NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017

NOVEMBER 6-10, 2017
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Building Business Capability sponsors bring deep expertise in real-world experience, engagement and advocacy, and offer complimentary and innovative solutions that drive business excellence.

The Official Association Sponsor

International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is a professional association dedicated to helping the business analysis community achieve better business outcomes. Through a global network, IIBA® connects more than 29,000 Members and more than 300 Corporate Members and 121 Chapters. As the voice of the business analysis community, IIBA maintains international standards of practice, certifications, professional development and networking opportunities through a community of BA professionals, organizations and strategic alliances. For more information visit

Gold Sponsors

BRS is a consulting firm that helps leaders in industry and government design smart, adaptable operations by guiding them in engineering rule-based business solutions. For over 20 years BRS has worked with clients around the globe to elicit business rules from subject area experts, interpret business rules from source documentation, and reverse engineer business rules from code. BRS was the pioneer in creating business-oriented business rule techniques, and remains the worldwide leader in changing how organizations view, manage and apply their business rules in day-to-day business operations and in redesign of business capabilities.

Capsifi provides a cloud based platform for intelligent business transformation. We achieve this by creating a dynamic and reusable business model that becomes a core strategic asset that incrementally evolves with the business. A Capsifi business model helps de-risk complex change initiatives, and insulates the business from the upheaval of ongoing technology innovations. Importantly Capsifi incorporates solutions that support business analysis practices and frameworks (including the IIBA BABOK ). With Capsifi everything is consistent, everything is connected, everything is aligned.    

iGrafx process management and analysis solutions empower organizations to achieve maximum performance. iGrafx captures and communicates the alignment of strategy, people, processes and technology, and unites the entire organization around delivering business value. iGrafx delivers strategic and operational decision support to enable our customers to become and remain world class competitors. For over 20 years, iGrafx products and services have been helping companies of all sizes across the globe manage their processes and optimize their business. For more information, please visit

The Process Renewal Group is a consulting organization committed to helping its clients successfully manage business change. Our mission is to help dramatically improve our client's performance through the renewal of business strategies, capabilities and business processes as well as the innovative application of information technologies. Our services include Business Architecture, Business Process Management, Process Improvement and Culture Change. We do this through hands on consulting, training classes, workshop facilitation as well as coaching and mentoring. Our goal to make a lasting difference in our clients' effectiveness by helping them to deliver creative, sustainable and pragmatic business approaches and solutions. PRG is the longest running and most experienced BPM professional services company in the world having formed in 1993 and having sustained long-term business relationships with many organizations. We have chaired over fifty conferences and trained over seventy five thousand professionals on advanced process and architectural approaches in this time. PRG is also a founding partner in the establishment of BPTrends.

RuleArts is dedicated to support business analysts and business experts to express themselves in a consistent and unambiguous way. Define the terminology of your line of business. See how your terminology relates to other lines of businesses within your organization. Check that your requirements, business rules and guidance use the right terminology. Have a team write business specifications according to a controlled natural language.RuleXpress by RuleArts offers a multi-user authoring and publishing environment that understands what you write and provides the support you really need. The tool will match your writing with the agreed on pattern, even if you use a plural form or other tense. RuleXpress offers out of the box support for RuleSpeak, SBVR and DMN.

Signavio offers a web-based business process management and business decision management integrated solution. This unique combination incorporates business decisions into process models using DMN 1.0, enabling analysis and streamlining for improved risk and compliance management. With the Signavio Process Editor, processes are modeled using BPMN 2.0, ideal for all modeling stages of your BPM initiatives, from process design to optimization. It combines a powerful BPM tool with a user-friendly working environment, which is ideal for professional use. Our QuickModel (spreadsheet-like process design) does not require experience, as Signavio’s focus is modeling accessibility even for beginners. This, along with multiple sharing and cooperation features, such as the collaboration portal and an intuitive comment function, makes Signavio a pioneer in collaborative process design. What’s more, with the Software as a Service Edition, installation is not needed. You can kick-start your business process management initiative straight away.

