Jason Little – Instructor

Jason LittleJason has a diploma in Electronic Engineering from DeVry and a certificate of Organizational Change from MIT Emeritus School of Management, as well as various professional certifications including MCP, CSM, CSP and CSPO.
Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth before moving into management, agile coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change. Since the mid-2000’s he’s worked with small and large organizations as an internal and external agile coach, product owner, scrum master and more.
In 2008 he attended an experiential learning conference about how people experience change and since then, he’s been writing, and speaking all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing work and people. In 2012 he published Agile Transformation: A Guide to Organizational Change through Pearson Education, and in 2014 he published Lean Change Management which is a book about how to apply lean and agile practices to organizational change. He’s an award winning international speaker who has spoken all over the world including Canada, the US, Australia, and throughout Europe.
Jason blogs frequently on LinkedIn Pulse, www.agilecoach.ca and www.leanchange.org.

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Chistie Christelis – Instructor

Chistie ChristelisChristie is the founder and President of Technology Strategies International Inc., a company that empowers clients to navigate the stormy seas of disruption. An engineer by background, Christie was engaged in systems development in the aerospace sector in his early career, which quickly led to project management and program management roles. He was co-founder of a systems engineering company where he spent many years conducting project management, business analysis and operations research assignments. Today he advises companies on technology strategy based on a solid foundation of business research and analysis. He has lectured in the areas of mathematics, electrical machines, business strategy, project management and business analysis. He is currently a part time lecturer in project management and business analysis at Sheridan. Christie has an undergraduate degree in electronics, a graduate diploma in engineering, and a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership.

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Leslie Macumber – Instructor

My name is Les Macumber and I have many years’ experience as an IT professional and consultant. I’m currently head of operations and finance at an enterprise SaaS company. I have worked all over the world for various clients in my day as a Director, Project Manager, Business Analyst, QA Lead, Product Owner, Auditor, Compliance Manager, and much more. I love how the software industry can expose you to some many different industries in so many places!

I have many years’ experience as an educator and have developed and taught college and professional development courses at various institutions and privately for companies and professional organizations. I have taught courses in many modes, including face-to-face, online, and blended. I am also the author and editor of a number of textbooks, books, and academic papers.

Currently, I am a part-time faculty in the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

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Fernando Salas – Instructor

My name is Fernando Salas and I have many years of experience as a Business Intelligence, Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain executive in the Telecommunications industry. I have worked in Canada and various parts of the world (Europe, Central and South America) in many functions within this industry, including Commercial Intelligence, Revenue Assurance and Customer Acquisition and Retention.

I have a degree in Business Administration and dual Masters in Business Administration (specialized in operations and strategy) and an Masters of Science in Management of Information Systems. I am a member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals.

I have more than ten years’ experience as an instructor and have developed courses in a corporate setting for Bell South International, Telefonica/O2’s University (Universitas Telefonica – Barcelona, Spain) and now Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Currently, I am a part-time faculty in the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies at Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Contact Information

•      Please contact me through my sheridan email indicating the course code on the subject.

Email: fernando.salas@sheridancollege.ca

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernandosalascisneros

Virtual Office Hours

    • By appointment. 
    • Available to Chat On line every Monday or Thursday from 6:30 PM to 8 PM (Please RSVP via email)
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    Jason Prine – Instructor

    Jason is a Certified Senior Management Consultant with over 17 years of experience successfully delivering Business Transformation projects. His experience spans multiple industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Loyalty, Digital, and Retail customers. Jason’s Business Analysis, Software Testing, and Project Management experience has been applied to an array of projects including delivering major Document Imaging, Statement Composition, Enterprise Data Management, Records Management, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Order to Cash initiatives. As a firm believer in staying up to date with industry standard certification, he maintains several key designations, including CBAP, PMP, TOGAF, ITIL, ISTQB (CTFL), CSM, and MCPM. Jason enjoys mentoring others in Business Analysis, Software Testing, and Project Management and takes the time to help those he works with to understand the capabilities and value that each role brings to both projects and to the organization as a whole.

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    Business Analyst (Co-Op Placement)

    Winters Instruments is currently looking for a Business Analyst to support the President. The position is based in Toronto at our corporate head office. The acceptable candidate must be a team player, highly motivated and possess a positive attitude. They must able to perform intricate work in a fast paced sales organization so to produce consistently high quality work.

