Agile Analysis Virtual Study Group
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.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will run the study group for 5 sessions on Tuesday evenings beginning on September 29, 2020. 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. We ask students to begin studying early so it is a good idea to be registered at least one week prior to the first session. Students will be provided with course material, including an AAC Study Guide and study workbook.
This study group is an instructor-led course, and will be taught by Vice President of Professional Development, Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, AAC
Please note that this study group is open to everyone internationally. Please understand that this course is taught in American English. Study sessions are at 6:00 p.m. EDT. If you are not in the Eastern time zone of North America, you will need to translate this time to your time zone.
If you have any questions concerning this study group, please email 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 or IIBA®-AAC certification.
Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, AAC
Vice President of Professional Development
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See what past participants of this Agile Analysis Study Group say about the learning experience:
"One-stop solution for all questions as one prepares for IIBA-AAC"
“This was an excellent learning experience and was instrumental in acquiring the knowledge to be able to pass the IIBA-AAC exam.”
“Provides All the tools necessary to take you from study group to successful scholar, AAC certification”
“Big Value, Fast!!!”
“An excellent study group with incredible expertise from great people.”
“This study group was exactly what I needed to motivate myself and build the necessary confidence for taking the exam.”
“The Bluegrass Chapter is well organized, professional and an excellent BA resource!”
“A very productive way to spend Tuesday nights with friends.”
“The Bluegrass Chapter AAC Study Group is an excellent tool to prepare busy professionals to take the Agile Analysis Certification exam. It is a great companion to their BABOK study group.”
Note: In response to the global health pandemic some of these prices may have
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Topic: Agile for the Business Analyst
Traditional system-development methodologies are rapidly being replaced by more iterative or agile approaches. More and more organizations are realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements. Effective business analysis is key to developing those requirements and keeping projects on track. Come along as Terrell explores the contributions of good requirements development in an Agile environment and equips business analysts with the critical thinking, analytical skills, and necessary people skills they need to add value to every Agile project.
6:00 pm - 6:25 pm - Virtual Networking
6:25 pm - 6:30 pm - Chapter News
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Program
Presented by: Terrell Smith, Senior Consultant and Instructor at ASPE Training
Terrell Smith is a senior trainer and consultant for ASPE/CPRIME. He comes from both a business and technical background, having worked in corporate and government environments. With over 40 years of work experience in a wide range of project management, business analysis, and agile assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical, easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of PM/BA methodologies and best practices, risk assessments, modeling, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, and team building. He has been consulting and facilitating classes and workshops for over 20 years in both traditional and virtual classrooms.
Topic: Creative Ways to Engage Your Stakeholders
Business analysts, project managers, and change agents all use various techniques to help deliver successful changes. But what do you use when your tried and true techniques don't work? You get a little creative! And of course, have a little fun! In this presentation, Jamie will give you a fresh perspective on some of the more common analysis techniques and help you engage WITH your stakeholders for successful results. We'll show you tips, techniques, and even some technologies to help you feel more engaged wherever your teams reside. Join Jamie and have some fun exploring ways to be creative while being successful!
Presented by: Jamie Champagne, Author, Trainer, Collaborator
Jamie Champagne is beyond her "passionate BA" title and truly embodies business analysis and adding value to those around her everyday. She enjoys sharing with others ways to improve their analysis skill sets, unique ways to look at the world, and how to be more accomplished with measurable results. She's the founding President of the Hawaii IIBA chapter and continues to stay engaged with IIBA both at the local and international level. When she's not collaborating with amazing people, you can find her collaborating with her friends and family on the Hawaiian waters on a surfboard.
Topic: Adaptive Leadership
Abstract will be updated soon.
6:00 pm - 6:25 pm - Networking and Refreshments
Presented by: TBD
BABOK® v3 Virtual Study Group
This spring, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will once again host a virtual BABOK® v3 Study Group for those individuals interested in IIBA® core certification or learning the BABOK Guide to better their career.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will run the study group for 13 study sessions on Tuesday evenings through the spring and one final session on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Students should be prepared to spend 2 to 3 hours studying each week, plus the 2.5 hours study session on Tuesday evening. This study group will provide practice tests opportunity for students. ECBA practice tests are at the competency level for new business analysts; while the CCBA/CBAP practice tests are at a competency level for more seasoned business analysts. We ask students to begin studying early so it is a good idea to be registered at least one week prior to the first session. Students will be provided with course material, including an ECBA or CBAP Study Guide.
This is an instructor-led course. It will be instructed by Director of Certification Eric Neill, PMP, CSCP, CLTD; Vice President of Professional Development Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, CSPO, AAC and President, Kathy Leigh, CBAP, and other CBAP instructors from the Chapter.
Please note that this study group is open to everyone internationally. Please understand that this course is taught in American English. Study sessions are at 6:00 p.m. EST. If you are not in the Eastern time zone of North America, you will need to translate this time to your time zone.
If you have any questions concerning this study group, please email Aaron at Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org.
35 PD Hours | 35 CDUs
This study group is registered with IIBA® and qualifies for 35 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® core certification and 35 Continuing Development Units (CDU) toward retaining your existing IIBA® core certification.
Eric Neill, PMP, CSCP
Director of Certification
Kathy Leigh, CBAP
Don't forget: Let your friends and colleagues know about this month's event
by forwarding this event to them.
Please be aware of the chapter's Refund Policy.
See what past students of this Study Group are saying about it:
“The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is well organized and active. Great job on putting study group together”
-- Maria Kamendant, Senior Business Analyst, Xylem Inc.
“The Kentucky Bluegrass chapter is very work oriented and professional with dedicated leading technologists. Glad that I joined the study group.
-- Toi Luu, Senior Business Analyst, City of Tulsa
“An informative journey that breaks the BABOK into bite-sized pieces for weekly ingestion. The instructors were excellent – very professional but highly personable in approach and delivery. The course was a gem!!”
-- Tina Bates, Business Analysts Consultant
“A truly inspiring learning experience, always be trained by professionals with hands-on knowledge about the subject they are teaching.”
-- Marius Popentiu
“This course was a great pace to cover the BABOK and prepare for taking the CBAP exam!”
-- Patrick Caruso, Intermediate Business Systems Analyst, Federated Hermes
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will run the study group for 5 sessions on Thursday evenings beginning on June 17, 2021. 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. We ask students to begin studying early so it is a good idea to be registered at least one week prior to the first session. Students will be provided with course material, including an AAC Study Guide and study workbook.
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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