- Software architect - Business analyst - Project manager - Volunteer - Marathon runner -
My favourite question: How should it work?
The question that drove me from sw architecture to business analysis.
On the lookout for new, learning.
Iiba volunteer since 2012.
Iiba Romania Chapter president since 2016.
Senior BA: The end or a new beginning?
The role of the analyst and maturity levels are the main topics of discussion within the community for a long time. We all adhere to the 5-level graduation but what's behind it?
At the centre of the discussion is always a Senior BA title. Those BAs who have just started their career are looking forward to achieving it. Those who have already achieved may get lost and frustrated.
Who is a Senior BA? How to define your own gaps and build the right development plan? How to track your success on the road to seniority? Let's find the answers together with mature people in business analysis IIBA chapter representatives inclusive.
How to secure your idea on the road-map?
Have you ever heard of good ideas that have not been implemented?
Ideas that remain just ideas?
Ideas require financial resources and support to come alive.
Since the resources are limited, it is not enough to have a good idea to secure its place on the road-map.
The idea needs to be sold to the road-map owner!
The goal of this lecture is to show how to use in synergy the key business analysis tools and techniques to define the essence of your idea, learn as much as possible about it, its interactions with the environment.
Once the analysis is completed, for selling a skill-full presentation of the idea is required.
The presentation is based on the hands-on experience of the lecturer in analysing and pitching her ideas to a board-meeting committee of a multinational company.
Attend this presentation to learn how to secure your ideas on the roadmap!
Knowledge transfer: Fast, Fun, Rewarding
"Knowledge transfer": critical element when onboarding a new team member, when setting up a remote team, when moving forward to a new position. Done many times in an ad-hoc manner, without proper preparation.
The knowledge could be tech or business. The giver and the receiver could be from business, IT, finance, marketing. They could be from the same or from different domains.
Personally done it for IT projects when welcoming new colleagues, when setting up new teams and when changing the position. Been at both ends as a BA, as a DEV, as a PM.
The "red thread" is always the knit between:
Children do not need user manuals
Have you ever seen a child reading the user manual of a toy, an apple or water bottle? Children have their own mechanism to find out how things work and how can be used. While growing up in the society children are losing these mechanisms. Business analysts should study and learn how children think, how they solve problems, how they make associations, how they are creative and try applying what they learn when accompanying the design of new products. What can a child teach us about how to design new things? What childhood techniques can we add at to our BA toolbox?
Ending the ICE AGE : Transforming legacy systems
Great companies are in business since the days when a computer was as big as a room.
The IT systems of these companies were built in time and reached at some moment a good level of robustness and efficacy. They are mammoth systems, covering the processes and incorporating the business rules governing the business.
Mammoth-like systems do not allow for agility and adaptively to new tech and to new market trends.
The Business Analyst, coordinating with IT architecture, can transform phase by phase the mammoth.
This is the story of a team of business analysts, IT architects and developers that are currently in the process of transforming a mammoth.
BA for IT infrastructure projects
BA is an important player in most of the software development projects but rarely included in any IT infra project teams.
To exemplify the how-to: a retrospective of a real successful IT infrastructure project through the eyes of a busies analyst.