Triangle BADD 2022 Schedule

Charting the Untamed Waters of 2022 and Beyond

IIBA Conference Schedule
9am to 5:00pm 

8:30 to 9am      Check in, test your connectivity, conversation and fun  
9am to 9:15am     Welcome from IIBA Raleigh President Felicia Joyner   
9:15am to 10am     Keynote: Karl Wiegers:

Presentation Abstract:
Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things
About Karl:

Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software development consulting and training company in Portland, Oregon. He has a PhD in organic chemistry. Karl is the author of 13 books, including Software Development Pearls, The Thoughtless Design of Everyday Things, Software Requirements, More About Software Requirements, Successful Business Analysis Consulting, and a forensic mystery novel titled The Reconstruction. Karl has also written many articles on software development, design, project management, chemistry, military history, consulting, and self-help, as well as 18 songs. He has delivered hundreds of training courses, webinars, and conference presentations worldwide. You can reach him at or

10am to 10:50am     Keith Ellis:

Presentation Abstract:
IIBA Perspectives on the Future of Business Analysis

IIBA just released their 2021 Global State of Business Analysis Report.  Over 50 pages of finding on all aspects of the role and the skill of Business Analysis.  Keith Ellis, Chief Engagement and Growth Office for IIBA will break down the findings to the key elements and discuss what trends match up with these findings and what IIBA’s plans are to help support the evolution of the Business Analysis/Analyst profession.  

This presentation is extremely valuable as you consider your career growth / evolution plans in the fast of a rapidly changing work environment.  Keith is prepared to answer questions around the trends you should be thinking about and impacts of those trends.

About Keith:
Keith Ellis has been an executive in the technology industry for over 25 years, starting with the industry trend-watcher International Data Corporation (IDC). He has held roles as CEO, COO, board member, investor or mentor to various technology companies, co-founded and sold a business analysis company as well as being a former Chair of IIBA. As Chief Growth and Engagement Officer for IIBA, he is responsible for leading IIBA’s global growth strategy, including strategic partnerships, corporate and academic programs, chapters, and membership value.

10:50am -11am        Break            


11:00 - 11:45 am

Snorkle Track
David Mantica

The Career Insurance Canvas for the Business Analyst

Presentation Abstract:
There are all types of insurance out there. Some we are forced to have (like auto liability insurance) and some we can decide on (like extended warranties for electronics).  It is implied that insurance is not a guarantee of protection against something happening but protection for if something does happen. 

About David:
David has 25 years of business-to-business services, consulting, coaching, and training industry experience in roles from operations, service delivery, marketing, product management and executive management. Just recently he successfully sold his business-to-business training firm having taken it from $1.2m to $13m in seven years all done organically. Currently David is the VP and General Manager for SoftEd US, a leading provider of transformational training services, working to support companies embrace agile methods for achieving business results.  Along with his work at SoftEd, David provides business owner coaching services to several companies in the Raleigh-Durham area through DTM Services. He also provides pro bono career coaching services and presentations to individuals and organizations throughout the US.

11:45- 12:30 PM
Snorkel Track
Joshua Adams

Presentation Abstract:
I am a Talent Specialist with Credit Suisse. Today I will be speaking with you about how to become a better candidate in today’s job market.  In order to achieve that I will touch on several points that will assist in accomplishing your goal. First, I will touch on the recruiting process and with that comes pros, cons, do’s, don’ts, and understanding Agency vs. Corporate. Second, we will talk about networking and why it’s good to network. Then speak about the pros, cons, do’s, don’ts, with LinkedIn, and tips and tricks. Third, we will talk about interviewing do’s, don’ts, being awkward during the interview, and having too much confidence. Lastly, I will tell you about two horror stories, one that was super arrogant and another that was just not a good experience.

About Joshua:
 I was born in Boston, MA and lived most of my life in Cambridge, MA. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I take pride in my mental and physical fitness. I played WR at UNC and have been promoted at every company that I’ve been with. I enjoy trying new foods, going to the driving range and collecting firearms. What I do best is helping people with resumes, building their LinkedIn profiles, helping with interviews, and gaining confidence in their abilities to interview and land a new role. I currently focus on HR, legal and compliance, risk management and have an IT software development background. 

11:00 - 11:45am
Deep Dive Track:
Dave Saboe

Presentation  Abstract:

Product Ownership - Beyond the backlog

A great Product Owner can help organizations achieve amazing outcomes for their customers.  As more organizations transform the way they work, many Business Analysts have the opportunity to provide critical support to Product Owners or move into Product Owner roles themselves.  Successful Product Ownership is about more than just backlogs and user stories.  It requires a deep understanding of how to find the right problem/solution fit and the right product/market fit. In this session, you’ll understand the product development process and how to discover the right customer problems to solve to maximize the value delivered by your organization.

About Dave:
Dave Saboe is an Enterprise Agile Coach, author, and podcaster. He is passionate about helping individuals, teams, and organizations do the best work of their lives. Dave has been in the Business Analysis and Project Management field for two decades and has led teams of Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, and Coaches. He is a frequent industry speaker and helped create the IIBA’s Agile Analysis certification exam.  Dave also hosts a weekly podcast on topics related to business analysis and product ownership.

Deep Dive Track:
11:45 - 12:30pm
Nadine Millnar

Presentation  Abstract:
Underlying Competencies – Problem Solving

About Nadine:
As a professional business analyst and instructor, Nadine Millner  is strongly motivated to inspire business analysts to love their career choice the way she has. As a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) with deep business analysis experience, Nadine has spent a decade facilitating the development of business analysts through training and professional practice. With experience spanning the globe, collaborating on and leading projects crossing the USA, UK, and South Africa, significant portions of her career have been spent analyzing and documenting business requirements and facilitating the development of effective business solutions.

