Bob Hill (MBA, MAOA, CBAP and BRMP) is currently employed by CROPP Cooperative and serves in the role of Business Analysis and Contracts Manager as well as teaches at Western Technical College. Bob's experience ranges from Non-Profit work and entrepreneurial start ups to his years spent with a multi-national corporation. Over those years Bob has amassed a wide range of experiences and approaches to both Business Analysis and Change Management.
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 is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America, Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.
Bob Schommer is an Agile Coach at Skyline Technologies, a world-class IT firm specializing in IT consulting and developing custom technology tools. He has over 30 years of IT experience in diverse industries such as transportation, manufacturing, utilities, health care, insurance and financial services. Bob has been using agile approaches on his project since 2007 and has experience as a Scrum Master, Agile Coach and Trainer.
Chad Beier works with all levels of the organization to optimize your business to respond to change. Chad is passionate about moving organizations and people closer to agility. His passion for training led him to the public speaking realm. He is passionate about speaking on any topic that contributes to improvements surrounding organizational structure/behavior/effectiveness, modern management, agility, Scrum, Kanban, team dynamics.
Dave Saboe is a Program Business Analyst, Agile Coach, and Podcaster. He is passionate about helping Business Analysts improve their skills and achieve top performance. Dave has been in the Business Analysis and Project Management field over 20 years and has managed teams of Business Analysts. Through coaching, mentoring, and his podcast, Mastering Business Analysis, Dave helps Business Analysts and Product Owners do the best work of their lives.
David De Witt, CBAP®, Director of NueVista Group™'s IT Leadership Practice, has more than 30 years experience in business analysis, organizational leadership, and business process improvement. David's industry expertise covers varied industries and technologies. He has mentored clients in their strategic initiatives to improve IT and business alignment. He is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and is currently in his third term as President of the Chicagoland Chapter of the IIBA.
Elizabeth Larson is CEO of Watermark Learning and has over 30 years of practical project experience. Elizabeth has presented at national and international conferences on five continents. Elizabeth has co-authored 5 books, chapters published in four other books, and numerous articles for BA and Project Times. Elizabeth was a lead author on the BABOK, the PMBOK, and the PMI BA Practice Guide. Elizabeth enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, theater, and spending time with her 6 grandsons.
My goal is to end human suffering in organizations, as an agile coach I transform organizations through setting up an environment of continuous improvement and learning. I use authenticity and the kind truth to align organizations to be more responsive and adaptive to change. I nudge people and organizations to be the change they want to see in the world.
Jen Kalz is a Sr Business Analyst, Center of Practice Lead and Agile Coach at Skyline, a consulting services organization based out of Wisconsin. She holds several certifications including: CBAP, CUA, CSM and is trained as a Six Sigma Green Belt. She has over 15 years of project, product, coaching and agile transformation experience in multiple industries. Jen is passionate about advancing the use of Agile in organizations and showing the value Business Analysts bring to agile transformation.
Jennifer Battan, the Out of the Box BA, has a passion injecting innovation and creative problem solving techniques into how BAs do their day to day work. Her passion is helping teams apply the art and science of business analysis with fresh, modern perspectives. Jen is an internationally recognized conference speaker, educator and thought leader within the business analysis and creative problem solving communities. She served on her local IIBA Board and led a writing team for BABOK v3.
Kurt is high-energy, well-rounded IT consultant presently specializing in Business Analysis. He started his career as a Software Engineer and quickly realized a knack for business analysis and project management. He has been successful in understanding and communicating business requirements while also maintaining an appreciation for what it will take to implement the designed solution. He has earned his MBA from UW-Oshkosh as well as the PSM I, PSM II, and PSPO certifications from Scrum.org.
Paul is the Co-Founder of The League of Analysts Inc, Chief Financial & Marketing Officer for Bob the BA. Paul is one of the founding members of the Uncommon League. Paul was awarded CFO Leader of the Year in 2017. With over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, insurance, healthcare, education, and government sectors in the roles of CFO, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager, Educator, Editor, Business Analyst and Green Belt Process Improvement.
Rachael is a Senior Business Analyst consultant for Skyline Technologies. She has 10+ years of BA experience, having served clients in a variety of industries including financial, retail, and manufacturing. Rachael holds multiple business analysis and agile certifications including: CBAP® (IIBA), PBA (PMI), PSM (scrum.org), and CSM (Scrum Alliance). She also serves on advisory committees for the Business Analaysis program at NWTC and the Graphic Design & Software Program at LTC.
Rachel Rieck is the Director of IT Business Consulting at Skyline technologies, a consulting services organization based out of Wisconsin. Her background stems from development, business analysis, project management and her own transformation into the Agile world as a scrum master extraordinaire. Her understanding of technology, multiple methodologies, overseas working experience, and organizational communication all play into building a strong and high performing agile team.
Renee Saint-Louis, CBAP is an IT Product Manager for a medium sized education publishing company in Minnesota. She has spent more than 20 years as a practicing business analyst, director of projects, and project manager in the food manufacturing, insurance, and retail industries. She is an accomplished speaker and published author. She currently lives in Minnesota with her husband, 2 children, and diabolical dog named Snoopy.
President and Founder of Watermark Learning, Richard Larson is a successful entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting.
Rich has contributed to every version of the BA Body of Knowledge and was a lead author for v3.0. Rich was a lead author for the PMI BA Practice Guide, and the PM Body of Knowledge, 4th edition. He and his wife Elizabeth Larson have co-authored five books.
Tracey Barrett is the Managing Director of NVISIA and a member of the Milwaukee Agile leadership team. Throughout her twenty-year career, she's built some very large systems, including Hertz.com's first online reservation system, a bedside patient monitor for GE Healthcare, Aurora Health Care's patient portal, and H&R Block's first mobile tax prep solution. Now, as Managing Director of NVISIA, she oversees all of their projects and consultants in Wisconsin.