Тhe Two Pillars of BA: People and Technology

What It Takes To Be a Multidimensional BA

Supported by MentorMate & IIBA

Meet Magdalena

Senior Business Analyst

Meet Donada

Business Analyst

Info

Overview

We’re glad to announce our next DevTalk in collaboration with IIBA Bulgaria. This session will focus on the BA role on projects through two angles: social impact and technology. We will explore a case study showing how technology can be used to make an impact and change lives for the better. Also, we will see how technology affects the role of BAs and what we could do today to upgrade our portfolio.

Note: This is an IIBA-certified seminar. Participants will receive 2 CDUs for attending.

Nice to have

Desire to make a difference and be an impactful Business Analyst or desire to make a difference as a BA and be a key member of your team(s).

Video Overview

Skills

After the lecture you will know

How to transfer non-documentable requirements
What techniques you can use to become a multidimensional BA
How to better understand the human mind and how to drive social impact through technology
Where to get started on technical research
Why knowing technology constraints is good for your portfolio
How to approach being a technical BA
Prepared for...

Agenda

  1. How technology can help stroke survivors (Case Study)
  2. Break
  3. Technical BAs in an evolving technology space
  4. Networking

Donada Bichaku

Business Analyst

 

Donada found herself in the IT field naturally after finishing up her Computer Science degree. What she loves about working as a BA is the high dynamic of the job and how you get to be a part of making companies successful or as she says “Work every single day to make great ideas an even greater reality”. She has worked on an app for cyclists, a food distributor, sketch plugins and an app for charity. In her free time she loves hiking and telling people she’s Albanian because everyone thinks she’s from Romania.

Magdalena Chervenkova

Senior Business Analyst

 

Maggie is a Senior Business Analyst with more than seven years of experience in the field. She started as a BA in the banking sector and later took on the role of an IT consultant in a small startup. Maggie believes the ability to quickly and efficiently understand the client’s business processes is a skill every BA should have. She has worked on a diverse range of projects in healthcare and transportation, including an app for the Asian market which helps patients recover from a stroke, and many more. In her free time, she often finds herself in distant lands, in the embrace of the native Rhodope Mountains, or in the presence of as many animals as she could.

Portfolio

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The second part will explain more about how to simultaneously test microservices and create documentation with Groovy and Spock, and what advantages they give us when testing. We will also cover how we can easily create data-driven tests with Spock.

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The first part of the lecture will be a dive into common patterns in microservices. We will explore event sourcing, Saga and Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS) and the opportunities that they bring. And at the end of it, we will build a couple of microservices that use these patterns from scratch.

Testing microservices with Groovy and Spock

The second part will explain more about how to simultaneously test microservices and create documentation with Groovy and Spock, and what advantages they give us when testing. We will also cover how we can easily create data-driven tests with Spock.

Nice to have

Basic Java/Docker experience is required.

Putting it all together with Apache Kafka

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Overview

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А DevTalks session for a real-life example of some of Amazon AWS hottest services. We will leverage AWS Lambda to power the solution, Amazon Rekognition to do the AI based image analysis and AWS Step Functions to orchestrate the whole process. And one of the best things about it – the “pay as you go” model, where you pay only when your app is used.

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Overview

An in-depth course covering most of the popular techniques for creating rich, maintainable and predictable user interfaces. The course will be structured as 7 x 2.5 hrs live-coding lectures in which field experience will be shared by creating a medium scale project from scratch. There will be optional homework which will be entirely and only based on the passed lecture. Gitlab group will be created for those purposes where the lecturer can facilitate code reviews and guidance.

#DevTalks Tour 2017

July 1, 2017

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Thе event is created for developers by developers covering the full stack of software development and highlighting emerging technologies like Cloud and Virtual Reality.

We have gathered a variety of software innovators and thought leaders ranging from startups to enterprises covering all different disciplines of software development!

Let’s talk about tech, baby! Let’s talk about you and us!
Let’s talk about #DevTalks

Thе event is created for developers by developers covering the full stack of software development and highlighting emerging technologies like Cloud and Virtual Reality.

We have gathered a variety of software innovators and thought leaders ranging from startups to enterprises covering all different disciplines of software development!

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We decided to create a variety of events for developers by developers to share our knowledge within the IT community, where we can discuss the best modern practices, tools and ways to write high-quality code.

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