The Forum's MATRIX and Project Management Committees

How do Business Analysts Contribute to the Success of IT projects?

Session Overview

This session provided an overview of the BA role in Information Technology. This has become very topical with the impending BA title series from OGS.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Introduction of Speakers
  2. International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Overview - Dave Nagy from Keane will provide an overview of what the local chapter is doing and what certifications are offered through IIBA
    Presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint Format (Microsoft® PowerPoint Presentation, Requires the PowerPoint program, 221 KB)
  3. BA Best Practices Presentation - Miranda Herrington from CGI
    Presentation in Microsoft® PowerPoint Format (Microsoft® PowerPoint Presentation, Requires the PowerPoint program, 1,552 KB)
    • What is the role of a Business Analyst on a project?
      • New development vs. maintenance and support Duties
      • Leading productive meetings
      • Writing and analyzing requirements
      • Asking the right questions in the right way
      • Overcoming obstacles
      • Illustrating business processes
      • Testing
      • Managing change control and traceability
    • A brief comparison of projects with and without a Business Analyst
    • Conclusion: Direct and Indirect Benefits
  4. Agency Overview of their BA work
  5. Q&A Session
 

Time & Place:

  • Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
  • 2:30 to 5 pm (2:15 pm Check-in/Registration)
  • Empire State Plaza, Rooms 2 & 3, Albany NY