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IIBA Toronto January Speaker Series - The Business Analyst Toolkit - What To Know About Modeling with Gerry De Koning of Global Knowledge

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Toronto Marriott Yorkville Bloor - 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON


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This Month We Meet On A Thursday!

Event:     IIBA Toronto January Speaker Series

The Business Analyst Toolkit: 
What To Know About Modeling
with Gerry De Koning of
Global Knowledge

Event Date: THURSDAY, January 23, 2014

Event Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm  -  Come early and network before the event starts.

Event Description

What modelling techniques should you add to your toolkit? And how will you choose which one to use on your current project?

We will discuss and compare the most important modelling techniques used by BAs. We will see the history of models used during the past 60 years. For each model, we will answer three questions: what reality does it represent? what questions does it answer? and what notation does it use?

A discussion about how to use models, and the strengths and weaknesses of each type of model, will equip the participants to select the right model for each situation.

Speaker - Gerry De Koning

Gerry de Koning is a management consultant with de Koning Associates Inc., specializing in assessing software development organizations and helping them to reach consensus on best practices to implement. He has helped organizations in Canada, USA and Europe.

Working closely with Global Knowledge, Gerry has trained countless students in Business Analysis since 2000. He has been teaching and creating courses for over 35 years. Students rate Gerry highly and often hope he will teach their future courses.

Educated at York University and the University of Toronto, he has been a member of the IIBA for over 10 years. Gerry is passionate about modelling as a way to help us think clearly and communicate effectively.

Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the largest corporate training and talent development company in Canada, serving more than 100,000 learners per year. Headquartered in Toronto Ontario, Global Knowledge delivers the broadest choice of top-caliber industry-recognized curricula in IT, business process improvement, and leadership business solutions. With 13 locations across Canada, Global Knowledge offers innovative learning solutions in both classroom and online formats. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities and the Internet; enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. Our flexible learning programs are designed to support individual and team enterprise needs in business process improvement, information technology, and leadership and business solutions

Business Process Improvement: accredited courses in Enterprise & Business Architecture, Project Management, Business Analysis and ITIL.

Leadership and Business Skills: a full suite of learning opportunities for executive development, leadership, management and communications skills designed for individuals or teams. We also help organizations manage their training and development by customized services in needs assessment, instructional design, curriculum development and learning management systems.

Information Technology: the most current roster of end-user software training and authorized certification programs from industry leading experts including Microsoft, VMware, IBM, Citrix, Red Hat, Oracle, Cisco

Location: Toronto Yorkville Bloor Marriott

Address: 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON

Location Notes:  The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville is located in the Hudson Bay Centre at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor. It is accessible directly from the concourse level mall or from the street. And, of course, this is at the intersection of the Yonge and Bloor-Danforth subway lines.

Parking at Yonge and Bloor is plentiful. There is a major parking garage one block south, east of Yonge, off Hayden Street. You can also park at the Hudson Bay Centre itself. Enter on the north side of the Centre off Asquith Avenue. 

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