Bluegrass IIBA - Systems Thinking: Practical BA Techniques for Business Agility

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual chapter meeting


Topic: Systems Thinking: Practical Techniques for Business Agility

The business environment is moving at a rapid pace.  More than ever we need the ability to quickly sense and respond to change, and there is increasing focus on enabling agility within organizations. Achieving agility can be tricky when working in large, seemingly bureaucratic, organizations with a whole legacy of technology, political and process issues that seemingly need resolving.  With tricky stakeholders and conflicting perspectives, change initiatives stall and our organizations risk falling behind market and customer expectations.

Business analysis is a crucial enabler that plays an important part in overcoming these issues and helping organizations strive towards achieving agility. As practitioners we can draw techniques and approaches from the world of systems thinking to help us.

In this practical session you will hear:
   • What systems thinking is, and how it can contribute towards business agility.
   • A practical set of systems thinking techniques that have direct applicability for BAs.
   • How systems thinking naturally fits with an agile BA mindset.

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



  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Business Analyst Manager     



      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Program


Presented by: Adrian Read, Consultant | Speaker | Author | Mentor

Adrian Reed is a true advocate of the business analysis profession. In his day job, as Principal Consultant and Director at Blackmetric Business Solutions, he provides business analysis consultancy and training solutions to a range of clients in varying industries. He is Immediate Past President of the UK chapter of the IIBA® and he speaks internationally on topics relating to business analysis and business change.

You can read Adrian’s blog at and follow him on Twitter at


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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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