IIBA Denver Chapter
Join us at the April chapter meeting this week! 
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
5:30 - 6:00 - Check In, Networking  Calendar
6:00 - 6:15 - Group Q&A Session  
6:15 -7:30 - Presentation and Break-out Session 
Topic: A BA's Travel Guide to Agile and DevOps
Scrum, SAFe, Lean, Dev Ops? What is a BA to do in the ever-changing world of continuous delivery? Are you making the transition to agile and/or dev ops practices? Are you struggling to understand your place as a business analyst? Please join us as Margaret May shares her presentation from the 2018 Building Business Capability Conference. If this seasoned business analyst can adapt to agile and DevOps, so can you!

Speaker: Margaret May, CBAP, PMI-ACP 
Westminster Public Library
3705 W 112th Ave · Westminster, CO
How to find us
Room L-211

Cost :

The meeting cost is free for members of the Denver Chapter and members must first be IIBA International members and must pay local chapter dues. Meeting cost for non-members is $10.

We are using Meetup to manage registrations. You may need to register with Meetup 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.
Save the date for May
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • 5:30 - 6:00 - Check In, Networking Calendar
  • 6:00 - 6:30 - Announcements and Group Q&A Session
  • 6:30 - 8:00 - Presentation and Break-out Session
3900  E Mexico
Denver, CO
Meeting Location Sponsor 

Thank you Apex for providing the meeting space for the May meeting!
Message from the Chapter Board  
By Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Chapter Fees
Effective May 1, 2019, IIBA Denver Chapter membership dues will increase to $35 per year. If you join or renew prior to May 1, the current dues of $25 will apply. Renewals and new memberships purchased after April 30, 2019 will be billed at the increased rate.
Also starting May 1, 2019, guest admission fee will increase to $12. Remember that first-time guests and active IIBA Denver Chapter members can waive the admission fee.
Chapter Elections
New Board of Director positions will start this summer, July 1, 2019. What strengths can you share with this talented group of analysts along the front-range?
  •          Can you bring your organizational skills into planning chapter events?
  •          Can you bring your communication skills into publicizing the benefits of chapter           involvement?
  •         Can you bring your networking skills into building a cohesive chapter membership?
We would love to hear from you! Send your volunteer interest directly to
Chapter Privacy
IIBA members must 'opt-in', or explicitly allow, for IIBA to share personal information with local chapters. This process is required by IIBA to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law on data protection and privacy within the EU. That means we will know you are an IIBA member only when you explicitly choose to allow that information to be shared with the IIBA Denver Chapter. See the Privacy Policy on the IIBA website for more information.
  1.  Login to your account on the international website,
  2.  Click your name on the top bar and choose "Dashboard" to access your personal           information
  3. Choose "My Membership" to access your membership information 
  4. Choose "Profile" to see the "Chapter" field (scroll to bottom of page) 
  5. Select "USA_Colorado_Denver" option from the list then Save Profile Information
Sponsorship Opportunity 
by Alissa Johnson, 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 Alissa Johnson, VP Marketing

This month we have one technique explained and expanded by Alissa Johnson.  The section is Technique 10.19 - Estimation. Link full text is here: 
Membership News  
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership  

Welcome new Denver Chapter member!
  Christy Noulin
Denver Chapter A ctive Member Count: 55
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
IIBA 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 .
Did you know your IIBA Membership benefits include a Digital Library?   Exclusive to members, a collection of more than 250 books and videos on BA-related topics!
If you have any questions about membership or renewal, please feel free to reach out to us using the Contact Us link on the IIBA Denver Chapter website.
BABOK article volunteer needed!
by Debbie Rasor, CBAP

Do you want to help other BAs learn about the BABOK and gain a portfolio of articles? We currently have two writers for the monthly BABOK articles, and we are looking for one additional writer.  This role involves writing a summary of two BABOK sections once a quarter. There are two other volunteers in this area who write for the other months. The articles are published in the newsletter and on the chapter website. Contact me for more information.
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Newsletter Editor: Barbara Griffith
Associate Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP, CSPO
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