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. 

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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.

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

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


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)


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


Registration is Required

$15.00 members and $20.00 for non-members

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