We invite you to discover the comprehensive schedule for our upcoming summit. Please note that while we have diligently crafted this agenda, it is still undergoing some final refinements and may see minor changes in the coming days. Your understanding and flexibility are greatly appreciated as we strive to provide you with the best possible experience.
You can find the detailed descriptions of the talk below the agenda graphics.


large_agnieszka_balcerzak_1.pnglarge_mateusz_oklejewicz_1_0.png Agnieszka Balcerzak, Mateusz Oklejewicz - Welcome to the Summit
Join Agnieszka and Mateusz during the opening of the summit and sharing some insights and brief history and plans of the iiba poland chapter.

large_susan_moore.png  Susan Moore - Navigating the Intersection of AI and Business Analysis Work (English)
Artificial intelligence presents exciting opportunities for organizations. But this rapidly evolving technology raises a number of questions for the work of business analysis professionals within those organizations: - How can AI support the role of business analysis professionals? - What are the risks and obstacles in using AI? - Will these tools help encourage or hinder human connections? In this talk Susan will provide insights into the intersection between AI and the work of business analysis professionals. By exploring real world examples, we will uncover how AI can serve as a powerful ally, enhancing the capabilities and impact of business analysis. We will also look at the risks that require careful consideration and mitigation strategies to ensure responsible and ethical use AI. Most importantly, business analysis is a relationship business so we will also look at how AI might impact collaboration and the inter-personal connections that are essential to our work. Join Susan for an enlightening presentation as she navigates this intersection of AI and business analysis.

Learning Objectives:

-Gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which AI can empower business analysis
-Identify potential risks and obstacles in using AI
-Explore the importance of human connections and collaboration to the work of business analysis

large_anna_kochanowska.png   Anna Kochanowska - Product Thinking is a BA's superpower (English)

Product thinking helps to get out of the delivery trap. Product is no longer a software. Product is a means to deliver value to a customer.
BAs can apply product thinking in their teams in two ways:
- facilitating strong collaboration between various functions that contribute to the success of the product
- enabling more innovative approach with experimenting

large_piotr_borkowski_1_0.png Piotr Borkowski Cybersecurity – past, present and future of cooperation between analysts and engineers. (English)

large_tomasz_cieslar.pnglarge_piotr_dobrowolski_1.png Tomasz Cieślar, Piotr Dobrowolski - Mind Map Mastery
In this talk we will delve into the powerful world of mind maps, unravelling their true potential for the discovery phase and requirements refinement in various contexts. Mind maps are visual representations that harness the brain's innate capacity for association, making them excellent tools for ideation and problem-solving. During the talk, we'll explore how mind maps facilitate brainstorming, idea organization, and creative thinking, aiding participants in unlocking their minds' full potential. Moreover, we'll showcase pragmatic applications of mind maps in streamlining the discovery phase of projects and refining complex requirements. Attendees will leave empowered with newfound knowledge, equipped to employ mind maps as an indispensable asset in their professional and personal pursuits.

large_hanna_gruzdowska_with_name_1.png  Hanna Gruzdowska - Business Analyst as a consultant for companies (English)

Consulting is a beautiful thing. You help people who dream big to turn their visions into results. You are close to value, close to people. The company is trustingly open to you, hoping that you will bring your experience and help it solve pressing problems. On a conference in US I have met colleagues with more experience in analysis than those we meet in Poland. I discovered that many of them work as consultants. In many ways, it is a higher level of sophistication, skills, and responsibility for results. An alluring prospect. In recent months, I have been gathering experience from Polish companies. What are they looking for? From whom? How can we help them with analytical skills? And finally - what does such a path of business analyst development look like? What additional skills are needed to advise a company? Is it a path for everyone? For you? What are the pros and cons? Let's exchange thoughts.

Learning objectives:

* what does it mean to work as a consultant

* what is needed from a BA to work as a consultant

* pros and cons for a BA working this way

large_marcin_zmigrodzki_with_name.png   Marcin Żmigrodzki - AI support of business analysis tasks (English)

How language algorithms can assist analyst in preparation of BA documentation. Presentation of tools available on the market.

