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John Columbus - Business process modeling as a quality framework

Date of Event: 
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 5:30pm
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)

John's presentation will be on the basics of using process mapping / modeling as the basis of establishing business level control of IT projects without requiring business personnel to become IT experts. By having the business customer's focus on their own processes and how to improve them, they can partner with IT on how to increase productivity and confirm delivery of their requirements. Using business modeling as a quality control on IT projects can control scope creep, decrease design misunderstandings, and allow the business personnel to test the application & new processes at the same time.


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Keller (EE/CS) 3-112 (Look for signs)

This Month's Meeting
Program Manager: 
John Columbus – United Health
John Columbus - United Health Group Information Technology
Business process modeling as a quality framework

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting


We have reserved parking at the Washington Avenue Ramp! If there is event parking, tell the parking attendant when you enter that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN. If there is no event parking, take a ticket and tell the parking attendant when you leave that you have a reservation with TwinSPIN.

Speaker Bio: 

John Columbus, 2010 graduate of the U of M MSSE program, has worked in IT since 1983. He has held various positions from programmer, analyst through manager. He has been published 3 times by Computer World in the area of IT processes and disaster recovery. He is currently working as a Black Belt Project Manager for a Fortune 20 company.