NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

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


Thursday, November 9, 2017

10:40 am – 11:40 am | Presentation | Room: Oceana 3-5

How to Survive and Prosper in a Transformation

Presented by: Aaron Burns, Mary Sue Moore


Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life”.  With the today’s breakneck pace of technology and business innovation, you could adjust that for the business world by saying, "Businesses who don’t constantly adapt will die." The question is, how do you thrive in the midst of these constant and mostly needed disruptions?  This presentation is a step by step survival guide that leaders and individuals can use to prosper in the face of change.  Participants will be treated to the experience and learnings of two seasoned technology professionals.  The topics will include understanding change, defining your place in a transformation, selling your team's place, setting clear and aligned goals, and helping your organization to successfully transform. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Step-by-step process to deal with transformation/change
  • Selling team value
  • Goal setting
  • Reintegrating team after change


 Aaron Burns

Aaron Burns

Director Business Architecture

Aaron has a passion for problem solving, creativity, and translating business opportunities into solutions. Over his career he has held a variety of roles that include application developer, business analyst, product manager, solution architect, adjunct instructor, and development manager to list a few. Aaron has spent considerable time in his career focused on distilling common "productizable" solutions from custom or diverse solution implementations. He is currently a Director of Technology at Asurion where his focus is on establishing a practice of business architecture. Aaron earned a BS in Management Information Systems and a MS in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland. Outside of work, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, six daughters and grandsons, escaping with scifi/fantasy novels and working off stress on the basketball court.

Aaron's 2017 Presentations:

  1. How to Survive and Prosper in a Transformation
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (10:40 am – 11:40 am)

 Mary Sue  Moore

Mary Sue Moore

Principal Business Architect

As the Principal Business Architect for Asurion, Mary Sue is committed to providing value to the business through understanding and transparency which aligns business and technology teams. At Asurion, she provides insight through Business Architecture tools and methods. Previously, she has integrated business process architecture through business capability, product, and process modeling, model management, and discipline definition for Model Driven BPM-SOA. She has also been a Process Definition Consultant, Project Manager, and Software/System Engineer. Along with device and data protection insurance, her background includes commercial finance, telephony, healthcare insurance, Space Station controls, and electric/transportation controls. She is an alum of Western Carolina University, University of Central Florida, and Ithaca College. She lives with her partner Chris near Nashville, TN, where they host Garden Party Concerts in their backyard.

Mary Sue's 2017 Presentations:

  1. How to Survive and Prosper in a Transformation
    Thursday, November 9, 2017 (10:40 am – 11:40 am)

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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