IIBA Denver Chapter
Save the Date! 
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • 5:30 - 6:00 - Check In, Networking Calendar
  • 6:00 - 6:15 - Group Q&A Session
  • 6:15 - 6:45 - Announcements and Chapter Business
  • 6:45 - 8:00 - Presentation
Topic: Business Process Mapping
Speaker: Tom Vosburg, VP Education

Time to re-tool on the basics! IIBA Denver would also like to invite our Business Analysis community an opportunity to refresh and re-tool. Join us the evening of September 19 as our own Tom Vosburg leads an interactive presentation on Business Process Mapping.

Format will be brief presentation, followed by Q and A, and small team workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Business Tech Center
8301 East Prentice Avenue, #400
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-996-2849 (call for directions if needed)

Cost :
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, Chapter President
School days are just around the corner. You may know of youngsters heading back to class or young adults heading off to college. You may even have professional development plans of your own, and IIBA Denver would like to play a part in stretching your horizons. 

The study group for BABOK 3.0 continues, and each participant has an opportunity to prepare and serve as facilitator for one or more sessions. Have a topic that you are interested in? Consider writing a short article for our monthly newsletter or presenting at our general meetings. We are also looking at informal ways for members to connect and mentor each other more frequently. Interested in hosting coffee after work for colleagues in your area?
Have you heard about the new GDPR privacy initiative happening throughout the industry? Check out an article this month from our own Susan Futey!

And don't forget to join us September 19 for our general meeting. As part of our "back to school" theme, our focus will be re-tooling in the BA basics. Check the newsletter for announcement and details!  

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
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 
This month, we have three techniques explained and expanded by Alissa Johnson. Thank you Alissa!
The techniques for this month are: 7.3 Impact Mapping, 10.5 Brainstorming, and 10.6 Capability Analysis.  
The full text is here:  Technique Summary 7.3, 10.5 and 10.6. 
GDPR: What is It?  
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP-Membership
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law on data protection and privacy within the European Union.

Why does it impact people in Colorado?
Since IIBA is a global organization which operates in the EU, the organization must comply with the GDPR. A person must 'opt-in', or explicitly choose, that IIBA may share the personal information with local chapters.

Why does it impact the IIBA Denver Chapter?
Only when a person explicitly chooses to allow IIBA to share information with local chapters will the IIBA Denver Chapter know that a person is an active IIBA member.

How can I learn more about how IIBA complies with GDPR? See the  Privacy Policy on the IIBA website for more information.
Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Sean Matthews
Natalie Schrepel
Denver Chapter A ctive Member Count: 63
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 .  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 ECBA in Colorado!
  • Rebecca Schiffer, from Denver, in August
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