January Monthly Chapter Meeting 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Presentation Topic:

Introduction to Business Data Analysis: Supporting Data-Driven Decision Making through Effective Business Analysis

Presentation Description:

The 2021 IIBA Global Research Report, Achieving More With Data, documented tremendous benefits for organizations whose decisions become more 'data driven'. 

Benefits include:

  • The failure rates are considerably lower for business initiatives
  • The ROI is 3 times higher where BAs are introduced into more strategic roles

Such benefits are driving the demand for more skilled professionals with business data analytics knowledge and experience, with nearly 50% of respondents to IIBA's survey reporting accelerated focus on data analytics.  Indeed, about 37% of BAs reported they are involved some element of Data Analytics in their current role.

So, what does this mean for you as a Business Analyst?  This Introduction to Business Data Analytics explores the relationship of business data analytics to business analysis, emphasizing how your analysis experience coupled with data-focused business analysis techniques and competencies can increase your impact on your organization and enhance your BA career.

BABOK Knowledge Area:

General Information


Steve is a strong leader with over 20 years of management experience with Olan Mills, Fortune 100 Sears, and Deloitte & Touche. Focus on 'big impact' situations: cutting costs by up to 40%, raising revenues by 10%, increasing compliance by a factor of 9x, increasing inventory turns by 10%, reducing markdowns 5%, etc.

. Manage both small teams and large staffs (45 people, budget of $20 million).
. Ability to see the big picture and work with business leaders to find creative solutions to problems.
. Process creation & improvement a specialty: Six Sigma Black Belt, plus extensive experience with Lean process implementation
. Extensive experience with business startups, turnarounds, and new programs.
. Effective presentation, teaching, and mentoring skills.

Event Details: 
Cost: Free for IIBA members, $10.00 for non-IIBA members. To register, sign in to the website, add the event to your cart, go to the cart, and checkout. Pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account. We use PayPal to process credit card payments. To complete your registration and pay, please select the PayPal payment option to pay by credit card or use your PayPal account option. After you complete the registration transaction, you will receive a confirmation by email.
Event Location: 
This Chapter Meeting is virtual. The Zoom link will be provided via email to all registrants prior to the event. Please make sure you register to ensure you are able to receive the Zoom login information. We'll start networking at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Steve Kraus
Location Name: 
Virtual Meeting (Zoom)
Event Directions: 
The Zoom Link will be forwarded to the attendees prior to the start of the meeting.
Event Type: 
Chapter Meeting
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