IIBA Ireland Chapter

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What happened in June?

Greetings and a warm welcome to the June issue of the IIBA Ireland Chapter’s Newsletter. 

Summer is here, and with it comes a refreshing wave of opportunities for professionals in the world of business analysis. As the days grow longer and the sun shines brighter, the business landscape, too, blossoms with potential. It’s a time of innovation, development, and connection, and we’re thrilled to be your companion on this voyage of progress.

No matter if you are an experienced analyst looking for deeper understanding or just starting out and keen to absorb new knowledge, the activities we have lined up this month are set to enhance your skills and broaden your perspective. So, mark your calendars and ready a brand-new notepad, as we set off on an enlightening journey of sharing knowledge, fostering innovation, and pursuing professional development in the dynamic field of business analysis.

Dive in and stay connected with the latest in business analysis!


Business Analysis in Agile - Event Recap

What a fantastic month it has been, whoa🎉 We've had our in-person event on June 20 and we've been astounded by the response we've received! 😃
We navigated how Agile mindset can help business analysts change the ABCs (Attitudes, Behaviors and Culture) of organization and become an invincible change agent.🙌
We sincerely thank each and every attendee. Your excitement, participation, and common interest in business analysis contributed greatly to the event's success. Making connections and networking with everyone was fantastic 😎.
We would especially like to thank Lalita Lalwani for her insightful and inspiring talk on the "Business Analysis in Agile." Your talk generated fresh ideas and opportunities in addition to adding to our collective knowledge. 🤗
Last but not the least, this would not have been possible without the incredible contributions of our sponsors, Seán Pardy and Anna Mooney from Morgan McKinley, as well as our great board members João de Oliveira, Lalita Lalwani, Victoria Agu, Patrick Tierney, and extra volunteers.🙏🙏

We appreciate all of your hard work in planning the event and your steadfast support 😊.
Some key takeaways:
💡 It's not enough to think agile; we must act agile.

💡 Adaptability is crucial in navigating change.

💡 Challenge solutions that won't solve the problem.

💡 Focus on building the right thing, not just the fastest thing.

💡 Prioritize outcomes over outputs.
Together, let's keep innovating, working together, and turn towards making organizations nimble. We hope to meet you at one of our upcoming events!


IIBA Ireland Lean Coffee Session

As always this month's Lean Coffee Session was insightful 💡and lively 😃. Thank you to everyone who joined.

Here’s the brief overview of the topics:

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬?
👉 Start with understanding the business need (problem or opportunity) to be addressed.

👉 Identify who’s impacted and who needs to be involved - stakeholders.

👉 Collaborate with stakeholders to define a scope statement (document).

👉 Remember there are different types of requirements.

👉 Based on what exists define what needs to change.

👉 Define SMART business objectives so requirements can be aligned against these.

👉 Also consider training, change management and non-software requirements.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬?
👉 Start defining the future business process flow (how things will work in the future).

👉 Break down user interaction activity steps into pieces of functionality.

👉 The beauty of combining use cases and user stories along with wireframes.

👉 Collaborate with stakeholders is key!.

👉 Use data dictionaries to define how the data will be viewed or managed on the UI.

𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐩𝐞?
👉 Understand the type of scope; project, product or solution.

👉 Analyse what’s impacted (processes, users and systems) – context diagram.

👉 Analyse and define stakeholder expectations and goals.

👉 Iterative collaborate agreement from all stakeholders.

👉 Consider timelines, budget constraints, risk and assumptions.

Did you miss the Lean coffee 🍵 yesterday?

Keep an eye out for further information about the next sessions by following IIBA Ireland Chapter page or view our events section on our website
Our next lean coffee session is on the 15th of July. If interested, please join via the link below. 


IIBA Ireland Business Analysis Success Stories

Welcome to June's edition of IIBA Ireland Chapter's Business Analysis Success Stories! 😍💼✨

What are Business Analysis Success Stories?

In line with IIBA's Analysis Everywhere campaign, join IIBA Ireland as we explore the success stories of business analysis professionals. We'll delve into analysis techniques and skills to uncover insights, drive growth, and maximise success! 📈💡. These are real-world business analysis scenarios.

As business analysis can be used by different roles such as Tech Support, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Product Owner, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Architect, Quality Assurance Engineer, Product Manager, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer among others.

Regardless of the specific title or role, IIBA Ireland aim to delve into the mindset of business analysis professionals to see how they apply their skills in different scenarios to achieve better business outcomes 🧠.

If you solve problems or address opportunities, your success story is what we're looking for 🙏🏻. This could involve:

👉 Resolving requirements conflict
👉 Streamlining business processes to enhance efficiency
👉 Leveraging data analytics to drive strategic decisions
👉 Aligning IT solutions with business goals to maximise ROI

The goals of the success stories are to:
💫 Increase the awareness of business analysis

💫 Provide a space for business analysis professionals to share their stories from different business analysis perspectives

💫 Provide a way for business analysis professionals to showcase the value they have delivered

This month, IIBA Ireland Chapter are delighted to introduce Arabinda Das, who shares his success story: Resolving Ambiguous Requirements in a Structural Data Project 😃 .

Who is Arabinda?

😎 Over 9 years of experience in Business Analysis, Data Analytics , SDLC and utilising Agility

🙌 Senior/Lead Business Analyst and BA community coordinator at Version 1

💫 IIBA CBAP and CSPO certified

👨‍🏫 Business Analysis coach passionate about guiding individuals looking to transition their careers into the field of business analysis

Check out Arabinda's business analysis success story! ✨

Interested in sharing your success story as a business analysis professional? Comment below or reach out to me. We'd love to hear from you! 😊

Interested in sharing your success story as a business analysis professional? Reach out below. We'd love to hear from you! 😊


Unlock Big Savings on Application Fees

Seize the opportunity to enjoy a $50* discount on the application fees for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA) as an IIBA member, but be quick – the offer ends on June 30.
If you’re not yet a member, consider joining IIBA to access this special offer.

Upcoming Events
IIBA Ireland Chapter - Lean Coffee Session - Jul
Jul 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+01:00
CBAP Study Group Session 6
Jul 18, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+01:00
CBAP Study Group Session 7
Aug 01, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+01:00
CBAP Study Group Session 8
Aug 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+01:00
IIBA Ireland Chapter - Lean Coffee Session - Aug
Aug 19, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+01:00
CBAP Study Group Session 9
Aug 29, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+01:00
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