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IIBA Toronto Speaker Series - SaaS and Business Analysis - Wed Dec 9, 8:00 PM

  • 09 Dec 2020
  • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online


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IIBA Toronto

Software As A Service (SaaS)
& Business Analysis

Building Clarity and Cohesion


Brigitte M


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Come join us for an evening of business analysis community and networking as you learn and review parts of the IIBA BABOK 

This 1 1/2 hour session delivers

1.5 CDU credit hours for IIBA Re-certification

Wednesday, December 9,  8:00 pm

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The Promise

  • Speed to deployment
  • More and more features
  • Remote work

The Reality

  • Shadow IT
  • Impact of excessive and duplicate SaaS applications
  • SaaS Waste of features and functions not required
  • The business analysis practitioner turns on and off switches
  • A high churn rate of SaaS applications in your organization
  • Long-term active engagement of SaaS application vendor and SaaS technology services partner
  • SaaS applications increasingly become more sophisticated and complex

The Business Analysis Practitioner

  • Switching the business analysis focus to the earlier phases in a SaaS lifecycle
  • Understand the business objectives, technology value proposition and architecture requirements
  • Increase product success and sustainability, stakeholder satisfaction and actual desired user adoption.
  • Matching one of the main value propositions SaaS promotes of speed to deployment, with the reality of that stands in the way of a successful life cycle.
  • Address the questions every organization should take the time to answer and key activities to perform.
  • Work with resources to support the delivery of a SaaS project to scope, plan, manage and deliver the initiative.
  • Engage using a proactive and collaborative approach with the SaaS application vendor, SaaS technology services partner, business stakeholders, end users and IT assets.

Stages for Adopting a SaaS Application

  • Discovery / Business Need
  • Aligning to Strategy and Existing SaaS Strategy
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Planning
  • Initial Setup / Migration Testing
  • Configure / Integrate / Migrate
  • Post Migration Testing
  • Training and Adoption
  • Active and Lessons Learned

Participate online with others in the business analysis community.


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