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Collaborative Games Technique (Virtual Chapter Event)

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Collaborative Games Technique
There are about 50 techniques used in Business Analysis. Most people only commonly use four or five of them either alone or in combination with another technique. Collaborative games help to allow various stakeholders to understand an issue or a solution better. 
The games may be used to understand an issue or to design a solution. The facilitator must be neutral, so all the participants will play a role. 
We will review ten different collaborative games that are not in the BABOK. Most at a high level but one or two of them will be an interactive, hands-on activity. 
Collaborative Games:

  1. Styrofoam Cup – Ice-Breaker and to encourage creativity
  2. Spider Web – Where the service, project, or product fits
  3. Hot Tub – Understand innovation to transform a product
  4. Start Your Day – Wide variety of thoughts on a specific topic
  5. Planning Poker – Uncover assumptions and estimates
  6. Start, Stop, Stay – Gather feedback; common use is a retrospective
  7. Dot Voting – Value of features
  8. Buy a Feature – Prioritize features or requirements
  9. 20/20 – Ranking of priorities and why
  10. Speedboat – What needs to improve

Learning Objectives:

  1. How to use collaborative games for elicitation sessions
  2. When to use which collaborative game
  3. What is the ideal number of participants for collaborative games

Judy Alter CBAP® is a public speaker, coach, and Senior Business Systems Analyst with 16 years of experience in Business Analysis. She is known as “The Optimistic BA.”

  • CEO/Owner of Judy Alter Speaker & Business Analysis Services LLC (present)
  • Retired from Mutual of Omaha in March 2020 after more than 35 years
  • IIBA Leader since 2012 where she has served on many roles
    • IIBA Global Chapter Council Chair (present)
    • IIBA Americas Southeastern Regional Director (present)
    • IIBA Americas Central Regional Director
    • IIBA Heartland Chapter President


We will be using Zoom for our virtual event. Instructions on how to connect will be viewable after event registration.

Meeting Cost

  • Members - Free (promo code will be in your email to register for event for free)
  • Non Members - $5 +fees ($6.04)

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Event Details: 
Agenda: 6:30 - 6:45 - Networking 6:45 - 6:50 - Welcome and Announcements 6:50 - 7:50 - Presentation
Event Location: 
Virtual event on Zoom - link will be provided after event registration on Eventbrite