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2021

Tools for Online Business Analysis (Part 2)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021: 3pm - 4:30pm

  • Exploring more "advanced" online tools for workshops and large groups
    • Using Mural (Jim Phelps, UW-IT EA)
    • Using Miro (Don Wilcox, UWFT)
  • Meeting agenda and links

Tools for Online Business Analysis (Part 1)

March 16, 2021: 3pm - 4:30pm

  • Making the most of "basic" online tools for meetings and interviews
    • Using Zoom (Piet Niederhausen, UW-IT EA)
    • Using Microsoft Whiteboard (Lisa Cominetti, UWFT)
  • Meeting materials
  • Recording available

Facilitating Remote Work

January 19, 2021: 3pm - 4:30pm

  • What are you learning about how remote/online meetings and facilitation are different from in-person work?
  • What practices have been working for you, and what have you had to change about your work?
  • Led by: Jennifer Lail
  • Meeting materials

2020

Working in the Pandemic Time of Stress and Chaos

December 15, 2020: 3pm - 4:30pm

  • How has the pandemic affected your personal work experience, emotions, and stress?
  • What effects have you experienced on hiring, onboarding, team building, professional development, or other areas?
  • How have your relationships with stakeholders changed?
  • Led by: Lisa Cominetti & Jennifer Lail

Business Analysis in Design, Implementation, and Testing (Business Analysis Lifecycle track)

November 17, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm

  • What activities and deliverables are involved in this phase of a business analysis effort?
  • Share your best practices and hear from your peers on other teams
  • Session deck with discussion notes

No session in October

Unconference (Special Topics track)

September 15, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm

  • You build the agenda – bring a topic you'd like to discuss with your peers
  • Session deck with discussion notes

No session in August

Professional Development in Business Analysis (Business Analysis at the UW track)

July 21, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm

  • How do business analysis practitioners advance their knowledge?
  • What training, certification, books, or other resources have helped you?
  • Share your experiences and hear from your peers
  • Session deck with discussion notes and links shared by members

Unconference (Special Topics track)

June 16, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm

  • You build the agenda – bring a topic you'd like to discuss with your peers
  • Session deck with discussion notes

Requirements Management (Business Analysis Lifecycle track)

May 19, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm (Zoom Meeting Information)

  • What activities and deliverables are involved in this aspect of a business analysis effort?
  • Share your best practices and hear from your peers on other teams
  • Session deck with discussion notes

Business Analysis Jobs at the UW (Business Analysis at the UW track)

April 21, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm (online only - no meeting room)

  • How do people find new business analysis roles at the UW? What helped you find your current role?
  • How do you define your contribution as someone doing business analysis? What is your professional "personal brand"?
  • What do you look for in a business analysis practitioner? What are important strengths and traits?
  • How do you and your team gain new skills and experiences?
  • Share your experiences and learn from your peers
  • Session slides with discussion notes

Business Analysis Methods (Business Analysis at the UW track)

March 17, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm (online only - no meeting room)

  • What methods are you using in your work? What are their benefits and challenges?
  • Share your experience, hear from your peers, and contribute to the Business Analysis Methods resource
  • Session slides

Business Analysis Discovery and Definition (Business Analysis Lifecycle track)

February 18, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • What activities and deliverables are involved in this phase of a business analysis effort?
  • Share your best practices and hear from your peers on other teams

IT Requirements for the Real Customer (Special Topics track)

January 21, 2020: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • Led by: Lisa B. Cominetti, Jackson Lum (Continuum College)
  • Who is the real customer of your business analysis work, and how are their needs represented in requirements?
  • Lisa and Jackson will share a current project for students and lead small group discussion

2019

UW Finance Transformation (Special Topics track)

December 17, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (Purchasing and Accounting Building, room 204)

  • Members of the UWFT business team will share the program's business analysis approach
  • Join us to discuss what it's like to do business analysis for large scale process and systems change
  • See Recordings

Planning and Initiating Business Analysis (Business Analysis Lifecycle track)

November 19, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • What activities and deliverables are involved in the earliest stages of a business analysis effort?
  • Share your best practices and hear from your peers on other teams
  • See Recordings

Business Analysis Roles (Business Analysis at the UW track)

October 15, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • What do typical business analysis roles do?
  • How does a business analysis role fit into a team?
  • How does business analysis vary in IT vs. non-IT roles, in Agile teams, or other contexts?
  • Share your experience and hear from your peers

Special Session: New to Business Analysis at the UW

October 23, 2019: 3pm-4pm (Odegaard Library room 220), followed by happy hour: 4pm-6pm (Big Time Brewery)

  • What is business analysis at the UW?
  • What are the benefits and methods of business analysis?
  • What can the BA Community of Practice do for you?
  • You're also invited to our happy hour 4pm-6pm to meet your colleagues
  • Presentation slides

Happy Hour October 23, 2019 4pm-6pm at Big Time Brewery

Year in Review

September 17, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • Which topics from 2018-2019 impacted you?
  • How has your work changed in 2018-2019?
  • What trends, opportunities, and challenges do you see for the coming year?
  • What would you like to discuss in the community in 2019-2020?

