NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

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


Monday, November 6, 2017

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Pre-Conference Tutorial | Room: Oceana 7

Little Slices of Big Truths: How to Think, Learn and Work Differently

Presented by: Bob Prentiss

We all know the old saying “If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you always got.” In business, we are told from the very first day on the job that failure is bad. Avoiding failure seems to be more important than succeeding and therefore we go to great lengths to avoid it. Deluded in the belief that failure isn’t an option, we are at a loss on how to handle failure. Isn’t it time we started working differently? Certainly, easier said than done but Bob the BA has some little slices of big truths to share with you on how to make this doable for you back on the job.

This workshop will help you deal with handling failure fast and safe by helping you think, learn, and work differently. The problem with working differently? People love to jump right to the solution. We must first learn to think differently. Once we understand how to think differently we can learn differently. Once we have learned we will in fact, work differently. In this dynamic and interactive workshop, you will gain the necessary tools and skills to help you fail fast and fail safe. We don’t need to be fearful of failure and create elaborate plans to avoid it. What we can do is start thinking, learning, and working differently!

Attendees will learn:

  • How to embrace failure fast and safe.
  • Useful tools to dealing with failing fast and safe.
  • How to think, learn and work differently.


 Bob Prentiss

Bob Prentiss, CBAP

CEO & Chief Innovation Officer
Bob the BA

Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader. Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself. Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services. Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster. Bob is CBAP certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency. Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America. Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter. Bob the BA is part of The League of Extraordinary Analysts Inc.

Bob's 2017 Presentations:

  1. Little Slices of Big Truths: How to Think, Learn and Work Differently
    Monday, November 6, 2017 (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
  2. The Game Changer: It's Time to Think, Learn & Work DIFFERENTLY
    Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (4:50 pm – 5:50 pm)

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