Joanne Carswell

December 11, 2016

Joanne Carswell is a Faculty Member of BPMInstitute.org and an IT Leader currently serving in the Enterprise Data Services area. She has over 15 years experience supporting a wide range of projects including waterfall and agile methodologies. She has led a wide range of successful high performing teams including Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Developers, Data Scientists, and Architects.

Joanne has a BS in Computer Science and a Master's in Software Engineering and holds several industry certifications including Certified Business Analysis Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Six Sigma Green Belt, A+ Troubleshooting in Hardware & Software, Certified Internet Webmaster, and i-Net+. In 2015, she completed 9 classes for Data Scientists taking courses in R-Programming, Statistical Inference, Regression Modeling, and Practical Machine Learning.

Joanne is a recognized speaker and trainer who has presented at the IIBA BBC Conference in November of 2012 and at 2013 Project World & World Congress for Business Analysts event in September 2013 ("Building a Successful Requirements Re-use Program"), at the 2013 IIBA BBC Conference ("Fire and Ice: Blending Agile and Waterfall from a BA Perspective"), and at BA World in Atlanta 2014 ("Utilizing Six Sigma Methodology to Strengthen Your Requirements Analysis Skills"). In addition she has spoken at Manheim Automotive, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, SunTrust Bank, and at local Greater Atlanta IIBA Chapter meetings. During 2016 she conducted the CBAP study classes for the local IIBA Greater Atlanta Chapter.

Specialties: Agile Methodology, Agile Transformation, BI Agile Implementation, Six Sigma Analysis, Reporting, Requirements Elicitation and Analysis, Requirements Re-use, Traceability, Solution Assessment and Validation
Agile SME
Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org
Agile Business Analysis (ABA)
Agile Business Analysis (ABA)
Analytics/Big Data
Business Process Management (BPM)
Cloud Computing

Articles by: Joanne Carswell

Introducing Agile BPM

Introducing Agile BPM

Author(s):

Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org, Agile SME

Here at BPMInstitute (BPMI), we’ve taught agile business analysis and business process management courses to numerous Business Analysts and BPM practitioners. A frequent question from our students continues to be – can we apply agile to business process management?

The answer is YES! By combining agile with BPM, you can create agile BPM to benefit your organization with more efficiency, consistency, and quality in your BPM initiatives.

Most importantly, you will deliver value to your process users more frequently. 

This new methodology is created by applying the agile values, principles, and concepts to BPM initiatives and projects. The agile software development life cycle becomes the agile BPM delivery life cycle. Agile ceremonies and techniques are adapted for use in BPM; BPM techniques benefit from having agile concepts applied to them as well. 

Agile BPM: How to apply Agile Concepts to Business Process Management and Business Analysis

Agile BPM: How to apply Agile Concepts to Business Process Management and Business Analysis

Speaker(s):

Editor & Founder, DBizInstitute.org, BPMInstitute.org & BAInstitute.org
Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org, Agile SME

Join Gregg Rock and our lead Agile instructor, Joanne Carswell, as they introduce a new methodology – Agile BPM.

This webcast discusses five agile concepts that can be directly applied to process improvement and management as well as to business analysis initiatives. We’ll discuss how to adapt these agile concepts to provide value more frequently to the process users. You will leave this session with tangible action items as well as a better understanding of agile. A more in-depth view of this concept – infusing BPM with agile – may be found in the new curriculum offered by BPMInstitute.org.We will also provide a brief overview of each of the courses in our Agile BPM Certificate Program:

Agile Methodology for BPM: Discusses how to apply agile concepts, principles, and standards for members of Business Process Management including analysts, project managers, and leaders. Providing value more frequently in BPM is emphasized.

Don’t Over Plan!  Let the Plan Evolve for an Agile Approach

Don’t Over Plan! Let the Plan Evolve for an Agile Approach

Author(s):

Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org, Agile SME

We all know how to plan.  From waterfall, we know how to over plan.  But how much planning is necessary if you are using an agile approach?  Here’s an idea…try starting the first piece of a project before you have the full plan.  Radical thought?  Did your heart skip a beat?  Here’s why this experiment might change your attitude about planning.

 

7 Agile Concepts You Can Apply Successfully to IT Areas Other Than Software Development

7 Agile Concepts You Can Apply Successfully to IT Areas Other Than Software Development

Author(s):

Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org, Agile SME

Agile is an iterative form of software development. Through its rituals and ceremonies, it provides a quicker way to deliver value to the actual customer of the software. Through its focus on prioritization, agile insists that the work most important to the customer be completed first. Through its dedication to team empowerment, agile pushes the “how” to the team level where the team takes ownership of delivery and quality. As agile has proven its value in the software engineering field, it also has many concepts that can prove beneficial to other IT areas. Listed below are some of those concepts and examples of how they might be implemented.

Career Options for Business Analysts and Project Managers

Career Options for Business Analysts and Project Managers

Speaker(s):

Editor & Founder, DBizInstitute.org, BPMInstitute.org & BAInstitute.org
Faculty Member, DBizInstitute.org and Managing Director, Spanyi International
Faculty Member, BAInstitute.org and Architect and Owner, Leadership Advantage
Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org, Agile SME

We live in times where the only constant is change. Efforts to shift to Digital Business and transformations are underway everywhere. It’s no wonder that many of our members, especially analysts and project/portfolio managers, are trying to figure out where they’ll go next in their careers and what types of skills they’ll need to have continued success.

This webcast brings together three preeminent subject matter experts to provide you with insight into three disciplines that we believe have staying power and are potentially a good fit for you and your career.

For each topic, we discuss:

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