IIBA Denver Chapter
October meeting is this Wednesday in Westminster! 
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 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: Selecting the Right Project Methodology
James Allison, VP Finance, IIBA Denver
Trapper Little, Program Host, Colorado TechCast

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Rock Bottom
Westminster Promenade
10633 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, CO 80020 

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, President

Fall is full swing, and IIBA Denver would like to highlight the following for your consideration. 
IIBA Denver meets the 3 rd Wednesday of each odd numbered month in the DTC.  As traffic increases, this location can be a bit challenging for our members living and working in the northwest area.  So, this month, we are trying out another location and series of meetings for even-numbered months. Depending on interest, who knows what could develop?    Our inaugural gathering will be Wednesday, October 17, at the Rock Bottom Westminster Promenade.  We look forward to seeing you! 
Have you had trouble explaining how Business Analysis is a return on investment? for any business initiative?  In November, IIBA Denver returns to the DTC to hear our own Judy Cacco lay out a solid business case.  Judy is a past president of IIBA Denver, and she brings a data-based perspective to the question. 
Finally, the fall sessions for the Certification Study groups have been a roaring success!  There are a few sessions still left in this series, and if there is enough interest, a spring series is possible.  Please let us know.  
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 Julie Ramsey. Thank you Julie!
The techniques for this month are: 7.5 Kano Analysis (Agile), 10.9 Business Rules Analysis, and 10.10 Collaborative Games.  
The full text is here:  Technique Summary 7.5, 10.9 and 10.10. 
Membership News  
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Dominick Carlos
Kari Kimball
Raymond Martin
Wendy Stanton
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 .  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. 
September Meeting Recap 
by Debbie Rasor, CBAP

At the September Chapter meeting, Chapter VP of Education Tom Vosburg led an interactive presentation on Business Process Mapping. First Tom described the features and processes for Process Mapping. Then the attendees broke into teams and practiced process mapping using the sorting of playing cards as an example. The teams drew charts to communicate their sorting process to the other teams as featured here.

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