Coaching Skills as a Business Analysis Superpower: Integration with the Core Concepts
This interactive session will illustrate the benefits of using coaching skills in elicitation and other business analysis activities. We will map coaching skills to each of the Core Concepts. Participants will gets hands-on experience to learn multiple coaching skills techniques and when to apply them. The group will explore what can happen when coaching skills are not used and how to cultivate and mature the use of these skills in your organization.
Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm - Networking and Refreshments
6:50 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapter News
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Program
Presented by: Joel DiGirolamo, Director of Coaching Science for the International Coach Federation
Joel DiGirolamo is the Director of Coaching Science for the International Coach Federation (ICF), where he leads the organization’s efforts to develop, curate and disseminate information around the science of coaching. He has more than 30 years of staff and management experience in Fortune 500 companies and is the author of two books, Leading Team Alpha and Yoga in No Time at All. Joel holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Kansas State University, an MBA from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
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Topic: Leveraging BDD and Given/When/Then for Better Acceptance Criteria
BDD is the art of using examples in conversation to illustrate behaviour. - Liz Keogh
Behavior Driven Development is an approach to developing software that focuses on the behaviors of the users and system responses. Gherkin is a language used by Cucumber, which is a tool used to automate testing.
Regardless of your test automation strategy, writing Acceptance Criteria using the Given/When/Then pattern of gherkin can help you identify usage scenarios and expected system behavior. Validating your G/W/T scenarios with matrix and applying concepts from Specification by Example gives you powerful tools to use when working with stakeholders on their needs, priorities, coverage and gaps.
Terry will show us how to write Acceptance Criteria using G/W/T and a simple way to use Excel create matrices to help ensure scenario coverage and enable more productive conversations with stakeholders about priorities and dependencies starting tomorrow!
Presented by: Terry Wiegmann, CBAP, CSQE, PSPO, ACG
Terry is a “T-shaped” technologist, a long-time practitioner in a variety of roles and using a variety of plan-driven and agile practices; across commercial and enterprise applications; custom and COTS software; public and private sector; and industry domains. She has a solid background and hands-on experience with a variety of business analysis, agility and quality practices and techniques in commercial and back office software development as an internal employee, contractor and consultant.
Terry was the founding president of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA, and is an IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP); Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE); a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Advanced Toastmaster Gold (ACG), and an Awesome Woman in Agile and ASQ Fellow nominee. She has founded or served on various professional organization boards: Columbus IIBA, Columbus ATDD, Columbus Requirements SIG, Central Ohio Agile Association/Coaching Circle, US Agile Coach Camp, and Women in Leadership at Lucent.
She gives back by sharing her breadth of experience by presenting frequently at BA, QA and Agile conferences and meetings including Bluegrass IIBA Chapter meetings, Agile2014, SOBARC, Columbus IIBA Professional Development Day and Cincinnati IIBA Chapter meetings. She is passionate about helping analysts and teams have courage, celebrate learning and continually improve, and has been published in AgileConnection, Sticky Minds (one of her articles made the Sticky Minds Top 10 List for 2016) and IIBA Best Practices for Better Business Analysis.
Terry is currently Principal Consultant serving as an agile coach with Improving in Columbus, Ohio.
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Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and induct the third class of professionals into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame (BBAHoF). The AGM will look at what the Chapter has accomplished in the past year in relation to its strategic plan, its community outreach efforts, relationships it has built and inform participants of the strategic plan for the coming year. There are transformational changes happening in the global business analysis community, we will look at how the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will bring those changes to the Bluegrass business analysis community.
The Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame recognizes those from the community that have made a significant individual contribution to the advancement of business analysis as a profession within the Bluegrass region. Nominations were made from the community knowing that inductees do not have to have an affiliation with the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter or IIBA; they just must to have made a personal contribution to the advancement and awareness of the value of business analysis here within the Bluegrass region. We will induct our third class of inductees for this prestigious recognition of individual effort.
Presented by: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Board of Directors
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