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MINOIU Irina

President
IIBA Romania Chapter
Romania
Bucharest

Biography:

- 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.


Working in corporate IT, product owner, close to the team, the customer, latest technologies and development approaches.

On the lookout for new, learning.


Iiba volunteer since 2012.

Iiba Romania Chapter president since 2016.

Supporting the growth of the BA community in Romania:
- Teacher: written the study group materials for BABOk 2.0, BABOK 3.0, Agile BABOK extension; conducting the study groups sessions
- Speaker:  share my BA on the job experience and lesson learned
- Mentor: encourage others share their experience as BAs - IIBA events and conferences organizer

Talks

How to secure your idea on the road-map?

13.07.2019

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!


Audience level
Regular Talk (40 min)

Knowledge transfer: Fast, Fun, Rewarding

07.02.2019

"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

    26.05.2018

    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

    26.05.2018

    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

    06.02.2018

    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)