Events

Conferences and Events

Champagne Collaborations, L.L.C., is excited to offer many opportunities both locally and abroad to share, learn and grow your business analysis, project management and process improvement skills!  Check out the many offerings today!

Data Informed? Data Driven? Just Help Me Use My Data!
May 27, 2022
Online

Conference

Data can help us answer so many questions, but only if we know how to successfully leverage the power of data. You do not need to be a technical expert with years of data analysis or be called a data scientist! You simply need to know some basics on how both your business and the data is set up. Then with a few good questions, you can pull together some powerful insights that help teams make informed decisions!

Collaboration & Engagement: Wherever Your Teams Are!
June 14 & 16, 2022
Online
Training

Gain deep insights into how to inspire teams to positively and proactively engage in projects to deliver real (and measurable) results. This course will provide you with the tools to engage WITH your team members, letting them lead the charge to accomplish great things!

Building a Business Case for Training
June 21, 2022
Online

Webinar

So you want to go to training? Are you trying to get approval from your manager? Or trying to even justify the time, let alone cost and lost work time? But we all know it’s valuable! So how do you justify it? Come walk through some key considerations with Jamie and Vince to build the right training into your plans successfully!

Creative and Practical Approaches to Effective BA Techniques
June 26-30, 2022
Hollywood, FL

Conference

IIBA®’s BABOK® provides 50 techniques and the Agile Extensions provide another 24 techniques as tools for business analysts to have at their hands to walk the gauntlet of challenges they will face as they lead the charge to provide business value to an organization. Reading how to do something is one thing but learning how to do it, applying it and then building upon your own skill set is a completely other side of the equation of these useful techniques. Let alone, how do you have fun and not only engage your stakeholders, customers and clients, but get them also collaborating together and enjoying the change work for successful outcomes?

This tutorial session will focus on student participation and hands-on practice of using techniques directly from the the BABOK® Guide and Agile Extensions in new and innovative ways. Thoughts for what to do when your best practices fail to deliver and you need to adjust to delight your customer will be emphasized as core takeaways of the session. And how to have some fun by being innovative!

Data Informed? Data Driven? Just Help Me Use My Data!
June 26-30, 2022
Hollywood, FL

Conference

Okay I get it – data is ALL the rage right now! But I’m not a data scientist! I just want to be able to use my data to GET THINGS DONE! Where do I start?

Data can help us answer so many questions, but only if we know how to successfully leverage the power of data. You do not need to be a technical expert with years of data analysis or be called a data scientist! You simply need to know some basics on how both your business and the data is setup. Then with a few good questions, you can pull together some powerful insights that help teams make informed decisions!

In this session Jamie will walk you through how to approach using data to help you make informed decision making. We’ll discuss how you can figure out what data you need to present viable recommendations to leadership. We’ll also list out the steps for working with the “data people” to get information that helps your decision making processes.

Facilitating Collaboration and Engagement
June 28 - July 1, 2022
Online

Conference

Getting participants to engage and interact with each other can be challenging when we’re in the same room. So how do you even approach virtual and now hybrid-environments where you need everyone collaborating WITH each other no matter where their workplace is these days?!

Join Jamie Champagne as she helps walk you through not only the approaches but then the technologies that enable interaction and participation that leads to group-led and developed solutions. This is a hands-on session for you to experience how participation leads to buy-in and greater enthusiasm for successful outcomes. We’ll be walking through the considerations for setting up collaboration sessions, how to make it easy for your teams to be focused and engaged, and demonstrate how to leverage technology that enables you success. Multiple tools will be utilized and explained that you already have at your fingertips so that the technology actually becomes your friend. Come join Jamie in this interactive session to share your own challenges and dive in to learn and practice approaches and even some fun technologies to help you be successful wherever your teams work!

7 Skills for Leadership
July 19 & 21, 2022
Online
Training

Whether dealing with the unprecedented challenges of today or planning ahead for the "new normal", stay agile and keep your skills sharp no matter what changes your organization, community, and environment face.

In this course, organizational and team leaders will learn and then apply 7 key leadership and change management skills for dynamic and digital environments: (1) agile working, (2) vision planning, (3) being digitally comfortable and working virtually with ease, (4) product roadmaps, (5) backlogs, (6) minimal viable products, and (7) prioritization.

Building a Better Business Case
July 19, 2022
Online

Webinar

Business cases are something everyone should know how to write well, but even more so for BAs. Yet this often simple need can be overly complex, let alone how you communicate and pitch the concepts for management approval. Jamie and Vince will walk through practical, real-world business cases and how you can build successful ones every day.

