Past Presentations (members only)

Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Promontory Interfinancial Network | 1300 17th St N #1800, Arlington, VA 22209

    Are you tired of giving death by Powerpoint training or presentation? Did your participants forget most of what you covered in your training session? Did the training or presentation content feel like an information overload with little to no activities? Are you looking for a better way to deliver training or presentations? 

    For too long, traditional classroom instructions have been created on the assumptions that they should be fact-based. In the corporate world too, most of the training and lecture content is printed on Powerpoint slides. 

    Some might not know that this is not the most effective way to teach or learn. The problems we face with this approach are, learners lose interest during the training or lecturing session and/or they can not retain the information given to them. Various researchers have shown brain-based learning techniques are most helpful. The brain's normal process is to learn new information or enhance any information.

    As long as our brains are not prohibited from fulfilling its normal process, learning will occur. Join us as we understand and explore ways to make concept and training content stick to learners' minds. 

    Learn ways to make training interactive, fun and enjoyable by using the Brain Science Principles (Six Trumps by Sharon Bowman). Teachers, trainers, coaches or even learners can create appropriate experiences and capitalize on those experiences.

    About our Speaker

    Avinash Tripathi (Nash) is passionate about what he does and firmly believes, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go farther, go together.” Nash is a trainer by profession, a facilitator at heart and a coach by instinct. Nash has worked with several fortune 100 organizations to help them through the change curve and enhance their perspective on agility. He travels to consult, working with enterprise management groups, executive teams and individual project teams on large-scale agile transformations in addition to providing leadership coaching and other agile trainings. Avinash has trained and coached individuals at several organizations including FannieMae, Capital One and has mentored several enterprise management teams and individual project teams in these organizations on business efficiency, process improvements and organizational change. He is also a TBR Certified Trainer, featured on the website.

    He has spoken at several company events and agile user groups and has led CSM training classes and agile workshops at company offices across the USA with Certified Scrum Trainers. With an extensive technical background and several industry certifications, he is on a journey to bridge the gap between traditional management strategies and the agile mindset while helping individuals and organizations experience the benefits of using Agile. He is in pursuit of creating a framework for Business Agility and refining the approach for faster delivery.

    As a lifelong learner, it gives him immense pleasure to share his experience with others and, at the same time, learn new perspectives through collaborative learning. He is a huge believer in “community before individual”. He believes that “Nobody is perfect. In fact, perfection is the enemy of self-actualization. Perfection is a myth, improvement is real” – As someone smart once said, Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.


    6:00 - 6:30 pm   Dinner & Networking

    6:30 - 7:00 pm   Announcements & Board Elections

    7:00 - 8:00 pm   Presentation & Q&A


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

    Please email or if you have trouble registering.

    • Wednesday, March 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • North Highland | 1501 Wilson Blvd Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22209

    Sponsored By: 

    With the mounting challenges of projects, one of the key challenges that need to be focused on is the partnership between the Project Manager and the Business Analyst. For true project success, both of these members are the heartbeat of the project. We will discuss how the roles overlap, how to ensure you manage the relationship, and how to improve your communication. We will also touch on how you can you learn from each other and help each other succeed. We are teammates, #OneBandOneSound.

    About our Speakers

    John Fraser currently works as Lead Business Analyst / Thought Leadership Manager at The North Highland Company, a global management consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta.  For the past 15+, John helped expand and develop Business Analysis and Project Management capabilities for a wide range of public and private sector organizations.  His specific areas of expertise include program and project management, business and process analysis, training development and delivery, organizational change management, and mentorship/coaching.

    Omar Hadi is an Agile Coach and mentor, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Scrum Product Owner. He is passionate about supporting servant leaders and building sustainable organizations that truly bring value to the people served inside and outside the organization. He has experience delivering a variety of information technology projects, solutions, and services in retail, financial, healthcare, and public services industries.


    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, June 18, 2018
    • Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    • Hilton Arlington

    Early Bird Pricing ends April 13th, 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 new 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. To learn more about this innovative conference, please visit:


    • 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, January 23, 2018 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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