NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
LOEWS ROYAL PACIFIC RESORT ∙ ORLANDO

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
LOEWS ROYAL PACIFIC RESORT ∙ ORLANDO
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 

Agenda

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

10:25 am – 11:25 am | Presentation | Room: Oceana 3-5

Rapid Alignment — Expediting Project Launches with Facilitation Best Practices

Presented by: Connie Kobal, Belinda Honigfort

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Have you ever experienced project stakeholder misalignment? Project launches are often bogged down because stakeholders don’t share the same vision, can’t come to an agreement on the problem being solved, and are faced with lots of documentation which no one wants to read. Nationwide Insurance fixed these problems using best practice facilitation techniques to effectively initiate the software development life cycle. Non-productive meetings were transformed into highly productive, engaging sessions which enabled stakeholders to gain alignment. Come join us to learn how Nationwide saved over $4 million since 2014 utilizing this repeatable facilitated process.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to encourage participation, collaboration, and consensus through facilitated sessions.
  • Demonstration of the use of large visuals, best practice facilitation techniques and model use of standardized spaces to promote participant engagement and peer to peer interactions.
  • Demonstration of Nationwide’s 21 critical project start up activities as well as lessons learned which feed our continuous improvement. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how they would adapt the techniques in their own initiatives as well as share similar techniques they’ve used in the past.

Speaker(s)

 Connie Kobal

Connie Kobal

IT Analyst
Nationwide Insurance

Connie is an IT Analyst with Nationwide Insurance. She has worked in all areas of the Software Development Lifecycle as a Project Manager and Analyst, using both waterfall and agile methodologies. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)and Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) designations. She has been facilitating and presenting using visual techniques for over 5 years. She has been with Nationwide for over 30 years.


Connie's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Rapid Alignment — Expediting Project Launches with Facilitation Best Practices
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (10:25 am – 11:25 am)

 Belinda  Honigfort

Belinda Honigfort

Consultant, IT Analysis
Nationwide

Belinda Honigfort is an IT Analyst with over 20 years experience working with business eliciting, documenting, and managing requirements on large and small Information Technology projects. She has provided requirements advisory services for teams throughout Nationwide and, in the last several years, has taken on the role of facilitator. In order to promote the analysis profession, she became a Certified Business Analyst Professional in 2009 and served as the Secretary of the Executive Board of the Columbus IIBA Chapter.


Belinda's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Rapid Alignment — Expediting Project Launches with Facilitation Best Practices
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (10:25 am – 11:25 am)

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