11:00am - 11:45am
Submarine Track:
Tommy Re

Presentation  Abstract:
Presentation Skills:

VITAL Communication – The Key to Achieving Success as a Leader.  If you want to lead, if you want to influence others, if you want to have success on your projects, you need to be an effective communicator. VITAL Communication is a simple and powerful approach to creating communication that gets results. VITAL is an acronym that stands for five timeless communication principles: 

  • make it Visual, 
  • make it Interesting, 
  • make it Time-sensitive, 
  • make it Action-oriented, 
  • and make it Logical

In this 45-minute workshop participants will learn to apply these concepts to their presentations and public communication.  

About Tommy:
Tommy is passionate about helping organizations thrive by working with them to identify and
develop the talents of individual contributors, leaders and teams. He works with executives and
line of business leaders to identify barriers to high performance and to design appropriate
learning solutions that lead to individual and organizational success. He holds a master’s degree in Corporate Communication from Seton Hall University and has
been on the teaching staff of the University of Phoenix where he taught public speaking. He is a
frequent guest speaker on leadership in the MSW program at NC State University.

Submarine Track
11:45 - 12:30pm
Tracy Graf

Presentation  Abstract:
Innovation Change Maker:

In this Innovation Change Maker sample workshop, we introduce some best practices to gain rapid traction and support for the launch of your innovative ideas.  We will explore the three-step process of Scouting, Ambassadorship, and Task Coordination.

  • Scouting includes tactics used to confirm your idea has the right resources and market fit to be viable.
  • Ambassadorship navigates organizational politics and culture to get supportive, influential stakeholders to advocate for your idea with their networks.
  • Task-coordination aligns key internal and external stakeholder to back the implementation of your idea
  • Learning and following these three steps results in more efficient and effective change adoption. 
  •  This workshop benefits anyone who wants to sell ideas to peers and leaders to get buy-in for new processes or concepts. 

About Tracy:

Tracy Graf is the CEO of Fuse – Igniting Communication, an innovative training company that is increasing success for a variety of prestigious organizations across the globe. Fuse customizes workshops to meet their clients’ needs in developing Transformational Leadership, Team Collaboration, and Partnership Development.  Fuse-Igniting Communication is the exclusive distributor in the U.S. of workshops that provide months of realistic workplace relationship management experience in a matter of a few hours by utilizing AI simulation technology.  Tracy has 20 years of leadership experience in project management, marketing, and public relations roles with Vail Resorts, Life Time Fitness, Disney on Ice, and Ruder Finn Public Relations. 

12:30 to 1pm     Lunch  
1pm to 1:20pm     BA Kahoot game run by Felicia Joyner
1:20pm to 1:50pm                                                                                                        Swimming the Uncharted Waters; Stories of success in chaos
      Beverly Weable

Beverly Mundy Weable started the practice of business analysis more than two decades ago at a little cable company in downtown Atlanta. She has enjoyed performing analysis across multiple businesses almost non-stop in the years since and has kept here CBAP #198 active since 2007. She is currently performing business analysis at a 5-years in startup in Chicago as 'Technical Product Manager'. Her LinkedIN tagline says it all: "analyzing the business, managing the scrums, and serving the people" She is looking forward to spending time with the Raleigh group sharing tales about making it through heavy waters to get to the other side."

Thanks for the opportunity to share! 

John Ruppel

John Ruppel is a Transformation Consultant & Trainer helping organizations around the worldunderstand and operate dynamically in our globalized world. At the core of his efforts are the knowledge and tools regarding agile, DevOps, DevSecOps, and how to be a Transformational Leader. John is a trainer for SoftEd and the US Ambassador for DASA (DevOps Agile Skills Association), and author of the book TYIIR (Transforming Your Ideas Into Reality). In these roles, John is working to write the global Agile and DevOps standards, create the training curriculum and certification programs for these standards, and then train organizations and their leaders on the real world understanding and application of the knowledge and tools so that organizations can achieve results.

  For over 20 years John has had consistent success with Fortune 100 to Entrepreneur led organizations and individuals at; growing business and scaling secure, sustainable operations, to achieve business critical objectives, hit revenue targets and make dates to quantify executive's forecasts resulting in the business meeting or exceeding its earnings, cost reduction or profitability numbers. Most important was the consistent improvement in the quality of culture, growing people, and bettering quality of life

  Michael White

 Dr. Michael White is the founder of The Business Analysis Doctor, LLC, a global and award-winning business analysis training provider. He has been a business analysis practitioner for over a decade.
He has driven innovation at some of the top financial institutions in the U.S. and holds a doctorate in Business Administration as well as the CBAP, AAC, CBDA, and CPOA designations from IIBA. 






    Snorkel Track     Deep Dive Track   Submarine Track  
2pm to 2:50pm Gina Schmidt   Brian Megillan    George Bridges  
Presentation Abstract:
Consulting Skills
Presentation Abstract:
2 hours on Solution
Presentation Abstract:
Security and the BA


          Evaluation Using Power BI        


2:50pm to 3pm     Break          


3pm to 3:50pm Dr. Joe Preze   Solution Evaluation    Shane Hasties 
    Data Visualization   Using Power BI   Product Agility and  
    Fundamental BA Skill   Continued    the BA    
3:50pm to 4:30pm     Closing Keynote: The Reality of Needing to be Adaptive to Chart the Untamed Waters  
4:30pm to 5pm     Raffels, Follow-ups, and Close out Felicia Joyner    
5pm to 5:30pm     Social             
        Your BA Super Power and kryptonite      
        Customes welcome and certainley a drink of your choice