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!

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.

10 Productivity Hacks to Give You More of Your Day Back!
October 17-20, 2022
Boston, MA

Conference

We all want more time in the day – there just never seems to be enough time to get everything done! Simple time savers, “get more done” tips and creative insights to take back more of our day and actually accomplish more off our to-do list is what you’ll get in this session! Tips will highlight effective use of email, ideas to spark up your meetings, and some creative thoughts to working with people and technology! Easy, simple and most importantly, effective techniques to help you do more!

Strategic Planning for Today and Tomorrow’s Crazy World!
October 17-20, 2022
Boston, MA

Conference

As businesses begin to adapt to the “new normal,” Jamie will walk through the value of strategic planning as a tool for resilience, the importance of business agility and innovation, how to master skills that will help you pivot, respond and deliver proactive solutions and will give you the opportunity to begin working on a strategic plan for your business and/or social enterprise that is focused on resilience and recovery with a simple framework you can use with your teams to be successful.

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.

The Modern Business Analyst – With Vince & Jamie
November 28-30, 2022
Chicago, IL

Conference

What are the skill sets of the Modern Business Analyst? What perspectives do you need to have in an ever-evolving landscape? What expectations on job roles and responsibilities are you to have in a pivoting workforce? Come join Vince and Jamie as they discuss (and have plenty of FUN!) these very things and highlight key actions you can take now and ways to improve your skill sets so you find yourself successful wherever you analysis insights (and the world!) take you!

Data Informed? Data Driven? Just Help Me Use My Data!
November 28-30, 2022
Chicago, IL

Conference

Data can help us answer so many questions, but only if we know how to successfully leverage the power of data. In this session, Jamie will walk you through how to approach using data to help you make the 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.

Productivity Hacks…and ways to clear the clutter
November 28-30, 2022
Chicago, IL

Conference

Is there too much clutter preventing you from accomplishing your goals? Does the day come and go with you feeling like nothing was completed? Let’s clear the mess and work some productivity back into the routine! Let’s get out of the meeting overload and back to managing our projects! Let’s actually have time for quality analysis that provides valuable solutions! Let Jamie walk you through how simple productivity hacks can bring more time in your day for meaningful work. Let’s explore how to avoid “soul suckers” and energize you and your teams to be successful in delivering value daily!

The Modern Business Business Analyst - With Vince and Jamie
December 13-16, 2022
Online

Conference

What are the skill sets of the Modern Business Analyst? What perspectives do you need to have in an ever-evolving landscape? What expectations on job roles and responsibilities are you to have in a pivoting workforce? Come join Vince and Jamie as they discuss (and have plenty of FUN!) these very things and highlight key actions you can take now and ways to improve your skill sets so you find yourself successful wherever you analysis insights (and the world!) take you!