I Plan My Work...Do You?
A good way to reduce the time spent on requirements elicitation is to plan the work, define the boundaries of the scope of study, communicate that plan to the stakeholders involved, and clearly set expectations on stakeholder engagement with those stakeholders…and then work that plan!
Business Analysis Planning involves coordinating the work effort of business analysts with the stakeholders on the project. The knowledge area in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v3 is actually named Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring; so there is a monitoring piece to this work effort. Once you have defined the plan, and begin to work that plan; monitor your progress to identify areas that performance can be improved.
This workshop from the Business Analysis Knowledge Academy takes a deep dive into the activities of business analysis work planning, including how to document and communicate the plan. It provides tools to the business analysis practitioner to build an excellent business relationship with project stakeholders to work toward a positive experience for everyone involved.
Understanding of activities during business analysis planning
Align business analysis planning to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v3
Understanding the value of planning your business analysis approach to projects
Understanding of how to define and model solution scope
Hands on experience with business analysis planning tasks
3.5 PD Hours | 3.5 CDUs
This workshop is registered with IIBA and qualifies for 3.5 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® certification and 3.5 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) toward retaining your existing IIBA® certification.
This is part of a 10 part series of business analysis training workshops designed to give the participant a look at the full role of the business analyst within the context of a project. A participant may attend only the topics in which they have an interest to learn more, or attend all 10 workshops for the full look at the business analyst role.
Early bird special pricing for this event ends Friday, September 23, 2016.
Please print and post this flyer around your office so all interested parties may be informed.
Any questions about this workshop or any Bluegrass IIBA event, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org.
Project Business Analysts
Enterprise Business Analysts
Business Systems Analysts
Business and Solution Architects
Workshop Provided by Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, Co-Founder of BA Knowledge Academy
Aaron is Co-Founder, COO and an Instructor at Business Analysis Knowledge Academy (BA Knowledge Academy) and a Past and Founding President of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. He also serves as Regional Director of the Americas Eastern Region for IIBA® and former Chairperson of the Role Delineation Committee, responsible for the relevancy and validity of the IIBA® certification program. Aaron is a 2016 Inductee into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame. He is a champion for the IIBA®, business analysis as a profession and the recognition of its practitioners. He is an avid Business Analyst, Blogger, Mentor, Trainer and Presenter. Aaron is a frequent speaker at IIBA® and corporate meetings and conferences in the region. He has 29 years of Business and IT experience including 16 years of Business Analysis and 15 years of consulting experience; and earned his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification in 2008. He received his business analysis training through ASPE Technologies. Aaron lives in Northern Kentucky and has four sons. In his family life, Aaron enjoys family time, and 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.
And Marguerite Stearns, CSM, Founder of BA Knowledge Center
Marguerite Stearns CSM is Founder and Principle at BA Knowledge Center and the President of the Louisville IIBA Chapter. She has performed Business Analysis in Operations and Technology for over 20 years. Marguerite holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Indiana University – Southeast, and is the current President of the School of Natural Science Advisory Board and their 2014 Alumni of Excellence. She received her Business Analysis and Agile training from ASPE Training, B2T Training and Winnow Management. Marguerite is a passionate professional who shares her expertise by developing and delivering training in Business Analysis and a mentor to students attending Indiana University – Southeast in the mentoring program that the Louisville IIBA Chapter created with the University. Marguerite is a contributing author of this BA Knowledge Academy Training series collaborating with other regional IIBA Chapter Leaders in its development. In her family life, Marguerite enjoys time with her family both at home and on Lake Cumberland. You can contact Marguerite via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marguerite-stearns-csm.