A4 - From 'BA' to 'CA' - Pushing out the Boundaries

Is your role stuck in the Business Analysis project box? Mired in requirements documentation? Measured against scope creep? BABOK v3 opens the door to new perspectives. It expands the role and expectations of the containerized BA. In the world ahead, "business" is all about "change", and "analysis" is  "architecture". The BA becomes the change architect. The goal is business value. This presentation will illustrate five dimensions of change. Each dimension portrays expanding layers of competency and maturity from living within the box to exploring the horizon. Change architecture applies to both organizations and individuals. Come ready to address questions like:

   • Who wants to hire you and why?
   • What skills do you need to survive and thrive?
   • Who advocates change in waterfall and agile frameworks
   • How can your Center of Excellence better serve the business?

Welcome to the future!

Main takeaways:

Peter Johnson is a Certified Business Analysis Professional since 2007, a founding member of the IIBA New Jersey Chapter, and co-lead for the IIBA Chapter Maturity Model with Curtis Michelson. As a Director of IT Business Solutions, consultant and trainer, Peter helps clients realize greater value from projects. He held several positions in strategic pricing, product marketing and managing partner relationships. Currently he develops and delivers advanced courseware such as planning, implementing and scaling Agile projects; leveraging financial analysis for better project outcomes; using multiple perspectives for problem solving; and integrating modeling and facilitation techniques. He has been a speaker at the Agile Transformation Summit, BA World and Building Business Capability conference, as well as IIBA chapter meetings worldwide.