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 www.iiba.org.
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 www.igrafx.com.
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 is the next generation of Business Process Management (BPM) trusted by over 1,000 companies worldwide. Signavio Business Transformation Suite is a modern solution designed to leverage the interfaces, devices, and working practices of today with the future of your business in mind. The suite consists of three distinct products, Process Manager, Workflow Accelerator, and Process Intelligence, in addition to the Collaboration Hub, which integrates with each product and creates a single source of truth. Managing processes, automating workflows, and analyzing process-related data has never been easier.
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.
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®.
Welcome to Bob the BA a fresh, modern, interactive and learn by doing training company. We approach Business Analyst & Leadership Skills training with practical real-world experience to turn the theory into your modern workplace reality. Isn’t that a refreshing idea? Bob the BA is an IIBA endorsed education provider with real-world, experienced, “they know how it works in the real world because they do it” top-rated instructors, speakers and educators. Whether you are looking for Agile, enterprise analysis, building stronger business relationships, leadership skills, or increasing your toolkit with modern analysis techniques we have the custom training you want and need. Talk to us now to build an amazing training experience!
The International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB) has joined forces with the vision to create an international and professional basis for RE, in order to give this discipline the importance and the orientation that corresponds to its added value for the industry.
IREB is the developer and the holder of the CPRE (Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering) certification scheme. The board was created in 2006 by leading RE representatives, from science, research, industry and consulting, and today it is a worldwide renowned body of experts for the individual certification of professionals in requirements engineering.
Though the CPRE certification scheme originated in Europe, it is also supported by committed members in many countries ranging from North and South America to Europe and Asia.
In their effort to establish the CPRE certification scheme internationally, IREB is highly successful. Today, over 33,000 professionals have obtained the CPRE Foundation Level certificate in 70 countries.
For more information about IREB, their activities and the certification model, see www.ireb.org.
Justinmind is more than a prototyping tool. Our desktop prototyping platform is the best way to prototype high fidelity, feature-rich web and mobile applications that look just like 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), is a requirements management software company headquartered in Toronto Canada.
Recognized worldwide for its products, Modern Requirements4TFS and Smart Office4TFS; it provides a collaborative requirements environment, built into Microsoft Team Foundation Server, or cloud based Visual Studio Team Services.
The software reduces time to value delivery by providing users with end to end traceability, ingenious process automation, one source of truth, and visualization support; all in a highly scalable and secure environment.
It allows users to define and analyze just the right amount of requirements, in collaboration with their ALM, DevOps, or product development teams. Agile, hybrid and structured requirements teams have consistently reported completing their projects in half the time, reducing development rework, streamlining regulatory compliance and improving project quality.
Modern Requirements4TFS is made available by Microsoft, as part of Visual Studio Enterprise; and is being used by thousands of large, prestigious organizations worldwide.
OnTask is a web-based business process management solution that can help you revolutionize the way you do business by replacing your time-consuming manual document processes with automated digital processes. OnTask’s no-code workflow designer gives end-users from the Director of Finance to the HR Coordinator the power to create and deploy their unique processes. From sales contracts to compliance tracking to vendor agreements, it's time to start optimizing your internal and external processes with OnTask.
Built on proven and trusted technology. OnTask is brought to you by Accusoft—a leading document and imaging technology provider since 1991.
Prolaborate is the Sharing and Collaboration Software for Sparx Enterprise Architect that makes model sharing simple, efficient and collaborative. It provides you an agile way to foster model based collaboration across the enterprise. It lets modelers engage the wider business community to review, share feedback and update EA models.
- View Enterprise Architect models from anywhere and anytime through any device
- Share selective parts of EA models to intended end users
- Control access at a granular level through advanced model governance capabilities
- Integrate with Knowledge Management systems (SharePoint, Confluence, etc.,)
- Create advanced visualizations and personalized dashboards
- Get notified instantly about updates and comments on models
- Create custom forms and views to cater to different users
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Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open-source software solutions and an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 85 offices spanning 35 countries. Red Hat provides enterprise-grade, mission-critical software and services. Our product portfolio consists of operating system, virtualization, middleware, storage, cloud computing, and mobile applications. Red Hat employs over 8,800 employees worldwide. Our customers use open source solutions everyday to overcome the same challenges that NASWA faces. These customers span all 15 Cabinet-level agencies, the intelligence community, all branches of the DoD and several federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, other major industry sectors (IT, health, financial, transportation) and more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies are part of the Red Hat ecosystem.
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!
SAMU was designed to bring common understanding about the architecture prior to and during enterprise transformation initiatives. Unique on the market, the various project teams can manage the high-level designs of the upcoming and ongoing projects in a shared knowledge base. Stakeholders benefit from live and accurate data in an easy to understand visual form.
