Event Listings

July Lunch and Learn: Looking Outside Out – Using Ecosystems to Improve Business Analysis

Chapter Lunch Event

David Hall

David Hall, in February, gave us a deep-dive on business ecosystems and looking at 3 types of analysis:

1) Inside-out (who and what will this project/solution impact)

2) Outside-in (who and what will have an impact on the project/solution)

3) Outside-out (what impact will this have on the who and what beyond our project’s/solution’s immediate impact).

The first two are fairly common, but the third step is often overlooked and can carry huge impacts to the project. Let's have lunch and take a closer look with David and Brian Disney, a Principal Business Analyst. Both David and Brian are from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in our HealthIT division.

CDUs: 1

Bio: 

David Hall is the Associate Director, Business Analysis for HealthIT at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He has a BA in Psychology from Indiana University and a Masters in Management of Health Care from Vanderbilt University.  Over the past 20 years, David has performed business analysis in multiple fields including banking, pharmaceuticals, logistics and healthcare.   Since joining Vanderbilt in 2010, David has lead teams of business analysts for the Medical Center and has also started a successful community of practice, sharing BA practices across the medical center.

When: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:30am
Time: 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Networking and Lunch:
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Speaker Promptly Starts:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: 

Nashville Technology Council
500 Interstate Blvd, South
Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37210

We'll be in the Dell Learning Center

Meal: 

If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to registrations@nashvilleiiba.org no later Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

Cost: 

Registration is Required

Early Bird Price:
IIBA Members: $15; Non-Members: $20 until July 17, 2018

After July 17, 2018:

Members of Nashville Chapter - $20
Non-members & guests - $25

Sponsors: 

April Lunch and Learn: Agile Requirements in a Waterfall World

Chapter Lunch Event

There are some great Agile approaches to gathering software requirements, but what do you do when your organization is still stuck in some of its waterfall ways?  Some practices may still apply, but some may actually be detrimental if the project is being run in a more traditional way. Let’s talk about these practices and which ones can still provide value even in a less Agile environment, and how you might use some of them to slide in some more Agile principles into a waterfall project.

CDU(s): 1

Bio: 

Tommy Norman is the Director of Agile Operations at Acklen Avenue, a custom software development shop in Nashville, TN. With an IT career spanning over 20 years, he has been helping organizations of all sizes and shapes build great software with a practical approach in a multitude of roles ranging from developer, architect, development and QA manager, to Agile coach. He has worked deeply with the Agile community as the coordinator of the Agile Nashville user group, Director of the Music City Agile conference, and a frequent local and national speaker. You can follow him online on Twitter at @tommynorman, on his blog at www.tommynorman.com, and view his Agile training videos on Safari Books Online.

When: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:30am
Time: 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: 

CGI | U.S. South - Nashville
6640 Carothers Parkway, Suite 400
Franklin, TN 37067
Directions

Meal: 

If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to registrations@nashvilleiiba.org no later than Monday, April 16, 2018.

Cost: 

Members $15; Non-members $20
Space is limited to this event! Registration is Required

Registration closed. Walk-ins welcome, though lunches may be limited.

CANCELED DUE TO LOGISTICS - Brews for BAs and I.T.

Networking Events

Sorry, this event has been canceled.

Join your fellow BAs and I.T. comrades for a brew.

Have ideas for our IIBA Nashville Chapter? Ask about becoming a board member!

When: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:30pm
Time: 

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: 

Craft Brewed
2502 8th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37204

March Lunch and Learn: Trust Leadership - The "Missing Key" to Transform Organizations

Chapter Lunch Event

Melissa Harris – CEO, Contract Trainers Corporation and Telecom Training Corporation

"Trust Leadership" will highlight the current trust climate in companies, how trust affects company culture, the critical importance of trust and the resulting consequences when employees can’t trust leadership & ten ways to develop leadership trust.

