Kris Ashton

Subject-Matter-Expert Kris Ashton

Kris Ashton


CBAP, CSM, ICP, ICP-BVA
ASPE’s Kris Ashton (CBAP®, CSM, ICP, ICP-BVA, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Certified Technical Trainer) is one of the most accomplished and experienced experts on our faculty. An expert business analyst and a veteran technology architect, her career spans many years as a consultant, an instructor, and a business analysis course developer. She developed a large amount of the ASPE business analysis curriculum and has extensive experience as a consultant for many major Fortune clients. As a seasoned expert in business analysis and technology solutions, Kris has developed many of the industry-standard business analysis courses ASPE teaches.

Kris credits the beginning of her success as a business analyst and systems team leader to her undergraduate science degree. This experience taught her to apply rigorous analysis to problems. She later transitioned into an IT role at the US Geological Survey, where she began her technical years managing databases and providing technical support. In the eighties, she held a number of roles requiring her to design solutions coordinating IT assets into responses to business needs. Her work became continually oriented more and more toward analyzing requirements and orchestrating technology teams in response. She had become an early business analyst before the title existed. By the time Business Analysis was solidifying as a profession across most industries, Kris was developing a standards-based BA curriculum and teaching BA teams in some of the largest enterprises in the US.

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