Webinar: Stop the Insanity! Live webinar with Kupe Kupersmith

Jonathan “Kupe” Kupersmith, President

You have seen the titles of presentations at conferences promising ways to do things better, faster, cheaper, such as “How to Get the Speed You Need w/o Sacrificing Quality.” Titles like this lead you to believe you are about to receive a silver bullet. You expect a best practice, but get something that worked really well in theory, or in one unique situation. In reality, no one can give you an approach that will help in every situation. Best practices are a myth and blindly implementing them will cause insanity. You’ll find yourself saying “it worked so well for them, why not me?” While it’s helpful to know what people have found helpful, you also have to know in what context those approaches worked.

If you really want to do things better, faster, and cheaper, you just need to stop the insanity (i.e. doing things that are not appropriate for your situation). This session guides you through ways you can critically think about your projects and determine how to get started or how to move forward. The session will also simulate the start of a project and ask how to approach it, along the way learning how to differentiate between smart, and insanity.

The better you get at stop doing the things that are not needed and focus on the things that are, the more effective you will be on your project teams. It’s about using the appropriate practices for every situation you find yourself in.

Session Roadmap
- Learn how to use project characteristics, people, and process to determine what business analysis tasks are needed for your situation.
- Understand the why, what, and how much to do for a number of widely used business analysis techniques.
- Learn new ways to help explain/sell your approach to stakeholders


Kupe Kupersmith, President, B2T Training, possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the Energy, television and sports management and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).
Kupe is the co-author of Business Analysis for Dummies and is a requested speaker. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Webinar - Call-in instructions will be emailed.


$5 for Nashville Chapter Member
$10 for Non-Members

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