Learning objectives:

1. Learning AI impact on BA
2. Learning to what extent AI tools can be trusted in BA
3. Learning impact of fine tuning language model on BA results

large_aleksandra_przegalinska.pngAleksandra Przegalińska : Collaborative AI in Organizational Culture (Online Session)

In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, Collaborative AI stands as a beacon, guiding organizations toward seamless human-machine synergy. Dr. Aleksandra Przegalińska, a preeminent voice in AI ethics and interactions, delves into the transformative potential of integrating AI-driven prompt books and advisors within organizational structures. This talk promises to unpack the nuances of crafting AI tools that not only assist but also understand and adapt to the unique cultural fabric of each organization. Join us for a deep dive into the future of work, where AI doesn't just automate, but collaborates, advises, and evolves in tandem with human aspirations and organizational values.

large_juliusz_stefankiewicz_1.png  Juliusz Stefankiewicz - Debate

Juliusz has over 13 years of professional experience in business and system analysis, mainly in the banking area. Currently works in Standard Chartered Bank Warsaw office, where he performs Business Analyst Lead role managing multinational team of business analysts in Cyber Defence and Operations Technology transformation program. As a manager he focuses on supporting analysts in project work as well as sharing knowledge, raising awareness and improving analysis capabilities in the organisation. Before joining Standard Chartered Bank, Juliusz worked in well known financial companies like Millennium Bank and Credit Suisse. Successfully worked in global projects aiming to introduce new or improve existing technology solutions in the area of credits, payments, risk, reporting and CRM. Juliusz combines both technical and business knowledge since graduating from Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology in Computer Science and from Warsaw University in Management. After work he spends time with his wife and two children, and rides a bike when free.

large_malgorzata_blus_1.png Małgorzata Blus - Debate

Associate Director of Business Analysis at Tripledot Studios
Malgorzata Blus is a seasoned expert in business analysis, having dedicated over six years to the fields of digital transformation and innovative tech projects. She has a knack for not just keeping up with, but also understanding the nuances of the newest technologies. Her approach to challenges is straightforward: face them head-on and find solutions.
In addition to her tech knowledge, Malgorzata is passionate about promoting women in the IT sector. She believes that the industry benefits immensely from diverse voices, and she's eager to help pave the way for more women to make their mark. 

large_ewelina_eggert_with_name_2.png Ewelina Eggert Business Analysts coming from very different backgrounds - why we are all here? (Polish)
I wish to share my experience as team manager for 60 business analysts with very diverse background. What benefits might previous professions bring into business analysts role? What do business analysts have in common? Which skills and abilities I'm looking for during recruitment process?

Learning Objectives:

- How can business analyst use his previous professional experience in current role?
- Skills required to become good business analysts
- How to prepare for business analyst recruitment process?

large_katarzyna_nowak-rybka.pngKatarzyna Nowak - RybkaAlways Think About a Bigger Picture (English)
A key ingredient for each initiative you take, or the group you lead is to have a vision and clear goals, that is a fact. In Product, it is called a North Star, in Leadership, it is named “Leadership with Vision”. In this presentation, I will share my methods and toolkit for approaching leadership for a BA Unit. Based on a few examples (mistakes and lessons learned), I will emphasize how with time and experience, you can develop your leadership style and grow your team with vision. I will show a case study of developing a talent acquisition and retention plan. Moreover, I will give you some hints on fostering a culture of collaboration, knowledge sharing and continuous learning. For those of you who are not leaders in your organisation, I hope I will inspire you to look for some inspiration or take the initiative to be where you want to grow.

large_stan_buhne.pnglarge_katarzyna_nowak-rybka_1.png Karolina Zmitrowicz, Stan Buhne - Sustainable digital solutions do not just happen –  digital solutions have to be designed holistically (English)