Silver Sponsors

International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) is a global leader in Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Office Project and Lean Six Sigma training and implementation solutions. Our Many Methods of Learning™ enable IIL offices around the world to deliver innovative, effective, and consistent training solutions. IIL is an IIBA endorsed education provider

Founded in 1991, QualiWare is a global consulting services and business modeling software provider. Our services and products help our customers succeed with their Quality Management, Business Process Management and Optimization initiatives, Business Excellence programs, Enterprise Architecture initiatives, and/or IT solution development needs. QualiWare enables positive change by providing tools and methods that ensure coherency, consensus and consistency, and we support the agile and innovative company in handling complex knowledge, maintained by multiple persons with different backgrounds, in a continuous process. Using QualiWare's technology, literally thousands of customers from private as well as public sectors have reported improvements like: - 10+ mill USD savings in annual maintenance fee by discontinuing more than 500 applications; - One Operational Management System maintained in one repository containing 18 different quality certificates in multiple languages; - An increase in relevant employee process improvement suggestions from average 50 per year to 1100 per year.

Bronze Sponsors

B2T Training connects business value with technology. Our mission is to address your agile and traditional business analyst training and maturity needs by focusing on value-driven and lean analysis approaches. Our experts will help your team learn to achieve better business outcomes by using "just enough" analysis to ensure you’re building and delivering the right thing. Whether you’re looking to level-set your team or enhance your analysis skill set, we not only tailor our learning and development services to fit your needs, but also make sure the solution resonates with your team. We don’t just teach theory…we teach you how to take complex problems and streamline them through experience and application of proven techniques in your project context, and reinforce them through our post-class Make Learning Stick program. We Get It. We'll Help You Get It Too. B2T Training is an endorsed education provider for the IIBA® and a registered education provider for PMI®.

Hands-on Real World Custom Interactive Training, On-Site Classes, & Event Workshops.At Bob the BA, we provide our clients with an immersive and experiential approach to Business Analysis training, mentoring, and consulting services. We are a dynamic business analysis company where clients are not only engaged - they experience a greater depth of business analysis knowledge. Bob the BA is passionate about helping you think, learn, and work differently. Never boring, always engaging, and learning by doing - not by lecture. Bob is a Business Analysis trainer, keynote, motivational speaker, workshops, seminars, facilitator, mentor, and coach with 25+ years experience.

Justinmind is more than a hi-fidelity prototyping platform, it is the best design solution to prototype feature-rich web and mobile applications that are no different from the real app. Justinmind is full of intuitive features to help you build and validate interactive wireframes before moving on to coding. 

Our drag and drop editor makes it really easy to create content, add events and interactions and, simulate prototypes in real devices or in your web browser. You can get feedback, iterate fast and, collaborate on a single prototype with other people simultaneously. No code needed. Ever. 

MEGA’s HOPEX platform helps you to understand the relationships throughout your company’s ecosystem using business process analysis and business architecture solutions. If your business is like a Jenga tower, pulling out the wrong block could collapse your tower. MEGA provides visibility that enables you to create traceability between business activities. Now you’ll know which blocks to pull, and why. By designing and building capability models and business processes from a customer-centric perspective, you can create customer journey maps that help you to prioritize strategic investments, evolve business capabilities, respond to market changes, and improve the customer experience. MEGA’s mission is to make something that people need. Your job is to support smart decisions and ours is to give you the transparency you need to be confident, informed, and ready at a moment’s notice.

