2017-09 Chapter Meeting

September 14, 2017
5:30 PM CDT - 8:00 PM CDT
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Park Plaza Hotel
4460 W 78th Street Cir
Bloomington, MN 55435


The 3 Graces of Extraordinary Business Analysis--Stewart Mednick

I advocate that the process or end result of any analysis should aspire to possess these 3 graces: be a compelling force, create a meaningful design, and originate from a transcendent idea.  Being a compelling force is to differentiate from the norm and stand out.  A meaningful design should meet requirements and function to fulfill business needs in a sustainable manner.  A transcendent idea is a creative and innovative concept that benefits productivity or efficiency.  Capability assessment and functional decomposition, gap analysis, and maturity modeling can be typical tools used to map out the process to achieve the 3 graces.

Learning Objectives:

  • Consideration of the 3 graces as benchmarks of a successful project
  • Definition of each of the 3 graces
  • A suggested process to assess the "as-is" state and how to map to the desired result
  • Use of business analysis "rigor" as the methodology to achieve the 3 graces


Stewart Mednick, Technical Product Analyst at TEKsystems Inc., is the current president of the award-winning Minneapolis/Saint Paul IIBA Chapter and has held four chapter board positions in the past.  He is a Technical Product Analyst with core experience in Healthcare IT and public sector contracting.  As a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force, Stewart has performed roles of Veteran Service Officer and Senior Business Analyst for the VA and Department of Defense Manpower Data Center.  Stewart has an MBA and is a published author of over 50 articles.  As a current sitting chapter board member, Stewart is one of the very few who has been selected to speak at the IIBA's BBC annual conference in this capacity and will be delivering this same presentation at that conference in November, 2017. 


Meeting Info

5:30-6:30:  Register, enjoy light refreshments, mingle with sponsors and colleagues

6:30-8:00:  Chapter announcements, speaker presentation, prize drawings 



$0.00 IIBA MSP Member

$25.00 Non-Member Attendee