NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Monday, October 31, 2016

9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Pompeian III & IV

Decision Making for Projects: Addressing the Question of Value

Presented by: Kupe Kupersmith

Many organizations are faced with high cost overruns and challenges to deliver anticipated value during project execution. In working with many clients and reading study after study, a root cause almost always points to requirement issues. It could be missing requirements, too many requirements, conflicting requirements or multiple interpretations of the same requirement.   

In the end, this challenge and struggle commonly relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before, during and after projects. Decisions need to made with the information available at the right time.

This tutorial will take an in-depth look at how improved decision making helps increase project success. After all, one of the main responsibilities of a business analysis professional is to help others make better decisions. If decisions are not made during a project nothing can get accomplished. Easier said than done right? Making a decision, especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting, to say the least. However, there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision. Whether you are new to the role or have been doing analysis for a while, you will look at the “why” of business analysis in a whole new light after this session.

Session Objectives

  • The Importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
  • When you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
  • How you help others make decisions


 Kupe Kupersmith

Kupe Kupersmith, CBAP


Kupe Kupersmith - As the founder of KupeTalks and Atlanta Engagement Director, Market Rate Consulting, Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect, collaborate, and be ready for the future. For the past 20 years Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improvisational advantage.

Kupe is an author, keynote speaker, coach and a trained improv actor. Some think Broccoli & Cheetos is an odd combination, but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone! So, drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now. Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe?!

Kupe's 2016 Presentations:

  1. Decision Making for Projects: Addressing the Question of Value
    Monday, October 31, 2016 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
  2. Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Using Story Prompts to Obtain User Stories and Other Requirements
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 (4:50 pm – 5:50 pm)

Building Business Capability is the only conference that provides insight into Business Analysis, Business Architecture, Business Process, Business Rules, Business Decisions, and Business Strategy & Transformation toward the pursuit of business excellence.



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