To Tech, or Not to Tech...or, do you have to be a Tech BA?
August 16, 2022
Online

Webinar

Not all business analysts are technical, yet many love having evolved their careers in the technical industries and roles. Come learn with Jamie and Vince about the opportunities and different paths your BA career can take and see what is possible as you look to the future to keep your skills sharp!

Business Process Improvement
September 8, 2022
Honolulu, HI
Training

You are busy enough throughout the day just trying to get things done. Trying to improve a process seems only to require more effort. But what if it didn’t? And what if you could measure and show how small changes lead to cost and time savings? This one-day course will introduce you to definitions of process improvement that are immediately actionable! Bring current work processes with you to use as real-world exercises. Discover how simple daily tasks - such as organizing and submitting forms, printing, filing or scheduling - can be streamlined to add time back to your day! Hands-on practice will walk you step by step through processes that can be immediately applied to your own teams and organizations for dramatic, measurable improvements.

Learn how to become a facilitator for virtual strategic planning
September 21 & 22, 2022
Online
Training

As businesses large and small grapple with the impact the COVID crisis has left, employers are re-imagining how their businesses remotely serve customers, retain employees, achieve business goals, maintain the company culture, and in some instances, just survive these unprecedented times.

Now more than ever, strategic planning is vital to your organization’s ability to take advantage of changing economic and customer tides.

Help your organization by attending this workshop that will give you valuable tools to facilitate strategic planning initiatives and drive further success of your organization!

Agile Project Management Essentials
September 26, 2022
Honolulu, HI
Training

Budgets change, schedules are up-ended, and resources are in flux. Those managing projects in constantly changing environments in a sea of uncertainty will benefit from agile project management practices.

This course provides a structured methodology to enable you to welcome change and feedback into your project cycle and to adapt your approach and mindset to ensure the delivery of customer value. Learn how to structure and lead project teams that are more adaptive and flexible to change and how to shape your perspective to easily handle situations where the work does not go as planned.

By the end of the course, you will be able to immediately shift your own project-based work to focus on maximizing value delivery for both your customer and your organization.

The Business of Cybersecurity
October 12, 2022
Honolulu, HI
Training

Cybersecurity is all the buzz now, especially as organizations have gone virtual and are working remotely. The security of a company’s intellectual property, access to assets, as well as the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) have brought security to the forefront of business discussions. How, then, do you build security into daily operations and projects without being an IT expert? This course will address the key issues, concerns, and requirements of cybersecurity so you can focus on the success of your business and feel more secure in your endeavors.

Smart Data-Driven Decision-Making
October 24, 2022
Honolulu, HI
Training

Every day we make multiple decisions in our work. Are the decisions well-informed, thought-through, and data-driven, or are they reactive, gut decisions? Some of these decisions, from small daily responses to strategic planning, can determine the direction and success of your business; you do not want to leave them to chance.

You do not need to be a data scientist or technical expert to leverage the power of data. You simply need to know some basics on how your business data is set up, and answer some structured, focused questions to help you make smart, informed decisions in all your work.

We will discuss how to present and communicate decisions to your manager, project teams, and in presentations to executive leadership. Learn how to craft a story of what business success looks like and how to structure your recommendations based on data so that decision-makers can make smart, well-informed decisions.

Understanding Change Management and How to Do it!
November 3, 2022
Honolulu, HI
Training

We have all heard that change is “hard,” yet the world around us is constantly changing. People in businesses of all industries need to be able to grasp what change is and why it is essential to their organizations today. The ability to see why others may not be well receive change is crucial to being successful in your change approaches. Communication is key, and being able to measure and explain your changes can be almost as important as getting people to actually change.

This hands-on course teaches you how to build your change management plan not only on the tasks for completing your change but also on how you will engage with the people you work with. Change can bring all kinds of emotions, so a plan to work WITH stakeholders to help them deliver valuable change efforts is one of your keys to success.

Women in Leadership - Own Your Seat!
November 16, 2022
Honolulu, HI
Training

The number of women in leadership roles is growing in all industries and areas of business. As we seek to decrease the gender divide, skilled women leaders are essential for the success of any organization.

Whether you are currently in a leadership position or seen as a leader in your community, learn and practice skills that focus on driving actions, empowering others, and continually building yourself up as you remain a role model for colleagues.