The IIBA®-AAC exam prep class

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The IIBA®-AAC exam is the latest credential offered by the IIBA. It is a competency based exam designed to recognize your business analyst skills in an Agile environment. Columbus Chapter of IIBA® President, Brian Watson, is one of the first people in the world to achieve this certification!

Based on the new Agile Extension to the BABOK(R) Guide this course will cover the four exam domains:
- The Agile Mindset
- Strategy Horizon
- Initiative Horizon
- Delivery Horizon

In addition, this class will provide hands on exercises to demonstrate agile specific BA techniques and leverage facilitation frameworks from Innovation Games. All attendees will receive their Innovation Games Certified Collaboration Architect certification and 1 year license to the Weave online framework platform at the completion of the course (Note: if you are already a CCA, this class will provide additional training credits toward your next belt). 

Each attendee will receive class slides and lunch will be provided. Presented by the Columbus Chapter of IIBA® and led by Chapter President, Brian Watson

Note: Due to copyright, attendees will need to print their own free copy of the Agile Extension, or use the electronic version. 


Join us for a two-day prep class Saturday, November 10 and Saturday, November 17 (9 AM to 4:30 PM both days) to learn and prep for this exam. 


  • IIBA Members: $499

  • Non-Members: $599

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Brian Watson

Brian Watson, CBAP, PMP is an Agile and Product Coach for VersionOne. He has over 16 years of experience providing Project Management, Business Analysis, and Agile coaching on small to enterprise level projects in web and software development, process improvement, communications, healthcare education, marketing, aeronautics, mergers and consolidations, long distance telecom, wireless, distribution, and government industries.




Columbus Chapter of IIBA® presents:

Chad Willett’s Smash the Box Workshop

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SMASH THE BOX by thinking different! Acting different! And creating a culture of innovation! Groups that “Smash the Box” generate “game changing” ideas that gives them a creative advantage over their competition. “Game Changing” ideas, creative plans, and cultures of innovation lie outside the box… Are you ready to take thinking outside the box to the next level?

Smash the Box is a one of kind experience which includes:

  • Generation: Groups will generate game changing ideas by focusing on one idea, suspending judgment, and collaborating during meetings

  • Transformation: By saying “Yes And” organizations will transform their culture into one of innovation

  • Entertainment: Storytelling, role playing, music, and watching short clips from TV/ Films that re-enforce the vision and message of “Smash the Box”

  • Interaction: Audiences will experience firsthand what it is like to escape the “4 Walls of Mental Box*:” Fear/ Perfection/ Negativity/ Judgment


  • Culture- Create a “Yes And” culture where everyone is involved

  • Idea Generation- Generate unique ideas that will add instant value to your meetings

  • Innovation- Innovative strategies and technique designed for working America

  • Creative Plan- Many groups have a business plan, few have a creative plan

When and Where:

Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 - 4:30 pm at the Improving office (1 Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH)



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Chad Willett

Chad J. Willett (National Speakers Association/Screen Actors Guild) is a professional speaker, author, and artist who spent seven years in Los Angeles as an actor which includes training as the world famous improvisational school, The Groundlings. He was featured in the hit films She's All That with Paul Walker, Halloween H2O with Jamie Lee Curtis and Can't Hardly Wait with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Chad has also worked for three Fortune 500 companies and is an entrepreneur: Manpower, ITT Technical Institute and the Washington Post and is the owner/ operator of Broadway2LA Acting Studio. He inspires audiences to unleash their creative energies by SMASHING concepts, walls, barriers, and in short... the Box of life! He also writes a weekly blog where he challenges traditional and self-limiting lines of thinking. Chad is a member of St. Mary’s Church in German Village, Ohio and the creator of “Make Faith Matter.” He has also been involved with “Big Brothers, Big Sisters”, and a reading literacy program for adults. Finally, Chad is married to his wife Erika, and is a proud father to his baby girl, Scarlett.

Learn more about Chad and how he can help you and your company by visiting