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BA Community - Business Analysis Tools and Techniques


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Join us for an exciting event about BA tools and techniques in an ever-changing digital world. This event is presented by the PMI Toronto BA Community in partnership with our sponsors: Microsoft, who will introduce us to Digital Transformation at Microsoft and Points, who is providing us a cozy, Agile space to network and learn.

What are the techniques to help you become a better BA? How is the world of a BA professional changing and how can you make the best of today’s digital capabilities to achieve your goals?

In the first part of this event Sasha Aganova will introduce key techniques that help BAs, Business Architects and Process Professionals to become better at what they do and make it easier for their stakeholders to understand what’s going on. One of the focus points will be the business process analysis and design, which is a core competency for all business analysts and architects. It is also a key component for any BA certification.

Digital transformation has reached every facet of Microsoft from smarter buildings to modern capabilities providing real-time actionable insights. In the second part, Eric Wand will delve into emerging topics such as Tech Intensity, Citizen Developers, how AI is changing our landscape, how Canada is transforming with the Cloud, and Canada’s $2 Billion Supercluster initiative to get us there. We will also spotlight with a few interesting videos of how lives are transforming through Digital Transformation and of course make time throughout to answer questions.


Sasha Aganova, MBA, Partner, Sr.Consultant, Process Renewal GroupSasha-A.jpg

Sasha Aganova brings innovative ideas of new forms of business processes, business design and cultural transformation. Her forward thinking, pragmatic approach to today’s challenges is based on over 15 years as leader of business process modernization. This approach was developed while working with a number of diverse companies. Sasha has also led challenging engagements as a consulting practice leader, helping organizations to improve their ways of working and fundamentally changing the culture of the organisation. Sasha continues to write thought provoking articles for the Huffington Post and other outlets challenging existing thinking on topical issues.

Eric Wand, MBA, PMP, Head of IT - Microsoft Canadaewand.jpg

Since June 2016, Eric Wand has been the Head of IT for Microsoft Canada responsible for the entire technology experience from modern workplace to spearheading projects enabling business outcomes. Beyond the IT service portfolio, a core responsibility is owning and driving the strategic deployment of Microsoft’s Digital IT & Field Transformation which he lives and breathes every day!

Before joining Microsoft, Eric Wand held various leadership positions over a 10 year career within the pharmaceutical industry across shared services, strategy, and cloud solutions. He’s also an active member of Kiva.org supporting people through micro-financing to alleviate poverty, a member of CIO Association of Canada, and PMP certified since 2014 and an active mentor for would-be PMP professionals.


5:30 pm - Registration & Networking

6:00 pm - BA Tools

7:30 pm - Digital Transformation at Microsoft

8:30 pm - Conclusions and Networking

Fees (subject to hst):

PMI Toronto Members  - $15.00

Non-Members and Guests - $25.00

PDUs: 2.5 (1.5 Technical, 1.0 Strategic)


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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Business Analysis Community

Date: November 5th, 2019

Hour: 5:30PM to 9:00PM

# of PDUs: 2.5


Members: $15.00

Non members and Guests: $25.00


Points Office (6th Floor), 111 Richmond Street West, Toronto, M5H 2G4

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