ABADD 2020 Sessions
ALBANY BUSINESS ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT DAY 2020
A CLEAR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Finding Your Place in a New, Digital World
Opening Keynote: Michael Milutis
What’s a Bucket List got to do with my Career?
In today’s fast-paced society:
- We no longer take time out of our busy lives to work on our lives
- We are so prone to success in numbers that we’ve lost focus on our success in experiences
- We postpone our dreams to “someday”, or until something dramatic happens in our lives
- We are sleepwalking through life and functioning on autopilot
- We are too busy being busy
- We live to work and no longer work to live
When we thrive personally, we thrive as employees… and thriving employees create thriving teams and organizations!
That’s why it’s important to set goals for work AND for life.
What if you could change your perspective on goal setting altogether, so that it not only benefits your career, but also your life?
What if you could create an individually tailored and personally meaningful bucket list? Something that inspires you to live up to your very own fullest potential, so you can deliver your highest quality work.
Writing down a bucket list is easy. Living it, however, is a major challenge!
In this keynote session you’ll see how to…
- Stop merely existing and instead live your life to the fullest
- Reawaken your desire to find more purpose, meaning and fulfilment in life
- Engage more confidently and passionately in every aspect of your life and your career
Our Career Plan should fit into our Life Plan, NOT the other way around.
Midday Keynote: Marie Bankuti
Transforming Businesses by Focusing on Customer Value
Customers notice when we get it wrong. Our competitors, investors, shareholders, the press, bloggers, and social media notice. Morale suffers, and we might have trouble retaining or hiring the best practitioners. Great customer experiences require the right team and strategies in place to predict and mitigate the risk of delivering wrong or flawed products, services, and experiences (PSE). Marketing and sales initiatives have uphill battles when we are offering PSE that are difficult to learn, frustrating to use, or not meeting customers’ real needs.
What needs to change and how can we start to create this shift on our teams and at our companies? It’s not always easy or straightforward. In this session, we’ll look at a model for a small or large business transformation back to high quality products and services that meet and exceed customers’ real needs. We’ll look at better ways for teammates to collaborate and partner with CX and UX so that reliable and recent data about customers is correctly collected, interpreted, and utilized as a competitive advantage.
Presenter: Debbie Levitt - Doing the Work Track: Seeing More Clearly
Engineering the Business Experience
Do you have data quality problems? This workshop shows how business concepts and business rules can help you get out of the perpetual problem of creating complex logic to compensate for your data issues.
Make your models come to life. Prepare your designers to develop intelligent screen designs, work out smart usage scenarios, and create test scripts. Enable your business to achieve true business agility, pinpoint customization, and world-class quality in customer service.
Presenter: Gladys Lam - Doing the Work Track: Seeing More Clearly
Collaborative Games: Work Hard, Play Hard
Benefits of play must be appreciated to create a positive “public relations” argument to its use. Play can be successfully used with low costs but high stakeholder buy-in return.
Different types of play are explored, together with examples of application in the business analysis context. Supplies and resources are examined to enable business analysts to take advantage of games for work purposes.
Business requires innovation and creativity. As participants in the development of a business, an analyst needs to keep their own levels of creativity and innovation up and act as a thought-leader within the business analysis practice using enhanced, diverse tools and techniques.
Presenter: Nadine Millner - Doing the Woork Track: Requirement Tips and Tricks
Process Diagram or Data Model or SIPOC? No!
You will learn why that either/or question likely will not result in the best solution for either you or your stakeholders. Based on a recent project I worked on, you will learn how and why those three models presented a unified vision of the business that was best for the company. You will learn how the three models fit together synergistically to create a unified view of the business or system under analysis. Note: you don’t need to be familiar with any of these three models to benefit from this presentation!
Presenter: Norman Daoust - Doing the Work Track: Requirement Tips and Tricks
Guiding IT Transformation Decisions in the Age of Cloud Computing
Presenter: Steve Prescott - The Enterprise BA Track: Enabling Better Decisions
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Presenter: Danelkis Serra - The Enterprise BA Track: Enabling Better Decisions
5 Winning Strategies to Drive Change
From the perspective of a Project Manager with over 25 years of experience, attendees will learn about the 5 BA skills that can be leveraged to drive a thorough change management planning effort to ensure sustainable change, once delivered.
Presenter: Mary Beth Imbarrato - The Enterprise BA Track: The BA and Change
Business Architecture Adoption: Advantages, Challenges, and Good Practices
Presenter: NYSTEC - The Enterprise BA Track: The BA and Change