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Online Resources

Champagne Collaborations, L.L.C., is here to help your business find value through collaboration!  Join Jamie Champagne for an online webinar or check out the recordings of prior events and other resources to help you deliver greater value in all your change efforts!

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

Building a Better Business Case
July 19, 2022
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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.

Building a Business Case for Training
June 21, 2022
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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!

Levels of Business Analysis - Going Wide
May 17, 2022
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Now join Jamie and Vince to take your BA career to the breadth approach – how the value of knowing a wide view of the business, industry, how things work, that strategic perspective can propel your BA career forward.

Data-driven decision-making
May 12, 2022
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How many of us actually use data in our decision-making? You know when you’ve seen others make decisions purely based on “gut instinct”, yet are you doing the same in your daily work? Are you making decisions based on what you feel or want versus actually leveraging the power of the data at your fingertips? Come join Jamie as she shares ways to incorporate data into your daily decision-making. No data analytics or advanced degree required! Just simple techniques, tips and tricks to get the power of data working for you!

Levels of Business Analysis - Going Deep
April 19, 2022
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Join Jamie and Vince as we talk about how you can be successful in your BA role by “Going Deep” and becoming that subject matter expert or knowledge worker in a particular area of business or practice. The value of knowing not just what but then HOW to get things done is indispensable in your work to deliver value.

The Consulting V. Company Business Analyst
March 15, 2022
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Come join a great discussion as we look through the lenses of different directions business analysis work can take from those on the inside…let’s talk beyond pros and cons and what the real meat is on where your career can go all within the amazing world of business analysis!

Office Hours - All Things Business Analysis w/ Angela, Jamie and Vince!
February 24, 2022
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Come chat with some of LinkedIn Learning's Business Analysis instructors! Bring your questions, and join us in a conversation about everything from enterprise analysis, requirements, user stories, agile, brainstorming, etc...

Stakeholder Management, Techniques, and Tactics
February 22, 2022
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Learn how to identify and engage stakeholders, and how to develop strategies to reduce conflict with challenging stakeholders, and bring them on-side with your project.

How I Started MY BA Career
January 18, 2022
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Are you just getting started with business analysis work? Or interested in transitioning and want to know lessons learned from those who have been there? Done that? Got the t-shirt and are living and loving it? Join this exciting conversation for what you should consider especially if you’re just getting up and running!

A Primer on Certifications
December 21, 2021
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Come discuss the power of certifications, what’s out there, and what you should consider in your own career from two certification-junkies with a passion to learn!

Facilitation Techniques and Tactics
November 16, 2021
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Know what facilitation is (and what it isn’t), understand that as a facilitator, you have NO control, NO Authority, NO decision-making power...yet you have great responsibility! learn how to encourage collaboration, and lead meetings and workshops to get your attendees to make decisions and get work done.

Collaboration with Jamie - Facilitation and Workshop skills
November 4, 2021
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Jamie is going live to talk about facilitation and workshop skills as shared in her latest LinkedIn course: Business Analysis: Essential Facilitation and Workshop Skills.

Approaches to Engage Stakeholders (and avoid stupid questions)!
November 4, 2021
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So you’ve gone virtual and you’re having WAY too much fun just getting people together, let alone being productive in each meeting over meeting! And once they finally figure out how to unmute (and mute!) themselves, now you have to deal with hybrid environments. Let’s look at some of our best and most effective business analysis techniques and learn how we make sure they stay effective no matter how our worlds change.

Even more importantly – let’s focus on how we get our stakeholders to work with EACH OTHER and do some serious collaboration! Join Jamie as she packs as many tips and tricks to facilitate digital collaboration in this workshop while giving you the opportunity for hands-on practice. Learn some different tools in ACTION so that you can immediately apply them and build some excitement! And identify the approaches you need to consider so that you enable collaboration as much as possible and get to really focus on your business analysis work that delivers successful solutions.
This workshop is meant to be hands on, bring your real-world challenges (change the name of the guilty please!), and prepare ourselves for conquering the opportunities of tomorrow!

Having More Fun!
October 19, 2021
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Articulate what “having fun at work” means, identify elements of work where you're already having fun, and how to change your approach to work that is WAAAYYY more fun!

The Power of Visuals
September 21, 2021
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Need help with your visuals? Using the same ones over and over again? Or are you pestered by stakeholders wanting form over functionality? This is the session where talk beyond process models and incorporate all kinds of visuals to energize, excite, confirm and collaborate those you work with.

Engaging in Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Work Environments
August 19, 2021
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As our world continues to evolve, organizations will too. And so, employees need to also evolve their approaches and their toolsets, whether their teams and their clients continue to meet virtually, shift to in-person, or a hybrid approach. Connections still need to be fostered in trusting environments so that collaborative approaches to solving problems, delivering solutions, and delighting customers are effective. This session will give you insight into how to engage to deliver these results.

This webinar will explain not only how to approach different work settings and how you can facilitate healthy and productive interactions but will also demonstrate many of the available technologies (often free!) that are now widely available to support and foster these successful working environments.

Virtual Collaboration, Connection, and Engagement
June 22, 2021
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Many of our organizations are and will continue to work virtually. We are spending more time collaborating and engaging online. This webinar will look at some of our best and most effective virtual collaboration and engagement techniques and learn how we make sure they stay effective no matter how our worlds change.

You will be introduced to some of the latest (and often free) technology tools and tips to help you not only work WITH your teams and clients, but to truly engage and connect with them, even when working in virtual spaces. Get insights and ideas to bring those you work with INTO the activities and be part of building great services and solutions together.

Operational Process Improvement
June 21, 2021
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Operational Process Improvement is a practice to assess, learn and continuously improve organizational performance. This is for successful organizations who know their business and have high performing collaborative teams. It is also for organizations who are starting out or are looking for ways to improve operational effectiveness.

This session will not only give insight into how an organization successfully used this process with measurable results but will walk you through how YOU can incorporate process improvement in any situation.

Data Informed? Data Driven? Just Help Me Use My Data!
May 21, 2021
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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. And of course, we’ll go over IIBA’s support of business data analytics and what you can do to support your business analysis career!