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May 2021 - Champagne - Data Informed? Data Driven? Just Help Me Use My Data!

Friday, May 21, 2021 -
11:45am to 1:00pm

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

Data-Informed?  Data-Driven?  Just Help Me Use My Data!


Okay, I get it – data is ALL the rage right now!  But I’m not a data scientist!  I just want to be able to use my data to GET THINGS DONE!  Where do I start?
Data can help us answer so many questions, but only if we know how to successfully leverage the power of data.  You do not need to be a technical expert with years of data analysis or be called a data scientist!  You simply need to know some basics on how both your business and the data is setup.  Then with a few good questions, you can pull together some powerful insights that help teams make informed decisions!
In this session, Jamie will walk you through how to approach using data to help you make informed decision-making.  We’ll discuss how you can figure out what data you need to present viable recommendations to leadership.  We’ll also list out the steps for working with the “data people” to get information that helps your decision-making processes.  And of course, we’ll go over IIBA’s support of business data analytics and what you can do to support your business analysis career!

Learning Objectives:​

You’ll leave the session knowing:

  • What questions to ask to utilize your data
  • Ways to approach communication about data
  • How to deliver informed conclusions to drive smarter and faster decision making


Jamie is beyond her "passionate BA" title and truly embodies business analysis and adding value to those around her every day. An accomplished speaker, author, and trainer, she enjoys sharing with others ways to improve their analysis skillsets, unique ways to look at the world, and how to be more accomplished with measurable results.  You can find her speaking around the world, both in-person and online, on topics on business analysis, process improvement, project and change management, and data analysis and governance.  She is an accomplished author with her book Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis, 2nd edition, and published courses on LinkedIn and Pluralsight.  When she's not collaborating with her business partners, you can find her collaborating with her friends and family on the Hawaiian waters on a surfboard. 


Event Details: 
May 2021 Chapter Meeting
Event Location: 
Online - register on Constant Contact for the link
Jamie Champagne
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Virtual - Link will be provided to registered attendees