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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   7:15 AM

      1200 Collins Road Northeast
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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      Cedar Rapids BADD 2019

      Welcome! In coordination with the local Cedar Rapids IIBA chapter and ASPE, our organizing committee is excited to host our second annual Cedar Rapids Business Analysis Development Day (BADD)! This will be another fantastic opportunity for you to expand your skills set, learn about the latest industry trends, and network with your colleagues. This conference is not just for B.A.'s; Cedar Rapids BADD is a technical conference for Business Analysts, Project Managers, IT Managers, and anyone else, whether expert or beginner, involved in technology. You will also be eligible to claim up to 6 IIBA CDUs and 6 PMI PDUs for attending. We are so happy to be returning to Cedar Rapids! If you require any accommodation(s) while attending our conference that are based on ADA compliancy, please contact Kyle Anderson at kanderson@aspeinc.com. The overall theme of this year's Cedar Rapids BADD is Becoming the Complete Business Analyst. Based on feedback from Cedar Rapids BADD 2018 attendees, and in an effort to provide deeper understanding into how business analysis continues to evolve, 2 educational tracks are available over the course of the day. Data Analytics - It's all about the data! Follow this track and get the opportunity to focus in-depth on topics such as Big Data and Data Analysis. Technology Revolution - It's here, it's coming, what else is next? Follow this track and focus in-depth on topics such as DevOps, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and more! The B.A. role is continuously evolving day by day, and the ever changing requirements and opinions of what a Business Analyst is, has importance in the success of major projects. Enterprises depend on Business Analysts to propel products and projects while connecting team members. This event focuses on the future of the Business Analyst role, while providing educational advancement to those who communicate with Business Analysts every day. if you would like to speak at Cedar Rapids BADD 2019, please send a message to our organizers using the contact form at the bottom of the page. For more information on group package pricing, please contact Kyle Anderson at kanderson@aspeinc.com. For more information on how to become a Cedar Rapids BADD 2019 sponsor, please contact Kyle Anderson at kanderson@aspeinc.com. STAY TUNED AS WE BEGIN TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2019 SPEAKER LINEUP! Morning Keynote: Sinnika Waugh - Learning to Fail in Order to Grow, Adapt, and Succeed Every day that I end smarter than I started it is a good day. Certainly, we all prefer those days where the learning is easy and filled with accolades and triumphs, but sometimes it’s the lessons of failure that stick the best. As we seek to grow our Business Analysis careers, we often shy away from failure or even the possibility of failure, rather than embracing it as a way to adapt and achieve success more readily. Join engaging career Business Analyst, Coach, and business owner Sinikka Waugh as she shares specific lessons from her own career and candidly offers up tales of how failures brought her closer to success. 1) The one where the thing I wanted wasn’t available 2) The one with Black Friday 3) The one where I wasn’t ready 4) The one where I had to put myself out there more 5) The one with the walking pneumonia 6) The one where more was worse, not better. Afternoon Keynote (BRAND NEW CONTENT): Bob Prentiss - Battle for the Future of Business Analysis: 5 Key Strategies to Prepare for Your Future More and more, roles in organizations are demanding more technical savvy. Everyone is talking about Digital Transformation, DevOps, AI, Data-everything, XaaS, Power Bots and more. Technology is rapidly changing to meet those needs and in turn, is changing how we need to approach business analysis and the requirements that drive product changes. What does this mean to the profession of Business Analysis? What will the future hold? Guess what? The future is already here and if you are not paying attention you could be left behind. Are you ready for your technical future? Are you ready to fight for the Battle of the Planet of The Business Analysts? Data Analytics Track Jeremiah Hopkins: Agile Analytics: Iterative Answers to Hidden Questions Many modern organizations see data as the new oil.... And analytics as the secret sauce to unlimited revenue. Yet, most of them miss the mark when trying to deliver value from analytics projects. In this session, we'll look at an Agile approach to data analytics and how you can use it to uncover valuable insights sooner (and cheaper). Bob Prentiss: TBD Tony Rose: Beyond the Sticky Note - Process Mapping with Groups Have you ever mapped a process in a group setting with sticky notes and sharpies? Take your mapping skills to the next level! Examples will be shared of process mapping sessions that accomplished their purpose, with phenomenal participation and an effectively communicated process as the deliverable. Even more examples will be shared from process mapping sessions that have gone horribly wrong! Topics covered will include room setup, group facilitation, process mapping best practices, and live-mapping software features (Visio will be used to demonstrate.) The Technology Revolution Michael Roberts: The Impact of DevOps on the Business Analyst In this talk, we discuss how Business Analysts are impacted by the implementation of the DevOps methodology. Specifically, we discuss the history and rise of continuous integration and continuous delivery in SDLC and how it impacts the Business Analyst. Items of consideration include accelerating delivery/shipment of code, working with IT operations teams, new tools, automation, and DevOps Culture. We will dive deep into the DevOps model stakeholders, what their current challenges are and how DevOps can enable them to produce a higher quality product more quickly all while working better together. Paul Crosby: Strategic Transformation There is one little secret that every Business Analyst should know about transformation and why only 10-15% of companies are getting it right. Strategy and analysis go hand in hand to transform or optimize an organization fully. Almost half of CIOs surveyed think they should identify where transformation should occur but leaders from other parts of the business aren’t sure. Real transformation requires a strong business vision developed by robust Strategic Analysis that drives changes to existing capabilities and develops new ones. In this workshop we learn how to use 12 new techniques that create new opportunities for innovation, optimization and transformation. Get hands on experience in using these techniques to build your transformational and Innovation goals. Learn how to evaluate emerging technologies and aligning them to the organization’s vision. Learn how to take and organize your analysis and package it for approval. Chad Beier & Jeffery Bubolz: What's My Product? How to Rationalize Demand and Delivery How many backlogs should your department or organization have? What's the ideal number? Is one Product Backlog in Scrum really possible? Defining your "product" so you can define your Product Backlog isn't covered in the Scrum Guide. Join Chad Beier and Jeff Bubolz for an interactive session on how to rationalize your demand (where the work comes from) and your delivery (the people doing the work) to inform your decisions on how to organize your teams and backlogs. We will uncover a decision framework for when to scale and if you do need to scale multiple teams how to scale the delivery of your product. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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