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.
June Chapter Event
Our 2017 chapter meetings will be held at Improving, Inc., our premier sponsor for the year.
1 Easton Oval, Columbus, OH 43219 (first office suite on the left)
Join us for our June meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Dinner will be provided (information below).
Chapter meetings are a great way to meet new people, network, learn something new and help grow the Columbus Business Analyst community.
R.S.V.P. Coming Soon!
Speaker: Angela Lopez
Topic: Vuja De- Seeing Requirements Differently
Many know about or have experienced the old adage of Deja Vu, the feeling you’ve experienced something but never have. I invite you to consider Vuja De, where you have experienced something, but look at it in a new way.
In this session we will explore principals of Design Thinking, Product Management and Ownership, User Experience Design, and how they can make us better Analysts. We will creatively destruct what we know, dare to be original, and rethink group-think.
Inspired by the books Originals by Adam Grant, Change By Design by Tim Brown, and 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People by Susan Weinschenk.
Angela Lopez holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Operations Management (Six-Sigma) from The Ohio State University and a Masters in Information Systems from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is a certified Project Manager and Scrum Master and is currently in the process of obtaining a certification in Change Management. She lives by the code ‘continuous improvement’ and her license plate is PA’LANTE, which is Spanish slang for ‘moving forward.’
Currently an independent consultant, Angela has worn various hats from Product Manager to Technical Software Sales, PM/BA to QA and Coach/Delivery Leader to Training and Change Management, all across multiple environments, from small software start-ups to global enterprises.
Angela believes in influencing change through Thought Leadership. As Vice President of Columbus Women of Technology, she uses her energy and passion to actively engage the Columbus technology community. She is also an active contributor to several professional groups, such as Project Management Institute, Association for Change Management, Association for Training and Development, IIBA – Columbus, and COHAA. Angela is the founder of agileLUNCHBOX.
Angela is an advocate for diversity and is committed to cultivating change to address the wide gap of opportunity in technology for women and minorities. An idea and creativity addict, Angela is an avid reader, geek, fitness novice and aspiring writer. Most of all, she enjoys connecting and engaging with people to solve the world’s problems through obscure and creative conversations.
Dinner: Coming Soon!
Post Meeting Drinks
Join us after the meeting at Fado Irish Pub to continue networking and getting to know more about IIBA!
Located at Easton mall.
Topic Ideas? Want to speak?
Do you have a particular topic you would like to hear more about? Would you be interested in being a chapter speaker? Let us know! Email Brian at email@example.com with your suggestions and information.
CBAP Prep Class
The IIBA Columbus Chapter CCBA/CBAP® Prep class is designed to prepare you to sit for either the Level 2 (CCBA) or Level 3 (CBAP) exam. This class will cover how to apply, all of the knowledge areas in the BABOK® v3, hands on exercises, practice quizzes an exam tips. Lunch will be provided. Register here!
Each attendee will be provided:
- Course slides
- BABOK v3
- CBAP Prep Workbook (Larson)
- UML for the IT Business Analyst (Powdesta)
- Software Requirements Memory Jogger (Gottesdiener)
There will be 4 Classes held from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Saturdays.
- September 30, 2017
- October 14, 2017
- October 21, 2017
- November 4, 2017
$1,395 for non-members IIBA
$1,200 for members of IIBA
Instructor: Brian Watson
Brian is currently Vice President of Solution Engineering and Professional Services at VersionOne guiding pre and post sales agile leadership for prospects and customers. Brian has supported enterprise clients across multiple industries including: government, insurance, utilities, consulting services, financial services and manufacturing. He has spoken at a number of conferences including: Better Software West, Cincinnati Day of Agile, Path to Agility, Agile Day Atlanta, Keep Austin Agile and Central Ohio PMI Professional Development Day. In addition to the Scrum Alliance, Brian is a member of PMI and President of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA. He has a Masters of Education from Purdue University. When not coaching, Brian enjoys golfing and drinking craft beer.