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Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vintun | 2000 Duke St, Ste 175, Alexandria, VA 22314

    Requirements Sidekicks


    Assumptions and constraints are the "sidekicks" of business requirements, a critical but often overlooked area of documentation. In many organizations Project Managers take over risk management, with assumptions and constraints falling along, even though BABOK suggests that BAs should own this domain. In Agile, assumptions and constraints are often ignored altogether. Even in the best case scenarios, assumptions and constraints are the hardest to "nail": we all understand what requirements are, but what are those mythical assumptions? Are they known unknowns or unknown unknowns? Unknown knowns? What if an assumption is also a constraint? How do you manage them throughout the project, given their changing nature? In this session we will try to demystify the mystery and hopefully give you some ideas and tools to handle the pesky "sidekicks." And if you have some good ideas of your own about managing them, please bring those in.

    About our SpeakerSara Deychman

    Sara Deychman has been a practicing Business Analyst since the early 2000s. She has worked in areas of fundraising, finance, healthcare, insurance, public and private sectors, in addition has exposure with implementing solutions using the Agile and waterfall framework. In addition to her diverse work experience,  Sara is a certified CBAP and Scrum Master  and has delivered multiple BABOK-driven talks in her profession as well as at local IIBA chapter events. She is currently a Senior Business Analyst at FocalPoint, working as a contractor for the Bank of America and IRS/Fiscal Service. 


    6:00 - 6:30 pm   Dinner / Networking

    6:30 - 7:30 pm   Presentation

    7:30 - 8:00 pm   Q&A / Networking


    Register for the event with your IIBA DC member email to link with your profile. 

    Please email or if you have trouble registering.

    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • Hilton Arlington

    April 29 - May 1, 2019

    Hilton Arlington

    Early Bird Pricing ends March 1st, 2018!

    ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalystWorld Washington, part of the leading conference series for Project Managers and Business Analysts is designed to create circumstances that deliver breakthrough skill-set learning situations. With a new track for Technology, Tools and Innovation, there is no shortage of topics that will give you all the tools you need to be successful in your career. In addition to the valuable experience, you will earn CDUs and PDUs for every hour of training. Not only will you gain new skills and techniques but this conference experience will once again ignite your passion for your career and encourage you to achieve your goals.

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    • 2 Symposium Days + 1 Workshop Day = up to 19 PDUs and CDUs
    • Learn from industry experts  
    • Connect with BAs and PMs across many industries
    • Tips and tools you can implement immediately!


Past Events

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Brain Agility: Overcoming Cognitive Bias
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 CANCELED: Making Agile Work for Data Teams: Writing Effective PBIs for Data Products
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Being the Product Owner Proxy
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Business Models, Differentiated and Industry Standard
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Lightning Talks & DC Chapter Social!
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Lead the Change with Values NOT Feelings
Monday, June 18, 2018 June | ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalyst World - Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 May | Process Mapping and Flows - When Pictures Say it All
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 April | Lightning Talks
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 March | The PM and BA Partnership and Its Importance
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 February | Ingredients to Create your “Gorilla Glue” to Make Training Stick
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 January | A Simulationist's Framework for Business Analysis
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Bias and its Impact in the World of Business Analysis
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Kanban in Context – Project Management and Business Analysis
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Lightening Talks & DC Chapter Social!
Monday, June 19, 2017 ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalyst World - Washington, DC
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 There's an Elephant in the room, Am I am the only one who sees it?
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 An Agile Project Experience in Hyperdrive – GiveCamp for NonProfits
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Systems Thinking: Making Sure you are Solving the Right Problem
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Change Management: An Untapped Tool of Process Improvement
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Problem Solving in Local Government: Arlington County Edition
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Applying Design to Improve Workplace Collaboration
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Capturing Culture with NitroColdBrew
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 We are solving a problem, not building an app!
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Fall series: Business Analysis Professional Development
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Building a Performance Improvement Culture
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Summer Session - The Whole Story: User Stories and What Analysts Need to Know
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 June Meeting - What's in Your Mobile Analysis Toolkit
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 May meeting - Retrospect on the CBAP with the 2nd CBAP holder
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 March Meeting - Mastering Services in the Service of Others
Thursday, March 10, 2016 DC BAs Happy Hour
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 February Meeting - Winning with remote teams
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 ProjectSummit*BAWor­ld Call for Speakers
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 GWU Organizational Change Lessons Learned
Thursday, October 15, 2015 RESCHEDULED - IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 11
Thursday, October 08, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 12
Friday, October 02, 2015 DC Business Analysts Development Day 2015
Friday, October 02, 2015 DCBADD Sponsorship
Thursday, September 24, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 10
Thursday, September 17, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 9
Thursday, September 10, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 8
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 CANCELLED - GWU Organizational Change Lessons Learned
Thursday, September 03, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 7
Thursday, August 27, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 6
Thursday, August 20, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 5
Thursday, August 20, 2015 August Meeting: Make Your User Stories Manageable Through Story Decomposition
Thursday, August 13, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 4
Thursday, August 06, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 3
Thursday, July 30, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 2
Thursday, July 23, 2015 IIBA DC BABOK V3 Study Group - Session 1
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 July Meeting: How will the BABOK v3 Benefit You?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 June Meeting: Using Lean thinking to Increase the Value of Agile
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