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2019 STL BADD - St Louis IIBA Business Analysis Development Day!

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Chaifetz School of Business

Saint Louis University

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Welcome to STL BADD 2019! - - September 21st, 2019

The St. Louis Chapter of the IIBA Business Analysis Development Day

'Analysis and Ethics: Balancing Values and Value'

Breakfast, Lunch, 6 CDUs, and A Full Day of Workshops, Classes, and Networking with

Bob The BA - Think, Learn, Work Differently!



Doors Open 7:30 am for Check In, Breakfast, and Networking - Opening Session 8:45 am



Groups Discount Available - Must Register Through the Event Chair

Contact BADDChair@stlouis.iiba.org for details


Early Bird Registration opens June 1st - ends midnight July 31st

- $175 General Public

- $150 Global IIBA Members! Global IIBA Member Discount - $25 Off Ticket Price - Use Promo Code 'IIBA' and provide your global IIBA member number during registration.


Regular Registration - August 1st through 6 pm September 16th

- $200 General Public

- $175 Global IIBA Members! Global IIBA Member Discount - $25 Off Ticket Price - Use Promo Code 'IIBA' and provide your global IIBA member number during registration.


Late / At The Door Registration

- $250 All Tickets - No Discounts Applied for Late or At The Door registration





Meet Our Very Special Guests:

Keynote Speaker - Bob Prentiss

Bob the BA!

My Last Business Analysis Keynote:

Life Lessons from the Badass BA

What if I told you this is my last business analysis keynote? What? How can that be?

Here is the deal - in my career, I have championed the profession of Business Analysis, extolled the virtues of being a Badass Business Analyst, professed Progress over Perfection, glorified Gamification and Game Changers, coached on Crucial Conversations, and much, much more.

What else is there to say? Should I talk about user stories? The cross-pollination of methodologies? It is not that I have run out of ideas, I just want to talk some sense into the BA world and for that, I need this to be my Last Business Analysis Keynote.

In the food industry there is a well known book entitled ‘My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals’. Each section is the culmination of a great career wrapped up into what food means to them - and their answers are surprising, refreshing and unique as they are.

I know what I want to share with you. The Life Lessons of a Badass BA will be refreshing, raw, surprising, and hold a few other twists and turns along the way.

It is after all, my Last Business Analysis Keynote - so expect the unexpected.

BOB PRENTISS is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training and The Uncommon League, providing badass business analysis training, consulting, and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset, and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA Centers of Excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter. Bob the BA is part of The League of Extraordinary Analysts Inc.



KATIE ADASTRA, Director, St. Louis Growth & Strategy and

STEPHEN SMITH, People & Change Expert Practitioner - North Highland Consulting

CHANGE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP - Organizational change management is an integral part of the success of any project or corporate initiative. It drives the adoption of processes and tools in addition to increasing end user proficiency. This starts long before the launch date.

Business Analysts are among the first on the journey to project success, building the momentum for change by engaging leaders, end users, and other stakeholders to define a solution that meets their collective needs.

During this session, we’ll discuss change management concepts and how BAs are catalysts for an outstanding user experience, solution adoption, and a seamless change journey.

KATIE ADASTRA PhD is a trained scientist with more than ten years of experience executing projects in academic, non-profit and corporate settings. Katie leveraged her passion for people and her understanding of technical capabilities to progressively move around in the IT organization of a Fortune 500 life sciences company. At North Highland, Katie connects clients and consulting experts to solve business challenges across the St. Louis region.

STEPHEN SMITH has over 18 years of consulting experience at North Highland and Accenture. In his career, Stephen has helped clients as a business analyst, project manager, and for the last 10 years as a change manager. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies across the United States and Canada in the financial services, agriculture, utilities, and telecom industries. Stephen has a passion for building creative and positive experiences to help individuals navigate the ever-changing world we live in.



JUDAH BAKER - Charter Communications

BOOTSTRAPPING DATA ANALYTICS

JUDAH BAKER is a results-oriented IT professional with expertise in planning and delivering strategic solutions. Judah is a Senior Business Systems Analyst with Charter Communications , developing metrics to measure successful adoption and identifying opportunities to ensure a world-class client experience. He brings his innovative operational intelligence and an elevated user focus to integrate systems and applications that simplify and streamline processes enterprise-wide.



