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.
March 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 February meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 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.
Speakers: Randy Babb and Jim Milligan
Topic: They Said They Want a Report
Topic Abstract: Don’t let panic set in when you think that you have elicited all the requirements and the stakeholders as an afterthought say “and of course we need a report”. This presentation is geared to help the newer and the experienced Business Analyst quickly determine the reporting capabilities the stakeholders need in situations where new capabilities are being created, existing capabilities are being upgraded and duplicate capabilities are being combined. The presenters will provide you with questions that they have found useful in:
- Determining the Business Value of the Reporting
- Determining Where Is and Who Owns the Data
- Tailoring the Reporting to the Needs of Various Audiences
At the conclusion of the presentation, you will have not only these questions as a take away but the context in which they have found each question useful.
Randy: I have been a CBAP for seven years. I work as a Lead Requirements Analyst at Nationwide Insurance. I hold an MS in Computer and Information Science (CIS) from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a BS in CIS from The Ohio State University. I have been married to my lovely wife, Debbie, for just over 41 years. My daughter, Devon, works at Nationwide and my son, Marcus, is an Emergency Department Nurse in California. When not updating the chapter financial records, I am a soccer referee, assignor and instructor, creating stained glass pieces or studying Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).
Jim: I am Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. I like good movies and the really unintentionally bad movies, equally enjoying high camp and low brow. Reading is good, music is grand, puzzles intrigue me, and humor keeps me sane. I like exploring the juxtaposition arising from humor.
It is intrinsically pleasing to me search for the common idea that explains many disparate objects. I think that is why I enjoy analysis – even when we are stymied – it is the search that really matters – the result is better for the thinking – especially the alternative viewpoint. The most powerful tool is “Why”; it is often the hardest and bravest question to ask.
Irish Salad – Fresh greens with tomato, cucumber, hard boiled eggs and sliced beets served with Irish Salad cream (ranch dressing available on the side)
Shepherd’s Pie made with ground beef, carrots & peas in a delicious gravy topped with mashed potatoes
Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie all the same yummy ingredients minus the meat
Irish Dessert Tray of Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes, Shamrock Cutout Cookies, Bailey’s Cheesecake Bars & Jameson Blondies
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions and information.
Spring CCBA/CBAP Class Registration is now Open!
The Columbus Chapter of the IIBA will be offering a CCBA/CBAP prep class beginning on March 20th. This class will predominately offered on Monday evenings, with three Thursday classes to cover the required hours. Dinner and all class materials will be provided.
For class details or to register, please visit the chapter Eventbrite page.
BACon Call for Speakers
Help build your business analysis community. Be a partner in our mutual success.
- Change Management: Process analysis, Cultural change, Managing up, Implementation and conformance
- BI/Data: Reports/Output design, Understanding the context of data, Data modeling, What approaches are companies taking to define BI
- Agile: Agile vs Waterfall, How to co-exist with waterfall, Product Owner role and interactions with a BA
- Career Path: Self Assessment of Skills, What skills are needed to move forward, Introduction to different paths (PO, BI, PM)
- Miscellaneous: Estimating, Business rules, Activity oriented sessions, Working with remote staff
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017
Want to speak? Submit your abstract here!
Questions? Email Speakers@columbusoh.iiba.org
More information on the Session Speakers page for BACon 2017 information.