Bluegrass IIBA Chapter has partnered with Business Analysis Knowledge Academy of New Albany, Indiana to offer a series of professional development workshops to its members and the members of the Bluegrass business analysis community. These workshops will give a participant a look at the full role of the business analyst within the context of the project. However, each workshop will stand on its own; so a person may attend only the workshops in which they wish to learn more, or they may attend the full series of workshops to get the full look at the IT Business Analyst role.
Topics covered by these workshops include, but not limed to, requirements discovery and specification, business rules, business analysis planning, use cases, process modeling, data modeling and requirements reviews.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter intends to offer these workshops at a rate of two or three half-day workshops per year. Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, President of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter stated “this is a unique training opportunity for our members and participants to learn the full role of the business analyst and raise their level of service they provide to their organization.” This method of delivery will allow practitioners to learn a particular topic or technique, put that into practice and grow that competency; then come back to learn more. Consider this “chunk learning”; learn a chunk of knowledge, put it into practice and then come back to learn more. Delivering two to three workshops per year should give ample opportunity to put new learnings into practice before learning another topic.
Marguerite Sterns, CSM, Founder and Principle at Business Analysis Knowledge Academy says there are currently ten workshops in the series, with two of the topics so full of content they take double the time amount of their regular two-hour workshop. They also have two other topics under development that may be added to the series. The series may grow even larger before all is said and done. Louisville IIBA Chapter has expressed interest in the workshop series and Business Analysis Knowledge Academy intends to make the series available to other IIBA chapters in the region.
Please visit the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter website (http://bluegrass.iiba.org) to see the first workshop in the series being offered on Friday, May 13, 2016. Subscribe to their email list to receive future announcements for notification of the following workshops. If you have any questions concerning these workshops or the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org.