Modern Requirements (formerly eDev Tech), a requirements management software company headquartered in Toronto Canada, is recognized worldwide for its top-rated solutions inteGREAT4TFS and SmartOffice4TFS, which together form the Modern Requirements Suite4TFS. Modern Requirements provides a collaborative requirements environment, using Microsoft Team Foundation Server, or cloud based Visual Studio Team Services, natively as the application server. The fully featured, web-based requirements suite provides end to end traceability, one source of truth, dynamic scalability and visualization support. With its optional Microsoft Office integration, the suite is natural to learn, mitigating the impact of change in any ALM, Dev Ops, or product development environment. Agile and structured requirements suite users, have completed their projects in half the time, reduced rework, simplified regulatory compliance and improved project quality. The Modern Requirements Suite is made available by Microsoft, as part of Visual Studio Enterprise, and is being used by thousands of large, prestigious organizations globally.

OpenRules, Inc. is a NJ-based corporation that develops, supports, and provides consulting and training services around its highly popular Open Source Business Rules and Decision Management System commonly known as "OpenRules." OpenRules is oriented to business analysts allowing them to work in concert with developers to create and maintain enterprise-level Business Rules Repositories for complex
Decision Management Systems. It utilizes the power of MS Excel, Google Docs, and Eclipse IDE. OpenRules support Executable Decision Models created in accordance with the latest DMN standard.OpenRules is used for years by major international financial corporations, insurers, healthcare providers, and large government agencies for multi-transactional decision support applications. Along with a highly efficient rule engine, OpenRules includes:

  • Rule Dialog allows non-programmers to create intelligent Web-based questionnaires
  • Rule Solver integrates Business Rules with Constraint Programming and other Optimization technologies
  • Rule Learner utilizes different Machine Learning tools for rules discovery and predictive analytics.

Prolaborate: Professional Model Collaboration. Unlock the value within your Sparx Enterprise Architect models by connecting IT know-how with business knowledge. With a friendly, fast, responsive web interface, Prolaborate transforms EA model sharing and engagement for everyone.

  • Personalised dashboards to make each users’ first experience of EA a great one
  • Highly customisable: people and groups see just what you want them to see
  • … and at the level of detail you need, down to individual attributes
  • All licence plans have unlimited free read-only access
  • Users can update EA data, but only the individual elements & attributes you want – highly controllable
  • Reviews and Approval processing are built-in, so Prolaborate becomes part of the project workflow
  • Connect your knowledge with Prolaborate, with real-time integration between EA and other tools – wikis, Jira, Jama, SharePoint etc. through permanent links
  • …and lots more.
Visit today for a free instant trial.

RMC Learning Solutions develops and delivers a wide range of project management, business analysis and agile training, coaching, mentoring and organizational transformation services. Founded by Rita Mulcahy in 1991, for more than 25 years, RMC has helped more than 750,000 individuals—as well as executives across the Fortune 500 and in government agencies! Today, RMC’s products, classes and eLearning courses are used as professional development tools by hundreds of thousands of individuals across the globe, and in hundreds of classroom-based corporations at universities, training companies, and corporations around the world. RMC separates itself from the training marketplace by providing, proven techniques, outcome based learning, professional instructors, an international reach and multiple ways to learn!

Agile businesses need agile IT. Together they transform the enterprise into something smarter, more dynamic, and better focused on customer needs and desires. Agile IT, in turn, depends on the clarity and the collaboration of the working teams. Success with digital transformation is at stake. Clarity brings trust. Clear identification and communication of goals, architecture, and responsibilities across teams enable the setting of realistic expectations between business and technical users. Such clarity also facilitates early feedback on cross-team dependencies and the directions taken, which allows for rapid, well-informed decision-making. SAMU is a collaborative platform for sustainable clarity. It is engaging and easy to use for everyone in the organization. With SAMU, teams create a common meta-model, perform discovery, and create a future-state architectural model. They can then integrate with existing data sources and manage the integration activities through every stage of the transformation process. Visit us at stand 406.

Seilevel's mission is to define software that customers love. We provide services to help non-software Fortune 1000 companies treat their software projects like products. We work with companies to determine what software the business really needs and how it needs to work. Seilevel helps companies achieve business and IT alignment by increasing agility, prioritizing software project portfolios, and eliminating feature scope creep so project teams can maximize revenue, time to market, and increase user adoption. Our approach leverages Requirements Modeling Language (RML) visual models and other techniques we've published in Software Requirements, 3rd Edition (Microsoft Press 2013) and Visual Requirements for Software Requirements (Microsoft Press 2012). Joy Beatty, Vice President, was a part of the core team developing the most recent version of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®).

