Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM MDT
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Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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Denver Chapter of the IIBA 
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September 2016 Chapter Meeting

Join your colleagues at our September 21st meeting.

Speaker: Chuck Boudreau

Topic: The COIN: A Simple Way to Produce a Future-State Design Quickly with a High Degree of Clarity and SME Engagement 

Join us for a "how to" presentation by Chuck Boudreau as he shares with us his innovation that has become one of his preferred agile design methods for future-state design ideation.

In this session, you will learn how to quickly and easily produce a Circle of Interaction (COIN). This agile design method engages subject matter experts (SMEs) to design an envisioned future-state process on a whiteboard.

The problem that the COIN solves is a familiar one to business analysts: When trying to describe an envisioned future-state business process, the de facto standard is some kind of a business process diagram (BPD) comprised of swim lanes, lines and boxes.

While a BPD provides clarity, the rigor and drudgery required to produce this level of detail often comes at a cost: a loss of overall work-effort velocity and a markedly decreased level of engagement and enthusiasm by subject matter experts (SMEs).

The COIN provides a faster and equally effective way to design a future-state process that:
  • Visualizes the future-state process on a single page
  • Typically takes only hours to produce, even for moderately complex processes
  • Highly engages the SMEs in the future-state design sessions
  • Clearly communicates to business stakeholders who need to vet the future-state process
  • Can be used, if desired, as an intermediate work product to produce a full BPD
About Chuck Boudreau

Chuck helps organizations design and improve processes quickly and collaboratively using agile design methods. A self-described "Millennial in a fifty-something-year-old body", he collaborates with business leaders and subject matter experts to design cross-functional, enterprise-caliber business processes.

Most recently Chuck served as a business analyst and enterprise business architect for Compassion International, a multinational organization based in Colorado Springs that works in over 40 countries. He has presented at national business and technology conferences and blogs about topics of interest to business analysts and product managers at chuckboudreau.com.