Lean: Implications for Business Analysts


Event date: September 15, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM
Event Summary: A commonly used methodology within the discipline of business process management.
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This Event will present:

  • a structured interactive discovery discussion of business value,
  • a review of Lean, its history, success stories, and core elements,
  • a discussion of the business analysis role in organizations and IT related projects and services
  • the role Business Analyst can play in the Lean domain
  • how Lean “Thinking” can influence the traditional work of a business analyst
  • self-directed career options for Business Analysts, with respect to Lean

Key Takeaways from this session will be:

  • an appreciation of Lean and its value proposition
  • how Lean Thinking can impact the work of a business analyst
  • career options for Business Analysts

Event details:

  • 5:00 to 5:30 pm – Registration, snacks and socializing
  • 5:30 to 5:45 pm – Chapter updates & introduction
  • 5:45 to 6:45 pm – Presentation + Q&A
  • 6:45 to 7:00 pm – Door Prize Draw

Event sponsor: Algonquin College Corporate Training

Event location: Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1C3
Speaker: Paul Youldon has worked in Information Technology (IT) for over 20 years, primarily in the FederalGovernment, leading software development projects, managing IT service desks, and as an IT enterprise architect guiding business and IT teams to create IT solutions that produce business value. As an IT enterprise architect at the Canadian International Development Agency, Paul designed and led a series of facilitated workshops to fast track the IT project lifecycle by engaging system users and IT designers. He also led change management workshops for 100 stakeholders affected by the amalgamation of two enterprise-wide finance and human resources IT systems at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. As Director of Corporate Systems at Health Canada, Paul designed and drove organizational change processes with two different software development organizations.

Paul’s focus with Intersol Group and Lean Advisors team is to build the “Lean for IT” domain which means applying Lean methods to typical IT areas such as service management, software development project management and IT planning and governance. Paul has lived the experience of over-engineering IT projects and solutions which can fail to bring business value yet deliver cost overruns. Lean for IT means understanding value, bringing “just enough” technology and services, reducing duplication and over-processing, while optimizing process flow in order to drive greater value from IT investments.

Paul holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Ottawa, a Computing Diploma from Algonquin College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and is pursuing the designation of a Certified Professional Facilitator with IAF.

Algonquin College Corporate Training has collaborated with Intersol Group and Lean Advisors in the development of its Lean Management certificate program.

Registration Details:

IIBA Members $10 | Non-Members $15 | Monthly Meeting Pass-holders are pre-paid

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