IIBA Denver Chapter
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IIBA Denver Chapter September Meeting
It's not too late to register for next week!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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 and Break-out Sessions

Topi c:  
If you liked the requirements workshop we did last January, come to this agile presentation and participate in the break-out sessions!  
What is a Product Roadmap? What is a User Story? What is meant by the term, Minimal Viable Product? Join us this month to get the answers to these questions and learn more about Agile Techniques. At the September 20 meeting, we will introduce the new IIBA agile extension version 2 and begin a series of workshops on techniques.
Business Tech Center
8301 East Prentice Avenue, #400
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
303-996-2849 (call for directions if needed)
Meeting Call-in Number:
If you can't attend the meeting in person, you can call in and listen to the meeting announcements and presentation.  (515) 739-1015  Access Code: 642-869-993
The first part of the meeting with be a presentation followed by a hands-on workshop. We encourage you to attend in person.   

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.
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!     
Chapter Sponsors
Our sponsor ECSTeam is now CGI. With 68,000 professionals operating in 400 offices in 40 countries, CGI fosters local accountability for client success while bringing global delivery capabilities to clients' front doors. Founded in 1976, CGI applies a disciplined delivery approach that has achieved an industry leading track record of on-time, on-budget projects. Our high-quality business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services help  clients leverage current investments while adopting new technology and business strategies that achieve top and bottom line results. As a demonstration of our commitment, our average client satisfaction score for the past 10 years has measured consistently higher than 9 out of 10.
Chasity Rohl 
Senior Staffing Manager

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! 
To learn more, click here for a map and pictures of our meeting facility. 
or contact Pam Brockhouse at 303-996-2849 or
View from the BABOK   
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­BABOK v2's 7.0 Solution Assessment and Validation becomes v3's 8.0 Solution Evaluation. There are three new tasks:
8.1 Measure Solution Performance
In this task, ways to measure the effectiveness of a solution are determined. Metrics and KPIs may not always be clear, so the business analyst will work with stakeholders to determine how to measure solution success. Qualitative or quantitative measurements or both may be chosen. Many techniques may be used, such as benchmarking and market analysis, data mining, focus groups, and non-functional requirements analysis. The inputs are the business objectives and the the solution as implimented. One the solution performance measures are decided upon and implimented, the data that results feeds two tasks: 6.1 Analyze Current State and 8.2 Analyze Performance Measures. The stakeholders for this task include customers, domain SMEs, end users, project managers, sponsors, and regulators.
8.2 Analyze Performance Measures
This task focuses on correctly interpreting and synthesizing the results of 8.1 Measure Solution Performance. A deep understanding of the value hoped for by stakeholders and what level of risk is tolerable for them is important for this task. The inputs are the potential value and solution performance measures and the output is solution performance analysis. The results of this task feed into 8.3 Assess Solution Limitation and 8.4 Assess Enterprise Limitations. The performance of the solution is compared against the value that was sought or expected. Techniques used to evaluate performance are similar to those for 8.1. The stakeholders are the domain SME, project managers, and the sponsor.
8.4 Assess Enterprise Limitations
This task is also new and focuses on how factors external to the solution may negatively impact the realization of the solution's value. The inputs to this task include the implemented or constructed solution, the current state description, and the output of 8.2, Solution Performance Analysis. The results of this task drive, among other things, 8.5 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value. Assessing the culture of the enterprise is important here, as is a thorough stakeholder impact analysis. The techniques used are very similar to 8.1 and 8.2. The stakeholders include the customer, the domain SME, the end user, the regulator, and the sponsor. The ultimate output is the delineation of one or more enterprise limitations.
Version 2's 7.5 Validate Solution becomes 8.3 Assess Solution Limitations. Version 2's 7.6 Evaluate Solution Performance becomes v 3's 8.5 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value. Overall, Solution Evaluation remains similar in BABOK versions 2 and 3.
Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, Membership VP

Welcome new chapter Members!
Lacey Dedecker
Suzanne Harkin, CBAP
Barbara Holder
Denver Chapter Active Member Count: 79

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)
  • Participate in members-only offers such as volunteer opportunities at BA World
  • 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  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 
Thanks to our Volunteers! 
by Debbie Rasor, Newsletter Editor

thankyou_basket_hdr.jpg I'd like to think Linda Meserve. Most recently she is the VP of Communications. She keeps our board meetings running smoothly and assists the Edgar, our webmaster, with technical details. Thanks Linda for all your hard work!

Do you have a volunteer you'd like to thank next month?
Denver Chapter Mentor Program 
by Heidi McLaughlin, VP Education

The Denver IIBA Chapter is dedicated to providing members with various resources to enhance their knowledge and expertise. One resource is our mentor program, which allows individual members to partner with each other with the goal of sharing ideas on strategies, techniques, issues, or anything else that influences their roles as Business Analysts. 

We can each benefit from collaboration and sharing with other members. If you would like more information on how to participate, please contact Heidi for more details. 
Call for Speakers 
by Heidi McLaughlin, VP Education

We are looking for speakers to speak at our chapter meetings on topics relevant to business analysts. If you have an interest in being a speaker, being part of a panel of speakers, or if you know someone who would make a great speaker, please contact Heidi for more details. Some topics that have been suggested are listed below, but of course our interests are not limited to this list.
  • BABOK Review
  • Agile Extension to the BABOK
  • Process Mapping
  • BA Diagramming & Modeling
  • Elicitation 
  • Enterprise Analysis
Future Meetings 
November 15 - To be announced

See more details in future newsletters. 
Newsletter Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP
Associate Editor: Barbara Griffith, CCBA
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