SAMU is ideal in supporting the organizational and technical integration work during mergers and acquisitions, digital transformations, the creation of hybrid architectures and in ensuring regulatory compliance continuously. It empowers enterprise architects to give reliable cost and resource estimates for new business demands within one day. This way, those ideas with the greatest positive impact can be selected and implemented quickly.
The tool brings sustainable clarity, which results in fewer and more controlled risks and costs, smoother team co-operation and increased transformation speed.
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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 innovative visual modeling tools for planning, designing and documenting enterprise business architectures.Sparx Systems flagship modeling platform, Enterprise Architect, provides robust support for team-wide, cloud-enabled collaboration, that scales from single-user deployments, to teams with hundreds of collaborators across domain boundaries. Sparx Systems recently released the Pro Cloud Server, WebEA and an OSLC based RESTful API, which together enable Enterprise Architect repositories to be hosted in the Cloud or on a Corporate Intranet, providing instant optimized web based access from browsers, mobile devices, Enterprise Architect and other network based devices.Sparx Systems pricing policy remains highly competitive. Sparx Systems software is used by over 80% of the Fortune 100 companies, spanning finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, health, utilities, aviation, retail and telecommunications. With over 16 years of continuous development, Enterprise Architect’s user-base has grown to 580,000+ effective users worldwide.
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: www.TechnoSolutions.com.
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 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 for CBAP, 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.
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.
Interfacing Technologies is the global leader in business transformation, empowering organizations to efficiently govern business complexity through process based management solutions. Interfacing’s solutions are intuitively designed for business users; facilitating multiple organizational programs within a single platform and covering the full spectrum of quality, governance, improvement and compliance initiatives. Interfacing’s Enterprise Process Center® (EPC) has been recognized in 2017 by Gartner® as a leader in Enterprise Business Process Analysis (BPA), Operational Intelligence (OI) & Business Operating System (BOS). Additionally, the EPC was also selected by KMWorld as this year’s top trend-setting software, CIO Review’s Top 20 Business Process Management (BPM) solutions, CIO Applications’ Top 25 Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) tools and Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Product Leadership Award.
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 vizuri.com
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.
Lucidchart is the web’s leading diagramming and visualization application. We’re used by over 9 million users - and over 90% of the Fortune 500 - to think, analyze, communicate, and coordinate action. Whether you’re documenting processes or systems as they are, or re-imagining what they will be, Lucidchart lets you and your teams work quickly and collaboratively.
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 since 2004 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:
Papyrus Software facilitates business applications for digital transformation and operational enhancement; providing machine learning (AI) and customer engagement in an Omni channel world. Enterprise teams choose where to improve, whom to empower and how to scale - gaining knowledge and using a conversational user interface to create, manage and enhance custom business applications in a low code platform. Business teams manage their applications including online channel, user-interactive correspondence, account onboarding, claims processing, omni-channel customer service & mobile workforce, among others. For a perfect customer experience and single customer view of all activities (CRM), the Papyrus Platform integrates inbound-outbound communications (CCM), content and resources (ECM), adaptive process and goals (BPM) and collaborative case work (ACM).
Trisotech offers highly visual and interactive software tools that help organizations in their digital transformation. It brings strategy, 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. 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 30 Most Admired Companies of 2017 (Insight Success Magazine) and one of the Top 25 Enterprise Architecture Solutions (CIO Solutions, 2016). Trisotech products are enabling visualization, innovation, transformation and continuous improvement into manufacturing, financial, healthcare, insurance, energy, distribution, government, and many other types of organizations.
UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies is a unit of the University of British Columbia, an institution that consistently ranks among the 40 best universities globally. From informative workshops to comprehensive award-winning certificate programs, our offerings provide practical, applied and industry-recognized curriculum to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your current profession or embark on a new career. We offer flexible learning experiences for busy professionals through part-time, full-time and online formats in the areas of Project Management, Business Analysis, Agile and DevOps. Find out more at http://sauder.ubc.ca/cbs-btm
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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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.
The Central Florida Chapter of the IIBA® provides local practitioners of all experience levels a community where they come together to learn, grow, and develop business analysis skills that can take their careers to the next level.
ModernAnalyst.com 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.
With the focus on the practitioner, ModernAnalyst.com features free articles, blogs, live and archived webinars, and many other resources to help the professional business analyst succeed in their career and continue to grow in the knowledge and skills needed for the future.
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The Object Management Group®
(OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and industries.
OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language® (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management. OMG’s middleware standards and profiles are based on the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA®) and support a wide variety of industries. For more information about OMG, please visit http://www.omg.org/, or call 1-781-444-0404 (USA)
Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.