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IIBA Denver Chapter
November meeting is this THURSDAY in DTC!! 
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018 (new date)
  • 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 Analysis Essentials for Problem Projects
Speaker: Dr. Judy Cacco, Denver Chapter member

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Location:
IBM
4700 S Syracuse, 5th floor
Denver, CO 80237
Please plan to arrive before 6 pm. The building locks at 6 pm. If you arrive after, call 303-843-0516 so you can be let in.
 
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 $10. 

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.
Message from the Chapter Board  
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Happy Thanksgiving from IIBA! Enjoy spending time with your friends  and loved ones. We are thankful for all our chapter members and visitors.
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.
Meeting Location Sponsor 
Thank you IBM for providing the meeting space for the November 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: 10.11 Concept Modeling and and 10.12 Data Dictionary and Agile Technique 7.6 Minimum Viable Product. 
 
Membership News  
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership happy_thanksgiving_card.jpg

Happy Thanksgiving to our Denver Chapter members!
 
Denver Chapter A ctive Member Count: 67
 
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 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. 
Volunteer of the Month 
by Linda Meserve, President thankyou_paper_hdr.jpg

Please join me in congratulating Tom Vosburg as our Volunteer of the Month!  Tom currently serves as our VP of Education, and has been a guiding force in re-vitalizing our study group.
Professional education and continuous learning are hallmarks of any effective professional association, and IIBA Denver is no different in this respect.  So when Tom volunteered to facilitate a certification study group, we were thrilled!  Within a month, arrangements were in place for a series of 12 sessions, and within two months, a self-organizing group was launched and underway.  The group continues to be a success, and is likely to continue with a repeat in the spring.
Tom also led a marvelous exercise at the September meeting highlighting techniques for analyzing current state processes, and applying LEAN principles to identify gaps and to inspire continuous improvement.  Tom provided the audience with quick reference guides for LEAN principles and BPMN basics, which were very well received.  Great job, Tom!
October Meeting Recap 
by Linda Meserve, Chapter President

Many thanks to those who joined us in Westminster October 17!  Our first "north side" meeting was a success.  Those who attended were treated to good food and a great presentation from Trapper Little and James Allison!  Discussion was certainly lively during the group exercise.  We will be returning to the US-36 corridor the evening of December 12.  Be sure to mark your calendar!
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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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