Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Webinar


  • For members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter.
  • For current college students. We invite and encourage all college students to attend our events.
  • 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.

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Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst

This webinar series focuses on the transformations we expect to see in the business analysis space over the next five years to help today's business analysis practitioner position their career for that future. 

In this series you will hear from thought leaders in the business analysis space about changes they see coming within the next five years that the profession will have to respond to.  Once you register for this event you will receive a link to this pre-recorded webinar.  You will have access to this recording for at least 20 days following this event date.  You do not have to be available at this date and time to take advantage of this professional development opportunity.  If you have any questions about the content, please send your questions to Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP at Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org. We will get you an answer to your questions. 

The Future is Now: The Rise of the 21st Century Business Analyst: Strategic, Value-based Business Relationship Managers 

The 21st Century Business Analyst will be the most sought after role in the coming years, so don’t blink or you will miss it. The 21st Century BA role will be strategic, value-based, collaborative, and innovator. However, the specific expertise of the BA will differ greatly.

This presentation explores the various areas of focus for BAs: strategist, architect, business process designer, business rules/decision analyst, business intelligence analyst, value manager, agilest, transformational change expert, customer experience designer, and relationship manager to name a few. We will also explore the various domains the BA finds herself in, including: Technology-Driven Change – IT and Innovation, Business/Technology Optimization – It’s all about Value; and Industry-Specific Change Expert, such as Financial Services, Insurance, Education, Health Care, and Government/Non Profits. And finally, we will explore the leadership qualities for BAs of the future: Value Creation, Agility, Team Leadership, Transformational Change, Complexity Management, Creativity and Innovation.

Learning Points:

  • 1.      Explore the strategic role of the 21st century Business Analyst
  • 2.      Examine and select the business domain that meets your passion
  • 3.      Discover the requisite leadership qualities for BAs of the future

Presented by: Kitty Hass, KHass & Associates, Former Member IIBA Board of Directors

Kitty is the leading expert in Strategic Business Analysis and Complex Project Management, a prominent keynote presenter at industry and corporate conferences, author, consultant, and certified facilitator. She is the president of KHass and Associates, Inc., a consulting practice specializing in strategic business practices. Her expertise includes implementing and managing PMOs and BACOEs, managing large complex programs, and leading groundbreaking PM and BA maturity efforts. Kitty has served as an IIBA Director since 2008, and served in many other volunteer capacities with IIBA.

She has written nine books, dozens of influential articles, and given lectures at corporations throughout the world. She is a professor of Strategic PM and BA Practices at Villanova University and a keynote speaker at conferences around the world. Kitty serves on the BA advisory boards for Capella University and the University of California, Irvine. Her ground breaking work in Project Complexity has earned her recognition as a recipient of the PMI’s David I. Cleland Literature Award.


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

Email: info@bluegrass.iiba.org


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