IIBA Denver Chapter
Join us at the July chapter meeting next Wednesday the 17th! 
Join us for an online meeting in July  
Date:  Wednesday July 17 , 2019 
5:50 - 6:00 - Join our online call
6:00 - 6:17 - Announcements and Chapter Business
6:17 - 8:00 - Presentation 
Topic: The Art of Business Analysis  

IIBA Denver is honored to host Kevin J. Brennan for a very special online event! Kevin is best known for leading the development of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) and building it into the accepted professional standard for business analysis professionals worldwide. Now, as Product Leadership Consultant with Product MVP Consultin g, Kevin helps companies turn product concepts into thriving businesses and build high-performing, high trust product teams. 

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There is no cost for this meeting. We are using Meetup to manage registrations. You will need to register with Meetup if you haven't already. 

Meeting Location Sponsor 
Thank you Apex for providing the meeting space and refreshments for the May meeting!
Message from the Chapter Board  
By Susan Futey, VP Membership

Business Analysis as an Art
Have you ever tried explaining your job as a Business Analyst to a family member? My explanations typically fail to convey what I do in my profession. I sometimes include the statement, ". . . it's both an art and a science." I believe that statement. We have a body of knowledge and standard techniques yet choosing which technique to use, and when to use it, is at times an art rather than a science.
Join us on July 17
IIBA Denver Chapter is honored to host Kevin J. Brennan in an online event on Wednesday, July 17. Please join to learn more about models you can use to help simplify the complex profession of Business Analysis.
Chapter Board openings
Board of Director positions are available. 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 Carrie Alsvary

This month we have one technique explained and expanded by new contributor Carrie Alsvary.  The section is section 10.21 - Focus Groups from the BABOK® version 3.   
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership   graphic-beach-umbrellas.jpg

Happy July!
Denver Chapter A ctive Member Count: 52
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
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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 = $12 per meeting. IIBA member and a Denver Chapter member (annual membership fee of $35) 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 .
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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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