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Clinton Ages

Clinton Ages

Coach Clinton is an Effectiveness Coach with over 15 years of consulting and business analysis experience cutting across many industries and business models. His commission is to inspire and empower everyone he encounters to be their very best. Coach Clinton is committed to supporting your improved performance in your corporate function and your success in planning and achieving your personal career goals by partnering with you in creating and delivering your mission.

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Steve Blais, PMP

Steve Blais, PMP

Steve Blais, PMP, has over 43 years’ experience in business analysis, project management, and software development. He provides consulting services to companies developing business analysis processes.

He is on the committee for the IIBA’s BABOK Guide 3.0. He is the author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success.

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Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland

Brad Egeland is a Business Solution Designer and IT/PM consultant and author with over 25 years of software development, management, and project management experience leading initiatives in Manufacturing, Government Contracting, Creative Design, Gaming and Hospitality, Retail Operations, Aviation and Airline, Pharmaceutical, Start-ups, Healthcare, Higher Education, Non-profit, High-Tech, Engineering and general IT. Brad is married, a father of 11, and living in sunny Las Vegas, NV.

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Robert Galen

Robert Galen

Robert 'Bob' Galen is the President and Principal Consultant of RGCG, L.L.C. a Cary, NC based agile methods coaching and training consultancy. He is a deeply experienced agile coach who is active in the agile community and regularly writes & teaches on all topics related to the agile methods. Bob wrote the book Scrum Product Ownership, which is focused on that role and driving value in team delivery.

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Kathleen Hass, PMP

Kathleen Hass, PMP

Kitty is the world’s leading expert in strategic business analysis and complex project management. She has written dozens of articles and nine books, including the renowned series The Business Analysis Essential Library; The Enterprise Business Analyst: Developing Creative Solutions to Complex Business Problems; and Managing Project Complexity: A New Model, which was awarded PMI’s David I. Cleland Literature Award. She is a director on the IIBA board and is on the BA advisory boards for Capella University and the University of California, Irvine. 

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Kupe Kupersmith

Kupe Kupersmith

Kupe Kupersmith, President, B2T Training, possesses over 18 years of experience in the business analysis profession. He has served as the lead Business Analyst and Project Manager on projects in the energy, television, sports management and marketing industries. Kupe is a trained improv actor, a mentor for business analysis professionals, a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP). He is a big believer that we can work and learn while having fun. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone!

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Richard Lannon

Richard Lannon

Richard accelerates the growth of the business champion. He is the driving force behind award-winning programs and his radio show, SET for Success, bridging the strategic thinking, planning and leadership gap for business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. His cross-industry experience made him a proven expert, having worked with a big four consulting firm, top tier corporations, mid-level enterprises and small business leaders globally. Business speaker, coach, author and cheerleader, Richard guides you to renewed vision, a common direction and an actionable roadmap as the means to your business success.

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Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP

Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP

Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM, PMI-PBA is Co-Principal and CEO of Watermark Learning and has over 30 years of experience in project management and business analysis. Elizabeth’s speaking history includes repeat presentations for national and international conferences on five continents. She and her husband Richard Larson have co-authored four books: The Practitioner’s Guide to Requirements Management, CBAP Certification Study Guide, PMI-PBA Study Guide, and The Influencing Formula. She has also co-authored chapters published in four separate books. Elizabeth was a lead author on the PMBOK® Guide – Fourth and Fifth Editions, PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners – A Practice Guide, and the BABOK® Guide 2.0, as well as an expert reviewer on BABBOK® Guide 3.0.

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Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP

Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP

Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA, President and Founder of Watermark Learning, is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. He has presented workshops and seminars on business analysis and project management topics to over 10,000 participants on five different continents. Rich is a frequent speaker at Business Analysis and Project Management national conferences and IIBA® and PMI® chapters around the world. He has contributed to the BA Body of Knowledge version 2.0 and 3.0, the PMI BA Practice Guide, and the PM Body of Knowledge, 4th edition. He and his wife Elizabeth Larson have co-authored four books: The Practitioner’s Guide to Requirements Management, CBAP Certification Study Guide, PMI-PBA Study Guide, and The Influencing Formula.

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Yaaqub (Yamo) Mohamed

Yaaqub (Yamo) Mohamed

Yaaqub Mohamed (Yamo), CBAP - is the founder and president of TheBACoach. He runs a popular business analysis podcast hosting expert BA professionals, Authors and Thought leaders from around the globe. A passionate and practicing business analysis consultant from Toronto, Canada, Yamo has over a decade’s experience in many business and technical domains. He is the creator of “The Ultimate BABOK Kit” and author of “The Five Pillars of a Great BA” – his free gift for every practicing BA.He is also an executive board member of IIBA Toronto chapter.

A passionate and practicing business analysis consultant from Toronto, Canada, Yamo has over a decade’s experience in many business and technical domains. He enjoys working on projects that involve strategy, process improvement, legacy migrations, and new app development. He enjoys mentoring BA professionals, teaching business analysis topics and prepping BAs for CBAP and CCBA exams.

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Laura Paton

Laura Paton

Laura Paton, MBA, PMI-PBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM, and CEO, BA Academy, has over 25 years of business analysis and project management experience. She has worked across many industries, held board positions within her local BA professional chapter, served as IIBA Head of New Product Development, Project Manager for BABOK® Guide, version 2, Chair and writer for BABOK® Guide, version 3, and Chair and writer for PMI’s first standard in business analysis, Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide. Currently she is chair and contributing writer for PMI’s Foundational Standard in Business Analysis due to release in 2017

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Bob Prentiss

Bob Prentiss

Bob the BA provides badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn and work differently. Bob is CBAP® certified with 25+ years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob is an award winning curriculum developer. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.

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Angela Wick, CBAP, PMP

Angela Wick, CBAP, PMP

Angela Wick, CBAP, PMP, PBA is the Founder & CEO of BA-Squared, LLC a training and consulting company that helps organizations modernize requirements practices. With over 20 years’ experience she helps traditional, agile, and hybrid teams develop the skills they need to build the right solutions that deliver the intended value to the organization. Find out how Angela can help you at www.BA-Squared.com. Get free BA tips and trends by following Angela.

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