Why (and What) Does a BA Need to Know About Data? - 1 Technical PDU and CDU

62 Minutes

*This webinar will be worth 1 Technical PDU and CDU for those who have PMI and/or IIBA certifications until 7/17/2021!*

Why (and What) Does a BA Need to Know About Data?

Information systems are based around information or data. While not responsible for designing databases, every business analyst should be comfortable talking about data with business stakeholders, IT architects, software developers, BI professionals, UI designers, and quality assurance professionals. This presentation gives specific examples of situations where an understanding of data requirements, and how best to document them, are critical to BA success. Come learn how to ask strong questions about data which will increase the success of your projects.

Attendees will be able to:
Recognize common situations where data requirements are critical
Define the core components of a data model
Improve their ability to critically review a database design

Speaker Barbara Carkenord

Barbara holds the following certifications: CBAP®, IIBA-AAC®, PMI-PBA®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, SAFe® POPM Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis. Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products. Beginning her career in software development, early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships. Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity, consistency, and effectiveness. She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice. During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing, financial services, real estate, and software development. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis. Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession. As an early IIBA Member, she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis, the BABOK® Guide.

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