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The Business Analysis Summit 2017 Is Now Over, but the next Summit will run in January 2018

Register For 2018 Here

Attention: business analysts and change professionals

Are YOU involved in improving business? Do you work with people to change processes, systems and/or the structure of their organisations? Do you need a huge range of skills, behaviours and competencies to make change work through and with others?

Penny has built up over the years a powerful virtual summit for us, Business Analysts and Project Managers. Every year she has managed to further improve the format and content of the event, selecting trendy topics for each edition. Looking forward to next year!

Catherine

Sr Business Analyst in Switzerland

Join us for the eighth, annual, free, virtual and online Business Analysis Summit. This 2018 summit, from January 2018, features short interviews with world-class experts and practising business analysts.

Speakers will be announced closer to the time. Here are the 2017 speakers to give you a flavour of the Summit.

Penny Pullan

Summit Introduction
30 January 2017

Lynda Girvan

Agile and Business Analysis
31 January 2017

Mercy Obi

Developing Yourself as an Experienced Business Analyst
1 February 2017

Laura Brandenburg

How to succeed as a new business analyst
1 February 2017

Ryan Folster

What can the BA world learn from Africa?
2 February 2017

Kim Quirke

Better outcomes using pictures, how pictures revolutionised the way I do Business Analysis
3 February 2017

The 2017 theme for the Business Analysis Summit was ‘Around the World of Business Analysis’ featuring inspiring speakers from four continents. The topic for 2018 is ‘Working with People’. The Summit is a unique chance for you to develop your skills, without the costs and hassle of travel. There is no charge to register to listen in to each speaker via the web each day, at a time to suit you, and to join in the discussions on Twitter and LinkedIn. There are already over 1000 participants registered for this seventh annual BA Summit, a key event for business analysts since 2010.

Meet Our 2017 Speakers

Penny Pullan

Penny Pullan

30th January 2017

Summit Intro: Leading Around the BA World

Dr Penny Pullan is your BA Summit Host. She will kick-off your summit on 30th January with a session that takes you around the BA world and answers your questions being a leader in the challenging world of business analysis.

Penny has worked with thousands of business analysts over the past nine years, across industry sectors from banking and finance, through to telecoms and pharmaceuticals. She enjoys making a difference with people grappling with tricky projects. Tricky means anything from risky, with ambiguous requirements, to disengaged stakeholders, probably with a team dispersed around the world. If that’s your world, that’s where Penny is too.

Penny is a director of, Making Projects Work Ltd, and she has hosted the BA Summit since 2010. She is the co-editor of the book: ‘Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing change’, co-author of ‘A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management’ and author of ‘Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams’. You can contact Penny on Twitter at @PennyPullan or by responding to the summit e-mails.

Lynda Girvan

Lynda Girvan

31st January 2017

Agile and Business Analysis

Lynda Girvan is a Principal Consultant and Trainer for Assist Knowledge Development. Lynda has over 25 years’ experience in business analysis, agile development, agile coaching and transformational change programmes across both public and private sectors.

Lynda developed and leads the Agile business analysis training portfolio for AssistKD and was a key member in the creation and development of the Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

Lynda is a co-author of the BCS publication, ‘Agile and Business Analysis’, and has spoken at European and International conferences on agile and business analysis.

Laura Brandenburg

Laura Brandenburg

1st February 2017

How to succeed as a new business analyst

Laura Brandenburg, CBAP is the author of the best-selling book How to Start a Business Analyst Career and is an internationally recognized leader known for helping mid-career professionals start business analysis careers.

Laura brings more than a decade of experience in the business analysis profession, filling such roles as a full-time business analyst, consultant, and hiring manager. She brings all of these perspectives into her writing, presenting, coaching, and training to help you find transferable business analysis skills, expand your business analysis experience, and start your business analysis career with confidence. While this talk is aimed primarily at new business analysts, those who mentor business analysts will also find it helpful to guide those who are starting out in the profession.

You may find out more about Laura by visiting her website.

Mercy Obi

Mercy Obi

1 February 2017

Developing Yourself as an Experienced Business Analyst

Mercy has extensive experience in business analysis, system analysis and data modelling. She has worked in a range of industries in both public and private sector as an independent consultant.

Mercy enjoys working with project professionals grappling with complex requirements and disengaged stakeholders on projects and business transformation programmes to create a simple, persuasive and engaging story together, which deliver immediate benefits and brings clarity. This has the added benefit of helping key stakeholders to become interested and engaged.

