Bluegrass Business Analysis Conference 2020

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Conference

Registration

  • For people who wish to attend the morning sessions (9am - 12pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020.
  • For people who wish to attend the morning sessions (9am - 12pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020, and from organization that is sending six (6) or more attendees to the conference. This registration level requires a registration code, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org to receive code.
  • For people who wish to attend the afternoon sessions (1pm - 5pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020.
  • For people who wish to attend the afternoon sessions (1pm - 5pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020, and from organization that is sending six (6) or more attendees to the conference. This registration level requires a registration code, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org to receive code.
  • For Bluegrass IIBA Chapter members and Annual Passholders who wish to attend the all-day sessions (9am - 5pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020.
  • For people who wish to attend the all-day sessions (9am - 5pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020.
  • For BLUEGRASS IIBA CHAPTER MEMBERS and ANNUAL PASSHOLDERS who wish to attend the all-day sessions (9am - 5pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020, and from organization that is sending six (6) or more attendees to the conference. This registration level requires a registration code, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org to receive code.
  • For people who wish to attend the all-day sessions (9am - 5pm EDT) and register after August 29, 2020, and from organization that is sending six (6) or more attendees to the conference. This registration level requires a registration code, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org to receive code.
  • For those that were displaced from there job recently, whether due to the coronavirus pandemic or other reason. Even if you have returned to work recently, but were not working for over two months you may use this registration level. This registration level requires a registration code, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org to receive code.
  • For current college or university students. This registration level requires a registration code, please email Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org to receive code.

Registration is closed

Wednesday, September 23, 2020; 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Virtual Conference

You may attend morning, afternoon or all day

Conference Theme: Disruptions and Transformations: Pivoting, Adapting, Thriving and Leading Through Trying Times

Conference Schedule:

Opening Comments                                                                    Kathy Leigh
Business Analysis in the New Decade                                           Delvin Fletcher
Pivot from Projects to Products: Transforming Your Career             Dave Saboe
BREAK                                                                                           BREAK
Adaptive Leadership and the BA: Working in an

Increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and

Ambiguous Environment                                                             David Mantica
LUNCH                                                                                           LUNCH
Lessons I’ve Learned and Keep Learning: A Retrospective

on Change and Adapting to It                                                     David DeWitt
A Consultant’s Retrospective: 7 Ways to be Versatile with

Future Business Analysis Stakeholder Relationships                        Gina Schmidt
BREAK                                                                                          BREAK
Stories of Navigating a Transformation                                         4 Speakers
Know Where You Add Value – A Look at the Business

Analyst Role in Data Analytics Initiatives                                      Laura Paton
Closing Comments                                                                     Kathy Leigh
Conference Giveaways                                                               Bill Powers

All sessions qualify for IIBA® CDUs to retain your IIBA certification, IIBA PD Hours to obtain the ECBA certificate, and PMI® PDUs.


Conference Program (partial presentation abstracts):

Keynote: Business Analysis in the New Decade

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is excited to have Devlin kick-off the BBAC conference. Delvin will give us an in-depth look at International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) look at the future of Business Analysis and their plans to make that happen. We will see how IIBA feels that business analysis will transform over the next decade and how business analysis professionals’ careers will transcend during that time.

  Delvin Fletcher

  President and CEO

  International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)


Pivot from Projects to Products: Transforming Your Career

Many organizations are evolving the way they work and have a greater need for Product Owners and Product Managers. Will you be ready for this next step in your career? Come to this interactive session to explore the role of the Product Manager and understand how this can be the next evolution of the Business Analyst.


                  

Dave Saboe                                      

Mastering Business Analysis Podcast Host

Enterprise Lean-Agile Coach     

Adaptive Leadership and the BA: Working in an Increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Environment

Leadership is no longer about having a positional powerbase. You must start thinking in terms of self-leadership and utilizing the referent powerbase. On top of this the rapid pace of change, disruption and complexity is requiring a comprehensive change in how you think at work, how you conduct your work and how you define the value of what you do.



                      

David Mantica              

VP and General Manager 

Software Education USA LLC (SoftEd)                         

Lessons I’ve Learned and Keep Learning: A Retrospective on Change and Adapting to It

In this session we will relate the core lessons that business analysts will repeat as they adapt to rapidly changing business environments.  Mr. DeWitt will explain that the art and science of business analysis consists of continual professional learning and growth to lead the business as it changes due to shifts in technology, disruptions in markets.


                                     

David DeWitt                     

Business Analysis Practice Director  

NueVista Group       

A Consultant’s Retrospective:  7 Ways to be Versatile with Future Business Analysis Stakeholder Relationships

We know as business analysts we must conduct stakeholder analysis to get a better understanding of who our stakeholders are on a project to project basis. But relationships are based on the expectations we have of each other and the trust we have built over time.  Those relationships will impact how we perform our work and the effectiveness of that work.  How do we deal with the diversity of these relationships?  How do we adjust our communications approach?


 

 Gina Schmidt 

 Author, Trainer, Consultant

 VITINAR Custom Training Solutions

Stories of Navigating a Transformation

You will get to hear four stories of real-world transformations from the person who was in the “eye of the Hurricane”. Each story will provide a specific outcome or learning that was found within the transformation. Transformations are possible, these stories will give you motivation and points to think about when you face your own!

Know Where You Add Value – A Look at the Business Analyst Role in Data Analytics Initiatives

Advancements in technology have resulted in a data explosion. Businesses continue to scramble to collect, clean, analyze, and apply insights and learnings from their data assets.  This in turn is leading to new ways of creating services, building products, and delivering value to customers. At the core of all of these changes is a shift away from gut-feel decision making to data-driven decision making.

  Laura Paton

Team Member that wrote

BABOK® and PMI® BA Practitioner Guide

Principal at BA Academy



Basic Registration Pricing:


Price Registration Type
 $50 Morning
 $50 Afternoon
 $89  All-Day




 

Early Bird discount available until August 29, 2020.

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Member and Annual Passholder discount available for All-Day tickets.

Student discount pricing available.

Scholarship available for displaced workers.

Group discount available for organizations sending six (6) attendees to conference.


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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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