study. We will briefly illustrate how to model services and their operations for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Audience: data modelers
Attendees will learn:

Conference information from Data Modeling Zone web site

Register with the promotion code of DAOUST for 20% off!

Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave (near SW Adler St)
Portland, OR 97205
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Data Modeling Zone

October 17-19, 2016

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UML for Data Modeling - When Does it Make Sense?

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Description: When most data architects think of data modeling, they think of Entity-Relationship modeling. But other notations exist for data modeling, and the UML has for many years been used by application developers and enterprise architects to describe data-centric systems. Is the divide simply a cultural one, then, with the ER and UML “camps” choosing sides? Or are there key technological difference to choose one notation over the other? Join our panel of experts to discuss the following topics:

Webinar details and registration link from Dataversity web site

Sponsor: DATAVERSITY

Admission: open to the public, no charge

Webinar

State Diagrams: The Glue to Hold Together Your Requirements

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5:30 - 8 pm

Description: Explore both the simplicity and power of the state machine, a compact and powerful diagram that is easily understood by subject matter experts the first time they see one.

Although state machines have been around for more than twenty-five years and are a technique included in the BABOK since at least Version 1.4, they are woefully underutilized by business analysts. State machines help you to identify and validate use cases, as well as providing excellent pre- and post-conditions for them. They identify events. Portions of a state matchine provide important parts of class models. They identify business rules. And they are helpful in business process modeling. If your data elements include one or more status codes, you can represent them using a state machine diagram. If you have to deal with insurance policies, contracts, licenses, physical devices, or other items with life cycles, this session is for you!

Audience: business analysts

Attendees will learn:

Meeting details from IIBA Greater Boston Chapter web site

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter

Admission: open to the public; IIBA Greater Boston Chapter members: no charge; non-members: $15 prepay, $20 at the door; includes dinner

Sun Life Learning Center
112 Worcester St, Bldg. 4 (Learning Center) (at intersection of Rte 128 and Rte 9 west)
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Plus remote meeting sites in Boston and Worcester are also available
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Data Modeling Training

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Audience: government managers
Attendees will learn:

Ministry of Commerce and Industry
National Industrial Clusters Development Program
King Fahd Road
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Business Process Modeling with UML and BPMN

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Description:
In this intensive, hands-on workshop participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze, model, and document business processes and workflows. The course focuses on business process analysis using a methodical yet practical approach. Emphasis is placed on process visualization using an industry standard notation. This workshop is geared towards practicing business analysts who are looking to advance their analysis skill set with more sophisticated modeling techniques. Practical and lean analysis approaches are emphasized. The workshop covers these specific analysis techniques: organizational modeling, goal modeling, process participant modeling, rule modeling, work breakdown, swimlaning and pooling, UML, BPMN, complex timing, concurrent processing, hierarchical structuring, complex flows and gateways, business use case modeling, linking diagrams with bridges, pre and post conditions, and bottleneck detection. In addition, the workshop teaches how to conduct process model reviews and how to effectively construct artifacts and deliverables using industry frameworks including Zachman and TOGAF.

Audience: business analysts
Attendees will learn to:

Boston Marriott Burlington
One (Burlington) Mall Rd (near the intersection of Rte 128 and Rte 3A north)
Burlington, MA 01803
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Project Summit/Business Analyst World

October 26-29, 2015

UML Made Easy!

Monday, October 5, 2015, 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Description: An introduction to the thirteen UML diagram types and their relationship to data modeling. We’ll focus on those most relevant to data professionals. The presentation includes examples of each of the thirteen diagram types from a case study.

Audience: data modelers
Attendees will learn:

Conference information from Data Modeling Zone web site

Register with the promotion code of DAOUST for a $200 discount!

Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St (on campus of University of North Carolina)
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Data Modeling Zone

October 5-7, 2015

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UML in Depth

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Description: An in-depth look at those UML diagram types of most importance to data professionals: use case, activity, class, object, state machine, timing, sequence, communication and package. The presentation includes best practice guidelines and tips for each of these diagram types. They will be illustrated with examples from a case study. We will briefly illustrate how to model services and their operations for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Audience: data modelers
Attendees will learn:

Conference information from Data Modeling Zone web site

Register with the promotion code of DAOUST for a $200 discount!

Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St (on campus of University of North Carolina)
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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Data Modeling Zone

October 5-7, 2015

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UML for Data Modelers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Description:
While many data modelers may be familiar with UML class diagrams and perhaps use case diagrams, most are unfamiliar with the other 11 diagrams in the Unified Modeling Language (UML), many of which are helpful to data modelers. Expanding your data model with information from several of the UML diagrams will allow you to identify services and their operations for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Some of the UML diagrams illustrate data at rest, others illustrate data in motion.

The workshop introduces you to all 13 of the UML diagrams using examples from a case study. You'll learn how to harvest entities and attributes for your data model from the different UML diagrams. The different UML diagrams assist data modelers in understanding the business. Your career is too important for you to ignore UML diagrams!


Audience: data modelers, data architects, SOA architects
Attendees will learn:

Register with our discount code of DAOUST for 20% off the registration price!

Sentinel Hotel (formerly Governor Hotel)
614 SW 11th Ave (near SW Adler St)
Portland, OR 97205
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Data Modeling Zone

October 20-23 2014

Data Modelers and Process Modelers: United, the project succeeds, Divided, let’s not go there!

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Description: Historically, process modelers and data modelers have operated in different planes. Some might even say different universes. And you know the result!

This presentation offers you concrete suggestions and describes specific tasks on which the two groups should work jointly. The presentation uses a case study that utilizes various types of models to illustrate how the two groups can cooperate and assist with each other’s work. It includes examples using data modeling notation, Business Process Modeling notation (BPMN), and several UML diagrams: use case diagrams, activity diagrams, state machine diagrams, and class diagrams.

Data modelers and process modelers can get along!

Audience: business analysts
Attendees will learn:

Sponsor: IIBA Portland OR Chapter

World Trade Center Conference Center – Building 2
121 SW Salmon St, 2WTC
Portland OR 97204
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How to Document Data Requirements for Business Analysts

Monday, October 20, 2014, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Description:
Have you ever wondered how you should document data requirements for a project? Have you wondered how much is too little or how much is too much? The presentation walks through a step-by-step process to document data requirements providing examples from a case study. The process is applicable to both enhancement and new development projects and scales to projects of all sizes.


Audience: business analysts
Attendees will learn:

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Sentinel Hotel (formerly Governor Hotel)
614 SW 11th Ave (near SW Adler St)
Portland, OR 97205
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Data Modeling Zone

October 20-23 2014

UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysts

Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: business analysts
Attendees will learn to:

Sponsor: IIBA Hartford CT Chapter

Admission: open to the public; chapter members: no charge, non-members: $10; includes dinner!

Chubb Specialty Insurance
82 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070-7683
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Data Modelers and Process Modelers: United, the project succeeds, Divided, let’s not go there!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Description: Historically, process modelers and data modelers have operated in different planes. Some might even say different universes. And you know the result!

This presentation offers you concrete suggestions and describes specific tasks on which the two groups should work jointly. The presentation uses a case study that utilizes various types of models to illustrate how the two groups can cooperate and assist with each other’s work. It includes examples using data modeling notation, Business Process Modeling notation (BPMN), and several UML diagrams: use case diagrams, activity diagrams, state machine diagrams, and class diagrams. Data modelers and process modelers can get along!

Audience: business analysts, data modelers, process modelers

Attendees will learn:

Register with my discount code of DaoustDMZPromo for $100 off the registration price.

Pier 5 Hotel
711 Eastern Ave (at Baltimore Harbor Waterfront)
Baltimore MD 21202
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Data Modeling Zone US

October 8-10, 2013

XML Model or Entity Relationship Data Model: Which Is Best?

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8:00 a.m. - noon

Description: As data management practitioners we are very familiar with entity relationship models, but lo and behold there is a new kid on the block: XML models! There are a lot more XML models, and they are becoming ubiquitous. Plus, most of them are not created by data modelers.

