The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host a panel discussion of Recruiters and Hiring Managers to discuss skills business analysts should be developing at different points throughout their career. Whether you are just entering the field straight out of college, a mid-career professional transitioning into a business analysis role, or a seasoned business analyst this is your opportunity to ask questions to the panelists and find out what they look for in business analyst candidates and the current business analysis marketplace.
Whether you are currently in the market to change jobs, a student that will soon be looking for your first job, a business analyst manager who wants to confirm your alignment with current hiring practices, or just want to investigate the current conditions of the marketplace this session is your opportunity to hear directly from those who actively participate in, and make the decisions, in hiring business analysts. Recruiters and hiring managers from prominent companies in the Bluegrass Region will discuss their perspectives on effective strategies to transition within, or into, the business analysis marketplace. These recruiters and hiring managers will take questions from the audience, so come learn what skills, experience and competencies you need to bring to the marketplace to be considered a top candidate and achieve your goals. This will be a very informative session to find out about the local business analysis marketplace.
6:00 pm - 6:20 pm - Networking and Refreshments
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm - Chapter News
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Program
Jeffrey Rice, PMP
IT PMO Manager
Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO
Senior Enterprise Business Analyst
Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Senior Recruiter / Recruiter Lead
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Webinar: Digital Transformation Chalk Talk
This is an online chat session with one of our Digital World enthusiasts. Whether you just want to learn what it means to be digital, what does it mean to your day-to-day business analysis work, what does a digital transformation mean to your organization; this webinar series is designed for you. Our digital experts will give you different perspectives that will help you be prepared when your organization starts talking about digital transformation. Join us for this webinar and all the webinars in this series to learn more about what going digital means to you and your organization.
Presented by: Tim Kramer, Strategy and Portfolio Lead, TE Connectivity
Tim Kramer is a goal-focused problem solver with business analysis and project management expertise with a strong background in implementing enhanced process improvement projects and providing technology solutions in large and small organizations. His focus is on understanding business strategy and aligning the tactical and operational levels for trace-ability. A customer-centric mindset helps me focus on the benefits provided opposed to linear schedules.
Tim is experienced in a diverse background in business and technology including Manufacturing Business Systems, Distribution and Inventory Management, Health Care Consulting, Business Process Improvement, and Business Modeling techniques.
Tim is passionate about the discipline of business analysis and using Lean tools and Design Thinking to provide value to the organization. He is experienced in Requirements Gathering and Documentation, Requirements Management, Requirements Trace-ability, Test Strategies, Test Plan Creation and Execution, and using various methods in achieving all of the mentioned skills.
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Topic: Role the BA plays on a Successful Agile team
Explore the integral role the business analyst plays in the success of Agile teams.
This highly interactive presentation will explore the integral role the business analyst plays in the success of Agile teams.
Presented by: Dan Causing, CBAP, CSM
Dan Clausing, CBAP, CSM, is an Agile and Lean Transformation Coach at a Fortune 100 company. He has spent over 20 years working to bring business and IT together for a common goal - the success of the customer. His career has ranged from corporate team builder to leading analysis efforts on multi-million dollar software development programs. Prior to his present role Dan spent over 5 years with traditionally waterfall teams as they transformed into Agile teams. For the past several years Dan has been an Agile and Lean Transformation coach leading efforts to optimize processes throughout the software development organization. In addition to this work, Dan serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communication for the IIBA Central Ohio Chapter.
Explore the integral role the business analyst plays in the success of Agile teams. This highly interactive presentation will explore the integral role the business analyst plays in the success of Agile teams.
Topic: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
This is a free online chat session for our primary community with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA™, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.
Presented by: Bill Phillips, CBAP
Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and induct the fourth 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 fourth class of inductees for this prestigious recognition of individual effort.
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Celebration
Presented by: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Board of Directors
This meeting sponsored by:
BABOK® v3 Virtual Study Group
This summer, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will once again host a virtual BABOK® v3 Study Group for those individuals interested in IIBA® certification or learning the BABOK® Guide to better their career. This study group is open to USA residents only.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will run the study group for 12 sessions on Thursday evenings through the summer. This study group will provide 30 Professional Development (PD) Hours for those students seeking certification, and provide a practice test opportunity for all students. Students will be provided with course material, including a BABOK v3 Study Guide.
This study group will be facilitated by Director of Certification Eric Neill, PMP, CSCP, Vice President of Professional Development Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO and other CBAP Recipients from the Chapter Leadership.
If you have any questions concerning this study group, please email Aaron at Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org.
30 PD Hours | 30 CDUs
This workshop is registered with IIBA and qualifies for 30 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® certification and 30 Continuing Development Units (CDU) toward retaining your existing IIBA® certification.
Eric Neill, PMP, CSCP
Director of Certification
Vice President of Professional Development
Agile Analysis Virtual Study Group
This fall, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host a virtual Agile Analysis Study Group for those individuals interested in IIBA®-AAC certification or learning the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide to better their career. This study group is open to USA residents only.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will run the study group for 5 sessions on Tuesday evenings in the early fall. This study group will provide 12.5 Professional Development (PD) Hours for those students seeking IIBA® core certification, and provide a practice test opportunity for all students. Students will be provided with course material, including an AAC Study Guide.
This study group will be provided by Director of Agile Certification Bill Phillips, CBAP.
If you have any questions concerning this study group, please email Bill at Agile.Certification@bluegrass.iiba.org, or Vice President of Professional Development, Aaron Whittenberger at Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org.
12.5 PD Hours | 12.5 CDUs
This workshop is registered with IIBA and qualifies for 12.5 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® core certifications and 12.5 Continuing Development Units (CDU) toward retaining your existing IIBA® core certification.
Bill Phillips, CBAP
Director of Agile Certification
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