A common activity of most business analysis roles is to work with business and technical stakeholders to derive business, stakeholder and/or solution requirements to deliver organizational change. As we are reminded that even the IIBA® is only ten (10) years old, and even today many organizations still struggle with how to best utilize their business analysts; business analysis as a profession is still very much in the early stages on its path to maturity. Come and participate in this discussion as Aaron Whittenberger introduces us to some common traps and mistakes business analysts face while eliciting requirements from stakeholders. Learn some tricks of the trade on how to deal with these traps to obtain more fruitful elicitation results.
Presenter: Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP
Aaron serves as Regional Director of the Americas Eastern Region for IIBA® and Chairperson of the Role Delineation Committee, responsible for the relevancy and validity of the IIBA® certification program. He has been involved in the current effort to launch an IIBA® chapter in Lexington, KY; and currently serves as President of the Bluegrass BA Chapter. Aaron is a champion for the IIBA®, business analysis as a profession and the recognition of its practitioners. He is an avid Business Analyst, Project Manager, Blogger, Mentor, Trainer and Presenter. Aaron is a frequent speaker at IIBA® and corporate meetings and conferences in the region. He has 27 years of Business and IT experience including 14 years of Business Analysis and 14 years of consulting experience; and earned his Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) certification in 2008. In his family life, Aaron enjoys family time and he enjoys a good round of golf; we’ll see if he ever has one. You may connect with Aaron on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwhittenberger or Twitter @TheWittyBA.
Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts
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