Business Analysis: Is it a Role or a Skill?

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tempur Sealy, 1000 Tempur Way, Lexington, KY 40511


  • For paid members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We encourage online registration to our events, member registration will be $10 at the door.
  • For current college students. We invite and encourage all college students to attend our events, registration for college students will be $5 at the door.
  • All are welcome to attend our events. We encourage online registration to our events, Non-member registration will be $15 at the door.

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Business Analysis:  Is it a Role or a Skill?


The Agile evangelists would say it is a skill the entire team needs.  The IIBA would say it is a role that needs to grow in order for companies to gain competitive advantage with their technology deployments and internal automation.  PMI (the Project Management Institute) has also spoken on this topic.  Their position, based on the certification they developed (PMI-PBA) is it’s a skill successful project managers add to their tool kit of skills and techniques.  What can be factually attested to is the following; as SDLC practitioner positions like developers, testers and architects were being outsource, larger enterprise organizations depended on building software and systems for competitive advantage have been hiring Business Analysts.  Just look at Indeed or Dice or Monster and see which tech jobs are HOT and Business Analyst will be in the top 5.

This presentation will break out the current trends in the software development industry and where BA is seen as skill and were it is being built out as a role.  From there we will take a look at the pros and cons of each view and where things may end up, providing you critical information as you plan your career growth goals for 2015 and beyond.


Attendees will be entered in a raffle for a free training voucher from ASPE, up to a $1895 value.  

  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


Presented by: David Mantica, President of ASPE


ASPE’s David Mantica is president of the ASPE (American Society of Professional Education) Inc. the family of professional training companies.  His career as a business leader in the training industry spans twenty years.  As a specialist in business-to-business continuing education, David brings deep experience to roles in executive, product management, marketing and operations capacities.  He has an impressive portfolio of goal-driven successes identifying market opportunities in the training sector and responding with training product development initiatives.  He has led or conducted product management efforts around more than 300 training courses, delivered both as expert-led classroom programs and live online training delivered remotely.  Courses developed by his firms have addressed skills gaps in a range of industries, including: the software development life cycle, many IT topics, telecommunications, finance, healthcare IT and marketing.

David’s primary professional expertise lies in his unique ability to understand the business drivers that underscore the need for technology skills and find a market niche for educational products which help professionals achieve competitive advantage with these skills.  He also specializes in topics focusing on the alignment of business needs and technology resources, and building training solutions around it.


We encourage online registration for our events; therefore, we offer discounts to those who register online. 

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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



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