Professional Development Meeting - 5 Reasons BAs are Needed on AI Initiatives with Elizabeth Larson

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Learning Objectives:

Attendees will be able to discuss:

  • Why so many AI initiatives fail and the various roles BAs play on successful AI projects
  • Why BAs are needed to help organizations achieve value on their AI initiatives
  • The importance of moving from fast iterations to fast exploration on AI projects

Overview of Presentation:

Everyone’s talking about the digital BA, but there’s little agreement on the role of the digital BAs. The idea of developing artificial intelligence (AI) applications is appealing, but what does it really mean and where does the business analyst (BA) fit in? How can BAs help organizations avoid the common pitfalls that many organizations face when they try to transform to the digital world? Both Agile and AI are hot topics, but what is the relationship between them? Do organizations need to use Agile methods to move into the digital age? This presentation answers these questions and delves into such topics as:

  • Common AI pitfalls and how BAs can help organizations avoid them
  • Ensuring value on AI initiatives
  • Various roles BAs play on AI projects
  • How BAs can help organizations redefine Agility to take advantage of AI

Speaker Bio:

Elizabeth Larson, CBAP, CSM, PMP, PMI-PBA is a consultant and advisor for Watermark Learning/Educate 360. She has over 30 years of experience in project management and business analysis. Elizabeth’s speaking history includes repeat keynotes and presentations for national and international conferences on five continents.
Elizabeth has co-authored five books and chapters published in four additional books, as well as articles that appear regularly in BA Times, Project Times, and Modern Analyst. Elizabeth was a lead author/expert reviewer on all editions of the BABOK® Guide, as well as the several of the PMI standards.
Elizabeth enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, theater, and spending time with her 6 grandsons and her 1 granddaughter.


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