IIBA Denver Chapter
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IIBA Denver Chapter September Meeting
Please join us!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:30 - 6:00 - Check in, networking
6:00 - 6:30 - Announcements and Chapter business
6:30 - 7:30 - Presentation/Workshop

Topi c:  
At the September meeting, we will introduce the new IIBA agile extension version 2 and begin a series of workshops on techniques.  
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.  
President's Letter  
by Phil Baker, Chapter President

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer and is ready to finish the last graphic-beach-umbrellas.jpg quarter strong. This past week the board got together to discuss what our chapters value proposition  is to its members. As someone who is new to the profession, I look forward to each meeting as it presents a unique opportunity to meet others within the field and to discuss ways to encourage success in my 9-5, but that's just me and I want to hear from you.

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Chapter Sponsors
Our sponsor ECSTeam is now CGI. With 68,000 professionals operating in 400 offices in 40 countries, CGI fosters local accountability for client success while bringing global delivery capabilities to clients' front doors. Founded in 1976, CGI applies a disciplined delivery approach that has achieved an industry leading track record of on-time, on-budget projects. Our high-quality business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services help  clients leverage current investments while adopting new technology and business strategies that achieve top and bottom line results. As a demonstration of our commitment, our average client satisfaction score for the past 10 years has measured consistently higher than 9 out of 10.
Chasity Rohl 
Senior Staffing Manager

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! 
To learn more, click here for a map and pictures of our meeting facility. 
or contact Pam Brockhouse at 303-996-2849 or
View from the BABOK   
by Sandi Byron, VP Marketing

Read an analysis of BABOK v3 Section 7.6 - Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution from
Chapter 7 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition.

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Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, Membership VP

Welcome new Denver Chapter member!
Peola Alleyne
Denver Chapter Active Member Count: 79

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)
  • Participate in members-only offers such as volunteer opportunities at BA World
  • 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! 
by Phil Baker, Chapter President

This month, I would like to recognize Debbie Rasor, a member of Thank Youour Communication and Education Committees, who has served as the Editor and Director of our Newsletter committee. Debbie exhibits all the qualities we seek in a leader within our community. She is knowledgeable, patient, supportive and often a voice of reason. Please let Debbie know how much she is appreciated when you see her at the next chapter meeting. Debbie, we appreciate your service to the chapter and efforts to keep us all up to date! 
IIBA Webinars 
by Debbie Rasor, CBAP

There are upcoming IIBA webinars on the topics such as Managing Remote Teams, Best Practices for Business Analysis for Data Science, How to Prepare for the ECBA, and many more. Some are for members only. Check them out.
Denver Chapter Mentor Program 
by Heidi McLaughlin, VP Education

The Denver IIBA Chapter is dedicated to providing members with various resources to enhance their knowledge and expertise. One resource is our mentor program, which allows individual members to partner with each other with the goal of sharing ideas on strategies, techniques, issues, or anything else that influences their roles as Business Analysts. 

We can each benefit from collaboration and sharing with other members. If you would like more information on how to participate, please contact Heidi for more details. 
Call for Speakers 
by Heidi McLaughlin, VP Education

We are looking for speakers to speak at our chapter meetings on topics relevant to business analysts. If you have an interest in being a speaker, being part of a panel of speakers, or if you know someone who would make a great speaker, please contact Heidi for more details. Some topics that have been suggested are listed below, but of course our interests are not limited to this list.
  • BABOK Review
  • Agile Extension to the BABOK
  • Process Mapping
  • BA Diagramming & Modeling
  • Elicitation 
  • Enterprise Analysis
Future Meetings 
September 20 - BABOK Agile Extension Introduction
October - Networking Event - date TBA
November 15 - To be announced

See more details in future newsletters. 
Newsletter Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP
Associate Editor: Barbara Griffith, CCBA
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