IIBA Denver Chapter
Save the Date!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Calendar
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  
Topic: The BA Role and Remote Teams
Speaker: Sandi Byron, Chapter VP Marketing

Please join us as our own Sandi Byron shares her experience as a full time member of a geographically dispersed team.
Format will be brief presentation, followed by Q and A, and small team workshop.
Business Tech Center
8301 East Prentice Avenue, #400
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-996-2849 (call for directions if needed)
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, VP of Communications colorful-tulip-field.jpg

I love spring.  It is always a time for new things to appear from the ground (and sometimes from the snow).  The sunshine and warm weather signal a time for new growth.
It is also a good time to begin that next step in our professional development.  As business analysis professionals, there is often more to try, more to learn, than we think may be possible.  Where does one find the time?
Good news! It only takes a small step to continue on our path of learning.  Maybe it's taking an hour or a week, or maybe 30 minutes a day, a part of the regular schedule.  Is there an article you set aside because it looked interesting?  A chapter in a book?  Is there a tool or technique you have been wanting to try?  A bit of time, after time, after time, can yield surprising results.
And remember -- You are not alone on the journey.  Join us at our chapter meeting, May 16.  You will find it a great opportunity to trade ideas with fellow professionals.  We look forward to seeing you! 
Chapter Elections
By Linda Meserve, VP of Communications   business-presentation.jpg
Spring is often a season of rapid change here in Colorado.  The warmth and sunshine invite us to explore and stretch to the horizons.  May and June are also a season of change for IIBA Denver.  Our Nomination Committee is actively seeking volunteers who are willing to serve as directors.  Normally, board members serve a two year term, with each year starting July 1 and ending June 30.

This year, some board members are relocating away from the Denver area, others are seeking new roles within the board, and other are running for their current office. We have room for new directors, and we invite your participation.  If you are interested in serving, please check out our web page concerning qualifications at

Our board consists of six elected positions, supported by our leadership team at  

Then contact the Nomination Committee at or reach out directly to any board member.  Thank you for considering this opportunity!  
March Meeting Food & Facility Sponsor 
Progressive began in 1937, and over the years, we have worked hard to build a superior proposition for auto insurance consumers through competitive pricing and by continuously improving our products and services. Today, we offer competitive rates and 24-hour, in-person and online services to all drivers throughout the United States.
For more information, visit
Thank you Progressive for sponsoring our March event! 
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
by Sandi Byron, VP Marketing
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.
View from the BABOK   
by Barbara Griffith
by Barbara Griffith
Congratulations to the newest certification: 
  • Tinashe Christopher Mutamiri, ECBA, Avon, March 26th
March Meeting Recap 
by Debbie Rasor, Chapter Newsletter Editor

At the March chapter meeting, Aaron Sever from Progressive
Aaron Sever and Susan Futey
spo ke on the The Analyst Role in an Agile Environment.  Aaron, an IT project manager for agile IT teams, described how the role of business analyst is involved in agile projects using the framework of the the PMI-ACP certification.

The meeting was sponsored by Progressive. 
Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Happy Spring to all Denver chapter members!

Denver Chapter Active Member Count: 74
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 
Thanks to our Volunteers! 
volunteers_thankyou_hdr.jpg By Linda Meserve, VP Communications

This month, we honor Sandi Byron as our Volunteer of the Month.  Sandi serves on the board as our VP of Marketing.  In the past few years, Sandi has positioned us to take advantage of a number of excellent opportunities. She designed our current sponsorship plans and has a true heart for extending the chapter into local universities.  Sandi works among us as a servant leader, and you have no doubt noticed the food and beverages she picks up for each general meeting.  She has also written BABOK section summary articles for the newsletter for last few years.  We deeply appreciate you, Sandi.  Thank you for all you do!
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Newsletter Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP
Associate Editor: Barbara Griffith
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