Business Analysis 101 - Monthly Meeting May
What is a Business Analyst? Maybe you are entertaining a career in the business analysis field, maybe you are a practitioner, or maybe you work with business analysts – but do you know what a Business Analyst does or why they do it? This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of business analysis and provide an overview of the practice of business analysis. If you are interested in learning more about this profession, the skills and competencies required, the tasks performed and the deliverables produced across the knowledge areas, then join us for our May presentation.
Kelly Bears earned her BS in Biology and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa. She has been practicing business analysis for 20 years and has been responsible for numerous projects and solutions across several functional business areas in the Insurance and Retail sectors. Kelly currently manages a team of business analysts and project managers at Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores and serves as a technology and business advisor at the enterprise level. Kelly was the first Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) in the state of Oklahoma and was instrumental in bringing the IIBA Oklahoma City chapter to realization. She has served in the Vice President and President capacities with the IIBA OKC and has volunteered at the international level to enable the certification process. Kelly believes in practicing business analysis to improve business problems and take advantage of business opportunities and enjoys sharing with others the benefits of the practice.