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Virtual Lunch and Learn Series 2023-24 | Technique Boutique: Data Flow Diagrams

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

[Virtual] Lunch and Learn Series | Technique Boutique: Data Flow Diagrams


In the realm of effective elicitation techniques, the data flow diagram stands out as a vital tool for illuminating the intricate pathways of data within a system. Data Flow Diagrams are pivotal in elucidating data origins, tracking the transformative processes it undergoes, and pinpointing its ultimate destinations. More than just a graphical representation, these diagrams serve as catalysts for invaluable discussions surrounding data's essence, its operational significance, and the implicit demands governing its delivery.
As we navigate the creation of data flow diagrams, their true power emerges in their ability to kindle explorations beyond the mere diagrammatic scope. Through engaging with these diagrams, new avenues of understanding open up – the nature of the data itself unravels, its functional role gains clarity, and the non-functional prerequisites tied to its conveyance come to the forefront. While the diagrams visually capture the dynamic flow of data, they equally serve as a nexus for comprehending the periphery of data intricacies – encompassing diverse facets such as data typologies, metamorphic transitions, intricate business rules, and an array of indispensable requirements.
Join us as Brian Megilligan takes an in-depth look at data flow diagrams and shares his tips for using this technique.

Learning Objectives:


In this session you will:

  • Gain insights through an in-depth look at data flow diagrams
  • Understand the significance of data flow diagrams as a powerful tool for effective elicitation
  • Learn the power of data flow diagrams for generating discussions, kindling explorations, and opening up understanding

About our facilitator:




Brian Megilligan,  CBAP


Brian Megilligan has been a Business Analyst since 2012 and has had opportunities to learn data development as part of that role.Currently, he is a data engineer consultant at Insight Enterprises and keeps one foot in the development world and another in the BA world. In 2019, Brian earned his CBAP and credits that achievement with giving him an even broader sense of confidence in handling a variety of client requests and issues.


Event details: 


Event Agenda: Times are in Eastern Daylight Time

  • 11:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.   Welcome & Introductions
  • 11:35 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.   Presentation and Q&A
  • 12:25 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Wrap Up

Who should attend: Open to all

When: October 10, 2023


  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time UTC-4 (DC Metro/Palmetto/Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Atlantic Daylight Time UTC-3 (Nova Scotia Chapter)

Where: Virtually on Zoom (Zoom link provided at the bottom of the registration confirmation email)

Cost: FREE

CDUs / PD Hours: 1 CDU / 1 PD Hour (only for ECBA exam applications)



To register, please use the Register Now button.

About the Virtual Lunch and Learn | Technique Boutique:


The Lunch and Learn series is a multi-chapter virtual event co-hosted with the IIBA Nova Scotia (formerly IIBA Halifax),Ottawa-Outaouais, DC Metro and Palmetto chapters. The Technique Boutique gives an opportunity to do a deep dive into one of the many techniques a business analyst may use. Take a break from your workday to enhance your business analysis skillset and share your knowledge with your fellow BAs.

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