Mercy holds a Bsc in Electrical Engineering from Temple University and spoke at the IIBA conferences Europe and USA on ‘Skills and Leadership Development’ and ‘What makes a truly remarkable business analyst’.

Ryan Folster

Ryan Folster

1st February 2017

What can the BA world learn from Africa?

Ryan Folster (CBAP) is a Business Analyst from Johannesburg South Africa. His strong focus on innovation as well as involvement in the Business Analyst community have seen Ryan develop professionally from a small company, serving a small amount of users, to large multi-national organisations. Having merged into Business Analysis through the business domain, Ryan has developed a firm grounding and provides context to the methodologies applied to clients and projects he is working on.

Ryan has gained exposure to the Human Resources, Asset Management as well as Financial Services sectors, working on projects that span from Enterprise Line of Business Software to Business Intelligence and Compliance. Ryan is also heavily involved in the local chapter of IIBA, currently holding the position of President. Ryan is passionate about the role a Business Analyst plays within an organisation, and is a firm believer that the role will develop further in the future and become a crucial aspect of any successful business.

Kim Quirke

Kim Quirke

3rd February 2017

Better outcomes using pictures, how pictures revolutionised the way I do Business Analysis

Kim Quirke is a senior business analyst who is passionate about bringing creativity into the work place, helping to bring back the balance between the visual and the verbal.

She likes using pictures to help encourage better discussions, foster a common understanding and create documents that people actually want to read and contribute to.

She is always looking for new opportunities to add creativity to the current tools used by business analysts and create a fun filled atmosphere while doing it.

Feedback From Past Summits

Excellent summit with a broad range of topics and lots of valuable learning points, thank you Penny.

Corrine Thomas

Business Analysis Team Manager

The flexibility of listening to the session at a convenient time during the day, the fact that it was a webinar, duration of the sessions were just long enough to keep my interest; excellent presentation and quality speakers.

Anne Marie Tovey

Business Analyst

I loved that the Summit was free and I encouraged my team to register too - it's refreshing to have something so varied available without membership! I loved the conversational style

Michelle Shakesheff

BA Manager

Topics were great and the interaction between host and presenters provided great quality material.

Thanks for going to the work to putting this on. It’s a great format and good supplement to other knowledge gathering opportunities. I am a fairly experienced BA, but I always find opportunities to listen to other’s perspectives very helpful.

Kent J. McDonald

Business Advisor Knowledge Bridge Partners

1. The summit being available throughout the day 2. Diverse background of speakers 3. Very well moderated, representing the voice of the listeners / questioners 4. Linkedin group for discussions It was a wonderful summit and I feel privileged in being a part of it. Definitely look forward to attending such summits in future as well.

Salman Saleem

Sr. Business Analyst

All the summit was excellent. Wonderful! But, the ‘career focus day' was the high point.

Arlinda Veiga

Business Consultant

I thought the pace and lengths of each of the sessions were pitched just right, allowing me to take the discussions on-board without feeling ‘swamped’ at any point. I think it was very helpful. Thanks for a great series of talks!

Ken Parsonage

Senior Business Analyst

A great summit. I feel quite invigorated!

Nicki Boyd

BA Team Leader, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd

Was easy to listen, stop and start. Thanks Penny!

Jill St. Clair

Sr Business Analyst

I liked hearing the views of where things are going and what techniques are used. It helps to keep our own role structure and methods in perspective.

Jeffrey Nakar

MIMIS Business Analyst

The topics were really interesting and the 1 pagers that were provided allowed for additional insight into the topics. A huge thank you for taking the time to help us all become more professional and improve our skills.

Susan

Business Analyst

I loved it! I loved the flexibility of being able to login anytime during the day to hear the interviews. The speakers that I heard were very professional, and well worth the time invested to listen to them. This was excellent!! thank you!

Debbie Garcia

Business Analyst

Here’s Why You Should Sign Up for the 2018 BA Summit

Attend from the comfort of your own home or office

All the expert interviews can be listened to online.

There’s no travel or hotels to book, saving you money and avoiding you having to take time off work and arrange cover to attend, and spending time away from work and your family.

Online Access to the Recordings

The expert interviews will be available online, for free, on the appropriate day of the summit so you can listen to them at your own convenience.

A panel of hand-picked expert speakers

Your expert speakers have been chosen by your host, Dr Penny Pullan. They will expand your thinking and provide tools and techniques for you to try out, safe in the knowledge that they’re coming from experts.

The Chance to Upgrade

To gain access to all the interviews, forever, and one to one interaction to discuss each session with the Summit host.