IIBA Denver Chapter
Save the date! 
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
5:30 - 6:00 - Check In, Networking
6:00 - 6:15 - Group Q&A Session 
6:15 - 6:45 - Announcements and Chapter Business 
6:45 - 8:00 - Presentation  
There are two levels of membership: 1) IIBA National and 2) IIBA Denver Chapter with IIBA National. The meeting cost is free for members of the Denver Chapter. The cost is $10 for non-members of the Denver chapter. First time guests are free.

We are using Meet Up to manage registrations. You may need to register with Meet Up if you haven't already. 
Group Q&A 
Before the main presentation, please plan to be a part of our group Q&A session.  During this 15 minute session, we'll open the meeting for any Business Analysis questions, or questions related to the evening's topic. This is your chance to leverage the massive collective experience of the chapter to address questions or problems you are facing as a BA and would like to get the groups input. You may also be the one with just the right piece of information or advice for a question raised to the group.

Message from the Chapter Board 
By Linda Meserve, President opportunity_words.jpg
Summer marks transition for IIBA Denver, and this year is no different for our Board of Directors.  Our by-laws provide for 6 elected positions, each elected for a 2 year term, with terms staggered so that half the directors are new each July.  This approach provides continuity, while adding fresh perspectives to the leadership team each year. Starting July 1, your leadership team will include
  • President - Linda Meserve - Elected through June 2019
  • VP Finance - James Allison - Elected through June 2020
  • VP Education - Tom Vosberg - Elected through June 2019
  • VP Membership - Susan Futey - Elected through June 2020
  • VP Marketing - Alissa Johnson - Elected through June 2019
  • VP Communications - Open - Elected through June 2020
Be sure to congratulate these wonderful volunteers.  Thank you, everyone, for agreeing to serve!
Study Group 
By Tom Vosburg, VP Education
A new series starts on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7pm. Participants would meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month for a total of 12 sessions.  Our goal for the series will be to review the complete BABOK V3.0 and supporting materials.  Study groups meet through our web conferencing facility. There is no need to drive anywhere to join in!  See more information here.
The Business Tech Center
We would like to the thank the Business Tech Center for their involvement with the IIBA Denver Chapter. The BTC currently has an exclusive offer for IIBA members - get 15% off the rental rate! 

Or, contact Pam Brockhouse at 303-996-2849 or
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If your company is interested in sponsoring a chapter meeting and being  recognized  by our chapter, please contact the VP of marketing. Your company will be recognized in the newsletter, on our chapter website, and at the meeting.
BABOK Technique Summaries  
by Debbie Rasor, CBAP
In our ongoing commitment to help our members improve their business analysis skills, each month our newsletter contains a summary article on sections of the BABOK.  
This month we are starting our articles on the BABOK techniques and Agile Extension techniques, and we have three new article writers. You can look forward to monthly summaries by Grant Warden, Alissa Johnson, and Julie Ramsey. Thank you to our new team for volunteering!  
I'd also like to thank our previous writers Sandi Byron and Barbara Griffith who each wrote BABOK articles for many months! 
View from the BABOK
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Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Karen Watson

Denver Chapter Active Member Count: 62
Not a member yet but interested in joining?
It's a great way to network, share business analysis knowledge and experience, and learn about new techniques and processes.  Best of all, membership is just $25/year! Join Now! 

Benefits of being a local chapter member:
  • Attend chapter meetings free
  • Participate in Denver Chapter elections (as candidates or as voters)
  • Get to wear a snazzy name badge at the meetings
I IBA member, but not a Denver Chapter member, your cost = $10 per meeting.  IIBA member and a Denver Chapter member (annual membership fee of $25) your cost = free.  
Take advantage of this deal today!   
You do have to be a member of the IIBA International Organization in order to join the IIBA Denver Chapter.  Join IIBA through their website at  IIBA Membership benefits   include:
If you have any questions about membership or renewal, please feel free to send an email using the Contact Us link on the IIBA Denver Chapter website 
New Certifications 
The Denver Chapter of IIBA would like to congratulate the newest CBAP in Colorado
  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Lacey Kaufman, CBAP, from Cntennial in May!
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Associate Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP
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IIBA is a non-profit organization for Business Analyst professionals.  The goal of the local Denver Chapter is to support IIBA by (1) advancing the role of the Business Analyst as a recognized profession, (2) support opportunities for members to network with, and gain knowledge from, seasoned BA practitioners as well as industry and government leaders, (3) provide access for members to a formal "knowledge base" as well as forums for sharing expertise, expressing professional opinions and building a reputation within the industry, (4) provide pathways to learn about business analysis best practices, and (5) obtain and sustain a level of financial security, sustainability, and autonomy at the local level.
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