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An important discussion taking place on the IIBA Central Florida's Linked in forum:


Thank you to our panel participants and to everyone who came out to this month's (May's) chapter meeting Business Analysis Across Projects and Corporations: A Panel Discussion 

The Panel agreed that BAs are critical to the success of projects. They have tremendous insight into the project and often the business as a whole, and a strong BA is a linchpin in successful endeavors. They also noted, when BAs have been eliminated, reduced or had their position limited to a very narrow scope, that projects have missed their mark and the business has suffered. One of the biggest problems, they agreed, was that organizations still struggle to see the value of the BA or even to define what a BA is. How to we as a profession move past this point?

I'm very excited about this month's meeting. We have members of management from organizations around Orlando coming to discuss what they look for in the role of the BA and out of the individual BA.  Please join us next Tuesday, May 21, 2013.     

Details below.


IIBA Central Florida Monthly Chapter Meeting 
May 21, 2013


Business Analysis Across Projects and Corporations: A Panel Discussion


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What is expected of today’s analyst varies widely by project and by organization, so how do you ensure successful project execution regardless of the environment? Join us as we host a panel of experienced professionals from a range of industries who will address this topic and also discuss the importance of Business Analysis in both their careers and their organizations. Come hear their answers to questions such as:

  • How has the BA role evolved in your organization and throughout your career?
  • How does Management view the BA profession?
  • What tools and resources have enabled you to make the right decisions on different projects and at different levels in the organization?

We will also seek their insight into the continued growth and direction of the Business Analyst role. The collective background of the panel includes Senior Analysts, Senior Consultants, and mid- to upper-tier management, representing a number of large companies in Orlando including First Data, PEO STRI, Dell, AAA, Gerdau Ameristeel, AT&T, U.S. Navy, and more! 

 Who Should Attend

  • Business Analysts
  • BA Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Consultants
  • Students


Meeting Format

6:30pm - 7pm: Food & Networking
7pm - 7:30pm: Introductions
7:30pm - 8:30pm: Meeting Topic

Attending chapter meetings is an excellent way of networking, increasing subject matter knowledge as well as gaining valuable insight, tips and solutions when handling issues in the Business Analysis and project management arenas.


DeVry Orlando Campus
4000 Millenia Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32839
Rm 106


Central Florida Chapter Member Cost: FREE
Non-Members: $5

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Presented by: Keith Nolen, North Highland Consulting

Business analysis is all about requirements. But specifying what a solution does has little value if we don't know how well it is supposed to do it. This is where non-functional requirements -- also called quality requirements, constraints, or non-behavioral requirements -- can make a difference.

NFRs are often neglected, misunderstood, or ignored. Even when they are given the attention they deserve, many professionals struggle to document and define them. Join Keith Nolen as he discusses how to create good NFRs, and how they are key to driving the value of any solution and making your project a success!


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