Bio: 

Melissa Harris, MBA, is a professional speaker, consultant, coach and learning & development expert. She founded Contract Trainers Corporation (CTC) and Telecom Training Corporation (TTC) over 20 years ago to design and facilitate customized training solutions. With over 850 contract professionals, CTC/TTC works with leadership, sales, customer service, call centers, and tech support teams.

Her key areas of focus include soft skills (sales, customer service, leadership), new products/services, software, and billing systems. Project examples include mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, culture transformation and customer experience management.

Industries in which she specializes include: Associations, Automotive, Cable Television, Education, Electric Power, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Mobile/Cellular, Non-Profit, Retail, Technology, Telecommunications, and Water Utilities.

Examples of her clients include Asurion, Nissan, State of Tennessee, Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Safaricom (Kenya), Government of Egypt, Singapore Telecom, WEB Water (Aruba), Jackson Energy Authority, and Saudi Arabia Telecom.

Melissa is a frequently requested chairperson and speaker at global conferences such as International Telecommunications Union, Competitive Cellular Association, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, Caribbean Telecommunications Union, Caribbean Association for National Telecommunications Organization, Montana Electric Cooperative Association, Caribbean Electric Association, IQ PC, and Informa/IBC.

She has also been a speaker at meetings and/or worked with the Board of Directors for Middle Tennessee organizations such as Women in Technology of Tennessee, Council on Aging, Nashville Association of Sales Professionals, Meeting Professionals International, Tennessee Telecommunications Association, International Institute of Business Analysis, and Project Management International.

Before founding Contract Trainers Corporation, Melissa was the General Manager National Training, Senior Sales Manager, Regional Marketing Director and Major Account Executive for AT&T and Verizon. She has BBA and MBA degrees in retail/marketing and is a native of Nashville, Tennessee.

She can be reached at melissa@telecomtrainingcorporation.com, m.harris@contracttrainerscorp.com, 615-298-5429, www.telecomtrainingcorporation.com, www.contracttrainerscorp.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissaharristelecomtraining

When: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:30am
Time: 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: 

Corizon Health Building
103 Powell Court
Room 108
Brentwood, TN 37027

Parking available all around the building.

Meal: 

If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to registrations@nashvilleiiba.org no later than Friday, Tuesday March 20, 2018.

Cost: 

$15.00 members and $20.00 for non-members

Registration is Required

CEU/PDU credits: 1

Sponsors: 

Registration closed. Walk-ins welcome!

February Lunch and Learn: Business Analysis – What is it and why do we do it?

Chapter Lunch Event

David Hall

As projects, programs, and organizations become increasingly more complex, the need for good business analysis has never been more pronounced. Businesses are increasingly employing resources to perform “business analysis” to help ensure the success of projects and initiatives. 
These resources come in many forms – business analysts, system analysts, product analysts, product managers, etc. Yet many of these efforts fail to improve results.

Obviously, there is confusion as to what “good business analysis” is and what it entails. In this talk, I’ll discuss what is encompassed in business analysis – from links into Strategy and Business Architecture to handing off to design. In addition, I’ll explore the value each level of analysis can provide. 

CDUs: 1

Bio: 

David Hall is the Associate Director, Business Analysis for HealthIT at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He has a BA in Psychology from Indiana University and a Masters in Management of Health Care from Vanderbilt University.  Over the past 20 years, David has performed business analysis in multiple fields including banking, pharmaceuticals, logistics and healthcare.   Since joining Vanderbilt in 2010, David has lead teams of business analysts for the Medical Center and has also started a successful community of practice, sharing BA practices across the medical center.

When: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Time: 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 

Microsoft OneCity
8 City Blvd, Suite 403
Nashville, TN 37203

Room: Multipurpose Room (MPR)

Parking is available under the building

Note: Address is new and might not be in GPS yet. If this is the case, go to the building across the railroad tracks behind HCA Bldg 4 (2555 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203)

Meal: 

If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to registrations@nashvilleiiba.org no later than Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

Cost: 

Registration is Required

$15.00 members and $20.00 for non-members

Registration closed. Walk-ins welcome, though lunches may be limited.