Welcome to the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). The Columbus, Ohio Chapter exists to champion and give voice to the profession of business analysis; to educate our members and those who use our services; and to advance our professional standing by participating in a rigorous program of national certification.
We draw our membership from the dynamic business environment of Ohio’s capitol and from vibrant professional communities in nearby cities and suburbs.
If you are a business analyst, project or program manager, or interested business professional working in the Columbus, Ohio area, we invite you to join our chapter and share our energy as we help to define and shape the role of the business analyst in today’s enterprise environments.
We’re back at Safelite (7400 Safelite Way, Columbus, OH 43235) for our chapter meeting on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00pm. This will be the last chapter meeting of 2016.
Election: November Chapter meeting will also include elections for three board positions:
Only members of the International Chapter are eligible to vote in chapter elections. Interested in running? Email Ronda Leach (Education@columbusoh.iiba.org)
Speaker: Faye Thompson
Topic: Cognitive Biases and the Business Analyst
Humans process millions of bits of information each day. In order to handle that data load, our brains have developed some shortcuts to take advantage of patterns, shared knowledge and experience. Unfortunately, sometimes those short cuts lead us astray, and cause us to draw inaccurate conclusions. These cognitive biases are amplified when you pull together a team of people all trying to work through the same business problems.
Come learn about some of the most common types of biases and how to recognize when they are negatively impacting your team. We will also practice some techniques for working around their impacts.
With more than eighteen years of project delivery experience, Faye Thompson, JD, PSMI, is a Senior Agile consultant with CareWorks Tech. Focusing on Agile methodologies and continuous improvement, she has had a positive impact in the financial services, healthcare, advertising, automotive and aviation industries. Passionate about using innovative solutions to drive business value, Faye helps workgroups transform into highly engaged and energized teams. She enjoys serving on the board of directors for the Central Ohio Agile Association, volunteering as an instructor and emergency medical responder for the American Red Cross, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.