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The Business Architects Association

The Business Architects Association (BAA) develops, promotes, supports and maintains standards of practice in the field of Business Architecture, ensures the proficiency and professionalism of practitioners through competency requirements and certification, and provides resources to increase awareness of the discipline in the global marketplace.
 
BAA News and Events
06-Oct-2014 5:30 AM • Park Regency Hotel 1412 Leslie Drive Bloomington, IL 61705

 Whynde Melaragno to Speak in Bloomington, IL on June 10th

The Central Illinois Chapter of the Business Architects Association 
is pleased to present Whynde Melaragno, internationally recognized innovator in the field of Business Architecture, as our featured speaker at the 
June 10th chapter meeting.


Whynde will present the topic:
The Changing Business Architecture Landscape: Trends and Opportunities

The landscape has shifted since Business Architecture first began to formalize.  Many aspects have evolved including the focus, the players and the awareness of the discipline.  This session will provide an overview of current trends within the industry and some opportunities that are emerging as a result, as well as what it means to Business Architects.  

June 10, 2014
5:30-7:00pm
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
1413 Leslie Dr, Bloomington IL, 61705

Refreshments provided through the courtesy of our meeting sponsor: STA Group, LLC
Questions: Contact Greg Gulledge at greg.gulledge@stagrp.com or 630.728.4356


About our speaker:
 

Whynde Melaragno is the Business Architecture Practice Director at STA Group, LLC. She has over 10 years of Business Architecture experience, since the inception of the discipline. She is responsible for managing Fortune 500 client accounts and working hands-on to help them develop enterprise business architecture and build their internal practices to support it.  She also focuses on pioneering new business architecture practices and methods and oversees their real-world application. Whynde applies her experience in business strategy and business architecture to address social problems by enabling social entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad. She has expertise in the disciplines of project management and business intelligence/data warehousing, and a master’s degree in environmental and social sustainability. Whynde is a Founder and Board Member of the Business Architecture Guild, a Board Member of the Business Architects Association and a member of the OCEG GRC Architect Group (GRCAG). She also teaches on behalf of the Business Architecture Institute.

       

Business Architecture Professional Opportunities


Sr. Business Systems & Quality Advisor
FedEx Express 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

BACHELOR'S DEGREE/EQUIVALENT IN ENGINEERING, BUSINESS, INFO SYSTEMS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, OR OTHER QUANTITATIVE DISCIPLINE. ADVANCED EXPERIENCE WITH BUSINESS ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES IN A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS AND COMPLEXITIES. ADVANCED EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH ABSTRACT CONCEPTS. SEVEN (7) YEARS OF EXPERIENCE W/ A MIN OF 5 OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS PREF: APP DEVELOPMENT/MAINTENANCE, APP/TECH SUPPORT, BUSINESS AREA EXPERTISE, BUSINESS ANALYSIS, SYSREQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENTATION, BUSINESS PROCESS MODELING, LOGICAL DATA MODELING, IT STANDARDS/PROCESSES, IT VENDOR SOLUTION ANALYSIS/SOURCING, IT METRICS DESIGN/ANALYSIS, SOFTWARE DESIGN, SOFTWARE QUAL ASSURANCE, SYS DEMAND MGMT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT, SYS STRATEGIC PLNG, SYS TRAINING DESIGN/DELIVERY, TEST AUTOMATION/SLDC EXPERTISE, TEST/USE CASE DEVELOPMENT, TEST PLANNING/COORD. MUST POSSESS STRONG LEADERSHIP, HUMAN RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND PLANNING AND ORGANIZING ABILITIES. MUST BE ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH BUSINESS AREAS, SYS USERS & TECH DEVELOPERS.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING THE REQUIREMENTS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PHASES OF MULTIPLE FEDEX EXPRESS GLOBAL ENGINEERING INITIATIVES. PARTICIPATE IN ENTERPRISE ANALYSIS TO PROVIDE DESIGN GUIDANCE ON HIGH INTEGRATED AND ENTERPRISE INITIATIVES.

DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR MIGRATING FROM IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT TO APPLICATION SUPPORT MODELS.

PROGRAM MANAGE BUSINESS ANALYSIS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT ACTIVITIES SPANNING MULTIPLE PROJECTS. BENCHMARK AND DESIGN BUSINESS ANALYSIS, QUALITY ASSURANCE AND IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT STRATEGIES. ENSURE ADHERENCE TO STANDARDS AND PROCESSES. COMMUNICATE WITH MID-LEVEL MANAGEMENT AND UPPER LEVEL MANAGEMENT THROUGH PROJECT UPDATES, PRESENTATIONS AND SPECIFIC RESPONSES.

DESIGN REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION DESIGN STRATEGIES AND ENSURE ADHERENCE TO STANDARDS PROCESSES.

OVERSEE AND LEAD MULTIPLE CROSS-DIVISION PROJECTS SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM CONCEPT THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION. OVERSEE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALL NECESSARY PLANS FOR PROJECT COMPLETION. ANALYZE DATA AND COMMUNICATE STATUS OF A PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTS TO UPPER MANAGEMENT.

DESIGN BUSINESS AREA APPLICATION AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT, BUSINESS CONTINUITY, SERVICE LEVEL, AND MEASUREMENT STRATEGIES. DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR MIGRATING FROM IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT TO APPLICATION SUPPORT MODELS. COMMUNICATE WITH UPPER LEVEL MANAGEMENT.

NOTE: POSITION MAY REQUIRE TRAVEL WITHIN THE US AND/OR WORLDWIDE. MAY ALSO REQUIRE SIDA, FINGERPRINTING, AND/OR CUSTOMS BORDER PROTECTION AUTHORIZATION.
     

 

Industry News…

 "There could, or perhaps should, be a shake-up in many businesses' organizational layout. Jeanne Ross, director and principal research scientist at the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at the MIT Sloan School of Management, said one thing is coming to light -- enterprise architecture doesn't fall under the IT umbrella. Architecture is something a company needs to be good at, said Ross. It means architecting the organizational structures and the roles, the processes, the responsibilities, the accountabilities, and I think it's clear this is not just an IT thing anymore."

 
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