Kentuckiana IIBA - Why is there a Human in my Loop?

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • TEKsystems, 700 N Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Registration

  • We invite everyone to attend our educational and networking event for free the first time just to check us out.
  • For members in good standing and annual passholders 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 and annual passholders 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.

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Topic: Why is there a Human in my Loop?

Sometimes as business analysts and project managers we get caught up in the minutiae of our project plans. We spend so much time to schedule meetings to define requirements, update the timeline, communicate with the team, hold them accountable, report up the chain on our status, and put out fires. Then we repeat this process daily, weekly, monthly.

How much time do we spend thinking about, advocating for, talking with the end users of our project? Do we even consider quality or requirements from their perspective? Or do we always assume ‘the business representative’ knows exactly what the end user needs? Have we lost sight of the human on the other end of our projects? How many times have I admitted this to myself but determined it’s just too hard to be a user advocate? What we do is for them. What we build is for them.

So let’s focus on the human in the loop. Let’s start and end with them. Let’s measure quality through their perspective. Let’s gather requirements directly from them and take strategic direction from the business rep.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the barriers to get direct user access and strategies to break those barriers
  • How to gather requirements from end users
  • Communicating the value and ROI of having the human in the loop
  • Understanding the Intrinsic motivators for the team
  • Leveraging previous success to snowball other initiatives

 

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:

      6:00 pm - 6:20 pm - Networking and Refreshments

      6:20 pm - 6:30 pm - Chapter News

      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Program

 

Presented by: Paul Spencer, Co-founder of POMiET

Paul leverages over twenty years of experience towards continuously learning, modifying, and applying to over 40 engagements/projects with software craftsmanship, agile and lean practices. Paul has personally interacted with over 200 people during this span, positively mentoring and collaborating with them individually, as teams, as executive leaders, and as organizations to move the needle towards improved efficiency, quality, and work satisfaction. He has managed and coordinated multiple teams to successfully deliver for large initiatives, including many multi-million-dollar projects. He is the co-founder of POMIET and holds a Masters in Human Factors Engineering.

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Registration type

Pre-registration

Within 24 hours

Member

Free

$10

Annual Pass

Free

$10

Student

$5

$5

Guest

$10

$20

  

 

 

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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