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Now Accepting Applicants for 2018 PDD Speakers

PDD 2018: Develop your A Game
We are excited to announce the call for speakers for the IIBA Minneapolis St. Paul Chapter Professional Development Day, May 3, 2018 at the DoubleTree-Bloomington-Minneapolis South Hotel.

In the fast-changing business world, our organizations need business analysts more than ever. And as practitioners we need to Bring our A game!

This year’s focus is on developing BA skills old and new, for new and experienced practitioners alike. So, if you have an interesting story to tell, why not apply?

Where does your story fit?

A is for Analysis  
Master the fundamentals. We are looking for presentations that demonstrate core business analysis techniques that work and why they work.

A is for the Ace-Up-Your-Sleeve
Bring a little ‘magic’ to the profession. We are interested in hearing how practitioners have approached tricky situations and how innovative techniques can be used to drive organizational change.

A is for Architecture
Architect the business for change. We are looking for advice from experts and case studies from businesses using strategies, technologies, and practices to adapt and innovate. For example: business intelligence, data analytics, value stream analysis, customer experience, journey mapping, process improvement, etc.

A is for Agile
Develop an agile mindset. We are looking for advice from experts and success stories and lessons learned from agile teams.

A is for Advance
Invest in yourself. We are looking for thought provoking presentations on topics that help business analysts grow, adapt and advance. For example: know yourself, know how to work with others, leverage IIBA knowledge and certifications and demonstrate leadership.

A is for Adopt

Adopt and evolve your organization for success. We are looking for ideas, stories, strategies that are relevant now and into the future.  For example: what are you doing to hire, retain and advance the skills of business analysts or related positions. What are you doing to define roles and services and collaborate effectively with other disciplines?

To apply click here