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Making the Case for BA Centers of Excellence and Communities of Practice

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Maybe you have heard about the success of BA Centers of Excellence (CoE) and Communities of Practice (CoP) at other companies, but wonder if it is possible to start one in your workplace? Did you try to start one in the past, but it did not thrive? Is your company becoming more agile and starting a Product Owner CoP? Join us as we learn practical strategies to justify, launch, and sustain these entities. Get your questions answered, discuss the latest trends, and hear lessons learned from our speaker, as well as our guest BA panel.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why do BA Centers of Excellence (CoE) and Communities of Practice (CoP) benefit the entire organization, not just the BAs?
  • What are the elements of a good CoE and CoP?
  • What do you need to get started?
  • What are some current CoE and CoP trends?

Cost: Free:

Virtual Door Prize: Two 30-Day Trial Memberships to BA Cube (www.BA-Cube.com)

About Maureen McVey:  Maureen has over 20 years of experience as a business analyst and is a founding member of the IIBA. Maureen has worked in a number of sectors including finance, insurance, law enforcement, manufacturing, not-for-profit agencies, municipal and federal governments. At this time, she is working for the science section of a Canadian Federal Government Department and is part of the departmental BACC implementation.




Meet the Panel

Pamela Ploger   Lesa King
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Pamela Ploger is the Secretary of the IIBA Charlotte Chapter. She is currently employed at Lowe’s corporate headquarters as a Product Manager. She also has previous experience with Lowe’s BA Community of Practice. Currently, she is involved with Lowe's Product Manager Community of Practice as a member of the Learning and Training subcommittee. Pamela is both Six Sigma Black Belt and PMP certified. She enjoys reading, running, and travel.

Lesa King is the Vice President of Professional Development for the IIBA Phoenix Chapter. She is a Lead Business Analyst with the University Technology Office at Arizona State University, delivering the right solutions that enable students and staff to succeed. She is a CBAP, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and Scrum Product Owner Certified.  She runs a monthly lunch-and-learn for BAs in the University Technology Office and is a founding member and current President of the ASU BA COE.


Event Details: 
Join us for a virtual meeting and hear why you need to make a case for a BA Center of Excellence
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Maureen McVey