2017 Business Analyst Masterclass and Skills Development Forum

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Business Analysis is an ever-evolving role in an age of increasingly rapid technological change, within a globally connected environment. The eighth annual Business Analyst Masterclass and Skills Development forum is a hub to inform, upskill and inspire you in your role as a Business Analyst. We will equip you with skills and leadership strategies and present insights and case studies from some of New Zealand’s leading organisations.

3 reasons to put the 2016 Business Analyst Masterclass and Skills Development Forum in your diary:

  • Connect and collaborate with leading Business Analysts from around NZ
  • Gain insights into the latest technology advances, business processes and trends impacting the role of business analysis
  • Learn from your peers who will be presenting engaging case studies, unique solutions and specialist topics to enhance your skillset

Featuring topics including

  • Digital disruption
  • Strategic analysis
  • Design thinking
  • Team building and self selection
  • Personal branding and cultivating resilience
  • Agile and DevOps frameworks
  • The User Experience and UX design
  • Business architecture for success

This is a double stream leadership and skills development format offering relevant presentations for the whole BA team.

Featuring presentations from:

Air New Zealand | Kiwibank | Empathy Design | Flick Electric Co. | Equinox | Datacom | Suncorp Group | ANZ | Montage | Armiger Solutions Ltd |Tower Insurance | Paradigm Shift | Tocker Associates | Quanton | Fonterra | Paymark | Transaction Services Group

Attendees from previous years have included:

  • Senior Business Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Digital Business Analysts
  • BA Team Leaders
  • Business Improvement Specialists
  • IT/IS Managers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Systems Analysts
  • Functional Specialists
  • Project Managers

Day one

8.30 – Registration and coffee
9.00  Welcome from the Chair
9.10 – Overview: Digital Business Analysis – Thinking differently in the age of digital disruption
9.50 – CDO Address: The value of the BA – strategic partnerships and identifying business needs
10.30 – Morning break and refreshments
11.00 – BA Leaders: Panel – the ever-evolving role of the BA
11.45 – Case Study: RealMe – navigating a complex project
12.30 – Lunch
1.30 – Masterclass: The BA at a higher level
2.30 – Why an Agile framework works well in an Augmented Reality project and how the BA fits into the team
3.00 – Afternoon break and refreshments
3.30 – Focus on user design driven companies: How companies from National Geographic to IKEA leverage the mindset of design thinking
4.00 – Defining DevOps for the BA
4.30 – Design thinking – putting users at the centre
5.00 – Summary remarks from the Chair and networking drinks

Day two

9.00 – Welcome back from the Chair
9.05 – SKILLS: Agile projects: the BA’s relationship with the Product Owner
LEADERSHIP: Spotlight on cognitive computing – How Robotic Process Automation can and will change your business processes
9.35 – Session break
9.40 – SKILLS: Masterclass: Managing up – how and when to take the lead
LEADERSHIP: Masterclass: Cultivating resilience learn how to create a durable culture for success
10.40 – Morning break and refreshments
11.10 – SKILLS: Data security and the need for BA’s to keep the issue in mind
LEADERSHIP: Data visualisation – How to effectively transform data into information for better communication and outcomes
11.40 – Session break
11.45 – SKILLS: Masterclass: “Cupcakes and Canapes”: Using Vertical Slicing to right size your Minimal Viable Products and User Stories
LEADERSHIP: Masterclass: Rebranding yourself as a Business Analyst and marketing the brand to the wider organisation
12.45 – Lunch
1.40 – SKILLS: Masterclass: Effective facilitation skills for teamwork
LEADERSHIP: Masterclass: Business architecture for business success – the step ahead
3.00 – Afternoon break and refreshments
3.20 – SKILLS: How the BA and the UX Specialist can collaborate and complement each other:
LEADERSHIP: Case Study: How we put our customers at the centre at Flick Electric Co.
3.50 – Session break
3.55 – SKILLS: Panel: Where next? Career progression for BA’s
LEADERSHIP: Creating great teams – How self-selection lets people excel
4.25 – Closing remarks from the Chair and end of conference

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