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    Title: Business Analyst (Co-Op Placement)
    Division/Department: Corporate
    Location: Toronto, Ontario
    Reports to: President, Winters Instruments

    This is a paid co-op/intern placement or term contract. The duration would be 4 months. Compensation is $3,000.00/month.

    Join a world leader in the instrumentation industry!

    Winters Instruments is a leading global manufacturer of industrial instrumentation. Our products are brought to market by an extensive network of distribution partners, in over 80 countries, who share our successes of being trusted by some of the world’s most recognized Fortune 500 companies and leading municipal organizations. As we cultivate our position as a key international manufacturer of pressure and temperature instrumentation, we are looking to add to our dynamic team of highly successful
    people.

    As the Business Analyst, the following are some of the key responsibilities:

    • Various sales analysis for 5 global divisions
    • Review of current sales reporting
    • Define and analyze reporting guidelines and identify requirements and enhancements to existing reporting
    • Develop and document business processes
    • Communicating with various sales managers throughout the company to better understand sales analysis needs

    Experience/Qualifications Required

    • 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Business student specializing Business Analysis
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Aggressive, passionate and driven in your approach to succeed
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills
    • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
    • Self-starter who takes initiative and maintains excellent follow-through and follow-up
    • Superior organizational and communications skills
    • Performs well in a fast-paced environment and can multitask with ease.

    If You Excel In The Above Points, We Want To Hear From You!

    Core Value Expectations

    Candidates are expected to adhere to the guiding principles of Winters Core Values:

    • People and Teamwork are the keys to our success
    • Treat everyone with respect
    • Integrity in what we do
    • Sense of urgency in what we do
    • Pursuit of excellence
    • Passionate about our work

    Qualified candidates may submit their resume to hr.cd@winters.com and quote Business Analyst – Toronto in the subject line. Without the correct information in the subject line, your resume may be overlooked.

    For more information on our company please visit our web site www.WINTERS.com

    Winters Instruments thanks all applicants, but will only contact those we are interested in meeting.

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    Sheridan Business Analysis Certificate updates for BABOK 3

    BABOK V3As you may know, the International Institute of Business Analysis released version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge BABOK® in April. We have been busy this summer with updating a number of our courses to align with BABOK V3.0. The following courses are now updated and will be aligned with BABOK 3 for the Fall 2015 term Continue reading

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    • MGMT70012 Introduction to Business Analysis
    • MGMT70016 Managing Requirements and Engagements
    • MGMT70046 Agile Methodologies
    • MGMT70044 Business Case Development
    • MGMT70045 Introduction to Analytics and Big Data
    • MGMT70043 Software Testing

    These updates also included a few other changes:

    • Updated learning outcomes (where appropriate)
    • PowerPoint Slides for inclass format
    • Printable content for online and inclass format
    • Assignment dropboxes linked to rubrics and gradebook, to improve the transparency of expectations for assignments.

    A big thanks goes out to all of the instructors who acted as SME, QC, or PM for these projects!  Also thank you to management and support staff who were involved.

    Bridge Reference for Existing Students

    If you are an existing student in the program, this means that you may start to encounter courses that are aligned with BABOK V3.0, even though you started your studies with BABOK V2.0.  In order to better assist students with this transition we have created a BABOK V2.0 to V3.0 Bridge Reference.  The bridge reference will include self-assessment tests and highlighted information regarding the differences between the two BABOK versions. It is not part of the course learning outcomes or course grades.  You can find this reference in the Orientation module of any BABOK V3.0 course that you take.

    BABOK V3.0 License for Existing Students

    Upon registration for: MGMT70012 Introduction to Business Analysis, students were asked to pay a licensing fee as part of their course tuition. Unfortunately, this material fee is only applicable to BABOK V2.0 and does not grant you any future rights to BABOK V3.0. As such, you are responsible for purchasing a new copy of BABOK V3.0.

    Next Steps

    This Fall, we will be updating MGMT70014 Business Facilitation and Communication and MGMT70015 Business Process Modeling and Improvement to align with BABOK 3.  During the Fall 2015 term, these courses will still be aligned with BABOK V2.0.  This should not be an issue if you are following the pre-requisites and recommendations for the courses.  These courses (and thereby the entire program) will be BABOK 3 aligned for Winter 2016.
    Have you already completed some of the courses in the certificate? Register now and secure your spot for this term:

    Current Offerings - LargeAre you new to the program? Learn more about the program structure and how it can help you to reach your goals:

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    Winter 2015 Registration Now Open!