Digital solutions have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, sustainability of digital solutions in terms of their environmental, economic, and social impact is a vital issue that must be addressed. To develop sustainable digital solutions, it is not sufficient to focus only on green development! Sustainability must be considered as early as possible in the process to guide management and business decisions. Unfortunately, most of our existing roles in the software development process still have a lack of awareness, skills, and competences to anticipate the impact of their design decisions on sustainability. Therefore, Bitkom and IREB propose a holistic approach called Digital Design that focuses on people, business, and technology at the same time to anticipate the effects of its results.
This talk will explain why we need to grow beyond existing roles in Business Analysis and Requirements Engineering order to shape good and sustainable digital solutions.

large_filip_hendrickx_with_name.png  Filip Hendrickx - Setting Priorities: Challenge or Opportunity? (aka “It’s okay to throw away”) (English)

So many ideas and so little time. Everything’s a Must! Can we squeeze in one more thing? If I don’t get it now, I’ll never get it! Sounds familiar?
Join Filip to learn how to change your perspective from “trying to get everything in (and failing)” to “finding the small hidden gems that make a big impact.”
Main learnings
1. Distinguish between “urgent” and “important”.
2. Discuss a few prioritisation techniques and their pros and cons.
3. It’s okay to throw away.
4. The importance of solution creativity.


large_agnieszka_balcerzak_2_1.png Magdalena Leńczuk - How to use GROW coaching model as Business Analysis Technique ? (English)

Coaching has become more and more popular way of development that helps people to achieve success personally or as team. It is worth to know what it actually is (and what is not), what does the coaching mindset mean and how we can benefit as business analyst professionals. Let's check how the GROW coaching model, which is the most popular coaching tool, corresponds to analysis process and how can support us on various levels of our activities such as: project objectives definition, stakeholders engagement, requirement elicitation or looking for the solution.

Learning objectives:
1. Understanding basis of coaching mindset in projects' goals achieving
2. Exploring GROW coaching model comparing to analysis process
3. Inspiring to looking for new ways of requirement elicitation, stakeholders engagement and projects' goals achieving

large_agnieszka_lozowicka.png  large_aleksandra_zajac_1.png   Agnieszka Łozowicka, Aleksandra Zając - Navigating the Business Analyst Talent Pool: Effective Approaches for Recruitment and Selection (English)

In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations are increasingly recognizing the critical role of business analysts in driving growth, innovation, and building digital products. As businesses strive to stay ahead of the competition, it becomes imperative to attract, recruit, and retain top-notch business analysts who possess the skills, expertise, and mindset required to navigate complex challenges. This presentation will provide insights and practical tips for business analyst recruitment, helping to identify talents inside and outside organisation and build high-performing teams capable of driving success. We will be exploring the strategies, best practices, and trends in the recruitment and selection of business analysts. The presentation will show the recruitment process from three perspectives: HR Recruiter, Technical Recruiter and recruiting person. With significant experience in recruiting business analyst, we are able to share successes and pitfalls so the participants can learn from them.

Learning objectives:1. Explore different methodologies and techniques for evaluating soft skills during the recruitment process.
2. Learn practical strategies for assessing hard skills during the selection process, such as technical assessments and case studies.
3. Learn effective strategies for assessing hard skills during the selection process, such as technical assessments and case studies.

large_elena_zhukova_with_name.png Elena Zhukova - Support your executives. How to iterate strategy and connect it with daily work? (English)

Nowadays, BA is a challenging role. You need to have abstract-level thinking and be able to dive into the details of the solution, understand complex business areas, be able to ask challenging questions, write good requirements, challenge strategy, and check if you bring real value to the organization. …and so much more. So, you need good tools, good techniques, and working (!) methods. Last few years I have focused on supporting executives in a strategy iteration (yes, not execution) and aligning many teams' daily work toward one direction. I will share with you how I use a tool OKRs (Objectives measured by Key Results) without even naming the tool, to clarify strategy and connect a few years' strategic goals with projects and daily work. Only real practical examples from my experience. No bullshit.

