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BA & Beyond 22 incl. BA Achievement Award Shortlist Pitches

Thursday, November 10, 2022 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm

BA & Beyond Autumn - Estimating in a Highly Uncertain Context

Half-Day Workshop by Jan De Baere 
13:00 - 17:00
In-Person, Mechelen, Belgium
€ 250 + VAT
€ 25 discount for IIBA® members

As a Business Analyst we get or pose this question a lot: "Please give me an estimation or forecast." If you want to know how to get actual valuable answers to this question, by asking the right questions and by looking at the data you likely already have, this workshop is for you!
Sometimes the job — a task, user story, project — is well known and well understood. Sometimes it's highly uncertain. How do we go about it? What answer do we expect to get when we ask the question? What is the impact of the way we are organized on estimations? Sometimes estimations are a gamble, sometimes useful and sometimes they are plain lies. How can we tell the difference?

Classic estimation techniques such as "cutting the elephant into pieces" do not work in a complex context. Even more so, my experience is that in a complex organisation this technique results in an underestimation of the effort & lead time typically of a factor of 3-4. So, what techniques are applicable in which context?

A story of fat tails and common sense. Based on ideas and concepts from the books "Antifragile", "Fooled by randomness", "The Principles of Product Development Flow" any many more. All of this supplemented by experience from the field and practical exercises.

Speaker: Jan De Baere is organisational coach at Cegeka. He helps organisations evolve from static to dynamic, using social technologies like agile, S3.0, theory U, liberating structures, …

Facilitator: Bert Heymans is a Business Analyst consultant and Lean Management aficionado at The Business Analysts. He’s trainer and coach at the TBA-Academy.

BA & Beyond Autumn - The High-Impact BA

Free Evening Event
18:00 - 22:00
In-Person, Mechelen, Belgium & Online

You do a great job, but do you also have great impact? Learn from thought leaders and peers and increase your influence.

18:00: Doors open & networking drink
18:25: Welcome: Filip Hendrickx
18:30: Keynote: Born to Lead Joe Newbert
19:00: BA Achievement Award Shortlist Pitches
20:20: Panel discussion with Joe Newbert, Marieke van Vliet, Jan De Baere, Bert Heymans, moderated by Filip Hendrickx
21:00: Networking drink

Event Details: 
Mechelen, Spoor 18 / Stationsstraat 55 / 2880 Mechelen, Belgium https://ba-beyond.eu/#venue
Event Location: 
Mechelen, Spoor 18 / Stationsstraat 55 / 2880 Mechelen, Belgium https://ba-beyond.eu/#venue
Jan de Baere, Joe Newbert, Marieke van Vliet, Bert Heymans and Filip Hendrickx
Location Name: 
Spoor 18, Stationsstraat 55, 2880 Mechelen, Belgium
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To apply for the discount you must register in the subscription form in the field “Opmerkingen” form that you are an “IIBA member / sponsor”.
250,00 €