IIBA Denver Chapter
Join us for the October meeting in Westminster on Wednesday October 16th!  
Date: Wednesday, October 16 , 2019 

Topic: Agile Business Analysis at Multiple Horizons
Speaker: Linda Meserve, CSM, CSPO

Ever wonder how planning horizons affect how to best apply your BA skills? How should my approach differ when I view an organization's long-term strategic needs or when I analyze the immediate needs of a customer? Join us as Linda Meserve presents a framework based on the IIBA Agile Extension. Learn how your BA skills are best applied at the Strategy, Initiative, and Delivery horizons. Format will be brief presentation followed by a group activity.

Our location closes at 8 and requires that we stop at 7:30 sharp.
5:30 - 5:45 - Check In, Networking
5:45 - 7:30 - Presentation and Break-out Session

Location: College Hill Library - Room L-200.
3705 W 112th Ave · Westminster, CO
We also plan to share in our virtual conference room and on a shared bridge.. Watch for details!

Coming in person? It will be wonderful to see you! Remember that first time guests are welcome without charge, and that IIBA Denver Chapter membership* includes attendance at general meetings. We ask that non-members provide $12 to cover essentials for the evening. Currently we are able to accept cash and while we actively investigate other options. .See you there!

*Are you an member in good standing with IIBA International? Are you up to date with local chapter dues? Good for you! and thanks for being an Denver Chapter member!

Please register on Meetup so we can plan for refreshments.  

Message from the Chapter Board  
by Linda Meserve, CSM, CSPO

Fall is upon us, the time of year for review and preparation.  It's hard to believe that November and December are approaching. Watch for our final events for 2019!   This has been a transitional year for IIBA Denver, and I would like to highlight a few things for  your consideration.

First, let's celebrate a bit!! The chapter expanded to monthly face to face events, alternating between north metro and south metro locations.  We also renewed teleconferencing whenever possible, widening our geographic reach.  And we successfully met our budgHi,et based on current membership levels.  We are also incorporating IIBA International shared resources into our day to day operations.

The board is considering how best to move into 2020.  With that in mind, would you be interested in serving as our VP of Education, the contact person for meeting speakers and topics?  Can you facilitate a study group session?  Would your company be willing to host an event? Or do you have a presentation that would be of interest to the group?  Let us know!

Lastly, I would like to thank you, our business analysis colleagues, for your continuing participation. With your support, we finish the year heading in the right direction.  We couldn't do it without you!

Volunteer Needed 
The chapter is also looking for a volunteer to run Webex during the chapter meetings. Talk to Linda Meserve if interested. 
Thanks to our Sponsor!  
September Meeting Food & Facility Sponsor 

The IIBA Denver Chapter is proud to have the September event sponsored by Progressive Insurance CorporationProgressive 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

Many thanks to Progressive Insurance for sponsoring our September meeting! We deeply appreciate your support of the local Business Analysis community.

View from the BABOK 
by Carrie Alsvary

This month we present BABOK section 10.24, Interface Analysis, and Agile 7.15, Reviews. 

Interface Analysis is used to identify where, what, why, when, how and for whom information is exchanged between solution components or across solution boundaries. Agile reviews help to determine whether the planned solution aligns with the need. 

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.
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership 
Hello Denver Chapter! 
Denver Chapter A ctive Member Count: 43

Congratulations to Dean Poole, CBAP!
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!
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