Jen is an internationally recognized conference speaker, educator, and thought leader within the business analysis and creative problem solving communities. The self-described "Out-of-the-Box BA" has an energetic passion for injecting innovation and creative problem solving techniques into how BAs do their day-to-day work. Her passion is in helping teams apply the art and science of business analysis techniques with fresh, modern perspectives.
Jen served on her local IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) chapter board as president and in various roles for more than seven years, and led a content development and writing team for the IIBA’s "Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge." Jen has been a passionate volunteer with the Minnesota Destination Imagination for more than 18 years. She has served as an appraiser, Regional Challenge Master, and volunteer dissector (Challenge editor), inspiring today's learners to use diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and creativity.
For more of Jen's take on the importance of business analysis and who would benefit from the certificate, read "Seven Reasons to Get a BA Certificate."
Jen teaches the following courses for the U of M Business Analysis Certificate: