Bluegrass IIBA - 7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • ITT Technical Institute; 3020 Old Todds Road, Lexington, KY 40509


  • 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.
  • You are very welcome to join us at our events. Should you wish to join as a member, you will receive discounts on our events. We encourage online registration to our events, Guest registration will be $15 at the door.

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts 

As business analysts there are habits we can adopt for success. This presentation will focus on how habits such as planning, stakeholder analysis, understanding the real problem, communication and others will transform a business analyst to a highly effective problem solving machine!

The picture below is from just before Heather and Jared delivered this presentation at Building Business Capability (BBC) Conference, the official conference of IIBA moved the session from a 75 capacity room to a 400 capacity room; they filled that room and delivered this excellent presentation!


Learning objectives:

  • Plan for success
  • Understand the problem     
  • The right communication


Target Audience:

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



  • Novice
  • Intermediate
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager


Presented by: Heather Mylan-Mains and Jared Gorai

Heather Mylan-Mains is from Des Moines, Iowa. She is a stimulus for change as a mom, a business analyst consultant and currently Vice President of Chapters for International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). For the past 17+ years, she has worked with a variety of team to identify and solve problems. She has been fortunate to work through all aspects of business analysis; there is no part of the RACI matrix she has not been responsible for! Heather has a BA in Accounting from Grand View College and a MBA from Drake University.  You can connect with Heather on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Jared Gorai loves being a Business Analyst and has done so for almost 15 years. He’s passionately employed for a Canadian Oil & Gas company headquartered in Calgary Alberta. He holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Calgary and the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation. He is a Past President of the Calgary IIBA Chapter and is currently the Deputy Vice President of Chapters for International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®). He will take any chance possible to evangelize the role of the Business Analyst. You can connect with Jared on LinkedIn and Twitter. 

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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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