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Upcoming Monthly Meetings


Professional Development Day (PDD)

Save the Date: September 20th, 2017


May 11th Monthly Meeting

Solution Evaluation: Is it really the last knowledge area?


Barbara A. Carkenord


The Solution Evaluation Knowledge Area is one of the most important chapters of the BABOK Guide because it describes the business analysis work needed to make sure that the solution meets the business needs.  The presentation will not only show why this work should be performed concurrently throughout the life cycle of a project but also will demonstrate that some of the tasks may be the VERY FIRST work performed by a BA when given a new assignment.  Questions to be answered in this session include:

  • What is solution evaluation?
  • When should solution evaluation be started?
  • How best do we evaluate a solution?

No matter how well you analyze requirements, ultimately your success will be determined by the effectiveness of the solution.  You don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind presentation!


Our speaker, Barabara Carkenord, is Director of Business Analysis at RMC Learning Solutions.  An early IIBA member, she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis, the BABOK Guide.


"Leading with Learning": Our monthly meetings have an informal start at 6:15 PM when Stewart Mednick, President of our chapter, presents a topic from the BABOK Guide.  


Buffet: We have gotten a lot of positive feedback on the buffet which allows people to come to meetings directly from work.

CLICK HERE to register for the May 11th meeting.

June meeting: Mark your calendars for our next meeting on June 8th, the second Thursday of the month. 

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