ABADD 2022 SESSIONS
ALBANY BUSINESS ANALYSIS DEVELOPMENT DAY 2022
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
IIBA Perspectives on the Future of Business Analysis
This presentation is extremely valuable as you consider your career growth / evolution plans in the fast of a rapidly changing work environment. Keith is prepared to answer questions around the trends you should be thinking about and impacts of those trends.
Opening Keynote: Keith Ellis
Security Primer for Business Analysts
In this session we will cover three areas for defining Cybersecurity from a BA perspective.
- The protection of computer networks and data from various of electronic and digital threats.
- Network protection:
- Prevents attacks that deny users access to the business’s computer resources such as servers
- Extends to shielding the business from intrusions and use of the network for unauthorized purposes.
- Data protection:
- Safeguarding the privacy of an organization’s data, which often contains customer information that would be harmful in the wrong hands.
- Business organizations apply cybersecurity by adopting and using policies, tools, and practices directed towards the prevention of cyberattacks.
The role of the business analyst in cybersecurity is primarily to ensure that the business properly adopts and employs those policies, tools, and practices.
Topics to be covered:
- Business Analysis Practitioner (BA) Focal Points
- Defining Cybersecurity
- Use Cases
- Strategic and Tactical Roles
- Operational Roles
- Technology Expertise
Speaker: David Mantica
Software Development Pearls
Based on my more than 50 years of software experience and 25 years of helping software teams succeed in nearly 150 organizations, the book Software Development Pearls presents 60 lessons you can apply to projects regardless of the application domain, technology, development lifecycle, or your role. These pragmatic principles, perspectives, and practices cover six crucial domains of project success: requirements, design, project management, culture and teamwork, quality, and process improvement.
This presentation briefly introduces 24 of the 60 lessons and drills down into six additional lessons. Collecting such pearls of software wisdom can pay off quickly for anyone striving to build high-quality software products.
Speaker: Karl Wiegers
Use Case Authoring Demystified
- Define a use case and how it differs from user stories
- Explain why use cases are beneficial
- Write a Use Case
Speaker: Lora McCoy
Exploring the BABOK Competency Model through the Lens of America’s Greatest Architect
Speaker: Beverly Weable
Dynamic Multi-team Alignment
Afternoon Keynote: John Dobbin
VITAL Communication – The Key to Achieving Success as a Leader
make it Visual,
make it Interesting,
make it Time-sensitive,
make it Action-oriented,
and make it Logical
In this 45-minute workshop participants will learn to apply these concepts to their presentations and public communication.
Speaker: Tommy Re
Product Ownership: Beyond the Backlog
Successful Product Ownership is about more than just backlogs and user stories. It requires a deep understanding of how to find the right problem/solution fit and the right product/market fit. In this session, you’ll understand the product development process and how to discover the right customer problems to solve to maximize the value delivered by your organization.
Speaker: David Saboe
Seee Value from the Stakeholders Perspective
Speaker: Gina Schmidt
The Benefits of BA Certification
- Types of BA Certifications
- Financial Benefits
- Individual Benefits
- Organizational Benefits
- Positioning for the Future
Speaker: Michael White
Reality Check: The Need to be Adaptive in Charting Untamed Waters
- Co-Creating and Co-Regulating
- Creating Liminal Spaces
- Value Engineering (by “doing less” vs. “doing more with less”)
- Learning Agility
- Rewilding Agility through Adaptive Leadership
Pat's closing keynote will challenge us into new ways of thinking and how we might apply new ways of working through thought-provoking adaptive actions; and possibly leverage what we learn to start a charting playbook; reinforcing the reality that we can't think ourselves into new ways of thinking. Instead, we must ‘act’ our way into new beliefs and behaviors.
Closing Keynote: Pat Reed