The BA of the Future and How to Get There

Presented by Matthew Leach

The role of the Business Analyst has been constantly evolving and that is truer today than 
ever. No longer are organizations looking for a BA who can simply elicit requirements and create and a requirements document. BA’s are being asked to work at higher levels of the organization. They need to not only understand business and technology, but they need to understand business strategy and long-range planning. The stakeholders that BA’s are working with are also changing. No longer are limited to Business application users and middle managers. Increasingly they need to meet with senior managers and C-level executives. BA’s require new experiences and new tools to meet new challenges. We will describe the new demands we are seeing from our clients. As the nature of the work and the stakeholders change, the BA needs to have more tools in his or her toolbox. 
In this context, this presentation will focus on the following: 1. What are the nature of these new interactions and new stakeholders? 2. What are the new experiences and tools required? 3. How can BA’s acquire the necessary experience and tools? 
1.            Understand the changing role of the BA. 
2.            Provide participants an overview of the new skills required. 
3.            Provide a road map to acquirement

Your Presenter:
Matthew Leach, Senior Director, NTT DATA Inc.
Matthew is a senior director at NTT DATA, Inc. and leads the Business Analysis Practice in North America. A recognized leader in the business analysis profession, Matthew partners
with clients to understand their businesses and develops solutions that will enable their success. He frequently speaks and writes on business analysis topics and is a contributing
author of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) Version 3.