Requirements Elicitation Traps and How to Deal With Them

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TeamLogic IT, Lexel Building, 1500 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY 40511


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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.

Learning points:

  • The common mistakes BAs make in eliciting requirements.
  • Traps that often occur while working with stakeholders.
  • How to avoid the traps and tribulations of requirements elicitation.

Target Audience:

  • Project Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Business Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Requirements Engineers
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • BACoE and PMO Directors


  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager


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: or Twitter @TheWittyBA.


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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