Bluegrass IIBA - IIBA Certification - Why? When? How?

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Solarity Group, 961 Beasley Street, Suite 140, Lexington, KY 40509

Registration

  • We invite everyone to attend our educational and networking event for free the first time just to check us out.
  • For members in good standing and annual passholders of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We encourage online registration to our events; therefore, this preregistration type will expire 24 hours prior to the event and member registration will be $10 within 24 hours of the event.
  • 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; therefore, this preregistration will end 24 hours prior to the event and Guest registration will be $20 within 24 hours of the event.
  • For members in good standing and annual passholders of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We appreciate and encourage online registration prior to the day of the event; therefore, this member registration is $10 now and 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 appreciate and encourage online registration prior to the day of the event; therefore, this Guest registration is $20 now and at the door.

Registration is closed

Panel Discussion: IIBA® Certification - Why? When? How?

Have you been thinking of getting IIBA® certified? Maybe even started studying but haven’t been able to get the courage to schedule your exam? Maybe you’re not sure what value certification will bring to your practice of business analysis? Whether you’re considering ECBA, CCBA®, or CBAP® certifications, this discussion will give you that push you need to make 2020 your year to succeed.

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will be hosting a panel discussion on why NOW is the best time to get serious about getting certified with four certified chapter members from Vermont. They will discuss why they chose to obtain certification and what it has meant for their careers and professional practice. Walk through the process of obtaining your certification, including study tips and tricks that allowed all of them to pass the exam on the first try. The panel is a mix of CCBA® and CBAP® certified BAs at various stages of their careers, three of which sat their exams in fall 2019; so the experience is fresh.

Learning points:
  • IIBA Certification: Why? When? How?
  • Study tips & tricks


Note: We have remote attendance availability for our chapter meetings. You will asked during registration if you intend to attend in person or remotely.

Target Audience:

  • Business Analysis Professionals interested in obtaining certification
  • 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

 

Panelists: 

         

         C. Loadholt Scott     Alex Gellar       Helen Linda        Kayla Robinson

    

 

Alex Geller, CCBA is the Continuous Improvement Unit Supervisor with the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) as a member of the Performance and Strategic Initiatives Section in Montpelier, VT. Alex leads a team of talented individuals to create a culture of continuous improvement by leveraging people, data and modern tools. Over a career spanning 3 state agencies Alex has worn the hat of an environmental scientist, GIS analyst, software developer, project manager, and IT business analyst in addition to earning a Masters degree Computer Information Systems. This technical and business centric background has allowed Alex to view change initiatives from nearly every perspective. Alex’s favorite aspect of business analysis is serving as a guide to those who’s jobs will be transformed by an IT project.

Helen Linda, MSLIS, CBAP is a Continuous Improvement Program Manager with the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Performance and Strategic Initiatives Section in Montpelier, VT. The section leverages data and people to promote a culture continuous improvement at VTrans. She joined state government after an 18 year career as a systems and technical services librarian, discovering a love of business analysis and continuous improvement while stewarding records management projects at VTrans. She continued to hone those skills in the Agency of Digital Services as an IT Business Analyst, working on both Human Services and Transportation projects before returning to VTrans to practice business analysis with a broader scope than the IT perspective allowed. Helen is a life-long learner and sought business analysis certification because education combined with intuition and experience creates the most effective, nimble, and well-rounded change agents.

Kayla Robinson, CCBA, CSM is an IT Business Analyst with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. working with the State of Vermont Agency of Digital Services’ Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) on an 8-year, $9M software replacement project for the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). This software is used by VTrans to manage construction contracts from start to finish, including contract estimating, advertisement, bidding, construction, and finalization and will be used by both internal State staff and external contractors and suppliers. Kayla is a new member of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and recipient of her CCBA this year even though she has been serving in a business analyst role for more than 5 years. She has found that her certification has allowed to more confidently practice business analysis and gain the respect of her peers. She is eager to help others obtain their certifications in Business Analysis so they may experience the same benefits.

C. Loadholt Scott, CBAP, AEMT is an IT Business Analyst with the State of Vermont Agency of Digital Services’ Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) in Waterbury, Vermont. The EPMO is responsible for conducting business analysis and managing information technology projects that improve governmental services. His first introduction to business analysis was working with a BA, serving as a subject matter expert and tester on an ININ project for a local bank. He joined state government 6 years ago, working as a business analyst on projects in the Human Services, Public Safety, and Transportation sectors. He decided to test for the CBAP to ground, compare, and expand his understanding of business analysis.  

This event sponsored by:



Pass the Word:

Don't forget: Let your friends and colleagues know about this month's event by forwarding this event to them.

Please feel free to print this flyer and post around your office.

 

We encourage pre-registration for our events so our meeting sponsors know how much food to provide for us:

Registration type

Pre-registration

Within 24 hours

First Time Attendee

Free

Free

Member, Annual Pass

Free

$10

Student

$5

$5

Guest

$10

$20

  

 


                        

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

BLUEGRASS IIBA CHAPTER © 2019 | REFUND POLICY                                        IIBA HOME  |  PRIVACY POLICY  |  COOKIE POLICY  |  TRADEMARK POLICY  |  SITEMAP 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software