In this presentation we'll examine these two types of models from various perspectives. We'll compare the graphical formats of entity relationship models and XML models, look at the target audiences for each, examine the advantages and disadvantages of each, consider appropriateness of usage of both types of models for database design, message design, and services design, compare datatypes for both XML models and entity relationship data models, and examine criteria for determining which to create: an entity relationship model, one or more XML models, or perhaps both!

We'll also review a technique for deriving an XML model from an entity relationship data model.

The presentation will include example XML models contributed by DAMA Phoenix members. And, of course, we'll allow plenty of time for questions and thought provoking discussions!

Audience: Application Programmers and Designers, Business Analysts, Data Architects, Database Programmers and Designers, Data Modelers, Enterprise Architects, Enterprise Data Architects, SOA Architects, XML Practitioners
Attendees will learn:

Meeting details from DAMA Phoenix web site

Sponsor: DAMA Phoenix

Holiday Inn Express
7350 E Gold Dust Ave
Scottsdale, AZ

Relating Structured Content and Data Modeling to Knowledge Management

Thursday, August 15, 2013, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Description: Leveraging knowledge entails bringing relevant information, knowledge content assets and expertise into view for workers across all aspects of enterprise activities. In order to establish content domains containing both structured and unstructured information it is necessary to inventory and define the structures that are already present. Identifying vocabulary patterns, metadata, document types, and codifying content according to target use must be understood before initiating any knowledge initiative. IT workers who implement electronic systems for content storage and retrieval must be clear on the scope and definitions of target assets and how they will be retrieved. Preparing models of what information is present and establishing how structured content should be modeled are high value contributions to getting a handle on working knowledge. We’ll interview Norman about his work, how he approaches new engagements and talk with him about the intersection of data and knowledge initiatives.

Sponsor: Boston KM Forum

Admission: open to the public; $10

Bentley University, Morison Hall, Morison Boardroom #300
175 Forest St
Waltham, MA 02451

Modeling the World in Four Colors!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Description: This presentation describes a universal pattern for use in creating domain data models. The pattern uses four colors to stereotype the entities (or classes for those that prefer the UML modeling notation) into five categories (two related categories share the same color). The pattern is applicable across virtually all business areas. Use of the pattern jump starts the domain modeling process, produces models that are easy to review and critique, and provides a consistent way of thinking about items of interest to the business. The use of color adds to the information content of the model and provides an excellent mechanism for visual discrimination of the concepts.

The presentation includes a description of the five stereotype entities, tips for identifying those entities, typical attributes in each entity, typical relationships between the entities, and numerous examples and diagrams to make the pattern concrete. One of the example models is of the conference presentation itself!

Audience: data modelers

Attendees will learn:

Conference Registration

Pier 5 Hotel
711 Eastern Ave (at Baltimore Harbor Waterfront)
Baltimore MD 21202
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Data Modeling Zone 2012

November 12-15, 2012

Requirements Risk: Business Analysts as anti-Super Heroes

Monday, October 22, 2012, 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Description: Many business analysts act like the Greek god Atlas, and believe the entire burden of requirements falls solely on their shoulders. Learn how to create a requirements risk register to be incorporated in the project risk register. You will learn to identify risk response strategies, focusing on avoidance and mitigation strategies, for your most difficult requirements challenges, how to identify requirements risk avoidance and mitigation actions, and how to identify the triggers that indicate the risk has materialized. By incorporating requirements risks into the project risk register, the business analyst can remove some of the burden of requirements risks from their shoulders, allow other project team members to help with the requirements process, and assist the project manager.

