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Jason Little – Instructor

Jason has a diploma in Electronic Engineering from DeVry and a certificate of Organizational Change from MIT Emeritus School of Management, as well as various professional certifications including MCP, CSM, CSP and CSPO. Jason began his career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth before moving into management, agile coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises collected along the way brought him to the realization that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change. Since the mid-2000’s he’s worked with small and large organizations as an internal and external agile coach, … Continue reading

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Chistie Christelis – Instructor

Christie is the founder and President of Technology Strategies International Inc., a company that empowers clients to navigate the stormy seas of disruption. An engineer by background, Christie was engaged in systems development in the aerospace sector in his early career, which quickly led to project management and program management roles. He was co-founder of a systems engineering company where he spent many years conducting project management, business analysis and operations research assignments. Today he advises companies on technology strategy based on a solid foundation of business research and analysis. He has lectured in the areas of mathematics, electrical machines, … Continue reading

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Leslie Macumber – Instructor

My name is Les Macumber and I have many years’ experience as an IT professional and consultant. I’m currently head of operations and finance at an enterprise SaaS company. I have worked all over the world for various clients in my day as a Director, Project Manager, Business Analyst, QA Lead, Product Owner, Auditor, Compliance Manager, and much more. I love how the software industry can expose you to some many different industries in so many places! I have many years’ experience as an educator and have developed and taught college and professional development courses at various institutions and privately … Continue reading

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Fernando Salas – Instructor

My name is Fernando Salas and I have many years of experience as a Business Intelligence, Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain executive in the Telecommunications industry. I have worked in Canada and various parts of the world (Europe, Central and South America) in many functions within this industry, including Commercial Intelligence, Revenue Assurance and Customer Acquisition and Retention. I have a degree in Business Administration and dual Masters in Business Administration (specialized in operations and strategy) and an Masters of Science in Management of Information Systems. I am a member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. I have more than ten years’ experience as an instructor and … Continue reading

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Jason Prine – Instructor

Jason is a Certified Senior Management Consultant with over 17 years of experience successfully delivering Business Transformation projects. His experience spans multiple industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Loyalty, Digital, and Retail customers. Jason’s Business Analysis, Software Testing, and Project Management experience has been applied to an array of projects including delivering major Document Imaging, Statement Composition, Enterprise Data Management, Records Management, Customer Relationship Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and Order to Cash initiatives. As a firm believer in staying up to date with industry standard certification, he maintains several key designations, including CBAP, PMP, TOGAF, ITIL, ISTQB (CTFL), CSM, and MCPM. … Continue reading

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Ovais Shah – Instructor

Ovais is a results-oriented Business and IT professional with several years of progressive experience. He has worked in Agile and Waterfall SDLC environments. In his past engagements, Ovais has helped organizations transition to agile methodologies and establish best practices for business analysis, business case development, vendor selection, solution assessment and validation and project selection and management. His most recent project focuses on the planning and development of a Business Analysis Center of Excellence (B.A.C.O.E).

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Jim Cassell – Instructor

Jim Cassell has over 30 years of support delivery operations experience with Hewlett-Packard, including business analysis and project management engagements and managing business plan performance. Currently Jim is working with the Emterra Group as a Business Analyst in the tire recycling division, engaged in developing activities in conjunction with regulatory and business performance reporting.

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Al Martin – Instructor

Al Martin is the Founder and Consulting Lead at Owl Information Management Services, an organization focused on “Turning Data into Opportunities” through Business Analytics.  Al has over 25 years of experience providing information technology solutions across a whole range of organizations.  Throughout his entire career, he has applied Business Analysis, Project Management and technical skills to provide value to the organizations engaging his services.

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Bilal Iqbal – Instructor

Bilal is an extroverted, customer-focused leader with over 10 years of project management, continuous improvement and organizational change experience, preceded by several years of IT engagements. Bilal brings a unique mix of consulting, coaching and leadership experience to organizations, with exposure to both public and private sectors. As a transformation expert and coach, he has successfully led major change initiatives in telecommunication, insurance and finance industries. As a practitioner, he has a proven success record in managing global projects with budgets of over $10M, in addition to delivering millions of dollars in operational savings. Bilal has also helped several organizations … Continue reading

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Maria Amuchastegui – Program Coordinator

Maria Amuchastegui is an IT consultant specializing in business analysis. She has industry experience in government, healthcare, telecommunications, banking and financial services. In addition to CBAP certification from the IIBA, Maria is certified in agile software development methodologies, having obtained the CSM (Certified Scrum Master) certification from the Scrum Alliance, and in software testing, having obtained the CTFL qualification from the ISTQB. Maria was a contributing writer to version 3 of the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge), working as part of the team that defined the Requirements Life Cycle Management knowledge area. Specifically, she wrote the section describing the … Continue reading

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