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September 26, 2017 Chapter Meeting: Root Cause Shouldn’t Hurt Like a Root Canal: Five Proven Techniques for Understanding Business Needs

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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5:30pm Informal Networking/Dinner
6:00pm Business Meeting
6:15pm Candidates and Election (Networking if time permits)
6:30pm Presentation
7:45pm Wrap-Up
2017 Meeting Presentations will be based on the BACCM – Business Analysis Core Competency Model:  Change, Need, Solution, Stakeholder, Value, and Context.  This month’s presentation is focused on NEED.

Needs are arguably the most important concept in the BA Core Concept Model from IIBA. Given their impact, it is critical for business analysts to have tools and techniques to get to the root cause of business problems and opportunities. This presentation covers five essential techniques for uncovering and understanding Needs. You will leave the session feeling confident you can begin applying any of the techniques in your next effort.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of Needs in the BA Core Concept Model.
  • List which techniques most apply to certain situations.
  • Be in position to use any of the techniques to uncover and understand business needs.
Event Details: 
Chapter members and first-time guests attend for free, everyone else pays $25.00.
Event Location: 
Direct Supply 6671 N Industrial Rd Milwaukee, WI 53223 -- Map is available below (IMPORTANT NOTE: Industrial Road now needs to be accessed via Mill Road, the road no longer goes through to 76th Street. Go North/West on Industrial Drive to building on left.)
Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, President of Watermark Learning