There's a lot of business going on in and close to the center of Europe. And there's a lot of business analysis and architecture going on here too. With the BA & Beyond conference, we create a forum for sharing inspiration, knowledge and experience across the BA community in the heart of Europe.
As we all are growing our BA profession, its core competences like process analysis, requirements management, strategy analysis and solution design and evaluation are maturing. But we are also connecting with new domains, like service or customer experience design, and broadening our horizon towards roles like product owner and product manager.
BA & Beyond aims to be the catalyst for bringing this variety of BA expertise together and moving our profession forward.
Mindful Product Ownership
Applying mindfulness to innovate
by Kathy Berkidge
User Story Workshop
by Lynda Girvan
Join us for this unique, one time opportunity to learn from international speakers Kathy Berkidge and Lynda Girvan.
Venue: Crowne Plaza Le Palace
Join us for 6 sessions, each consisting of 3 inspiring talks followed by an interactive audience discussion.
Learn about decision and process modeling, experience The Innovation Game, and discover your visual facilitation skills.
The Agile Business Analyst
by Lynda Girvan
Venue: Crowne Plaza Le Palace
6 inspiring talks will give you new insights in building your BA community, improving your innovation effectiveness, and getting to great team results.
Venue: Aristo Meeting Center
Interested in IIBA® CCBA® or CBAP® recertification?
Imagine your business stakeholder has an idea. In a classic approach, you help create a business case, with lots of information that is based on, honestly, assumptions. Because even with the best of intentions and a detailed up front analysis, we cannot exactly predict the future.
In an agile approach, we accept there’s a lot we don’t know up front. So how do we (help) estimate the project? What’s the agile alternative for following up on scope, time and cost? How can we stay in control without sacrificing flexibility and responsiveness to changes? And what is the BA’s role in all this?
Together with Damien, we will discover that agile is not in contradiction with scope management, budgetting and control. Rather, it can lead to more transparency and visibility, and help us get to better business decisions more easily.
I'm always looking for the higher purpose behind the teams or companies I work with. Organizational changes and business agility are my main drivers.
At My Place To Be, our goal is to understand, support and help people and teams to rise and shine. We specialize in translating goals in creative transformation journeys, combining agile, lean and teal techniques with personal development based on non-violent communication.
More and more organisations are adopting agile techniques and approaches. Agile adoption brings about changes to processes, approaches and roles, and some BAs can be left wondering where they fit into this new world. Lynda Girvan will discuss what it means to be an Agile BA and how as an Agile BA you can bring value to your organisation through having the right mindset and a comprehensive toolkit.
In her talk, Lynda will discuss:
Lynda Girvan has over 25 years of experience in business and systems development as a consultant, professional trainer and practitioner in both the public and private sector. She has extensive experience of adding value to organisations at a variety of levels including coaching agile development teams or helping board level change projects.
Lynda’s particular strength is applying business analysis and agile techniques together to help organisations overcome challenging business problems. Lynda is the co-author of the book ‘Agile and Business Analysis’ which was published by the BCS, Chartered Institute for IT in Februari 2017. Lynda currently works for CMC Partnership (UK) Ltd where she is Head of Profession for Business Analysis as well as their Lead Agile BA. Lynda has delivered numerous presentations and keynotes to European and international audiences covering subjects on business analysis, agile and business change.
At the BA & Beyond Conference, we combine inspiration from thought leaders in the BA field with genuine stories from practitioners like you. We're looking for stories and cases that can help others move their BA skills forward. Potential topics are:
Expect interactive sessions where you will learn from both the speakers and your peers in the audience.
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Please note that for practical reasons, you need to register for each day separately.
Early bird: € 550
Regular: € 600
20 Early bird tickets available until 15 February
Regular: € 300
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Early bird: € 200
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Crowne Plaza Brussels — Le Palace
Ginestestraat / Rue Gineste 3
1210 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 203 62 00
Crowne Plaza Brussels is easy to reach by public transport, as it is located next to the Brussels-North (Brussel-Noord / Bruxelles-Nord) train station and the Rogier subway and bus station.
Parking is available at the Karel Rogierplein / Place Charles Rogier.
In addition to the conference venue itself, there are many hotels nearby.
Aristo Meeting Center Amsterdam
1043 EJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 88 230 1020
Amsterdam is easy to reach by Thalys from Belgium, France and Germany. Select Schiphol/Amsterdam Airport as your destination.
Parking is available at the meeting center or at P+R Sloterdijk behind the Sloterdijk train station.
There are many hotels near the conference venue. Two tips: