Conference for professionals in the information technology industry


IIBA Romania Chapter


Irina Minoiu, CBAP, PMP, MBA is a volunteer with IIBA Romania Chapter since 2012 and starting April 2017 she is the President of the Chapter.

She designed the material used for the BABOK 2.0 and BABOK 3.0
study groups held by IIBA RO since 2013 and conducted most of the study groups' sessions.

In day to day she is IT Development Center Manager for a
multinational juggling with the people manager, business analysis,
project manager hats.


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:

  • WHEN & HOW LONG - of the essence as the time is the fixed resource 
  • WHAT -  ideally built in time and should be in a repository easily accessible, not just in the mind of the giver
  • HOW - the skills, the tools, the process and the relation that is built between the two 

  • See the "Knowledge transfer" as passing the baton in a relay race, and it will no longer be a grey area. It can be fast, fun and rewarding.
    Audience level
    Regular Talk (40 min)

    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?

    Audience level
    Regular Talk (40 min)

    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. 


    Audience level
    Regular Talk (40 min)

    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. 

    The tools and techniques of the business analyst and the agile planning horizons can be tailored successfully to the IT infrastructure initiatives. 

    To exemplify the how-to: a retrospective of a real successful  IT infrastructure project through the eyes of a busies analyst.

    Audience level
    Regular Talk (40 min)