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Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting, Register to receive the link

    Project Management for the BA - the Minimum You Need to Know to Thrive

    Membership harmonization information:

    For details on membership harmonization and registration for our DC Metro chapter event see the registration information below. Harmonization information can be found on the IIBA Global website.


    Whether you and your boss have made a conscious decision to have you manage a project, or it happened organically, you now need to do more than develop workflows, functional design specs, screen mock-ups or create other BA artifacts. In addition to doing your analysis work you now need to lead a project so what does that mean? This project is similar to “Project Management for the Beginner”, but customized with examples and case studies specifically for the Business Analyst.

    This presentation will discuss the basics for successfully delivering a project on-time, on-budget with the desired scope, what artifacts are really needed vs. “optional”, as well as building a right-sized project plan. The major points to be covered include:

    • The top 10 most common mistakes a project manager makes, and how to overcome them
    • Project Charters – your savior
    • Communications - what you need to know and practice
    • How to build out your right-sized plan for easy on-going maintenance 
    • Interviewing techniques for gathering project data points

    Successful completion of a project requires knowing the art and science of project management.  This seminar will deliver the blend of skills you will need to be a BA/PM hero.

      About our Speaker:  

      Joe Perzel ( has been leading projects of all sizes and managing staffs since 1982 in both a corporate and vendor capacity. He has a background in multiple industries such as healthcare, insurance, finance, government, manufacturing, non-profit and education. Presently Joe is Partner at JPerzel Inc. as well as Program Manager at Surescripts LLC. He has previously held leadership positions at Cargill, Thomson Reuters, MN Workers Compensation Bureau and International Multifoods.

      Joe has been speaking since 2002 on topics ranging from project management, leadership, strategy, negotiations/sales. He has presented keynotes, chapter meetings and workshops to over 20 PMI chapters, PMI R2 and Global, as well as multiple corporate, Society for Quality (ASQ), International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA), Government and University events.


      6:00 - 6:30 pm   Virtual mingle, connect to Zoom

      6:30 - 8:00 pm   Opening, Presentation, Conversation, Q&A

      Zoom Link will be sent to registered attendees


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

      IIBA Global members who are not a member of the DC chapter will need to contact us for a registration code.

      Please email or if you have trouble registering.

      • Tuesday, May 25, 2021
      • 12:00 PM (EDT)
      • Friday, May 28, 2021
      • 5:15 PM (EDT)
      • Virtual Conference; Early Bird Deadline April 30

      IIBA Washington DC is a proud sponsor of the Virtual PMBA Conference

      May 25-28, 2021

      Receive a 10% registration discount via our Chapter group code GC-IIBAW

      ProjectWorld*ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalystWorld is the largest series of conferences for Project Managers and Business Analysts in North America. These industry leading events feature expert speakers representing every sector, from all reaches of the globe.

      From the opening Keynote to the close, ProjectWorld*ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalystWorld events offer tangible education and non-stop opportunities to learn. You will leave feeling invigorated and motivated, armed with new skills, tools, and techniques that can be immediately applied in your workplace - not to mention an arsenal of new contacts. PW*PS*BAW places great importance on connecting you with others in your community.

      This is one unique experience you don't want to miss and here's why:

      1. Earn up to 19 PDUs and CDUs
      2. Learn from industry experts and innovators
      3. Increase productivity and effectiveness
      4. Acquire new skills, strategies and best practices
      5. Connect and expand your professional network

      Information and Registration:

      • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
      • Zoom Meeting, Register to receive the link
      More details coming soon!

    Past Events

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Ask Me Anything: New Projects and Discovery Sessions
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Don't Get Drowned In Your Data Lake!
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Five Characteristics Needed to be a Great Leader
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Practical Adaptive Leadership
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Ugly Babies, and What to do With Them
    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Design Thinking to Up Your Game
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Project Summit*Business Analyst World Virtual Conference
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 The Leader's Guide to Building a Culture of Cyber Resilience
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Leveraging Customer Journey Mapping to Jumpstart Understanding a Squishy Problem
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Lightning Talks
    Tuesday, July 07, 2020 2020 DC Chapter Summer Vacation (July)
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Creative Ways to Engage Your Stakeholders
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Techniques on Reducing Ambiguity Together
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 How to Organize Requirements to Assist with Stakeholder Management
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Update: Virtual Web Meeting March 18: Working Remotely: Cultural and Practical Advice and Tips
    Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Back to Basics: Developing Requirements Understood by all Stakeholders
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Business Agility - Aligning the Parts of the Organization
    Wednesday, December 18, 2019 WORKSHOP: Impact Mapping to Align Teams to Business Objectives
    Tuesday, December 03, 2019 TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Business Analysis Techniques Workshop - 3 CDUs
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 IIBA DC Chapter Social
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 Low-Code Innovation Using AI and RPA
    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 KonMari Your Backlog: Tidying up those PBIs
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Making Agile Work for Data Teams: Writing Effective PBIs for Data Products
    Thursday, May 16, 2019 2019 DC Chapter Summer Vacation (May - July)
    Monday, April 29, 2019 ProjectSummit*BusinessAnalyst World - Washington, DC
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 I'm a BA Girl in an Agile World
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Requirements Sidekicks
    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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