Audience: business analysts, project managers
Attendees will learn:

Conference Registration

Boston Marriott Burlington
One (Burlington) Mall Rd (near the intersection of Rte 128 and Rte 3A north)
Burlington, MA 01803
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Project Summit - Business Analyst World

October 22-25, 2012

UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysis

Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: business analysts, domain experts, product managers, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

After the session, you should be able to:

Sponsor: IIBA New Jersey Chapter

Admission: open to the public; chapter members: no charge; non-members: $15

Microsoft
101 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830
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UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysis

Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:30 - 8:15 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: business analysts, domain experts, product managers, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

After the session, you should be able to:

Sponsor: IIBA DC Metropolitan Chapter

Excella Consulting
2300 Wilson Blvd - Suite 630 (a.k.a. The Navy League Building, near the Courthouse Metro stop)
Arlington, VA 22201
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UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysis

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 6:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: business analysts, domain experts, product managers, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

After the session, you should be able to:

Sponsor: IIBA Baltimore Chapter

Admission: open to the public; prepay chapter members: $20; non-members: $30; $12 additional for walk-ins; includes dinner

UMBC Technology Center
1450 South Rolling Rd
Baltimore, MD 21227
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UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysis

Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: business analysts, domain experts, product managers, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

After the session, you should be able to:

Sponsor: Albany Capital District IIBA Chapter


NTT Data (Formerly Keane Inc) Office
18 Corporate Woods Blvd, 2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12211
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Requirements Risk: Business Analysts as anti-Super Heroes

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Description: Many business analysts act like Hercules, believing the entire burden of requirements falls solely on their shoulders. In this interactive presentation attendees will learn how to create a requirements risk log, and identify risk avoidance and mitigation strategies for their most difficult requirements challenges. Attendees should bring a writing utensil and a clipboard or pad on which to write.

Audience: business analysts, project managers

Attendees will learn:

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter

Admission: open to the public; IIBA chapter members: no charge; non-members: $15 prepay, $20 at the door; includes dinner

Microsoft Corporation
201 Jones Road, 6th Floor (off Main St/Rte 117, just to the west of Rte 128, between exit 26/Rte 20 and exit 27/Totten Pond Rd)
Waltham, MA 02451
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UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysis

Friday, January 20, 2012, 11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: Business analysts, domain experts, product managers, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.


After the session, you should be able to:

Presentation details from chapter web site

Sponsor: Austin TX IIBA Chapter

St. Edward's Professional Development Center
9420 Research Blvd - Echelon III, Suite 200
Austin, TX
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UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysis

Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Description: The presentation provides an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) for use in requirements analysis. You’ll receive an introduction to the thirteen UML diagrams, focusing on those most appropriate for business analysis and referenced in the BABOK. It includes a readily understandable example of each diagram.

Audience: Business analysts, domain experts, product managers, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.


After the session, you should be able to:

Presentation details from chapter web site

Sponsor: San Antonio, TX IIBA Chapter
Hallmark College, Room 204, (210) 690-9000
10401 West Interstate 10, Room 204
San Antonio, TX 78230
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Business Intelligence and Data Modeling: A Whirlwind Overview

Sunday, June 9, 2011
Description: An overview of Business Intelligence and the role that Data Modeling plays.
Audience: healthcare informatics students
Sponsor: Cambridge College
Admission: students only
Cambridge College
Cambridge, MA

UML Made Easy: An Overview of the Unified Modeling Language for Business Analysts

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has quickly become the standard modeling language used throughout the world in the software development process. The presentation includes an introduction to all thirteen UML models and diagrams, focusing on those most applicable to business analysis.

After the session attendees will be able to:

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter

Admission: chapter members: no charge; non-members: $15; includes dinner


Audience: business analysts, project managers

Microsoft Office
201 Jones Street, 6th floor
Waltham, MA 02451

Modeling the World with Four Colors: UML class model patterns

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Description: This presentation describes patterns for creating domain models using four colors to stereotype the UML classes into five categories. This speeds up the analysis modeling process, produces models that are easy to review and critique. The use of color adds to the information content of the model and provides an excellent mechanism for visual discrimination of the concepts.

The presentation begins with a brief description of the five stereotype classes, followed by an example, tips for identifying each of classes, and concludes with a stereotyped way the stereotype entities fit together.

Attendees will learn the four colors and how to apply them. They will leave with a different way of thinking about the world.

To make the concepts concrete, one of the included example models is of the February 24, 2010, IEEE C-Net meeting itself!

