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Personal Goals, Are We Doing It Right?

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 -
18:00 to 19:30

Attend either In-Person or Virtually

Webex information will be distributed to those who registered by January 16th 9am.

One of the chapter's greatest benefits is allowing you to build connections with other business analysts. Understandably, this has suffered over the past two years. Our resolution for 2023 is to rebuild the in-person presence for our meetings. Board members will be present at the NYS Forum offices. We hope and encourage many of you to join us! The Forum's office will be open from 5 and food will be available.

Personal Goals: Are We Doing It Right?

In 2002, professors Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham published a summary of their 25 years of research on workers set their goals. While their findings may seem counter-intuitive, they actually make sense. But after 20 years, why haven't we listened? 

During this session, Pablo Lopez will lead a facilitated discussion regarding how we can define better goals for ourselves and our organizations. We will be referencing an article from the Harvard Business Review. While not required, please take 10 minutes to review it:


Learning Objectives

  • What are the common methods used to define goals?
  • What are their shortcomings?
  • How can we improve the process for yourselves and our organizations?

Facilitator: Pablo D. Lopez

Pablo D. Lopez was born in Mexico City in 1960. Pablo is a Power Systems Engineer by training, and Developer, and Business Analyst (BA) by choice. He started his professional life working as BA, Programmer and Tester in the development of Full Scope Power Plant Simulators. For a while, he worked for GTECH in the gaming industry, think Lotto. In 1998, he migrated to USA and started his current professional life, working as contractor for GE Energy. After 10 years, he accepted a position at the Albany Medical Center. He currently works for the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) since 2016. 

He is very interested in practicing and promoting the basic skills that a BA needs, with special emphasis in Business Rules. He has also been trying vigorously to introduce the practice of Scrum at NYISO.

Pablo is currently serving as the Albany chapter's Secretary.


5:30 Networking - In-Person

6:00 Announcements

6:15 Feature Presentation

7:15 Question & Answer Session


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Event Details: 
5:30 Networking - In-Person 6:00 Announcements 6:15 Feature Presentation 7:15 Question & Answer Session
Event Location: 
NYS Forum or Zoom | Albany, NY 12205
Pablo Lopez