TAMARA COPPLE CBAP - Children International

BUSINESS PROCESS REDISIGN

Is your organization continually adding technical band-aids to solve its business problems? Does your IT team liken clearing technical debt to bungee jumping with a worn out cord? Have business processes become so complex only no one remembers why it is there? Business Process Redesign may be an answer... but it’s not for the faint of heart. In this session you'll learn what BPR is, what it isn't, and how it differs from process management. If you want to go from reactive to proactive and get back on top of your business process game, you won't want to miss this.

Participants will learn:

  • What distinguishes process modeling from business process redesign, which may include process modeling as one of its components,

  • Critical success factors for BPR,

  • Potholes and pitfalls of poor BPR execution, and

  • What questions to anticipate when presenting BPR to executive leadership

TAMARA COPPLE is a Business Analyst by day, evangelist for women in STEM by night. She is a senior Business Analyst with Kansas City-headquartered non-profit Children International. She also vice president of the Kansas City Chapter of IIBA, co-founder of Coding and Cocktails, and on the leadership team for Kansas City Women in Technology.



STEPHEN GAMACHE - Safety National

PRACTICAL BPMN 2.0 BUSINESS PROCESS MAPPING: TOOLS, TASKS, MODELS, AND BEYOND!

I've developed a passion for process modeling, not only as an effective tool to work with the business to improve efficiency and quality in their daily operations, but also to provide a foundation for automating processes and procedures. Most leading BPMN 2.0 tools provide applications to directly turn models into workflow applications after additional modifications. Process models are also used to identify candidates for robotic processing via RPA tools. These are exciting additional benefits to the manual improvements of identifying communication and process flow issues and gaps during the modeling exercise. I believe process modeling will continue to gain importance as a business tool, both for BAs and the business, both for the business value and the automation capabilities it can provide.

Participants will come away with:

  • The basics of BPMN 2.0 notation and practical application to develop basic process maps as well as a comparison to more in-depth process diagrams.

  • Knowledge of key benefits, particularly relating to how BPM opens communications and provides an easy way to communicate with the business as well as developers.

  • Understanding of process models as the foundation for workflow and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

STEPHEN GAMACHE has modeled business processes at many points throughout his career as a business analyst, systems analyst, application architect, software vendor liaison, application developer, database designer, and automated software testing programmer. Recently he has had the opportunity to make modeling as his primary focus, and it has become his passion. In addition to modeling and all the valuable business benefits it provides, Stephen has a passion for designing and developing efficient and effective solutions to solve business needs, particularly in ways that make it easy for business to understand. He seeks opportunities to become more well-rounded as an IT professional and looks forward to expanding his experience in process modeling and automation.



LADAN KAMFAR - Enterprise Holdings

BRANDING YOURSELF WITH INTENTIONALITY

LADAN KAMFAR is a visionary technology leader with over 14 years of experience leading highly effective teams, strategy, process modeling, and Organizational Change Management who builds cohesive and results oriented organizations. She is a positive thinker, women and youth advocate, success mentor, mindset coach, and trainer who is passionate to connect people and opportunities.



KIM SCHREY CBAP - Daugherty Business Solutions

MENTAL MODELS WORKSHOP: ENHANCING YOUR COGNITIVE REPERTOIRE

As agile practitioners who focus on business agility, we can’t help but recognize that humans sometimes develop blind spots and mental biases.

A mental model is a concept, framework, or worldview that is used to explain how something works. Mental models are the tools we use to try to make sense of things and to help generate ideas. They shape individuals’ perceptions and beliefs, ultimately driving how people derive meaning and define solutions. To be useful, however, the models have to be applied in the right context and at the right time. To use them well, you have to know them well and practice using them.

In order to be change agents in our organizations, we need to understand the patterns of use of mental models in ourselves first. Then, we can form and reinforce new mental models to be able to generate greater value for our organizations. In this workshop, you will examine several mental models and how they influence decisions.

Participants in this session will be able to:

  • Explain what mental models are,

  • Describe several mental models in detail,

  • Identify mental models that they have a tendency to use, and

  • Identify mental models that they want to develop further.

KIM SCHREY is an avid agilist, certified in several areas related to the agile mindset, including facilitation, enterprise product ownership, fundamentals of the agile mindset, business value analysis, and agile coaching. She is an ICAgile authorized trainer. Currently, she is a Senior Consultant with Daugherty Business Solutions, writing a Business Agility Foundations course for accreditation through ICAgile. Kim has coached teams through transformation from waterfall to agile methodologies. The agile mindset is a must in her work as well as in her personal life.