Who should attend: software developers, UML modelers, data modelers, people who want a framework for categorizing data

Sponsor: IEEE Consultants Network

Admission: the meeting is free and open to the public

Foley Hoag LLP, Emerging Enterprise Center, Bay Colony Corporate Center
1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, North Entrance
Waltham, Massachusetts

Medical Informatics: a view from the ground

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Cambridge College
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Audience: Medical Informatics graduate students

Goal Setting for Consultants: Beyond New Year's Resolutions!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Description: Do you need to set goals for your consulting practice? Or do just need to find a way to stick to the goals you've set? In either case you will learn a new strategy to improve your consulting practice. Learn to avoid those New Year's resolutions that seem, like snow, to melt by the end of March. Instead learn a way to incorporate steps into your daily life to help you reach your goals.

Who should attend: consultants who need more clients, consultants looking to expand their business to the next level, consultants ready to rethink their marketing strategy, people who need to reach their goals

Sponsor: IEEE Consultants Network

Admission: the meeting is free and open to the public

Foley Hoag LLP, Emerging Enterprise Center, Bay Colony Corporate Center
1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, North Entrance
Waltham, Massachusetts

To CBAP, or not to CBAP: That is the question. Our panelists have the answers!

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Description: A group of panelists, moderated by Norman Daoust, will provide the answers to that question!

Audience: Business Analysts, Project Managers

Goals: After the session, you should be able to decide if you would like to pursue becoming a Certified Business Analsyis Professional (CBAP).

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter

Admission: open to the public; IIBA chapter members: no charge; non-members: $10 prepay, $15 at the door

Microsoft Corporation
201 Jones Road, 6th Floor (off Main St/Rte 117, just to the west of Rte 128, between exit 26/Rte 20 and exit 27/Totten Pond Rd)
Waltham, MA 02451
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Data Requirements: Your Eight Step Process for Success!

Thursday, November 13, 2008, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (networking and dinner 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., presentation 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.)

Description: How do you document your data requirements? In a list somewhere in one of your requirements documents, in your glossary, somewhere in your use cases, in your data dictionary, in your metadata catalog, in a logical data model?

Learn a systematic eight step process for eliciting, analyzing, and documenting your data requirements.

The process is applicable to both enhancement and new development projects and scales to projects of all sizes.

Audience: business analysts, project managers, quality assurance and testing personnel.
Attendees will learn:

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter

Admission: open to the public; IIBA chapter members: no charge; non-members: $10 prepay, $15 at the door

Microsoft Corporation
201 Jones Road, 6th Floor (off Main St/Rte 117, just to the west of Rte 128, between exit 26/Rte 20 and exit 27/Totten Pond Rd)
Waltham, MA 02451
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How to Capture Software Requirements: An Introduction to Use Case Modeling

Thursday, January 31, 2008, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (refreshments at 5:30 p.m.)

Description: An overview of the use case analysis methodology for capturing system functional requirements for software systems. Attendees will learn a valuable set of guidelines for people writing use cases as well as the top five causes of use case failure!

Audience: business analysts, project managers, designers, end users, quality assurance and testing personnel
After the session, you should be able to:

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter

Admission: open to the public, no charge

Microsoft Corporation
201 Jones Road, 6th Floor (off Main St/Rte 117, just to the west of Rte 128, between exit 26/Rte 20 and exit 27/Totten Pond Rd)
Waltham, MA 02451
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Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN): Why BA's Should Know About It!

Monday, October 29, 2007, 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Project Summit/Business Analyst World
Boston Marriott Burlington
One Mall Rd (at intersection of Rte 128 and 3A)
Burlington, Massachusetts

Description: Oh, no, not another confusing mess of boxes and arrows! The business process modeling notation (BPMN) was designed to be easily understood by the business community. Yet it also includes the ability to generate XML that can be used to automate workflow processes. Attendees will learn why business analysts should become familiar with the notation, why it's quickly becoming the best format for business process modeling, and how it relates to XML and Web Services.

The presentation will provide a brief overview of the notation illustrated with a real-life example, describe the advantages and disadvantages of this notation as well as the circumstances when this should be your notation of choice.

