Patrick van Abbema, PMP, CBAP, CSP, MCT

Patrick has for nearly 20 years of progressive accomplishments in competitive, digital media, Web collaboration and Enterprise/SaaS software markets. Patrick is a lead BA instructor/consultant for RG Freeman Group and provides consulting expertise on enterprise service strategies for various public and private sector clients across USA and Canada. He is responsible for analyzing the business needs of his clients and acts as a liaison among stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems. He recommends solutions that enable organizations to achieve their business goals.

Patrick’s experience as both a Certified Project Manager and Business Analyst allows him to bring the unique skills and knowledge areas required for both disciplines to the table - ensuring that the product will be on time, on budget and most importantly, on requirements.

In 2009, Patrick was elected as President of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter. As president he meets with both public and private sector organizations to increase the awareness and the need for the role of the business analyst. Patrick leads the Board of Directors in obtaining sponsorship and providing networking events for the chapter.

Patrick is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®), Certified ScrumMaster, Certified ScrumProfessional, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Patrick has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Certificate in Business Analysis, from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University