​Who we are

We are building a community of like-minded professionals, focused on advancing the Business Analysis (BA) discipline by creating a culture and community through networking, education, and shared experience. 

Join the network

Participate with your peers every other month to learn about relevant BA topics and techniques, voted on by the user community.  Each meeting will feature a presenter and activity, covering subjects, such as requirements gathering, business case development, and technical writing. 

​Let your voice be heard

The forum topics will be driven by input from our BA community. Each forum will focus on a specific area of business analysis with opportunity for professional networking and breakout sessions. To help the planning group ensure forums meet the needs of our community, please take a few minutes to fill out the survey linked below. The survey results will provide a high-level view of what Business Analysis looks like in the Oregon public sector.​

Meeting information

Next meeting 

Join us for the next meeting on Thursday, June 18th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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Featured Presenter and Topic

Learn more about Requirements Elicitation​ from Christopher Dennis

About the presenter: 

Christopher Dennis has traveled the world, visiting every continent but Antarctica and bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and diversity. His work in project management, product/process development and problem-solving spans utilities, music publishing, food manufacturing, and electronics industries. Serving six years on staff at Massachusetts institute of technology fueled his innovation and passion. Chris earned a BS in physics from the university of Rochester and an MSEE from northeastern university. Currently, Chris is actively teaching project management, business analysis and data analytics at Portland State University's Center for Executive and Professional Education, helping professionals develop skills and prosper in their careers.​

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For more information, please contact:
Brittany Kenison


What is business analysis?

Business analysis is a research discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems. The core business analyst role can be defined as one that has the responsibility for investigating business situations, identifying and evaluating options for improving business systems, defining requirements, and ensuring effective use of information systems in meeting the needs of your organization.