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August 2020 - Skinner/Copple - Navigating the BA/PM Relationship

Friday, August 21, 2020 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
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Please register by 9 a.m. on August 21. This will allow us to send the link to all registrants that morning. 


11:45 - 11:50: Virtual meeting opens
11:50 - 12:00: Welcome & Chapter announcements
12:00 - 1:00:  Presentation

We're thrilled to annouce that this month's speakers have been selected to speak at the Building Business Capaibility conference in October!

Navigating the BA/PM Relationship

...but that’s my job!

At times, business analysts and project managers step on each other’s toes, especially when starting a new project. Though it may appear that their roles and requests sometimes overlap, they are performed in different contexts. In this presentation, Tamara and Becky examine this from both viewpoints, look at the context in which each role is performed, and discuss ways to forge a clear path forward to collaborating with joy.

Their presentation will kick off with story-telling, perspectives, and techniques. Then,Tamara and Becky will engage the audience with a Lean Coffee-style exercise to discuss different scenarios and questions pertinent to new ways to look at old data.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge and identify points where the BA and PM roles intersect
  2. Learn ways to think about and better understand the lens through which PMs and BAs see their respective roles
  3. Share techniques to enhance communication and understanding between the two roles

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About our speakers

Tamara Copple

Business analyst by day, evangelist for women in STEM by night, Tamara Copple, MBA, CBAP is a senior business analyst with Kansas City-headquartered non-profit Children International. She is President of the Kansas City Chapter of IIBA for 2020, and is on the leadership team for Kansas City Women in Technology, where she helped to build the Coding & Cocktails program for aspiring women developers.

Becky Skinner

Rebecca (Becky) Skinner, CSM, PMP wears many hats in her Senior IT Systems Analyst role at The Texas Department of Public Safety. She serves as scrum master for Agile projects and project manager and/or business analyst for traditional projects. She serves in the VP Marketing role in the IIBA Austin Chapter board of directors and is the chairperson for ATX BADD 2020. She looks forward to presenting at the upcoming BBC Conference later this year with Tamara Copple, IIBA-Kansas City chapter president. 

Event Details: 
August 2020 Chapter Meeting
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Virtual - Link & dial-in information will be sent to registrants prior to the event.