Learning Objectives:

1. what questions to ask in the process of strategy clarification
2. how to connect projects with strategy
3. how to support executives as BA in a process of strategy iteration

large_dawid_pikula_with_name.png Dawid Pikuła - How a Cybercriminal became a Stakeholder? Storytelling from a BA's dairy (English)

In this captivating lecture, we will explore the intriguing journey of a cybercriminal turned stakeholder, shared through the experiences of a Business Analyst (BA) specializing in data leakage prevention. Covering information security basics, common cyber threats, challenges faced by BAs, and lessons from major security breaches, attendees will gain valuable insights. We will establish a foundation in information security, emphasizing risk management and awareness. Next, we'll delve into prevalent cyber threats, including phishing and insider risks. The BA's role in data leakage prevention and the complexities involved will be highlighted.
Lessons learned from significant breaches will showcase vulnerabilities and stress the need for proactive measures and incident response plans. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of information security and practical insights to safeguard their organizations' data.

Learning objectives:

1. Understand the fundamentals of information security, including concepts such as confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and the importance of risk management in protecting sensitive data.
2. Identify and analyze common cyber threats, including phishing, ransomware, and insider risks, to develop a proactive approach towards mitigating and preventing such threats.
3. Gain insights into the challenges faced by Business Analysts working in data leakage prevention, and learn effective strategies for balancing business requirements, user experience, and information security in order to safeguard organizational data.

large_kasia_obel.pnglarge_marek_janigacz_1.png Katarzyna Krupińska - Obel, Marek Janigacz - Empatia, Słuchanie i Zadawanie Pytań dla Analityka Biznesowego (Polish)

Zapraszamy na praktyczne warsztaty "Empatia, Słuchanie i Zadawanie Pytań dla Analityka Biznesowego" – przeznaczone dla profesjonalistów, którzy chcą doskonalić umiejętności komunikacyjne, kluczowe dla skutecznego wykonywania roli Analityka Biznesowego. Celem tych warsztatów jest pogłębienie zdolności empatii, doskonalenie umiejętności aktywnego słuchania oraz rozwijanie efektywnego zadawania pytań. Podczas warsztatów wykorzystana zostanie autorska gra szkoleniowa Pathfinder.

Czego doświadczysz podczas warsztatów?

1. Empatii w Działaniu -  Poczujesz, dlaczego empatia to klucz do zrozumienia potrzeb klientów, partnerów projektowych i interesariuszy.

2. Sztuki Aktywnego Słuchania - Dowiesz się, że aktywne słuchanie to znacznie więcej niż tylko "słuchanie". Przećwiczysz rozpoznawanie emocji w wypowiedziach oraz zadawanie pytań, które zachęcają do wyrażania głębszych opinii.

3. Zadawania Kluczowych Pytań dla Analizy Biznesowej -  Poznasz różne rodzaje pytań, takie jak otwarte, zamknięte, prowokujące, badawcze itp., które są niezastąpione w analizie biznesowej.

4. Zakotwiczenia Wartości -  Odkryjesz, jak zadawanie pytań może pomóc w uchwyceniu istoty problemu i wyznaczaniu wartości projektu.

large_filip_hendrickx_with_name.png  Filip Hendrickx - MVPs demystified (English) 

MVPs are often used as a way to chunk up our full feature scope into manageable parts that we can implement one step at a time. This approach does not really help us much in deciding what should be in scope or out of scope, and what should be high priority or low priority. The true power of MVPs is facilitating fast learning. Will our proposed solution actually bring the business impact and value we think it will? What assumptions need to be true to achieve this impact?

This talk:
- will introduce MVPs as minimal validations rather than feature sets;
- will offer some examples of techniques to identify and prioritise assumptions and validate them;
- will demonstrate we should not design the version of a product we can go live with upfront, but rather give ourselves the freedom to stumble upon it during a series of deliberate experiments.

- Analyse requirements as assumptions
- Understand different validation techniques
- Rethink scope as something to be discovered rather than defined


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