Our Foundations of Business Analysis class scheduled October 30-November 2, 2017 is Guaranteed to Run!

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 Our PgMP® Exam Prep Online class is now guaranteed to run November 6-9, 2017 with instructor James Haner, PhD, PgMP, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, CBAP, CCBA!

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Our BA04 Eliciting and Writing Effective Requirements is now Guaranteed to Run November 13-15, 2017!

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Laura Paton, MBA, CBAP, PMP, PMI-PBA, CSM

Career Summary
Over 30 years of progressive IT experience. 22 years in Business Analysis. 10 plus years of IT Project Management.  Over 9 years of BA Management experience with responsibility overseeing BA resources, strategy, processes, standards and tools.  Extensive background working with formal development methodologies including Agile. BA experience working in all phases of the SDLC.   Over 9 years experience as a BA/PM instructor at both the corporate and collegiate levels. Extensive experience working with volunteer teams to advance the practice of Business Analysis across the industry and across the world, building standards, practice guides, and developing training and webinars.
 
BA Professional Development Contributions:

  • Chair of BABOK® 3.0 (2010 – 2014)
  • Project Manager IIBA® BABOK® version 2.0
  • Lead Author/Chair PMI BA Practice Guide
  • BA/PM Instructor  

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBASM) - 2014
  • Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP®) - 2008
  • Certified Project Manager Professional (PMP®) - 2002
  • Certified Scrum Master - 2009
  • Six Sigma Green Belt - 2007
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) 1997 – 2001

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic/creative thinker
  • Well-respected leader throughout the industry, mentor, coach, lead
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective negotiator
  • Strong ability to encourage/motivate
  • Highest ethical standards

EDUCATION
A.S. Computer Science - Cuyahoga Community College
B.S. Management Information Systems - University of South Florida
M.B.A.- University of Tampa

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Institute of Business Analysis IIBA® member
  • Project Management Institute PMI® member