Sparx Systems is a global software company specializing in high performance visual modeling platforms for planning, designing and constructing software-intensive systems. Sparx platforms are used by business analysts, enterprise architects, systems designers, corporate planners, standards developers and software engineers. Sparx modeling software is widely used in finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, health, smart grid, aviation, retail and telecommunications. Over 80% of the Fortune 100 companies have Sparx Systems flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect. In the past decade the Sparx user-base has grown from 30,000 to 380,000+ worldwide. Enterprise Architect provides robust support for team-wide collaboration, scales up from single-user deployment to teams with hundreds of collaborators - including remote collaborators. Sparx software is price competitive even when deployed across entire enterprises. First developed in 1998, the Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect modeling platform was commercially released in 2000, and has enjoyed more than 15 years continuous development and growth.

With over 500 organizations in 55 countries using TopTeam Analyst and Visual Use Case, TechnoSolutions is a leading provider of Requirements Definition and Requirements Management tool that help you leverage industry best practices such as - Use Case Scenarios, User Stories, Automatic Text-to-Diagram Conversion, Automatic Test Case Generation, Business Process Modeling, Screen Mockups, Application Simulation and End-to-End Traceability. Free Trial at:

Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Project Management, Agile, BPM, and Influencing Skills. We turn the complexity of industry standards into practical application. Our courses and coaching are laser-focused for the business analyst, project manager, Scrum team member, and process analyst and help ensure enduring results in organizations. Our services are practical and engaging, led by experts who facilitate sessions in an interactive way, making learners energized to learn and motivated to perform. We have also developed the acclaimed CBAP® Study Guide, PMI-PBA Study Guide, Online Study Exams forCBAP, PMP, and PMI-PBA, and numerous others. Our customer service is second to none. We are an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider, PMI Registered Education Provider, and a Scrum Alliance affiliate. With expert facilitators and world-class curriculum, we are large enough to meet your needs and small enough to care.

Showcase Sponsors

APQC helps organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. It is the world’s foremost authority in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management. APQC’s unique structure as a member-based nonprofit makes it a differentiator in the marketplace. APQC partners with more than 500 member organizations worldwide in all industries. With more than 40 years of experience, APQC remains the world’s leader in transforming organizations. Our Process and Performance Management program can arm you with the tools, techniques, and strategies to help you reach your performance goals. Our research has uncovered success factors to effectively manage business processes, including articulating the impetus for change, and providing practices needed to transition to a process-based focus. Our global expertise in this area includes benchmarking, process management, performance management, change management, project management, measurement, and quality management.

Orion Development Group shows its clients how to achieve sustainable strategic success by creating and leveraging process excellence. Since 1993, Orion has been a recognized thought leader in this field. Over the last two decades, Orion has helped hundreds of clients implement mission-critical projects. These projects have enabled public- and private-sector organizations to:

  • Streamline processes to reduce costs and increase capacity
  • Innovate processes and optimize the application of information technology
  • Transform customer experiences
  • Organize and manage with a focus on cross-functional customer satisfaction
  • Develop strategic plans and execute/manage the resulting initiatives
  • Build staff skills to achieve process management self-sufficiency

Central to Orion’s success is our unrivaled process management curriculum. Each year we train more managers in BPM techniques than any other firm. Orion teaches the BPM certificate programs at universities across the US, including Michigan State, University of Hawaii, George Mason and UNC Charlotte.