Audience: Project managers, business analysts

After the session, you should be able to: The conference runs from October 29 to November 1, 2007

Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN): An Overview

Thursday, September 20, 2007, 3:45 - 5:15 pm

Description: The business process modeling notation (BPMN) was designed to be easily understood by the business community. However it also includes the ability to generate XML that can be used in web services and to automate workflow processes. BPMN was finalized by the Object Management Group (OMG) in 2006.

The presentation provides a brief overview of the notation illustrated with a real-life example. It describes the advantages and disadvantages of this notation, and the circumstances when this should be your notation of choice.

Audience: business analysts (so they become familiar with the notation and the benefits to using it), business managers (so they understand how it can help their businesses), software engineers (so they know the benefits of BPMN to their work)
After the session, you should be able to:

Norman Daoust joins some of the world's experts, including Scott Ambler, Ellen Gottesdiener, Robert Martin, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Larry Constantine, Alistair Cockburn, Johanna Rothman, and Terry Quatrani, as a faculty member at this national conference and expo.

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts September 18-21, 2007

SD Best Practices Conference & Expo

Why Use Case Modelers Are Your Friends: How to Make Your Job Easier!

Wednesday evening, June 6, 2007
Networking: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Dinner: 6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Presentation: 6:45 - 8:30 p.m.

The presentation provides an overview of use case modeling from the perspective of quality assurance practitioners. It includes an example use case model that everyone will recognize.

You will learn the answers to the questions: why are high quality use case models useful for software quality assurance personnel, and how should you be involved in the use case modeling process?

Audience: Quality assurance and testing personnel, business analysts

After the session, you should be able to:

Sponsor: Quality Assurance Association of Connecticut, Inc.

Admission: $7 at the door for non-members and members

DST Output
125 Ellington Rd (at Rte 291, exit 4)
South Windsor, CT
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Requirements Analysis: Building a Domain Analysis Model

May 2, 2007, 9:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Health Level Seven Working Group Meeting
Maritim Hotel Koln
Heumarkt 20
Koln, Germany

Admission: free for all registered attendees

Goals: To provide an overview of the requirements artifacts used in the Health Level Seven Development Framework (HDF).

After the session, you should be able to understand all the artifacts in a Domain Analysis Model for HL7 purposes.

Why You Need To Know About the Unified Modeling Language (UML)!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: IEEE Consultants Network
Lexington Cary Memorial Library, (781) 862-6288
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts, 02420

Admission: free

Directions, Map and Parking from the library web site

Description: The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is used throughout the world in the software development process. The presentation helps attendees understand the thirteen different UML models and diagrams and how they fit into to the different phases of the software development process. No prior knowledge of UML is assumed.

Audience: Product managers, project managers, end users, analysts, designers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

Goals: To provide an overview of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), including examples of each of the thirteen diagrams. As an introductory presentation, no prior knowledge is assumed.
After the session, you should be able to:

Why Use Case Modelers Are Your Friends

Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Software Quality Group of New England (SQGNE)
Sun Microsystems
1 Network Dr.
Burlington, Massachusetts, 01803-2756

Admission: no charge

Description: An overview of use case modeling for the software quality assurance and testing community. You will review an example use case and focus on the aspects of use case modeling of importance to your community, including the main course scenario, the extensions, interactions with external systems, and the system scope.

Audience: Product managers, project managers, designers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

Goals: To provide an overview of use case modeling for the quality assurance and testing roles.
After the session, you will be able to:

Domain Modeling Using Color-Coded Entities

Tuesday, March 6, 2007, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

2007 DAMA Symposium and Wilshire Meta-Data Conference

Description: This presentation describes a framework for creating domain models using four colors to stereotype the entities (or classes for those that prefer the UML modeling notation) into five categories. This speeds up the analysis modeling process, produces models that are easy to review and critique, and provides a consistent way of thinking about items of interest to the business. The use of color adds to the information content of the model and provides an excellent mechanism for visual discrimination of the concepts.

The presentation begins with a brief description of the five stereotype entities, followed by an example, tips for identifying those entities, typical attributes in each entity, and concludes with a stereotyped way the stereotype entities fit together.