The UW Business Ecosystem (Business Analysis at the UW track)

August 20, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

Business Analysis Lifecycle (Business Analysis Lifecycle track)

July 16, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • What are the phases of a typical business analysis effort?
  • Share your experience and hear from your peers on other teams
  • Each quarter in 2019-2020, we'll dig further into one of these phases
  • Meeting outputs deck

Doing business analysis for operations

June 18, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • What are some of the special challenges of doing business analysis for routine requests, such as creating reports or configuration changes?
  • What approaches have worked for you in triaging requests and gathering requirements? What are your lessons learned?
  • Join us for a discussion with your peers from service teams at the UW
  • Meeting outputs deck

Establishing business analysis in a team

May 21, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • How do people get started doing business analysis in a team? What challenges do they overcome? What methods have helped?
  • Join us for a panel and group discussion about starting out with business analysis

Business Analysis Methods (continued)

April 16, 2019: 3pm-5pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • Join us to learn about methods our members use the most!
  • We'll continue our work together to document the most used methods as a resource for the community
  • Whether you are new to methods or want to share your favorites, this meeting is for you
  • View the resulting Business Analysis Methods

Working Session on Business Analysis Methods

March 19, 2019: 3pm-5pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

  • Join us to learn about our members use the most
  • We'll work together to document the most used methods as a resource for the community
  • Whether you are new to methods or want to share your favorites, this meeting is for you
  • View the resulting Business Analysis Methods

Enterprise Data and You

February 19, 2019: 3pm-4:30pm (UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341)

You might have heard of the EDW and the BI Portal, but what are they and why should you care? Matt Portwood from UW-IT's enterprise data team will share:

  • Learn about the UW's Enterprise Data Warehouse, Enterprise Web Services, BI Portal, and related services
  • Find out how to obtain critical enterprise data for your applications
  • See a demo using the UW's data and data tools
  • Find out about using Tableau and getting access to the EDW

2019 Kickoff and Introduction to Business Analysis

January 15, 2019 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • New to business analysis? Join us for a brief introduction and group discussion
  • Open forum – meet other members and discuss topics of interest to you
  • Bring your ideas for topics to cover in 2019
  • Meeting slides

2018

Graduate Student Advising

December 18, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • Presenter: Christine Noyes, Business Analyst in the Graduate School
  • Christine will share context she has gathered on graduate student advising, including document management and related systems
  • Join us to collaborate with your peers to provide input on Christine's project!
  • Presentation slides

Construction Discovery Process

October 16, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • Presenters: Linda Hornung and Pete Krawitz, Customer Relationship Managers, UW-IT CSS Project Services
  • Linda and Pete will share how their discovery work is improving alignment between construction projects and IT infrastructure
  • Join us to learn more about this growing area of business analysis work

Agile User Story Development

September 18, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341
  • Facilitator: Bhumika Kothari, Business Analyst, UW-IT Information Management: Enterprise Document Management
  • Bhumika will lead an interactive session demonstrating how to break down and sequence user stories
  • This session is for analysts looking to improve their Agile practices or trying user story writing for the first time
  • Presentation deck

Lean Project Case Study

August 21, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • Presenter: Mark McKenzie, Senior Lean Coach, EVPFA: Operational Excellence
  • Mark will share a Lean project as an example from his own work
  • Join us for this great opportunity to get introduced to Lean concepts!
  • Presentation deck

Business Analysis Case Study

July 17, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • Presenter: Joanna Valderrama, Lead Application Services Analyst, UW Medicine MCSS UWMITS Web Development
  • Joanna will share a business analysis case study from her recent work
  • Join us for this great opportunity to discuss a real-life project and learn about another part of the UW

Visual Models for Software Requirements

June 19, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • Presenter: Piet Niederhausen, Enterprise Business Architect, UW-IT Enterprise Architecture
  • Piet will present a summary of "Visual Models for Software Requirements" by Joy Beatty and Anthony Chen
  • Requirements models help teams build stronger shared understanding from multiple perspectives
  • Join us to share your own approaches to requirements with your peers
  • Presentation deck

Panel on Business Analysis Career Paths

May 15, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • The panelists will share their career paths and the type of business analysis they do now
  • Join us to discuss different business analysis roles and opportunities at the UW

User Experience Design

April 17, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, Auditorium on floor 4/Mezzanine

  • Presenter: William Washington, User Experience Designer, UW-IT Academic Experience Design and Delivery
  • Get introduced to the recently published UX Design Guides provided by the UW-IT AXDD team
  • Discuss how user experience design relates to business analysis roles

Business Analysis and Strategy

March 20, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower building, C-3 level, room 341

  • Presenter: Piet Niederhausen, Enterprise Business Architect, UW-IT Enterprise Architecture
  • Discuss the role of business analysis in strategy development 
  • Learn about UW-IT's strategy practice and the Strategy on a Page tool
  • Discuss UW-IT's recently published 2018 Areas of Focus
  • Presentation deck

What is Business Analysis?
February 13, 2018 at 3pm - UW Tower 22nd floor in the Magnolia Room

  • Presenter: Piet Niederhausen, Enterprise Business Architect, UW-IT Enterprise Architecture
  • If you are new to business analysis, learn about business analysis practices and roles
  • If you are a current practitioner, contribute perspectives from your experience
  • Presentation deck

2017

Kickoff Meeting to Restart the BACoP
December 5, 2017 at 3pm - UW Tower 22nd floor in the Magnolia Room

  • Join us for the first meeting of our restarted community!
  • Meet others who do similar work to you
  • Vote on topics for the coming year
  • Help shape the new community to be what you need

Prior

The community did not meet in 2016.

Prior to 2016, the community usually met monthly for networking without a planned agenda, except for:



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