PMI Northeast Florida Chapter

Jan 2020 Professional Development Dinner Meeting: "The Value Business Analysts Bring to Project Management" (2 PDU's Technical)

Jan 2020 Professional Development Dinner Meeting: "The Value Business Analysts Bring to Project Management" (2 PDU's Technical)

Presented By: Laura Paton MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, CSM

PMI Chair/Author of PMI’s Standards in Business Analysis

IIBA Chair/Author BABOK Guide v3

The Value Business Analysis Brings to Project Management

Join industry thought leader, Laura Paton MBA, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP, CSM as she addresses the critical competency of business analysis. She will discuss why effective business analysis processes and

practices are imperative to establish within organizations and among product teams. The need to understand and apply business analysis is very real and when teams overlook doing so, the results are costly and devastating. In fact according to the 2017 PMI Pulse of the Profession® report, inaccurate requirements are the second leading cause of project failure.

Project managers must understand business analysis to lead successful projects – so in this session Laura will provide a roadmap on how to get started improving your knowledge, skills, processes, deliverables, and overall competencies.

At the end of this evening of discussion you will be able to:

  • Clearly define what business analysis is and is not
  • Recognize the differences/similarities between project management and business analysis
  • Understand the outcomes teams realize when limiting their knowledge about business analysis
  • Identify actionable steps you can take to be more successful with business analysis
  • Identify PMI business analysis products/services to support your organizations and projects

Event Registration Details:

  • Early Registration Discount until 1/11/20
  • Dinner registrations accepted until 1/14/20
  • Speaker-only (non-dinner) welcome until day of event 


Event Properties

Event Date 01-20-2020 5:30 pm
Event End Date 01-20-2020 8:30 pm
Cut off date 01-18-2020 12:00 pm
Individual Price 2 PDUs-Technical
Location Aloft at Tapestry Park
Categories Dinner - Technical 2 PDUs


5:30 - 6:00

Registration, Networking, & Dinner

6:00 - 6:15

Announcements, Opening Comments & Sponsor Introductions

6:15 - 8:15

Presentation (break at mid-point)

8:15 - 8:30

Meeting Wrap-up & Give-Aways


Laura Paton

Founder, BA Academy

Laura Paton is a business analysis thought leader with over 30 years of in-depth project management and business analysis experience. She is passionate about helping organizations and individuals mature and improve their BA skills and practices. Over the last 10 years – she has contributed to leading the development efforts of some of the most widely used business analysis standards in use across the globe. Industry contributions: For the Project Management Institute (PMI): * Chair/author for The PMI Guide to Business Analysis * Chair/author for Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide * Harmonization Team Member for The Standard for Portfolio Management 4th Edition * Subject Matter Expert Reviewer for Agile Practice Guide * Reviewer for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 6th edition For the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA): * Chair/core team author for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) v3 * Project manager, BABOK® Guide v2 * Head of New Product Development 2011-2014, Product Manager Consultant 2018-2019 * Past chapter VP of Education and Professional Development (Raleigh, NC)

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