”A Journey to Business Analysis Excellence at Boston Scientific”

 

January 11, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Sun Life Learning Center, Wellesley MA
112 Worcester St, Bldg. 4 (Learning Center)
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
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IIBA - GBC Speaker Series - January 2018

 

”A Journey to Business Analysis Excellence at Boston Scientific” 

 

Speaker: Liz Metzgar

 

Meeting Location:   Wellesley, MA
Remote Locations:            Boston, MA
    Worcester, MA
    Woonsocket, RI
    Portsmouth, NH

 


In this session, Liz Metzgar, a Solution Architect under the Office of IT at Boston Scientific, will present a case study on a grassroots effort started by passionate individuals in the Information Technology (IT) organization. This effort, aimed at demonstrating the value of the BA role and the importance of effective business analysis activities, was primarily driven by its goal of improving the delivery of business solutions to ensure both value and quality. Liz will share the approach that this team used to help level-set the IT organization around the business analysis life cycle, as well as launch a Community of Practice dedicated to achieving BA excellence. In addition to the successes achieved, Liz will touch on some of the challenges encountered during the course of the journey and how the team handled these to keep forging ahead. 


About the Speaker

Liz Metzgar is a Solution Architect in the IT organization at Boston Scientific. Liz has spent all of her 30 years’+ work experience in the IT field championing the role of the BA as a critical interpreter and liaison in delivering solutions to business partners.

Liz was one of the original leaders advocating a transformation of business analysis execution at Boston Scientific, and has been leading the BA Community of Practice that has formed as a result.

Liz worked in the textbook publishing industry for almost 20 years prior to joining Boston Scientific in 2005. Liz earned her BS degree in Computer Science in the School of Management at Boston College and also holds an MS in Computer Science from Boston University. Liz is also the proud mom of five young adults.

 

PRIMARY Meeting Location: Sun Life Learning Center, WELLESLEY, MA 

Address:  Location Information:
112 Worcester St.
  • The Sun Life campus is located off I-95 (Route 128) at exit 20 (Route 9)
Building 4 (Learning Center)
  • From Route 9, use the "jug handle" to enter Sun Life by turning right into the Harvard Pilgrim Complex
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
  • Building 4 is the first building on the right
https://goo.gl/maps/gtgLi5ZreUo
  • Parking is available to the right (just before the building), or in front of the building
 
  • Check in with Security
 
  • Learning Center is on the second floor

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: John Hancock, BOSTON, MA

Address Location Information: 
197 Clarendon St.
  • No walk-ins
Boston, MA 02166
  • All attendees must be pre-registered by 11:00am on Month dd, yyyy
https://goo.gl/maps/cXxgs8bt9qM2
  • Check-in with security
 
  • All attendees will be escorted to the conference room
 
  • Arrive at location after 6:00 pm

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: John Hancock, PORTSMOUTH, NH

Address Location Information: 
164 Corporate Drive
  • No walk-ins
Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • All attendees must be pre-registered by 11:00am on Month dd, yyyy
https://goo.gl/maps/KQCvSbqaK152
  • Check-in with security inside front entrance facing Corporate Drive
 
  • To enter the building, use the intercom button on the pole located in the middle of the sidewalk. Ask security to buzz you in.
 
  • Use the parking sports near the main entrance including those marked "Visitor"
 
  • All attendees will be escorted to the conference room
 
  • Arrive at location after 6:00 pm

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: CVS Health, WOONSOCKET, RI

Address Location Information: 
1 CVS Drive
  • No walk-ins
Woonsocket, RI 02895
  • All attendees must be pre-registered on or before Wednesday Month dd, yyyy
https://goo.gl/maps/P9Xqt5qjTrQ2
  • Check-in with security
 
  • All attendees will be escorted to the conference room
 
  • Directions: From CVS Drive, turn left, to find visitor parking lot.

 

REMOTE Meeting Location: Hanover Insurance, WORCESTER, MA

Address Location Information: 
440 Lincoln Street
  • From 290 West
Worcester, MA 01653
    • Take exit 20 and go straight through light
https://goo.gl/maps/pNi8DxRQbU72 
    • Turn right onto North Parkway
 
    • Turn right into second entrance and then left into NP2 parking lot (next to basketball court). Park in NP2 lot
Park in the NP2 Lot
  • From 290 East
Enter North Wing 
    • Take exit 20. Stay right when exiting
 
    • Turn left onto Burncoat Street
 
    • Turn right onto Davidson Road
 
    • Turn right onto North Parkway
 
    • Turn left into second entrance and then left into NP2 parking lot (next to basketball court). Park in NP2 lot
 
  • Arrive after 6:00 PM

 


Meeting Agenda (Wellesley)

5:30 - 6:30PM  Registration opens, networking time, and refreshments
6:30 - 6:45PM General Announcements
6:45 - 7:45PM Speaker presentation
7:45 - 8:00PM  Q&A, Wrap-up

 

 

Tickets

$0.00 Chapter Member

$15.00 Guest / Non-Member
$20.00 after 5:00 pm January 11