IBADD Keynote Speaker

Jon Petz

Introducing IBADD 2015 keynote speaker: Jon Petz, CSP – Because NO ONE Remembers Boring!

About Jon For fifteen years, Jon has been delivering fascinating, fast-paced and funny presentations around the world. Drawing on his diverse experience as a corporate executive, social experimenter and professional comedy magician his expertise is engagement and empowerment for high performing teams and individuals. This pertinent content is delivered masterfully with the energy and entertainment that is uniquely and unequivocally Jon Petz.

Jon is the founder of Bore No More™, an idea lab for increasing personal and employee engagement. He is the author of three books, two of which reaching National Best Selling lists; Boring Meetings Suck (2011) & Significance . . . In Simple Moments (2014).

The USA Today, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, ABC News, Success Magazine and many other media outlets have covered the success of Jon Petz as an author, thought leader and engagement expert. American Business Journals named him a top 40 business professionals under the age of 40. As a comedy magician, he’s appeared on NBC, CBS, FOX, Food Network and has opened for groups from the American Idol Tour to Rascal Flatts.

Connect with Jon www.JonPetz.com or Twitter: @JonPetz

IBADD 2015 Sessions and Workshops

Are you ready to learn and practice some new and very helpful techniques you have never heard of before? Are you ready to expand your frame of reference and re-look at how you facilitate? It does not take a Badass Business Analyst to learn these new techniques, but if you are willing, you are well on your way to becoming a Badass Business Analyst!

Badass Business Analysis Techniques Badass Business Analysis Techniques (941 KB)

Realizing that creativity is the #1 skill required to succeed in the 21st century, this presentation explores the role of BAs in fostering collaboration, creativity, and innovation when working with groups at all levels of the organization.

Breakthrough Business Analysis Through Design-Centered Innovation Breakthrough Business Analysis Through Design-Centered Innovation (2986 KB)

We learn the most valuable and long-lasting lessons when we overcome impossible situations. Learn how applying the BABOK® knowledge areas to surviving a zombie apocalypse will actually prepare you to succeed at any other project.

Can the Zombie Apocalypse Help You Survive Your IT Projects Can the Zombie Apocalypse Help You Survive Your IT Projects (5389 KB)

Coaching is much different than just telling someone what to do. We will cover the basics to help you become an informal leader in your organization.

Coaching Your Teammates Coaching Your Teammates (1166 KB)

There is much talk in the business analysis industry about the evolution of the BA role from a bridge to a strategic partner. This session will take a hard look at what prevents people from being heard in their organization and how to overcome these challenges to make an impact.

Evolving the Role of the BA Evolving the Role of the BA (359 KB)

Join Kent as he shares stories from his experiences as Submission System Product Owner and relates the things he learned to useful skills for all business analysts.

Lessons Learned in Product Ownership Lessons Learned in Product Ownership (6544 KB)

This session will be led by seasoned Business Analysts and Agile Coaches where topics relevant to business analysis and agile will be discussed. Want a deeper dive into a particular topic? Have questions you want answered, but don’t know who to ask?
The BABOK® Guide (v3) introduces Perspectives - a concept that describes the various lenses that provide focus to business analysis work. This session will look at the Perspectives and what they mean for BAs today.

Perspectives in Business Analysis Perspectives in Business Analysis (1606 KB)

Conflict is inevitable. The potential for conflict in projects is unusually high because projects involve stakeholders from different backgrounds and work orientations. This workshop looks at conflict and provides tips for successful conflict resolution.

The Art and Science of Conflict Management The Art and Science of Conflict Management (4784 KB)

Become a professional problem solver! This dynamic and fast-paced session will introduce Business Analysts to a repeatable, proven process for problem solving.

The Right Stuff: Problem Solving for BAs The Right Stuff: Problem Solving for BAs (3037 KB)

In this workshop, participants will examine practical techniques for building a robust environment for healthy group conflict.

Weigh-in = Buy-in Weigh-in = Buy-in (589 KB)


Weigh-in = Buy-in Weigh-in = Buy-in (702 KB)

The goal of this presentation is to help the participants understand that agility at scale or business agility is possible for their organization, that it will help them focus on creating the most value, and doesn't require the use of any specific framework or approach to be successful.

You Have Scrum Teams, So What Create Value, Not Just Process You Have Scrum Teams, So What Create Value, Not Just Process (4470 KB)