Audience: modelers, domain modelers, business analysts

After the session, attendees will be able to: Norman Daoust joins some of the world's data management experts, including John Zachman, as a faculty member at this international conference.

March 4-8, 2007

Sheraton Boston Hotel, 617-236-2000
39 Dalton St (Hynes Convention Center stop on MBTA Green line)
Boston, Massachusetts

Business Process Modeling: An Overview

Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Rhode Island Chapter of International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
GTech Corporation, (401) 392-1000
55 Technology Way
West Greenwich, RI 02817-1711

Description: An overview of the business process modeling notation (BPMN). You will learn why you should become familiar with it, why it's become the best format for business process modeling, and how it relates to XML and Web Services.

Audience: After the session, attendees will be able to: Admission: no charge

Google map to site
Directions:
I-95S to Exit 6A/Hopkins Hill Road
Take right off Exit onto Hopkins Hill Road
Go for .4 mi and take first right Onto Technology Way
Use Main Lobby directly in front of flags, not the Technology Center entrance

The Unified Modeling Language (UML): An Overview

October 19, 2006, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Sponsor: Greater Boston Chapter of Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Phillip's Old Colony House
780 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts
Admission: $25 for non-members, 25 for members
Description: Do you need to improve communications in your software development process? Do you need a combination of specifications that are applicable to your different audiences? Do you need to outsource a project? The Unified Modeling Language is a tool that can assist. You'll leave this brief presentation with examples of the thirteen models in the latest version of the Unified Modeling Language and where in your systems development life cycle each one can fit. This is an introductory presentation and no previous knowledge is assumed.

Domain Modeling Using Color-Coded Classes

Thursday, September 14, 2006, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Conference: Software Development Best Practices Conference & Expo (sponsored by CMP Media, LLC)
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts

Norman Daoust joins some of the world's experts, including Scott Ambler, Ellen Gottesdiener, Robert Martin, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Larry Constantine, Alistair Cockburn, Johanna Rothman, and Terry Quatrani, as a faculty member at this national conference and expo.

Description: This class presents a framework for creating domain models using colors to stereotype the UML classes into five archetypes. This speeds up the analysis process, produces class models that are easier to review and critique, and provides a consistent way of thinking about items of interest to the business. The class begins with a brief description of the five archetype classes, followed by an example, tips for identifying those classes, typical attributes in each class, and concludes with a stereotyped way the archetype classes fit together. Attendees will learn four colors to use for the five archetype classes, tips for identifying those classes, and typical attributes in the classes. The class extends the ideas in "Java Modeling in Color with UML" by Peter Coad.

Audience: domain modelers, UML modelers, business analysts, designers, and end users.
After the session, you should be able to:

How to Capture Software Requirements: An Introduction to Use Case Modeling

Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sponsor: IIBA Greater Boston Chapter
Boston University Corporate Education Center, 781-890-2720
Bay Colony Corporate Center Building
1050 Winter St., Ste 1400
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451 Directions Rte 128 to Exit 27B/Winter/Wyman Street. Follow signs for Winter Street heading west. Continue on Winter Street for about 1 mile, following the reservoir, to the entrance of The Bay Colony Corporate Center, on the left labelled 950-1100 Winter St. Proceed up the hill to 1050 Winter Street, which is the second entrance on the left. The Boston University Corporate Education Center is on the first floor, Suite 1400; from the main entrance, is at the right rear of the foyer.

Description: An overview of the use case analysis methodology used for capturing system functional requirements for computer systems. The presentation includes a valuable set of guidelines for people writing use cases.

Audience: Business Analysts, product managers, project managers, designers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

Goals: To provide an overview into use case modeling for capturing requirements.
After the session, you should be able to:

How to Capture Software Requirements: An Introduction to Use Case Modeling

Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: International Institute of Business Analysis - Rhode Island chapter
Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike (two minutes from Rte 295)
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917

Description: An overview of the use case analysis methodology used for capturing system functional requirements for computer systems. The presentation includes a valuable set of guidelines for people writing use cases.
Audience: Business Analysts, product managers, project managers, designers, quality assurance and testing personnel.

