BA410 - The Seasoned Business Analyst Course

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 6:00 PM 7:30 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual training sessions
  • 14


  • For Bluegrass IIBA Annual Passholders.
  • For IIBA Members.
  • 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.


BA410 - The Seasoned Business Analyst


As a Senior Business Analyst you may be involved in enterprise or strategic analysis, including project initiation activities, stakeholder engagement and mentoring teams with an expectation of delivering innovative solutions.

This course is designed to equip you with the tools and techniques for the strategic and consultative Business Analyst so your team can perform and excel in an VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity) environment. Powerful training solution for practicing experienced Business Analysts who need to learn advanced techniques for dealing with executive management, influencing at all levels of the organization and adaptive leadership.

Get EEP level training at IIBA Chapter pricing!

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand techniques for working in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment
  • Understand influencing up and down the organizational chart
  • Understand techniques for communicating and presenting to executive management
  • Apply learned techniques to your daily work


  • Using leadership skills regardless of position or authority
  • Adaptive Leadership for the Business Analyst
  • Making business requirements verifiable
  • How to present multiple solutions for consensus decision making
  • Applying influencing techniques for critical decision making
  • Presenting complex content and recommended solutions to executive management


  • BA101 - BA Fundamentals course, and
  • BA105 - BA Tools and Techniques, and
  • Two and half years of business analysis experience, or
  • Four years of business analysis experience.
  • Detailed understanding generally accepted business analysis concepts and practices.
  • Great understanding of business practices.

9 PD Hours | 9 CDUs

This professional development course is registered with IIBA® and qualifies for 9 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® core certification and 9 Continuing Development Units (CDUs) toward retaining your existing IIBA® core certification.

Target Audience:

  • Seasoned Project Business Analysts
  • Enterprise/Strategic Business Analysts
  • Business Analysis Consultants
  • Seasoned Business Systems Analysts
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Business Relationship Managers
  • Project Managers wishing advanced training
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers
  • BACoE and PMO Directors


  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager     



Gina Schmidt, PMP, CBAP, PBA, Trainer and Consultant, SoftEd

Throughout Gina Schmidt’s career, she has successfully managed and participated in enterprise-wide multi-vendor projects while performing in a diverse number of roles. As a known expert and consultant in business analysis and project management, she has been engaged as a speaker and seminar instructor by many professional associations, including IIBA, PMI, BA World, Building Business Capability Conference, Women in Technology, We Build Character (non-profit CIO mentoring) and training companies, such as SoftEd. In addition to her current firm, VITINAR, she has been both an internal and external consultant at Lighthouse Consulting Partners, PricewaterhouseCoopers and AT&T. Gina has recently authored, Mastering Business Analysis Versatility: Seven Steps to Develop Advanced Competencies and Capabilities which is part of a Business Analysis Professional Development Series offered by J. Ross Publishing

David Mantica, VP and General Manager, SoftEd

David Mantica has 25 years of business-to-business services, consulting, coaching, and training industry experience in roles from operations, service delivery, marketing, product management and executive management. Just recently he successfully sold his business-to-business training firm having taken it from $1.2m to $13m in seven years all done organically. Currently David is the VP and General Manager for SoftEd US, a leading provider of transformational training services, working to support companies embrace agile methods for achieving business results. 

Along with his work at SoftEd, David provides business owner coaching services to several companies in the Raleigh-Durham area through DTM Services. He also provides pro bono career coaching services and presentations to individuals and organizations throughout the US.

Julie Wilson, CSPO, Trainer and Consultant, SoftEd

Julie Wilson is a trainer and consultant for SoftEd, specializing in agile development, agile coaching and program management. Her expertise lies in mentoring, coaching and managing high performing project and development teams.

She has worked as an agile coach, trainer and consultant across many different industries in Australia. Julie has worked with organizations to introduce agile methods such as Kanban, daily stand-ups and story mapping to improve processes and guide teams to successful, on-time delivery.

Julie’s experience in program management and systems analysis means she has extensive skills and knowledge in implementing and improving business processes.

Julie is on the speaker review panel for Agile Australia and is an active participant in the YOW Software Development Conferences in Australia.

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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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