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IIBA Denver Chapter
Join us on Wednesday!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Calendar
5:30 - 6:00 - Check In, Networking
6:00 - 6:15 - Group Q&A Session 
6:15 - 6:45 - Announcements and Chapter Business 
6:45 - 8:00 - Presentation  
 
Topic: The BA Role and Remote Teams
 
Speaker: Sandi Byron, Chapter VP Marketing

Please join us as our own Sandi Byron shares her experience as a full time member of a geographically dispersed team.
 
Format will be brief presentation, followed by Q and A, and small team workshop.
 
Location: 
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
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By Susan Futey, VP of Membership 

Just as we turnover the soil for our flower beds and gardens readying for spring planting, the IIBA Denver Chapter Board of Directors is experiencing some turnover. See the article below for details on Officer Elections.
 
Thank you and farewell
I would like to thank Phil Baker for stepping into the role of IIBA Denver Chapter President for the past year and volunteering his service to this office. Phil's plans will take him away from the Chapter this summer.
 
Welcome and hello
I would like to welcome our newest IIBA Denver Chapter Board member, Tom Vosburg. Tom will serve the Chapter in the office of VP-Education with an immediate focus on re-starting the Study Group.
 
Study Group Coming Soon
BABOK V3 is the topic of our upcoming Study Group sessions. These sessions are free to IIBA Denver Chapter members. See the Study Groups Page on our website for details.
 
Join the fun
Consider getting more involved with the chapter for continuing success. In addition to Board of Director Offices (again, see the Officer Elections article below), there are opportunities to volunteer in meeting coordination, newsletter contribution, and sponsor identification.

We need you! CONTACT US with your volunteer interest. 
Chapter Elections
By Linda Meserve, VP of Communications
 
Want to get more involved? Consider joining our Board of Directors. We have a strong team and need some new folks to join us July 1. May is the month when our Nomination Committee entertains candidates, and board members are
normally asked to serve for two years. Can we count on you?

Many thanks to those who have agreed to serve.  
  • James Allison - VP Finance
  • Susan Futey - VP Membership
  • Tom Vosburg - VP Education
  • Linda Meserve - VP Communications or VP Marketing (depending on others' interest)
 
We are still seeking candidates for:
  • President
  • VP Communications or VP Marketing
  • VP Events 
See denver.iiba.org/elections-nominations or speak with any current board member for more information.  And thank you!
Sponsors
Food & Facility Sponsor 
Progressive began in 1937, and over the years, we have worked hard to build a superior proposition for auto insurance consumers through competitive pricing and by continuously improving our products and services. Today, we offer competitive rates and 24-hour, in-person and online services to all drivers throughout the United States.
 
For more information, visit www.progressive.com
Thank you Progressive for sponsoring our March event! 
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! 
 

Or, contact Pam Brockhouse at 303-996-2849 or
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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   
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by Sandi Byron 
 
Writers Needed! 
by Debbie Rasor, CBAP, Newsletter Committee 
Do you want to get involved with the chapter and you don't have much time? Or maybe you are studying for certification and need an reason to read the BABOK?

Each month our newsletter contains an article on a BABOK chapter. We are in need of new BABOK chapter summary writers. Please let me know if you are interested in joining the newsletter team! This would mean writing an article every couple of months (depending on the number of writers we have). 
Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Margaret May
Julie Ramsey

Denver Chapter Active Member Count: 69
 
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
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 www.iiba.org.  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 Certification Planned 
by Debbie Rasor, CBAP, Certification Application Director

IIBA will be introducing a new Agile Analysis Certification in June. Here's a preview through a training vendor's website. 
IIBA®, BABOK®, CBAP®, CCBA®, ECBA® are registered trademarks of the International Institute of Business Analysis. Link
Newsletter Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP
Associate Editor: Barbara Griffith
  
If you have a contribution to make to the IIBA Informant, please email us at editor@denver.iiba.org

If you are interested in advertising BA-related services in the IIBA Informant, please email us at info@denver.iiba.org.

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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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