Goals: To provide an overview into use case modeling for capturing requirements.
After the session, you should be able to:

Use Case Modeling: Requirements Panacea or Buzzword de Jour?

April 18, 2006, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Roundtable Facilitator: Norman Daoust
Sponsor: Boston SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network)

Description: A one hour roundtable discussion of use case modeling, focusing on tip and traps from the attendees
Audience: Product managers, project managers, end users, analysts, designers, quality assurance and testing personnel.
Goals: To share tips and traps for use case modeling

Mitre
Building S
202 Burlington Rd/Rte 62
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
Admission: free, no preregistration required
Directions:
From Route 128 take Exit 32A/Route 3 North
Proceed two miles on Route 3 North
Take the first exit, Exit 26/Route 62/Bedford
Go down the ramp to the traffic signal
Turn right at the traffic signal on Route 62
Then make an immediate left at the next traffic signal.
Follow the MITRE campus directions for the Main Entrance.
After turning left into the MITRE campus, bear left and follow the driveway to the end
Turn right and follow the driveway as it bears left and then right over three speed bumps
Turn right into the parking lot immediately after the third speed bump and park
Walk into the courtyard between Buildings K and S, and enter the S lobby to sign in
Directions to Boston SPIN meeting from Mitre web site

How to Capture Software Requirements: An Introduction to Use Case Modeling

February 22, 2006, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: IEEE Consultants Network
Sheraton Lexington Inn
727 Marrett Road (Rt. 2A)
Lexington, Massachusetts
Admission: $7 charge at the door for non-members, free for members
Directions: From Route 128 take Exit 30B (Hanscom Field/Concord) onto Route 2A West. The hotel entrance is on the right.
Description: An overview of the use case analysis methodology used for capturing system functional requirements for computer systems. The presentation includes a valuable set of guidelines for people writing use cases.
Audience: Product managers, project managers, end users, analysts, designers, quality assurance and testing personnel.
Goals: To provide a helpful framework for capturing requirements utilizing use case analysis.
After the session, you should be able to:

How the Unified Modeling Language (UML) fits into the Software Development Process

September 27, 2005, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (presentation); 6:00 - 7:00 (networking)
Sponsors: Software Association of New Hampshire, New Hampshire chapters of the IEEE Computer Society and ACM (Association for Computer Machinery)
Southern New Hampshire University
603-668-2211
Walker Auditorium, Robert Frost Hall
2500 North River Rd
Manchester, New Hampshire 03106
Admission: Free
Directions: From Boston (about 1 hour): Take I-93 north to New Hampshire, take exit 9N onto US3/RT 28 heading north. At the first intersection, go left onto West Alice Drive, which becomes Donati Drive at the sharp curve. Follow Donati to the end, then go right onto Bicentennial Drive. Follow Bicentennial to the stop sign, then take a right onto North River Road. The university is 1/4 mile on the left.
Description: Have you heard the acronym UML but wondered what it means, how it's really used, and what you need to know about it? For each of the thirteen diagrams in the most recent version of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), Norman will describe the uses of the diagram, present an example, and explain how it fits into the Software Development Process. As an overview presentation, no prior knowledge is necessary.

Your Model or Your XML: How You Can Have Them Both

April 10, 2003
Sponsor: Data Management Association - New England Chapter
Federal Reserve Bank
Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA

Operational Standards For Data Collection, panel moderator

September 18, 2002
Sponsor: Drug Information Association
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD

What is XML and when should I use it?

June 25, 2002, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Independent Computer Consultants Association - Greater Boston Chapter
Rebecca's Cafe
8 New England Executive Office Park
Burlington, MA

How to Derive XML DTDs from a Model: Your 5-Step Process for Success

February 14, 2002, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Data Management Association - New England Chapter
Federal Reserve Bank
Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA

UML-101: Unified Modeling Language, Using HL7 Modeling as a Case Study

November 14, 2000, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sponsor: New England M Users' Group
Microsoft Building
Fourth Ave
Waltham, MA

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