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Nashville IIBA 2017 Professional Day - Game Changer

Multi Session Event

Join your colleagues on October 25 for great speakers and networking. Keynote speaker, Bob the BA will be sharing his game-changing skills. It's time to think, learn, and work DIFFERENTLY!

Group discounts available. Purchase 9 registrations, get the 10th one free! Contact info@nashvilleiiba.org for more information.

PD/CDU credit is available for these sessions

Keynote Speaker: Bob the BA a.k.a. Bob Prentiss
Are you a person that can change the entire game? I am talking about a major did-not-see-it-coming game changer like Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote “Hamilton the Musical.” Hamilton is a record breaking, award winning Broadway musical with ticket prices exceeding $3,000 a seat. My thinking about business analysis has forever been changed after seeing “Hamilton the Musical.” Business Analysts need to embrace that kind of game-changing skills as we head into the future of business analysis. Can't afford the ticket price? No worries because tickets to Bob the BA’s Game Changing presentation are included in your conference price!

Sessions:

• "Enterprise Business Analysis" with Steve Hackney
• “Agile Documentation with Collaboration” with Douglas Menck

*Giveaways*

*Professional Head Shots*

*Reserved parking is included with registration in the Spark garage (the entrance is on 4th Avenue North)*

When: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am
Time: 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: 

Spark Downtown Nashville
147 Fourth Avenue. North, Nashville, TN 37219

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  • Cost: 

    Early Bird Discount: Register by Oct 1, 2017 and receive $15 off the regular price of $110 Members/Students & $130 Non-Members

    **Group discounts are available for 10 or more, please contact info@nashvilleiiba.org for more information

    Sponsors: 

    Lunch and Learn: Non-Functional Requirements in a Highly Available World

    Chapter Lunch Event

    LaKeela Davis, Associate Enterprise Architect

    Designing and implementing a solution without NFRs (Non-functional requirements) is akin to building a house with no owner approved floorplan. Everyone on the construction team ends up building the foundation with no guidance; which results in a foundation that does not fit the structure intended to be built upon it.

    Join us as LaKeela discusses how to assign NFRs to a technical solution to ensure it is designed correctly the first time.

    Non-Functional Requirements, or NFRs, establish the technical design of the solution and ensure that the required technical components and system integrations are incorporated for optimal performance, manageability, modifications, and disaster recovery, as well as perform the functional requirements.

    Bio: 

    LaKeela was recently promoted from Senior Business Analyst [Information Protection], to Associate Enterprise Architect. With over ten years of experience providing business analysis for desktop, web, and mobile application design and development; LaKeela decided to pursue her master's degree in information security [MSIS], which she successfully obtained in August 2014.

    In her spare time, LaKeela is a worship arts and multimedia computer operator at her place of worship. As a computer operator, she is responsible for broadcasting multimedia presented throughout worship, special event services, and Streaming Faith© live internet broadcasts using industry renowned technology for digital media production.

    A skillful consumer of information; LaKeela loves the internet, traveling, and emerging technologies. She has held memberships with Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

    LaKeela resides in the Metro Nashville area with her husband of 22 years and their two beautiful daughters.

    When: 
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
    Time: 

    11:30AM - 01:00PM

    Location: 

    Vaco Tecnology (Maryland Farms Office - Room 108)
    103 Powell Ct.
    Brentwood, TN 37027
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    Meal: 

    If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to registrations@nashvilleiiba.org no later than Friday, Sept 8, 2017.

    Cost: 

    Registration is Required

    Members: $15; Non-Members: $20

    Sponsors: 

    Registration closed. Walk-ins welcome!

    Chapter Evening Event: Preparing for Certification

    Chapter Lunch Event

    Jay Ress of Outset Group will present a short overview of the new IIBA exams and certifications and then will lead a panel discussion of members who have experience of taking the test recently.

    Please bring your questions and receive answers and suggestions for planning your next steps!

    We will have a limited quantity of CBAP Certification Study Guide V. 3.0 from Watermark Learning, available at a 50% discount for members! 25% discount for non-members. While supplies last.

