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IIBA-OC May 22nd Dinner Meeting: Top Ten Tips for the Consulting Business Analyst

IIBA Orange County Chapter

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM (PDT)

IIBA-OC May 22nd Dinner Meeting: Top Ten Tips for the...

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Members of the IIBA Orange County Chapter in good standing are eligible to receive discounted pricing. Member ID is required.
10h 56m $35.00 $0.00
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9h 56m $15.00 $0.00

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IIBA-OC May 22nd Dinner Meeting

Top Ten Tips for the Consulting Business Analyst

Consulting can be a rewarding path for business analysts who like to drive change; knowing how to handle all of the complexities as an independent consultant can be frustrating to do on your own. Avoid the frustration and learn from others as Jeanette provides a top ten list of tips as a consulting business analyst, based on tips from Karl Wiegers’ latest book “Going It Alone – Essential Tips for the Independent Consultant”. Jeanette was a guest author, contributing Chapter 7 “Consultants as Legitimate Leaders: The Goldilocks Approach”.

Becoming an independent consultant is exciting but also a bit scary. There's a lot to know about setting up your business, finding and working with clients, forming and communicating business policies, and establishing yourself as a respected business analysis professional. It is nearly impossible to learn all that you need to know through experience only, which can be a frustrating and costly process to endure. Cutting right to the chase Jeanette’s presentation of her “top ten tips” highlights of the six areas; “Setting Up Shop”, “On the Job”, “Practicalities”, “Building the Business”, “Media Matters”, and “Writing Your Way to Success”.

Key Attendee Benefits:
Learn how to establish yourself as an independent consultant for the first time, or discover how to resolve issues you currently have as an independent consultant.

Speaker: Jeanette Pigeon, CSPO CBAP

JeanettePJeanette Pigeon is the owner and principal consultant of aBetterBA IT Solutions, Inc. A Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Jeanette relies on her experience in leading a variety of projects over the past 15 years. While she has worked both sides of the aisle, as a full-time employee (W2) and a consultant (1099, W9), Jeanette enjoys working in either capacity to drive changes that deliver positive results, efficiently and effectively. 


A wearer of many hats and in addition to consulting, Jeanette teaches for UCI in the newly revamped Division of Continuing Education Business Analysis Certificate Program, designing and teaching the MGMT_481.42 “Business Analysis Planning and Project Management” course. In addition to teaching and consulting through aBetterBA IT Solutions, Inc., she is currently working as a project manager and CoE (Center of Excellence) PMO advisor for a supply-chain manufacturing client of RGP (Resources Global Professionals); planning several Lean restructuring projects and transitioning project execution to achieve strategic plan. Beyond teaching and consulting, Jeanette enjoys paddle boarding and cycling. 

Dinner Choices:  Be ready to select when you register

  • Chef's Plate:  Glazed Chicken with wild rice
  • Vegetarian:  Glazed Tofu with wild rice
    • Both Dinners are served with a salad and hot rolls. 
    • Freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, hot herbal tea, ice tea, and water are available (self-serve).

Dessert Choices: Be ready to select when you register

  • Chef's Choice or Fresh Fruit

Parking: Parking is included, inform the Valet you are attending our meeting.

Refund Policy
: There are no refunds for this event.

Have questions about IIBA-OC May 22nd Dinner Meeting: Top Ten Tips for the Consulting Business Analyst? Contact IIBA Orange County Chapter

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DoubleTree Club
7 Hutton Centre Dr
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:30 PM - Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8:30 PM (PDT)

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IIBA Orange County Chapter

The Orange County chapter of the IIBA is committed to advancing the profession of Business and Systems Analysis throughout Orange County.  We provide monthly networking meetings, training, job opportunities and connections to other professional organizations in the industry.  We are the "Go To" resource for Business/Systems Analysis in Orange County.  We invite you to come check us out at our monthly meetings.  We meet every fourth Tuesday of each month.  We look forward to meeting you!

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