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IIBA Denver Chapter
September meeting is this Wednesday in DTC! 
Date: Wednesday, September 19, 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: Business Process Mapping
Speaker: Tom Vosburg, VP Education

Time to re-tool on the basics! IIBA Denver would also like to invite our Business Analysis community an opportunity to refresh and re-tool. Join us the evening of September 19 as our own Tom Vosburg leads an interactive presentation on Business Process Mapping.

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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.
Save the Date for October meeting at new location! 
Date: Wednesday, October 17th Calendar

Attention Northwest Denver Professionals

Good news!  We will be adding a meeting along the US 36 corridor!  Please join us October 17 from about 5:30pm till 8:30pm.  Speaker topics under consideration include data and agile analysis topics.  Come help us launch this new addition to the IIBA Denver Chapter lineup.  

Location:
TBD -  We have some ideas in Westminster, and welcome your suggestions as well. 
Message from the Chapter Board  
by Alissa Johnson, VP Marketingmountain_snow_lake.jpg
There's a nip in the morning air and school has started; it's officially Fall!
But while the light in the evenings still lingers, I am finding it difficult to motivate my youngster to come inside and apply himself to homework. I've also found it difficult to apply myself to studies, despite a strong desire to improve my current situation. I personally feel a bit behind in my career development, having been complacent until fairly recently, and I now feel an urgency to apply myself more diligently going forward. To that end, I have been reading the BABOK Guide v3, the Agile Extension, and taking advantage of the various IIBA online opportunities, to learn as much as I can about how organizations use business analysts. This process has helped me gain confidence in describing my current and past business analyst roles, and I've come to appreciate the great variety of opportunities that are available within the business analysis profession. 

If you also find yourself in need of career development, IIBA membership provides multiple pathways to help, including: 
  • Local IIBA Chapter meetings; the next will be on September 19th where our VP of Education will be presenting an interactive exercise on Business Process Mapping;
  • IIBA Online Library, Career Center, and Webinars;
  • networking opportunities;
  • And the on-going Denver Chapter BABOK 3.0 study group, which currently meets every other Thursday evening.
Sponsors

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
info@TheBusinessTechCenter.com
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 Grant Warden. Thank you Grant!
 
The techniques for this month are: 7.4 Job Stories, 10.7 Business Cases, and 10.8 Business Model Canvas.  
 
The full text is here:  Technique Summary 7.4, 10.7 and 10.8. 
Membership News
by Susan Futey, CBAP, VP Membership

Welcome new Denver Chapter members!
Ralph Fry
Angel Horvath
Velda May
Patrick Mekled

Denver Chapter Active Member Count: 68
 
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. 
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Newsletter Editor: Barbara Griffith
Associate Editor: Debbie Rasor, CBAP
  
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Produced by the Denver Chapter of the IIBA  
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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