Wednesday, September 23, 2020; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Virtual Conference

You may attend morning, afternoon or all day.



Conference Theme: Disruptions and Transformations: Pivoting, Adapting, Thriving and Leading Through Trying Times

Conference Schedule:

  9:00 am - 9:10 am
Opening Comments

Conference Chair, Kathy Leigh

President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

   9:10 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address:

Business Analysis in the New Decade

Delvin Fletcher

President and CEO, IIBA International

 10:00 am - 10:50 am

 Session 1

Pivot from Projects to Products: Transforming Your Career

 Dave Saboe

Mastering Business Analysis Podcast Host

 10:50 am - 11:00 am
 Break  
 11:00 am - 11:50 pm

 Session 2

Adaptive Leadership and the BA: Working in an Increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Environment

 David Mantica

Vice President and General Manager, SoftEd

 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 Lunch Break
 
 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
 Online BA Gaming

For those who wish to play our online BA trivia game during the last portion of the lunch break.

   1:00 pm - 1:05 pm
 Welcome Back Message

Conference Chair, Kathy Leigh

President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

   1:05 pm - 1:55 pm

 Session 3

Lessons I’ve Learned and Keep Learning: A Retrospective on Change and Adapting to It

 David DeWitt

Business Analysis Practice Director, NueVista Group

   2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

 Session 4

A Consultant’s Retrospective:  7 Ways to be Versatile with Future Business Analysis Stakeholder Relationships

 Gina Schmidt

President, VITINAR Custom Training Solutions

   2:50 pm - 3:00 pm
 Break  
   3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

 Session 5

Navigating a Transformation Stories

 Four stories of navigating through a transformation.
   3:50 pm - 4:40 pm

Session 6

Know Where You Add Value - A Look at the Business Analyst Role in Data Analytics Initiatives.

 Laura Paton

Founder and CEO, BA Academy

   4:40 pm - 4:50 pm
 Closing Comments

Conference Chair, Kathy Leigh

President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter

   4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
 Conference Giveaways
 Need not be present to win

All sessions qualify for IIBA® CDUs to retain your IIBA certification, IIBA PD Hours to obtain the ECBA certification, and PMI® PDUs.

             

Conference Program (partial presentation abstracts):

Business Analysis in the New Decade

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is excited to have Devlin kick-off the BBAC conference. Delvin will give us an in-depth look at International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) look at the future of Business Analysis and their plans to make that happen. We will see how IIBA feels that business analysis will transform over the next decade and how business analysis professionals’ careers will transcend during that time.

 

Delvin Fletcher

   

Pivot from Projects to Products: Transforming Your Career

Many organizations are evolving the way they work and have a greater need for Product Owners and Product Managers. Will you be ready for this next step in your career? Come to this interactive session to explore the role of the Product Manager and understand how this can be the next evolution of the Business Analyst.

 

Dave Saboe

   

Adaptive Leadership and the BA: Working in an Increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Environment

Leadership is no longer about having a positional powerbase. You must start thinking in terms of self-leadership and utilizing the referent powerbase. On top of this the rapid pace of change, disruption and complexity is requiring a comprehensive change in how you think at work, how you conduct your work and how you define the value of what you do.

 

David Mantica

   

Lessons I’ve Learned and Keep Learning: A Retrospective on Change and Adapting to It

In this session we will relate the core lessons that business analysts will repeat as they adapt to rapidly changing business environments.  Mr. DeWitt will explain that the art and science of business analysis consists of continual professional learning and growth to lead the business as it changes due to shifts in technology, disruptions in markets. 

 

David DeWitt

   

A Consultant’s Retrospective:  7 Ways to be Versatile with Future Business Analysis Stakeholder Relationships

We know as business analysts we must conduct stakeholder analysis to get a better understanding of who our stakeholders are on a project to project basis. But relationships are based on the expectations we have of each other and the trust we have built over time.  Those relationships will impact how we perform our work and the effectiveness of that work.  How do we deal with the diversity of these relationships?  How do we adjust our communications approach? 

 

Eugenia (Gina) Schmidt

   

Stories of Navigating a Transformation

You will get to hear four stories of real-world transformations from the person who was in the “eye of the Hurricane”. Each story will provide a specific outcome or learning that was found within the transformation. Transformation are possible, these stories will give you motivation and points to think about when you face your own!

4 Speakers

Felicia Joyner

Cris Casey

David Mantica

Traci Onkst

 

   

Know Where You Add Value – A Look at the Business Analyst Role in Data Analytics Initiatives

Advancements in technology have resulted in a data explosion. Businesses continue to scramble to collect, clean, analyze, and apply insights and learnings from their data assets.  This in turn is leading to new ways of creating services, building products, and delivering value to customers. At the core of all of these changes is a shift away from gut-feel decision making to data-driven decision making.

 

Laura Paton



Basic Registration Pricing:

Price Registration Type
 $50 Morning
 $50 Afternoon
 $89  All-Day

Student discount pricing.

Scholarship available for displaced workers.

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Member and Annual Passholder discount available for All-Day tickets.

Group discount available for organizations sending six (6) or more attendees to conference.

Contact Aaron Whittenberger at Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org for discount codes.





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

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