Rulesmatix specializes in implementing business rules solutions using innovative development techniques. Our consultants have extensive experience in the architecture, design, development and implementation of complex business systems using business rules. Our experience and exemplary track record of delivering business-critical systems using business rules using commercial and open source rules engines is a key asset. We have in depth knowledge of commercial engines internals and their APIs which we consistently use to develop reusable templates and numerous utilities around rules repositories reducing the development time and increased productivity. With our extensive hand-on experience, we have successfully mentored clients' staff primarily focusing on Business Rules "Best Practices" for Business Rules design, development, testing and troubleshooting. Our services include helping select business rules engine, design and development of business rules repositories, creating proof of concept, automating rules development and testing processes, setting up "best practices" and mentoring and reviewing business rules repositories.

Vizuri is the commercial consulting division of AEM Corporation. We transform business through creative software solutions, and stand out for our work in three core areas: business rules and process management, cloud enablement, and enterprise integration and messaging.

Vizuri designs solutions that pay for themselves. We align and integrate your business processes and strategies with our technologies to develop solutions that show a clear return on investment. With a relentless drive to innovate, we receive frequent awards, speak at industry conferences, publish solutions and strategies, and share code with the open source community.

We have a proud history of “firsts,” including first OpenShift partner (2013), first Docker partner (2014), and first recipient of the Red Hat Partner of Excellence Award in North America (2017). Learn more at

Tabletop Sponsors

We provide sophisticated enterprise software applications for large corporations in the finance, pharmaceutical, healthcare, logistics, and governmental industries. IRIS Business Architect provides a simple solution to build and publish dynamic business architecture models bridging communication between business and IT people to minimize risk and increase success in planning and delivering initiatives. IRIS Business Architect allows to easily build capability, value, strategy, organization, information, initiative, product, stakeholder, asset, requirement, and process maps to insure that initiatives are planned and delivered adequately using impact analysis to minimize risks. IRIS Business Architect is BIZBOK, BPMN, BABOK, and TOGAF compliant. IRIS Business Architect also allows the automation of Six Sigma SIPOC reporting. Our second product, IRIS Analyzer, allows the extraction artifacts and business rules, enables architecture design to diagnose weaknesses within large legacy systems (like COBOL) to ease corporate business transformations and enable a smoother transition to more modern applications often using the cloud.

Trisotech offers highly visual and interactive software tools that help organizations innovate, transform and improve their operations. We bring strategies, design and technology together to provide insight for business and IT in the digital enterprise age. Trisotech is a global leader in digital enterprise solutions, with its innovative and easy-to-use software suite that allows customers to discover, model, analyze and find insights into their digital enterprise. Our customers use The Digital Enterprise Suite to provide new and revolutionary ways for their knowledge workers to collaborate and succeed in an increasingly global, connected and competitive world. Trisotech was selected as one of the Top 20 BPM products (CIO magazine, March 2015) and one of the Top 20 EA products (CIO magazine, July 2015). Trisotech products are enabling visualization, innovation, transformation and continuous improvement into manufacturing, financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of organizations.

Bookstore Sponsor

The Official Bookstore of Building Business Capability 2017! Be sure to stop by the official BBC 2017 Conference Bookstore for some of the best-and most popular-Business Analysis books available. Browse a wide range of titles in all areas of Business Analysis including Fundamentals, Requirements, Certification Prep, Enterprise Architecture,Process Modeling, Business Rules, Communication, Leadership, Risk Management, Real-World Techniques, and much more. We will also host author book signings for a number of conference presenters and speakers, and all books will be available at a significant discount from List Price. Please watch for book signing announcements during the conference, or stop by the bookstore for a complete schedule!

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Media Partners

Business Analyst Times has become the ultimate destination for the ever-growing Business Analyst community.

Our team keeps the site consistently updated with in-depth articles, blogs, whitepapers and webinars, ensuring that BA Times is at the forefront of relevant content surrounding all developments regarding business/systems analysis, CBAP Certification, industry events and cutting-edge BA insights. Most importantly, BA Times is committed to the advancement and recognition of the Business Analyst Community. is the premier online community and publication for business analysts and related professionals such as systems analysts, data analysts, functional designers, product managers, architects, and many more.

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