Business Analysis Professional Day - Melbourne Early Bird tickets now on sale!

Business Analysis Professional Day

The official conference of the IIBA® Australia Chapter


Melbourne Early Bird tickets now on sale!

One of the great things about being a business analyst is having the opportunity to drive change in both your world and the worlds of those around you. As business analysts we’re always looking for ways to refine our craft and take our skills to the next level.
The IIBA® Australia Chapter is proud to present the Business Analysis Professional Day in Melbourne for all levels of professionals practicing business analysis.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear industry experts share their experiences and leading edge thinking while offering practical tips that can immediately be put to use.

Come and widen your perspective, connect with your local BA community and meet like-minded individuals across a diverse range of industries to share ideas and talk about what’s next for business analysis.
Attendance at the Business Analysis Professional Day will also qualify for Professional Development (PD) hours and Continuing Development Units (CDUs) required for IIBA® certifications. To learn more about IIBA® certifications refer to the IIBA Australia Chapter website.



The Business Analysis Professional Day in Melbourne is pleased to be hosting a range of exciting speakers who are passionate about all things business analysis. Just a small taste of these inspirational individuals is included below.

Do you know the impact of your requirements?

Have you ever asked yourself when delivering a project, what is the impact of the requirements that have been elicited and the subsequent change that is being delivered? There are a lot of facets to consider and often as business analysts we need input from a lot of different people to truly understand the full impact of what we're introducing to an organisation.
In this Quick Bite session, Saiful will share a tool that can be used to quickly identify the impact of requirements across all areas of a business from customer impact to the company bottom line.


Saiful  Nasir

Founder and Principal CX Consultant at CXD Labs

Communicating With Stakeholders: Making Cross-Cultural Communication Work For You

The Australian workplace is one of the world's most densely multicultural and multilingual workplaces in the OECD. This often compounds the gap between the intended message and the received message in our communications. Failure to communicate effectively with stakeholders, in writing or orally, can mean project delays, expensive mistakes, missed promotions.
You will leave this experiential workshop equipped with global best practice communication skills that work for you in our multicultural and multilingual contexts-our current workplace. These skills will enable you to make simple, memorable additions to your communication repertoire. They will enable you to know when and why your communications are working for you.


Taruni Falconer

Managing Director of Intercultural Dynamics

Remaining relevant as a Business Analyst in the new world of digital disruption and innovation

Are you a Business Analyst? Ever thought of yourself as a Storyteller, Design Thinker, Guild Master or Innovation. Sherpa?
In 2016 the model of a person being placed into a single role within an organisation is under siege. For a Business Analyst, not only is our role changing, but we're faced with expectations of being more fluid – being able to take on multiple, concurrent roles. This is to help the organisation navigate a disruptive landscape where innovation, pivoting and constant and substantial change is the new normal.
In this presentation, Andrew will share how an organisation’s adoption of an effective culture and end-to-end approach for innovation, is driving a shift in thinking when it comes to job roles. He will introduce the concept of the ‘fluid workforce’ and how a Business Analyst can pro-actively take steps to stay relevant as many defined roles are disrupted by what is effectively an ‘innovation of workforce’.


Andrew Hobday

Analysis Guild Master at IAG


Stop the noise – let’s build on the shoulders of giants

There are a number of disciplines that provide "services" to an organisation. The challenge is that these disciplines are often overlapping, resulting in a loss of coherence amongst the actual disciplines and individuals that are meant to CREATE synergy and coherency. How can we create synergy between design thinking, architecture thinking and agile thinking? Is there room for hybrid thinking?

There is also a lot of noise around tools and techniques within each of these disciplines. The challenge is how do they relate to one another? How can we build on these tools and techniques in a manner that not only extracts value from each but also facilitates a more coherent and higher value conversation with business.
In this whiteboard workshop, Craig will take attendees through a process of linking human centred design thinking, with strategic and business planning, business architecture and agile thinking.

Keep an eye the Business Analysis Professional Day website for up to the minute conference information and session details as they are released:

Networking Plaza - sponsor and exhibitor opportunities

Throughout the event the Networking Plaza will be open with refreshments and exhibits. There are a number of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities still available for each of the Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth events and expressions of interest can be sent to

Event Details

Date: Monday 19 October 2016
Time: Registration opens at 8:00 am and the event begins at 8:30am. The event will conclude at 5:00pm.
Venue: Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, 1 Convention Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia


Ticket Details

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite with Early Bird prices applying until 4 September 2016 only. After this date regular ticket prices will apply.

Ticket prices (inclusive of GST) are as follows:

  • With IIBA Australia Chapter Members discount*:
    • Early Bird Price - $320
    • Standard Price - $370
  • Regular tickets:
    • Early Bird Price - $420
    • Standard Price - $470

*This is an IIBA Australia Chapter event and discounts are offered to IIBA Australia Chapter Members (ACM). Please note that when purchasing ACM discount tickets you will be required to provide details of your membership.

To add an IIBA Australian Chapter member to your current IIBA Global membership for just $33 (GST inc.) - join here

If your organisation has an IIBA Corporate Membership, please check to see if you qualify for a Corporate Member discount by contacting


If you have any questions please contact the Business Analysis Professional Day committee at