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IIBA Denver Chapter
Join us at the June chapter meeting next Wednesday the 19th! 
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
 
5:30 - 6:00 - Check In, Networking  Calendar
6:00 - 6:20 - Group Q&A Session  
6:20 - 7:50 - Presentation and Break-out Session 
 
Topic: Lean Coffee
 
Join IIBA Denver for a mini-workshop concerning the Lean Coffee structured conversation format. Format will be brief presentation, followed by Q &A, and small team workshop. If you've ever wanted to try this technique in person, come join in!
 
Come be part of a lively evening!
 
Location:  George Reynolds Branch 
Boulder Public Library
3595 Table Mesa Drive (Across the street from King Soopers)
Boulder, CO 80305
 
(Sorry, no meeting call-in number available for this facility)

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 $12.

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.
Meeting Location Sponsor 
Thank you Apex for providing the meeting space and refreshments for the May meeting!
Message from the Chapter Board  
Linda R. Meserve CSPO, CSM, ECBA

IIBA recently announced the Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA-CBDA).  This new specialized certification was created to recognize professionals who support business analytics initiatives.   Check out the IIBA web site for more details.  And if you would like to facilitate or participate in a self study group based on the IIBA-CBDA certification, let us know.  We'll get you set up!
 
 
IIBA Denver will be meeting virtually in July for an evening with  Kevin Brennan,  former EVP with IIBA and consultant with Product MVP Consulting.  Stay tuned for more details and be sure to save the date - July 17.
 
Finally, our new board year starts July 1. Many thanks to Alissa Johnson, James Allison, Susan Futey, and Linda Meserve for your continued service  We are seeking to fill two additional board positions -  VP of Education and VP of Communications.  If you are interested in more details, please contact Linda at  President@Denver.IIBA.org
 
Have a great summer, everyone!  
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 Julie Ramsey, 
Scrum Master


This month we have two techniques explained and expanded by Julie Ramsey.  The sections are section 10.20 - Financial Analysis from the BABOK® version 3 and Agile Techniques section 7.12 - Real Options from the Agile extension to the BABOK guide version 2.   
 
Membership
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership   dog_at_beach.jpg

Welcome Summertime!
 
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 $35/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 = $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 www.iiba.org .
 
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.
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Newsletter Editor: Barbara Griffith
Associate Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP, CSPO
  
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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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