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July Speaker Series - The Business of Analysis, Why Is It Important - July 18th 6:30 pm

  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 146 Kendal Avenue, Toronto, ON


  • Not currently an IIBA Toronto Full or Associate Member. $25 if pre registered. $35 at the door. Online registration closes at 3 PM on the day of the event.
  • Member in good standing of the IIBA Toronto Chapter


IIBA Toronto presents the July Speaker Series

The Business of Analysis - Why It Is Important

Syed Ali, Director at Bell, will use the Business Requirements Document (BRD), and his current experiences, to provide an understanding and a context as to why the BRD is valuable and how these principles are important and valuable in 2018 to all methodologies, including those based on the Agile Manifesto.

Delivering these values belongs in good part to the business analyst who will take the need, analyze it, and contribute to it becoming a product, project, or initiative. The better the job the business analyst does – whether in a dedicated role, or a hybrid role – will better allow the team to deliver as a business solution which aligns to the business need while delivering the expected business outcome.

The BRD - Your Org's BA Practice - Your Career

Business Analysis must deliver certain values, otherwise it just does not matter! Core are good requirements, good analysis, solution evaluation, and planning and management. Methodologies, corporate cultures, and organizational health all contribute to and determine what the practice of business analysis will do in-house and how that practice will be valued throughout the organization.

How This Impacts Your Career

This impacts you, as a business analyst!

  • How you will experience and enjoy your daily work life?
  • What career opportunities are available to you – or not?
  • Does dysfunction or innovation will win more times?
  • Are requirements dictated to the business analyst (BA) by a project manager (PM) or subject matter expert (SME), for the BA to document?
  • Are requirements seen as intuitive and self-evident?
  • Does the business analyst have the authority to weigh-in as to whether a product, project, or initiative will actually deliver the value sought by the business need, even as the PM and SMEs already commence their undertaking without completed requirements or analysis?

What you do today determines your capabilities and experiences that will deliver to you tomorrow’s opportunities.

Waterfall and Agile Methodologies Can Short Change Your Career

This month we are stepping back from Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile based teams and climbing to a higher view where we will discuss the Business Requirements Document (BRD) and its principals that the enterprise needs and expects the business analysis practice to deliver competently and successfully.

You will understand more of the importance of what is the business analysis practice. You will become more aware of opportunities are available and what you can do to develop your opportunity map.

IIBA Toronto Research Project

IIBA Toronto will share at a separate date some research it has done earlier this year with George Brown College. You will be provided a methodology to ensure your efforts to grow your career are current with the marketplace. We will also share data with you from the job market at that time.


George Brown College

Casa Loma Campus

146 Kendal Avenue, Toronto, ON

Event Particulars

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:30 PM

Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Registration & Networking: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Presentation and Panel Discussion: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Networking continues after session


Syed Ali
Bell Canada


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