IBADD Call for Proposals

The Central Iowa and Eastern Iowa Chapters of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) are proud to announce the 10th annual Iowa Business Analyst Development Day (IBADD) - “Moving Forward, (While Looking Back)”

Business Analysis at its best is the ability to adapt to and promote change. As businesses deal with constantly shifting working conditions, customer demands, technologies, operation costs, and the competition, business analysts need to ask the right questions and are at the forefront of change.

The focus for IBADD 2017 is on the evolving role of business analysis in the ever changing business and technology landscape by providing Business Analysts at all skill levels the opportunity to learn, practice and apply relevant tools and techniques from industry leading experts and each other.

IBADD 2017 invites Business Analysts and other industry experts in the community to share their knowledge with attendees. The IBADD content team is seeking presentation/workshop proposals on a wide range of topics pertinent to business analysis, delivered through various styles. Proposals for interactive presentations, hands-on workshops, facilitated discussions/forums or panel discussions are welcome.

You should know... the Des Moines area BA Community has one of the most active IIBA chapters. It boasts more than 340 active members, monthly meeting attendance averages of 128 people and IBADD 2016 brought in over 400 people. In addition to networking within this dynamic BA community, presenters also enjoy free conference admission, transportation to the event location from the airport, executive suite accommodations, and more.

IBADD 2017 will consider all topics that provide value to Business Analysts. The topics below are meant to stimulate ideas, such as:

  • BA Techniques and Skills (best-in-class, emerging, latest insights)
  • Collaboration Techniques and Skills (used to drive innovation and better ideas regardless of project methodology, virtual collaboration techniques, visual modelling)
  • Business Change Case Study (How your organization has changed to adapt to ever changing environment? Creative approaches to business analysis used to meet accelerated rates of change.)
  • Formal/Informal Leadership (skills, what does it take to be a strong leader on a project team, leading a team of BAs)
  • What’s New (emerging trends, tools, techniques, technologies that impact business analysis, drive results and create business value)
  • Business Analysis in an Agile World (techniques, mindset)
  • Business Process
  • Business Rules and Decision Management
  • Data Analysis and Requirements

Submission Guidelines

To submit a session/workshop proposal please create an account (if you don't have one already) and submit up to four Presentation Proposals. To complete your submission you will need:

Important Milestones

December 24, 2016
Deadline for proposals
January 6, 2017
Notification of acceptance for proposals
January 20, 2017
Signed presenter contract due
January 20, 2017
Final presenter pic, bios and presentation abstract due
May 18, 2017
Final presentation and handout materials for website due
May 19, 2017
IBADD Conference

Conference Format

Session Length Session Format
90 - 120 Minutes Hands-on Workshop 1
Hands-on Workshop 2
Hands-on Workshop 3
Hands-on Workshop 4

60 Minutes Breakout Session 1
Breakout Session 2
Breakout Session 3
Breakout Session 4
Breakout Session 5
Breakout Session 6
Breakout Session 7
Breakout Session 8