Topic: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
This is a free online chat session with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA™, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.
Presented by: Aaron S. Whittenberger, CBAP
Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP is an Enterprise Business Analysis and a leader in the Business Analysis Center of Excellence (BACoE) at Cincinnati Insurance Companies, where he is currently working with other business analysis leaders to develop Standards of practice and an internal education program for the business analyst community of 80 business analysts.
Aaron is also Co-Founder, COO and an Instructor at Business Analysis Knowledge Academy (BA Knowledge Academy), and the Founding President of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. He also serves as Regional Director of the Americas Eastern Region for IIBA®.
Aaron is a 2016 Inductee into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame. He is a champion for the IIBA®, business analysis as a profession and the recognition of its practitioners. He is an avid Business Analyst, Blogger, Mentor, Trainer and Presenter. Aaron is a frequent speaker at IIBA® and corporate meetings and conferences in the region. He has over 30 years of Business and IT experience including 17 years of Business Analysis and 15 years of consulting experience; and earned his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification in 2008.
Aaron lives in Northern Kentucky and has four sons. In his family life, Aaron enjoys family time, and a good round of golf; we’ll see if he ever has one. You may connect with Aaron on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwhittenberger or Twitter: @TheWittyBA.
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Topic: Leveraging BDD and Given/When/Then for Better Acceptance Criteria
BDD is the art of using examples in conversation to illustrate behaviour. - Liz Keogh
Behavior Driven Development is an approach to developing software that focuses on the behaviors of the users and system responses. Gherkin is a language used by Cucumber, which is a tool used to automate testing.
Regardless of your test automation strategy, writing Acceptance Criteria using the Given/When/Then pattern of gherkin can help you identify usage scenarios and expected system behavior. Validating your G/W/T scenarios with matrix and applying concepts from Specification by Example gives you powerful tools to use when working with stakeholders on their needs, priorities, coverage and gaps.
Terry will show us how to write Acceptance Criteria using G/W/T and a simple way to use Excel create matrices to help ensure scenario coverage and enable more productive conversations with stakeholders about priorities and dependencies starting tomorrow!
6:30 pm - 6:50 pm - Networking and Refreshments
6:50 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapter News
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Program
Presented by: Terry Wiegmann, CBAP, CSQE, PSPO, ACG
Terry is a “T-shaped” technologist, a long-time practitioner in a variety of roles and using a variety of plan-driven and agile practices; across commercial and enterprise applications; custom and COTS software; public and private sector; and industry domains. She has a solid background and hands-on experience with a variety of business analysis, agility and quality practices and techniques in commercial and back office software development as an internal employee, contractor and consultant.
Terry was the founding president of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA, and is an IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP); Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE); a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Advanced Toastmaster Gold (ACG), and an Awesome Woman in Agile and ASQ Fellow nominee. She has founded or served on various professional organization boards: Columbus IIBA, Columbus ATDD, Columbus Requirements SIG, Central Ohio Agile Association/Coaching Circle, US Agile Coach Camp, and Women in Leadership at Lucent.
She gives back by sharing her breadth of experience by presenting frequently at BA, QA and Agile conferences and meetings including Bluegrass IIBA Chapter meetings, Agile2014, SOBARC, Columbus IIBA Professional Development Day and Cincinnati IIBA Chapter meetings. She is passionate about helping analysts and teams have courage, celebrate learning and continually improve, and has been published in AgileConnection, Sticky Minds (one of her articles made the Sticky Minds Top 10 List for 2016) and IIBA Best Practices for Better Business Analysis.
Terry is currently Principal Consultant serving as an agile coach with Improving in Columbus, Ohio.
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IIBA® Certification Mentoring Social Event
This dinner social event brings together the Chapter’s IIBA Certification recipients and those wishing to obtain their IIBA Certification. Attendees will enjoy dinner and networking with IIBA Certified individuals and IIBA Certification aspirants. Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is dedicated to assisting those seeking IIBA Certification, and invite everyone from those that are thinking about it to those who are approved and waiting to sit for the certification exam. No matter where you are in that journey you may come and get one-on-one or group mentoring; whichever you wish to get all your questions answered. The purpose of this meeting is three-fold:
We ask for registration to make sure we have enough room. Attendees will order off the menu and pay for their own dinner. You need not stay the entire time; come when you can, stay as long as you like.
Presented by: TBD
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Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and induct the third class of professionals into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame (BBAHoF). The AGM will look at what the Chapter has accomplished in the past year in relation to its strategic plan, its community outreach efforts, relationships it has built and inform participants of the strategic plan for the coming year. There are transformational changes happening in the global business analysis community, we will look at how the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will bring those changes to the Bluegrass business analysis community.
The Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame recognizes those from the community that have made a significant individual contribution to the advancement of business analysis as a profession within the Bluegrass region. Nominations were made from the community knowing that inductees do not have to have an affiliation with the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter or IIBA; they just must to have made a personal contribution to the advancement and awareness of the value of business analysis here within the Bluegrass region. We will induct our third class of inductees for this prestigious recognition of individual effort.
Presented by: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Board of Directors
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