2014-2015 Leadership Team
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Jaleann M. Matos-McClurg
VP of Membership
Wanda Hudgins Spain
VP of Professional Development
4th Tuesday of each month
6:30 PM Networking
7:00 PM Announcements
7:20 PM Speaker
8:20 PM Job Announcements
8:30 PM Closing
COST: Members - FREE; Non-Members - $10.00
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Northpark Town Center
1000 Abernathy Road,
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
UPS Corporate Headquarters
55 Glenlake Parkway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Welcome to the Greater Atlanta Chapter
Our chapter was chartered in August, 2005 and since then, we have been dedicated to advancing the business analysis profession both locally and nationwide. We pride ourselves to be the chapter where business analysts can grow their skills, knowledge and professional network.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Visit our calendar of events to view upcoming events. Click on the link for the event of choice to find about the Meeting Location and Meeting Topic. You do not have to be a member to attend our events. Come join us and learn more about the Business Analysis profession.
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TOPIC: How the Business Analyst Adds Value to the Project - or NOT!
SPEAKER: Karen Mann, Program Director, Intercontinental Hotels Group
ABOUT THE TOPIC:
Every technology leader knows that the business analyst plays a critical position on the project team. From project managers, to program directors, to vice presidents, and CIOs, there is clear understanding that the business analyst can contribute enormously to the project. For example, bridging the communication gap between business subject matter experts and the other IT team members is one of the first key activities for the business analyst. Filling multiple roles, the business analyst provides significant benefit to the project team, to the project’s solution, and to the organizations expecting to receive value at the end of the project.
Of course, not all things happen perfectly. No, it is most certainly not always the fault of the business analyst. However, we will discuss the various consequences that can result if the business analyst misses a role, doesn’t connect with team members as needed, or does not execute the process thoroughly. Hard conversations? Perhaps, but that is how we improve ourselves, step it up a notch, take it to the next level.
Through interactive sessions, we will discuss several perspectives of the business analyst’s contributions and share those items with each other. Join us to learn why project managers often believe the business analyst can make or break the project’s success.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Karen Mann is a successful director of multiple development and support initiatives, ensuring delivery is on time, within budget, meeting business requirements, and according to IT standards. She has fulfilled both project and program management roles for multi-year initiatives as large as 150 resources and $27 million.
Previously employed by GTE/Verizon, The Coca-Cola Company, and SunTrust Bank, Karen’s current role at InterContinental Hotels Group is to lead the IT PMO team for a business critical program. While often assuming leadership of an existing team, Karen has had the pleasure of selecting her project team members and that process always includes solid business analysts.
YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!
DATE: Tuesday December 02, 2014
TIME: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
WHERE: UPS Headquarters
RSVP by November 26th.