Decision Making: Addressing the Question of Value
Many organizations experience high cost overruns and challenges to deliver the anticipated value when executing projects. In working with many clients and reading study after study, a root cause points to requirements issues. It could be missing requirements, too many requirements, conflicting requirements, or multiple interpretations of the same requirement.
In the end, this challenge and struggle relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before, during, and after projects. Decisions need to be made with the right information available at the right time.
In this session, Kupe will discuss Decision Making. One of the main responsibilities of business analysis is to help others make better decisions, and to make decisions yourself. If decisions are not made during a project, nothing can get accomplished. Easier said than done, right? Making a decision, especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting. However, there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision. After this session, you will look at business analysis in a whole new light.
- Learn about the importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
- Know when you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
- Find out how you can help others make decisions
About the speaker:
Kupe Kupersmith, President, B2T Training, possesses over 15 years of experience in software systems development. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the energy, television, sports management, and marketing industries. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for business analysis professionals. Kupe is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®).
Kupe is a requested speaker who has presented at many IIBA and PMI chapter events, as well as BA conferences. Being a trained improvisational comedian, Kupe is sure to make you laugh while you’re learning. For a feel for Kupe’s view on business analysis topics, check out his blog on BA Times. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!
Chapter meeting schedule:
- Dinner and networking: 6:15 – 6:30
- Chapter business/Sponsor presentation: 6:30 – 6:45
- Main presentation: 6:45 – 7:45
- Presenter Q&A: 7:45 – 8:00
- Networking: 8:00 – 8:30