Bluegrass IIBA - Utilizing Decision Modeling for Effective Communication in a Project

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Solarity Group, 961 Beasley Street, Suite 140, Lexington, KY 40509
  • 17

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Topic: Utilizing Decision Modeling for Effective Communication in a Project

When is communication too much? I suspect that most, if not all, business analysts have been involved in projects or initiatives where the communication plan is “Copy everyone”. Other times, a decision or requirement is omitted because a key stakeholder was missed; or even worse, the right audience was contacted, but through the wrong method.

We communicate to achieve shared understanding. We understand communication—its goals, techniques, and desired outcomes. But can we communicate better? Darrell will share proven techniques to improve communication in a project setting.

With the BABOK v3, a new competency was added: Decision Modeling. Every business analyst can improve communication among their stakeholders, as well as support the Stakeholder Management Plan and Project Manager’s Communication Plan. This can be achieved by developing a Decision Model to ensure the right balance between too much and too little communication.  Some general guidelines include:

  • Start with the goal, then work backward
  • Don’t get hung up on job titles
  • Avoid e-mail spewing
  • Identifying gaps and errors
  • Be sensitive
  • Be as brief as possible, but as detailed as necessary

Learning Objectives:

  • How to purposely develop a communication plan for your project
  • What is Decision Modeling
  • How can Decision Modeling support BA 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

 

Level:

  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager     

        

Schedule:

      6:00 pm - 6:20 pm - Networking and Refreshments

      6:20 pm - 6:30 pm - Chapter News

      6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Program

 

Presented by: Darrell Zuercher, CBAP, PMP, CSM, SSM, Business Analyst at Tata Consultancy Services

An Atlanta native, Darrell grew up in the deep South, graduating from college and graduate school. Between those two accomplishments, he fled to the Pacific Northwest. He began his IT career in a college library, before moving on to home improvement stores, income tax preparation, journalism, electric utilities, and logistics. Through it all, he has focused on communication: data entry, technical writing, Scrum Master, and business analysis.

A life-long learner, Darrell has worked to improve his skills throughout his career. As a result, he has obtained the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM [Scrum Alliance]), and SAFe Scrum Master (SSM [Scaled Agile Academy]).

When not working, Darrell enjoys writing, sports, concerts, collecting stamps, role-playing games, and antiques shopping. These activities have also added depth to his career, teaching him to identify relationships, see from different perspectives, value teamwork, and notice details.

Darrell and his wife, Kelley, have been married for eight years and have recently moved to Louisville from Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

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