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IIBA NYC Guest Speaker Presentation: Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting

IIBA New York City Chapter

Monday, February 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

New York, NY

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Event Details


6:00 - 6:30     Networking and Refreshments
6:30 - 6:40     Announcements & 
Speaker Introductions:

Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting

6:40 - 7:40     Presentation - Topic:

Collaboration Workshops:  Discover, Plan and Prepare your Product Backlog


7:40 - 8:30     Q&A, Raffle and Closing



IIBA New York Chapter proudly presents: 

Ellen Gottesdiener - EBG Consulting
Collaboration Workshops:  Discover, Plan and Prepare your Product Backlog

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For continual delivery of high‐value product options, your agile team must reach a shared understanding of product needs. Although collaborative techniques are best for this work, not all agile teams use them, or use them efficiently. Others rely too heavily on a few tools (such as user stories or story maps), postponing complex topics and incurring excessive rework. 


The solution is for product stakeholders to form a partnership to systematically collaborate on planning. Nimble, timely workshops give your team an effective venue for working together transparently to make complex decisions. We explore techniques for product backlog discovery and preparation, and we explain how to use seven dimensions to make sure you capture all product needs. You learn how to hold workshops (not merely meetings), how to adopt decision‐making practices essential to collaboration, and how to use value criteria to slice requirements options across product releases.

Join Ellen in this fast‐paced survey of key practices to engineer collaboration into your agile project to holistically discover, prepare, and deliver product needs.

Note:  Knowledge of and experience with agile projects is desirable, but not required to obtain value from this presentation. If you are using more traditional practices, you will find the principles discussed applicable and adaptable to your work world as well.

About the Speaker:

Ellen Gottesdiener is founder and principal of EBG Consulting, experts helping you deliver highvalue products your customers want and need. Ellen is an internationally recognized facilitator, coach, trainer, speaker, and expert in business analysis and requirements, agile product management practices, product envisioning and roadmapping, retrospectives, and collaboration.

She works with global clients and speaks at numerous industry conferences. Author of two acclaimed books—Requirements by Collaboration and The Software Requirements Memory Jogger—Ellen is coauthoring (with Mary Gorman) a book on practical agile planning and analysis practices. View articles, Ellen’s tweets and blogfree eNewsletter, and find a variety of useful practitioner resources on EBG’s web site,


There will also be 3 giveaways:

  1. Requirements by Collaboration
  2. The Software Requirements Memory Jogger
  3. elearning course Roadmap to Success:  Foundation for Requirements Developement and Management 


Directions: Take the F to 47-50th St Rockefeller stop or E, M to Fifth Ave-53rd St Stop.

To avoid paying for the individual meeting, you have an option:

$25/year chapter membership. Note - you must be an IIBA member first before signing up for chapter membership - IIBA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION.




Many thanks to our 2011/2012 Chapter Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsor

Ibm Logo IBM helps organizations of all sizes work smarter with robust BPM solutions that increase agility. IBM provides market-leading capabilities for BPM including services, industry accelerators and best practices, enabling clients to rapidly meet market demands through advanced modeling, deployment, and monitoring of processes.

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IIL Logo International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is a global leader in professional training and comprehensive consulting services in the areas of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, PRINCE2™, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Project Server, and Lean Six Sigma. In addition to its many course offerings, productivity tools, and professional certification pathways, IIL leads the way in customized course development. Its Many Methods of Learning™ enable IIL companies in more than 18 major countries around the world to deliver innovative, effective, and consistent training solutions via a variety of learning platforms (traditional classroom, virtual classroom and on-demand training). IIL is an IIBA™ endorsed education provider and a PMI® charter global registered education provider.

For more information, visit or call 800-325-1533. For free webinars and resources, visit

 Silver Sponsors

Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies (referred to here as 'Credit Suisse'). As an integrated bank, Credit Suisse offers clients its combined expertise in the areas of private banking, investment banking and asset management. Credit Suisse provides advisory services, comprehensive solutions and innovative products to companies, institutional clients and high-net-worth private clients globally, as well as to retail clients in Switzerland. Credit Suisse is headquartered in Zurich and operates in over 50 countries worldwide. The group employs approximately 50,100 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York.

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Microsoft Corporation, incorporated in 1981, develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a range of software products for computing devices. The Company’s software products include operating systems for servers, PCs and intelligent devices, server applications for distributed computing environments, information worker productivity applications, business solution applications, high-performance computing applications and software development tools. Microsoft understands the challenges faced by application development teams and continues to make investments to help organizations address these challenges. The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 suite of solutions can drive value with all the stakeholders on your team, including business analysts, architects, testers, and executive management, allowing these roles to collaborate more effectively to deliver quality software on-time, on-scope, and on-budget.


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 Bronze Sponsor

Blueprint is a leading provider of requirements definition solutions designed to strengthen the foundation of the application lifecycle by eliminating requirement ambiguity and miscommunications which so often plague project outcomes. Designed for the challenges confronting modern requirement authors, Blueprint provides the industry's most full-featured requirements workbench with a cohesive set of functions to richly define, collaborate, visualize, and communicate requirements for projects ranging from multi-million dollar enterprise initiatives to smaller application enhancement.  Blueprint Software's Requirement Center™ reduces rework, ensures quality, and controls risk by allowing organizations to clearly express software requirements and validate them through live simulation.

Please visit them at or call 516-992-8403.

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When & Where

Microsoft - Tavern on the Green
1290 Avenue of the Americas
6th Flr Conf Rm: Tavern on the Green
New York, NY 10104

Monday, February 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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IIBA New York City Chapter


The IIBA is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis. Whatever your role -- requirements management, systems analysis, business analysis, requirements analysis, project management, or consulting, if you are involved in analysis for systems, business or process improvement, IIBA can help you do your job better.

The mission of the NYC Chapter of the IIBA is to promote the standards, practices and the contribution of Business Analysis and provide support for the CBAP® certification. 

We hold monthly chapter meetings which are designed to be both networking and educational opportunities for chapter members and prospective members.

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