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Business Analysis Webinars for September 2023


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Solving Problems Using Critical Thinking and Creativity

Presented by Christa Kirby, Leadership Practice Director, Corporate Education Group


The ability to think both creatively and critically is an invaluable skill set at the heart of effective problem-solving. While at first glance creating and critiquing may seem like opposites, they are in fact deeply connected... and part of an ongoing generative cycle. To solve challenging problems, we need to explore them holistically — to unleash our imaginations while also applying structure and discipline to our thought processes.


Topics we will cover in this webinar include:

    The intimate connection between critical thinking and creative thinking

    The importance of defining the right problem

    Common cognitive biases that can diminish innovation

    The difference between brainstorming and “brain swarming”

    Techniques for generating both convergent and divergent thinking


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 19, 2023; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT

Host: Corporate Education Group     @CEG






Visual Modeling to Engage Stakeholders

Presented by Gina Schmidt, Author of “Business Analysis Versatility”


Have you ever been in a meeting and wished that someone would get up and draw a picture for you so that you could better understand what the discussion was about? Pictures are worth a thousand words. Get a sense of the different types of drawings you can create to help communicate between the business and the technical stakeholders on your project. In addition, as a communication tool, models help uncover opportunities and missing or vague requirements. Make your meetings more engaging and effective by using these models! We will cover different types of models, identify what models are used for what purpose, and cover the various notations used in the industry today.

As an attendee, you can expect to:

    See how to convert complex textual information to simpler visuals

    Be exposed to varying styles, techniques and notations used to create models

    Know which models to use and when

    Apply visual modeling to engage and collaborate with stakeholders


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023; 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm EDT

Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass






I've done my context diagram - what next?!?

Presented by Ryland Leyton, CBAP


You’ve got your context diagram done, and now you aren’t sure what to do next. The good news and the bad news are the same news: there are a TON of things you could do next, and you get to figure out which ones by applying BA skills to it!

    Starting with a context diagram, Identify and prioritize your follow-on work.

    Be able to design and explain your analysis plan to project team members and stakeholders.

    Consider and apply optimizations based on your software development framework.


Audience: Public

Date/Time: Thursday, September 21, 2023; 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT

Host: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter    @IIBABluegrass




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



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