    Winter 2015 Registration Now Open!

    Registration is now open for Winter 2015 class in the Business Analysis Certificate program. This term includes offerings for two new electives! Here is a breakdown of our offerings by campus:

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    Course Trafalgar Oakville Davis Brampton HMC Mississauga Online
    MGMT70012 Business Analysis Introduction Sat: 9:30am to 1:00pm Mon: 6:30pm – 10:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT79001 Fundamentals of Project Management Tue: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    OR
    Sat 9:30am to 1:00pm
    Thu 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    OR
    Sat 9:30am to 1:00pm
    Mon: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
    OR
    Wed: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
    SLATE
    MGMT70014 Business Facilitation and Communication Tue: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT70015 Business Process Modeling and Improvement Thu: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT70016 Managing Requirements and Engagements Wed: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT70046 Agile Methodologies (7 weeks) Tue: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT70044 Business Case Development (7 weeks) Mon: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT70045 Introduction to Analytics and Big Data (7 weeks) Tue: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Sat: 9:00am to 12:00pm Ontario Learn
    MGMT70043 Software Testing (7 weeks) Thu: 7:00pm to 10:00pm Ontario Learn

    Have you already completed some of the courses in the certificate? Register now and secure your spot for the winter term:

    Current Offerings - Large

    Are you new to the program? Learn more about the program structure and how it can help you to reach your goals:

    Learn More About Our Program

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    Hot Topics – Two New Electives for the BA Program

    hot topicsWe have added two new electives to the Business Analysis certificate program starting in Fall 2014: Agile Methodologies and Introduction to Analytics and Big Data. We are excited to be offering this two courses that are current hot topics in industry. This brings the total number of electives to four, allowing students greater flexibility. Here is a quick look at these two new courses. Continue reading

    Agile Methodologies

    We developed this course based on a strong industry trend towards Agile business analysis. Agile is also often misunderstood and this course is a great way to dispel those myths. We also witnessed a strong student interest in agile topics and guest speakers. This seven-week course takes you through the basics of agile principles and philosophy. It also covers agile methodologies and practices to help you be an effective member of an agile team.

    Learn more about Agile Methodologies

    Introduction to Analytics and Big Data

    Big data and analytics continue to draw attention from organizations as a means of gaining competitive advantage. These technologies are made possible by the massive amounts of data our information-based society produces. However, these technologies still suffer the limitations of any technical solution: they must serve to achieve business needs. Successful big data projects rely on business analysts to understand the requirements of the solution and not let the technology tail wag the business dog.

    Learn more about Introduction to Analytics and Big Data
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    BA Job Opening: FedEx

    This role is a full-time BA position with FedEx, located right beside the airport in Mississauga. The manager is looking for someone to 6-8 years of BA experience. The ideal candidate will have process re-engineering, UML, data mapping & modeling experience. Ideally in an enterprise environment. They should be comfortable with SQL querying, and have experience putting test reports and training documentation for the UATs. The testing is manual and there’s no specific testing tools they need to have. Continue reading

    Job Description:

    Leads division personnel and management in evaluating and assessing business problems that may be solved by advanced technology.Leads division personnel and management in developing alternative technological solutions. Develops business justification and cost analysis of each alternative.Provides business and technical expertise to technical and user groups to make final solution recommendation. Presents alternatives and recommendations to upper management and user groups.

    Maintains expertise in the standards and procedures of ITD systems design and project management, including: training, documentation development methodologies, and design techniques. Exploits integration opportunities of existing and new technologies across divisions within FedEx.

    Develops schedules and performance reports to meet corporate project objectives and monitor project status. Informs ITD management of potential project problems and recommends solutions.

    Develops conceptual systems designs and serves in an advisory capacity to technical and user groups in systems design and functional specifications.

    Leads and performs systems design and development for assigned projects.

    Facilitates and coordinates between assigned user and technical groups to determine project priorities through analysis of corporate and division objectives and return on investment.

    Facilitates implementation of information systems applications by directing activities and meetings between and within involved departments, such as ITD, user groups, Finance and Legal.

    To Apply, contact kmohamud@TEKsystems.ca.

    Editor hint: Look up “fedex arrow” before you apply.
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