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February 2021 Chapter Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
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FRENEMIES:
Agile vs. Business Analysis

 

Monday, February 8, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 PM Eastern
via Zoom

 

Join us for our next panel discussion in our Frenemies series when we hold a joint session with PittAgile. Our panel will discuss the challenges of capturing requirements in an Agile world, including their experience with what has worked and what hasn’t.

 

Requirements gathered by Business Analysts take different forms and the delivery of requirements is shaped by the organization.  Agile has changed the landscape again. 

  • What is the role of a BA in this process? 
  • How do his/her skills apply in this new world? 
  • Has the requirements gathering process changed? 
  • What form do requirements now take? 
  • How are requirements documented and relayed? 
  • What do the consumers of these requirements expect?

Join the panel discussion to see how tools and skills can be applied in these changing times.

This meeting will be a joint event with Pitt Agile.

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Moderator

Jeff Pulcini

Starting with in a degree in Aeronautics, Jeff worked in the domains of manufacturing, e-commerce, financial, government, and real-time systems, network, software and hardware systems.  He has filled roles as an engineer, developer, systems analyst, systems architect, business analyst, project and program manager as well as an outside consultant.  

Not surprisingly, that background has involved a broad range of methodologies such as iterative, incremental, waterfall, RAD and Agile.  Jeff’s insatiable curiosity and drive to see people achieve their highest potential and aspirations has led him to an abiding love for Agile.

Jeff has certified as a Scrum Master, PMP and network designer.  He retired from the full time business world in 2017 to pursue independent work as an Agile coach, career coach and mentor for disadvantaged youth and college graduates alike.  Jeff is a co-organizer of the PittAgile Meetup.
 

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Panelist

Elizabeth Shniper, CBAP, CSM

Elizabeth Shniper, CBAP, CSM with over 25 years experience with Business Analysis and Development across Textile, Consumer Products, Steel Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Financial industries.  She designs sound technical solutions to address the business needs, while minimizing technical debt and risk.   Elizabeth is currently a Business Technology Partner at PNC, managing the IT Service Management Platform.   When she’s not in front of a computer monitor, you can find her reading, hiking the area trails, or attempting ambitious international dishes in the kitchen.  
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Panelist

Jake Nichols

Jake Nichols is a seasoned software developer whose proven patience, teaching and coaching has led his organization to elevate the quality engineering standards and find the multiplier of team performance using Scrum. He knows, it's about developers creating things with and for real business people daily!
 
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Panelist

Chris Bajgier

Christopher Bajgier is VP, Digital Product Management at a community bank in Pittsburgh.  He is charged with establishing a modern discipline of product management and evolving the bank’s digital channel properties. Chris draws upon more than ten years of product experience within the financial services industry and has a passion for human-centered design, visual facilitation, analytics, and agile delivery.
 

February 20th will mark the 14th year since global IIBA chartered the Pittsburgh IIBA Chapter.
Thanks to all past & present board officers, volunteers, and chapter members for your involvement over the years.
It's an honor to continue our legacy.

Event Details: 
This event will be held virtually via Zoom. When you register for the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom URL and the meeting password.
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This event will be held virtually via Zoom.
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