MINOIU Irina
President - IIBA Romania Chapter
Bucharest, Romania

- Software architect - Business analyst - Project manager - Volunteer - Marathon runner -


My favourite question: How should it work?

The question that drove me from sw architecture to business analysis.


Working in corporate IT, product owner, close to the team, the customer, latest technologies and development approaches.

On the lookout for new, learning.


Iiba volunteer since 2012.

Iiba Romania Chapter president since 2016.

Supporting the growth of the BA community in Romania:
- Teacher: written the study group materials for BABOk 2.0, BABOK 3.0, Agile BABOK extension; conducting the study groups sessions
- Speaker:  share my BA on the job experience and lesson learned
- Mentor: encourage others share their experience as BAs - IIBA events and conferences organizer

Talks (4)
  • 07.02.2019
    Knowledge transfer: Fast, Fun, Rewarding

    "Knowledge transfer": critical element when onboarding a new team member,  when setting up a remote team, when moving forward to a new position.  Done many times in an ad-hoc manner, without proper preparation.


    The knowledge could be tech or business. The giver and the receiver could be from business, IT, finance, marketing. They could be from the same or from different domains. 


    Personally done it for IT projects when welcoming new colleagues, when setting up new teams and when changing the position. Been at both ends as a BA, as a DEV, as a PM.


    The "red thread" is always the knit between:

  • WHEN & HOW LONG - of the essence as the time is the fixed resource 
  • WHAT -  ideally built in time and should be in a repository easily accessible, not just in the mind of the giver
  • HOW - the skills, the tools, the process and the relation that is built between the two 

  • See the "Knowledge transfer" as passing the baton in a relay race, and it will no longer be a grey area. It can be fast, fun and rewarding.

  • Average
  • 40 min
  • Analyst Days / 10
  • 26.05.2018
    Children do not need user manuals

    Have you ever seen a child reading the user manual of a toy, an apple or water bottle? Children have their own mechanism to find out how things work and how can be used. While growing up in the society children are losing these mechanisms. Business analysts should study and learn how children think, how they solve problems, how they make associations, how they are creative and try applying what they learn when accompanying the design of new products. What can a child teach us about how to design new things? What childhood techniques can we add at to our BA toolbox?

    • Easy
    • 40 min
    • Analyst Days / 9
  • 26.05.2018
    Ending the ICE AGE : Transforming legacy systems

    Great companies are in business since the days when a computer was as big as a room.

    The IT systems of these companies were built in time and reached at some moment a good level of robustness and efficacy. They are mammoth systems, covering the processes and incorporating the business rules governing the business. 

     

    Mammoth-like systems do not allow for agility and adaptively to new tech and to new market trends. 

    The Business Analyst, coordinating with IT architecture, can transform phase by phase the mammoth.

     

    This is the story of a team of business analysts, IT architects and developers that are currently in the process of transforming a mammoth. 


      

    • Average
    • 40 min
    • Analyst Days / 9
  • 06.02.2018
    BA for IT infrastructure projects

    BA is an important player in most of the software development projects but rarely included in any IT infra project teams. 

    The tools and techniques of the business analyst and the agile planning horizons can be tailored successfully to the IT infrastructure initiatives. 

    To exemplify the how-to: a retrospective of a real successful  IT infrastructure project through the eyes of a busies analyst.

    • Average
    • 40 min
    • Analyst Days / 8
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