MIKE SWINDLER MBA - Bayer Crop Science

DESIGN THINKING FOR STRATEGY

Is Design Thinking a new fad or a sustainable problem-solving technique? How does it work with traditional business analysis and business architecture? Do I have to be an artist to practice Design Thinking?

In his discussion, Mike will address these topics, and describe his approach to blending Design Thinking, business architecture, and business analysis to achieve high-value, organizationally aligned business benefits quickly.

MIKE SWINDLER came to Saint Louis after a 24-year career with BNSF Railway where he served in a variety of leadership positions in both operations and IT. In 2008, Mike became the first agile product owner at BNSF, and then the product management lead over the transportation platform.

Mike led the creation and implementation of the Business Architecture, User Experience Architecture, and Design Thinking capabilities at BNSF. In his last role at BNSF, Mike led the Experience Design team, an internal consultancy, that leads change and innovation in corporate strategy, business policy, processes, IT architecture, and interface design. In the spring semester of 2018, he began teaching Design Thinking at the University of Texas.

Mike is currently the Operations Product Lead in Global IT with BayerCrop Science where he is driving the development of value driven, human centered IT products.



SHARON WEAVER - CEO Smarter Consulting

THE GRASS ISN'T ALWAYS GREENER: HOW TO USE A PROCESS GAP ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE WHAT THE BUSINESS ACTUALLY NEEDS

I am often asked to assist with technology change projects such as tool selection when a company has decided what they have is not working and they have decided to replace it with something else. This session will walk through an example of how a million-dollar software budget was saved and the customer problem was still solved by doing a thorough evaluation and gap analysis of the process to better understand and identify what the business needed.

SHARON WEAVER is a SharePoint and Process Improvement consultant. Sharon's background in Business Analysis and Project Management combined with her Developmental Psychology degree and Six Sigma Black Belt blend perfectly with her love of helping and training people to make her a well-rounded consultant. Solving both process and technical problems, Sharon has the ability to understand her client's pain points and develop a plan to not only build solutions, but also drive adoption, educate, and manage team dynamics in a way not typically seen from technical consultants.

Sharon speaks professionally at global events and teaches subjects such as Office 365, SharePoint, Business Analysis, Leadership, and other continuing education courses publicly as an adjunct instructor and privately for corporations. When she's not working, Sharon is likely reading self-improvement books or on a cruise out of the country with no access to communication.



2019 STL BADD PANEL DISCUSSION: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

LIZ SOLDWISH-ZOOLE RN MEd NCC ECBA - Willows Way

Women in our region are Thought Leaders, Managers, Executives, Entrepreneurs, Instigators, and Rabble-Rousers in a multitude of business fields. Listen to just a few of these women share the meaning of their leadership journey.

LIZ SOLDWISH-ZOOLE chaired the 2017 and 2018 STL BADD conferences and serves as the VP of Education for the St Louis chapter of the IIBA. Liz is the Associate Director of Health Services for Willows Way, a non-profit that provides independent supported living services to adults with developmental disabilities. She is also a Missouri Certified K-12 School Counselor as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and has earned an Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA). Liz’s hobbies are science fiction writing and medieval cooking, and she (sporadically) blogs as ‘The Humanist Jewish Mother’.

PANELISTS:

TAMARA COPPLE is a Business Analyst by day, evangelist for women in STEM by night, and a senior Business Analyst with Kansas City-headquartered nonprofit Children International. She also vice president of the Kansas City Chapter of IIBA, co-founder of Coding and Cocktails, and on the leadership team for Kansas City Women in Technology.

LADAN KAMFAR is a visionary technology leader with over 14 years of experience leading highly effective teams, strategy, process modeling, and Organizational Change Management who builds cohesive and results oriented organizations. She is a positive thinker, women and youth advocate, success mentor, mindset coach, and trainer who is passionate to connect people and opportunities.

BETH LANKFORD is a Senior Director for IT/Business Analysis & Testing with Charter Communications who has been with the organization for more than fourteen years. From Call Center Manager to Senior Director, Sue has worked with business partners across functions to align technology solutions with business strategies.

ERICA WILSON has over 18 years of IT experience, 15 of which are in the field of Cybersecurity. Erica currently serves as VP of Cybersecurity and Technology Risk at Cass Information Systems, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s Cybersecurity program including security strategy, policies & procedures, technologies, and training program. In addition, Erica leads all aspects of technology risk management, including compliance with internal and regulatory controls and the Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery program.




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