Bluegrass IIBA - Why Do Business Analysis, Really?

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Bluegrass Community & Technical College (Leestown Branch); 164 Opportunity Way; Lexington, KY 40511-2623

Registration

  • For members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We encourage online registration to our events; therefore, this preregistration type will expire 24 hours prior to the event and member registration will be $10 within 24 hours of the event.
  • For current college students. We invite and encourage all college students to attend our events, registration for college students will be $5 at the door.
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events. We encourage online registration to our events; therefore, this preregistration will end 24 hours prior to the event and Guest registration will be $20 within 24 hours of the event.
  • For members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We appreciate and encourage online registration prior to the day of the event; therefore, this member registration is $10 now and at the door.
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events. We appreciate and encourage online registration prior to the day of the event; therefore, this Guest registration is $20 now and at the door.
  • For state government associates to visit a regular meeting of the chapter to experience the networking, community and professional development opportunity we have to offer.

   

 

 

Strategic, Tactical, and Operational Business Analysis             

Why Do Business Analysis, Really? 

The purpose of business analysis is supposedly to define a future that will allow an organization to achieve specific goals and objectives. In reality, the purpose of business analysis can be anything from mindlessly scribbling down “requirements” to predicting the future of the known universe.

Although often married to IT (Information Technology), business analysis is a fundamental business process regardless which organizational unit performs it. Because it defines the interface between people and technology, it is by nature complex. Based on experience gained in working with hundreds of organizations of various sizes world-wide, we identify distinct differences in business analysis as practiced at three levels.

In a nutshell, Strategic Business Analysis identifies opportunities for improvement. Tactical Business Analysis flushes out the details of defined projects or initiatives. Operational Business Analysis deals with the evolving daily changes in the life of any change process. Defined thusly, these could be three different careers although they share a great deal of common techniques. As the business analyst, you need to be aware of the level at which you are working to morph the techniques for maximum returns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define strategic, tactical, and operational business analysis audiences, actions, and results
  • Recognize how to leverage the distinction to further your business analysis career
  • Discuss what it means for the future of the business analysis profession

 

Target Audience:

  • Project Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Business Relationship Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • BACoE and PMO Directors

 

Level:

  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager

 

Schedule:

      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: Tom Hathaway, Founder and Managing Member of BA-Experts

Tom has over 30 years of experience as a practitioner and instructor in the information technology and business analysis fields. Despite his developer background, he recognized early in the 1980’s that the business community needed to define business requirements as the basis for system development.  He has developed and presented business analysis training and consulting services to a world-wide audience of IT and business professionals.  Working closely with his wife and business partner Angela, he created and maintains a business analysis blog and YouTube channel with nearly 1 million views and 12,000 subscribers.  Together, they have recorded and published over 30 free “KnowledgeKnuggets™” explaining specific business analysis techniques for “Anyone Wearing the BA Hat”.  In addition, they have written and published 7 Business Analysis books (available on Amazon.com) with related video courses (available on Udemy.com) and have more planned.

   
 

We encourage pre-registration for our events so our meeting sponsors know how much food to provide for us:

Registration type

Pre-registration

Within 24 hours

Member

Free

$10

Student

$5

$5

Guest

$10

$20

Please print and post this flyer around your office so all interested parties may be informed. 

  

 

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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511

Email: info@bluegrass.iiba.org

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