    Bio: 

    Jay Ress is the founder and Managing Principal of The Outset Group, a Nashville-based consulting and training firm. Jay is known in Nashville and national circles as a thought leader, consultant, project manager, and entrepreneur. As a consultant, he has contributed to the success of Nashville’s top corporations, universities, and government agencies. He has also built a reputation for leading mission-critical technology and business projects to success.
    Jay’s love of teaching and desire to contribute to the professional community has also resulted in The Outset Group becoming a valued training resource. Under his direction, The Outset Group has become an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, a PMI Registered Education Provider (Global), a GSA-approved training vendor to the U.S. government, and a strategic partner with SolutionsIQ, the nation’s largest pure-play agile service provider.
    Jay has lived in Nashville for twenty years. He is a past Fulbright-Hays research fellow in the field of rural health care, and is a black belt in the martial art of aikido. He is raising two wonderful children, and serves as a Little League coach and youth martial arts instructor.

    When: 
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
    Time: 

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

    Location: 

    Microsoft OneCity
    8 City Blvd, Suite 403
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Room: Multipurpose Room (MPR)
    Parking is available under the building.

    Note: Address is new and might not be in GPS yet. If this is the case, go to the building across the railroad tracks behind HCA Bldg 4 (2555 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203)

    Meal: 

    Drinks and snacks will be provided.

    Cost: 

    Registration is Required

    Members of Nashville Chapter - Free
    Non-members & guests - $5

    Sponsors: 

    Registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

    The Mission Critical but Misunderstood Skill: Elicitation

    Chapter Lunch Event

    Cynthia Anderson (Manager, Clinical Business Solution Analysis, HCA)

    The business analysis practice is young and there continues to be confusion about the role, responsibilities and value of the BA. Other than the often heard “What is a BA?” question that persists, the second frustration is the stubborn persistence that a BA gathers requirements. In reality requirements aren’t sitting around in a perfect state waiting to be gathered like Easter eggs, rather the business analyst discovers or elicits good requirements through skills like planning, listening and asking exploratory questions. Understanding the definition of elicitation is the first step toward realizing the additional skills needed to successfully deliver a solid set of solution requirements. Elicitation utilizes a set of techniques that aids the BA in exploring the stakeholders’ requirements. These techniques have proven to be effective when the BA implements them appropriately depending on the needs of the project and the availability of the stakeholders. This presentation lists the steps of each technique along with the strengths and weaknesses. This information presents the most common elicitation techniques and best practices. Adding these tools to their tool set better equips the business analyst and adds value to the project. The goals in presenting this material are to advance the value of business analysis which includes education and awareness. Elevation of this role involves professional recognition that elicitation is a distinctive skill the BA brings to the table.

    Learning Objectives

    - Define multiple elicitation techniques
    - State the steps involved in each technique. Match appropriate elicitation techniques with scenarios
    - Define multiple question types used to elicit information

    Cynthia Anderson manages a team of clinical business analysts in the Business Analysis Center of Excellence in IT&S at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Cynthia has been with HCA since early 2008 where she began as a consulting business analyst in IT&S Product Development. She joined the newly formed Center of Excellence in 2010 and was promoted to manager in 2014. Cynthia has over 20 years of IT&S and business experience including roles in business analysis, project management, design and development, management and database administration. A graduate from Belmont University in Information Systems Management, Cynthia also completed her Six Sigma Green Belt certification at HCA. A native of Nashville, Cynthia has seen the healthcare landscape evolve along with advances in technology.

    When: 
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:30am
    Time: 

    11:30AM-12:00PM Networking
    12:00PM-01:00PM Lecture

    Location: 

    Microsoft @ OneCity, 8 City Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209

    Cost: 

    Registration is Required

    $20.00 members and $30.00 for non-members

    Registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome!

    Happy Hour at Flyte World Dining & Wine

    Networking Events

    You are cordially invited to join us for networking and snacks at Flyte World Dining & Wine.

    Members, non-members and future members are all welcome to enjoy complimentary appetizers while getting to know others in our field.

    Cash bar will be available.

    Registration is required.

    When: 
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
    Time: 

    5:30PM - 7:30PM

    Location: 

    Flyte World Dining & Wine
    718 Division St.
    Nashville, TN. 37203

    Cost: 

    Registration is Required