BBCcon 2017 Session


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9:00 am – 10:00 am | Presentation | Room: Timor 1 & 2  

So You Think You Need BAs In Your Organization...? Key Considerations for BA Centers of Excellence and Other BA Models In An Organization

Presented by: Jamie Champagne


You’ve seen and learned the value a business analyst can provide a team, an organization and even the community. And now you want to leverage this value for your own organization to create better business outcomes. But where do you start? What do you consider? Is there an enterprise business analysis department (and how would you ever justify this?!?)? Or is the business analysis expertise spread throughout the business? Who do they report to? How would you define it?

In this session we will start at the beginning with the key considerations of both the skill set and practice of the profession of business analysis. From there we will walk through the value business analysis provides at a team level (both project and functional-based), department level and enterprise level discussing the advantages and challenges. And then discuss the support structure and key requirements for not only starting but also supporting and continuing a long-lasting value added component to the organization. Discussion will span conservative to radical approaches to business analysis and include discussion of agile and business transformation efforts on your business analysis structure. Come join us as we collaborate on this great discussion of business analysis in today’s changing world!

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify structures of business analysis in an organization
  • Understand the advantages and challenges of different business analysis structures in an organization
  • Identify a key checklist of considerations for building up the business analysis footprint in an organization


Jamie Champagne

Business Analysis Professional
Champagne Collaborations, LLC.

Jamie is beyond her "passionate BA" title and truly embodies business analysis and adding value to those around her everyday. An accomplished speaker and trainer, she enjoys sharing with others ways to improve their business analysis skill sets, unique ways to look at the world and how to be more accomplished with measurable results. Her company Champagne Collaborations allows her to partner with growing organizations and amazing entrepreneurs to collaborate and bring powerful insight to allow the teams to be wildly successful. A strong background that has leveraged her past work experience in business analysis, project management, process improvement and knowledge management has allowed her to work across industries with organizations around the world. When she's not collaborating with her business partners, you can find her collaborating with her friends and family on the Hawaiian waters on a surfboard.


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