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 Next Chapter Meeting: October 20th at the PNSQC Conference

6:30 - 7:45 PM: Speaker: Norman Daoust at the PNSQC conference!
7:45 - 8:00 PM: Networking

Presentation Title: Data Modelers and Process Modelers: United, the project succeeds, Divided, let's not go there!

Historically, process modelers and data modelers have operated in different planes. Some might even say different universes. And you know the result!

This presentation offers you concrete suggestions and describes specific tasks on which the two groups should work jointly. The presentation uses a case study that utilizes various types of models to illustrate how the two groups can cooperate and assist with each other?s work. It includes examples using data modeling notation, Business Process Modeling notation (BPMN), and several UML diagrams: use case diagrams, activity diagrams, state machine diagrams, and class diagrams.

Data modelers and process modelers can get along!

What will attendee learn?
- Specific techniques on which data modelers and process modelers can cooperate
- Common artifacts that can be used by both data modelers and process modelers
- How to break down the silos between data modelers and process modelers

Speaker Bio:

Norman Daoust is the Principal Consultant of Daoust Associates, www.DaoustAssociates.com, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He specializes in requirements modeling, training business analysts, data modeling and database design, and healthcare electronic data exchange using the HL7 standard. His clients have included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Veteran's Health Administration (VA), the Canadian Institute for Health Information, a Fortune 500 software company, and several start-ups. He has trained more than five hundred business analysts for an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider.

Norman is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences, and local IIBA chapters. His book on this topic is UML Requirements Modeling for Business Analysts. Norman is an engaging speaker who enjoys making complex topics easy.

Chapter Membership

We welcome your support in the International Institute of Business Analysis, IIBA┬«.  I would like to take this opportunity to invite you into the local IIBA┬« Portland Metro Chapter, serving Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington!

If you are interested in the current issues and challenges facing business analysts; if you enjoy meeting with colleagues for friendship and knowledge sharing; if you value professional growth and discovering best practices in your career as a business analyst, consider joining our chapter.

This information along with more details on the benefits of membership, along with the link to pay chapter fees online, can be found on the membership page. 

Board of Directors

Portland Metro Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated volunteers elected for two year terms by the chapter membership. Please visit the Board of Directors page to know them better and to get in touch with them.  


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