CHAPTER EVENTS

    

                      

Upcoming events

    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • TEKsystems, 700 N Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222
    • 31
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    Workshop: I Write Use Cases...Do You?

    Use cases are often used to support solution requirements.  It is a widely used business analysis technique used to explain the requirement in more detail by describing the actions and responses between one or more actors and the system under discovery.  This workshop will look at the components of use cases, value of use cases, when they can add value to the project, and distinguishes between business and system use cases.

    This workshop from the BA Knowledge Academy takes a deep dive into the use cases, use case diagrams and scenarios; and how to write them.  It looks at multiple approaches to developing and documenting use cases.  This workshop is aligned the A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) version 3. It shows the business analysis practitioner how to use this tool to build an excellent business relationship with project stakeholders to work toward a positive experience for everyone involved.

     

    Learning points:

    • Gain understanding of use cases, use case diagrams and scenarios
    • Gain understanding the value of use cases
    • Gain understanding of differences and uses of business use cases and system use cases
    • Gain understanding of how to develop and document use cases
    • Gain understanding of advanced use case diagraming techniques
    • Hands on experience with developing use cases

     

    3.5 PD Hours | 3.5 CDUs

    This workshop is registered with IIBA and qualifies for 3.5 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® certification and 3.5 Continuing Development Units (CDU) toward retaining your existing IIBA® certification. 

    This is part of a 10-part series of business analysis training workshops designed to give the participant a look at the full role of the business analyst within the context of a project.  A participant may attend only the topics in which they have an interest to learn more, or attend all 10 workshops for the full look at the business analyst role.

      

    Target Audience:

    • Project Business Analysts
    • Enterprise Business Analysts
    • Business Systems Analysts
    • Requirements Engineers
    • Business and Solution Architects
    • Business Relationship Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Managers of Business Analysts
    • IT Managers
    • BACoE and PMO Directors

     

    Level:

    • Novice
    • Intermediate 
    • Experienced
    • Business Analyst Manager

      

    Workshop presented by: Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP, Co-Founder of BA Knowledge Academy

     

    Aaron is Co-Founder, COO and an Instructor at Business Analysis Knowledge Academy (BA Knowledge Academy) and the Founding President of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. He also serves as Regional Director of the Americas Eastern Region for IIBA®, and is the former Chairperson of the Role Delineation Committee, responsible for the relevancy and validity of the IIBA® certification program.

    Aaron is a 2016 Inductee into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame. He is a champion for the IIBA®, business analysis as a profession and the recognition of its practitioners. He is an avid Business Analyst, Blogger, Mentor, Trainer and Presenter. Aaron is a frequent speaker at IIBA® and corporate meetings and conferences in the region. He has 30 years of Business and IT experience including 17 years of Business Analysis and 15 years of consulting experience; and earned his Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification in 2008.

    He received his business analysis training through ASPE Technologies. Aaron lives in Northern Kentucky and has four sons. In his family life, Aaron enjoys family time, and a good round of golf; we’ll see if he ever has one. You may connect with Aaron on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronwhittenberger or Twitter: @TheWittyBA.

       

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    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Online webinar
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    Topic: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

    This is a free online chat session with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.   

     

    Target Audience:

    • Professionals interested in Business Analysis Certification 

         

    Presented by: Paul Schroeder, CBAP

    Paul Schroeder obtained his Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification in early 2013, and has been an active member of three different chapters, including the best chapter in the IIBA chapter network: Bluegrass. This provides a unique perspective on IIBA membership and certification. Paul has mentored other business analysts and provided advice regarding the CBAP exam. Paul lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three boys. He enjoys many activities with them, including skiing, ping-pong, extreme sledding, spike ball, touch football, theatre, trips to Boston, and long conversations with them while they are trapped in the car and cannot escape.

            

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    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Tempur+Sealy, 1000 Tempur Way, Lexington, KY 40511
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    Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and induct the third class of professionals into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame (BBAHoF).  The AGM will look at what the Chapter has accomplished in the past year in relation to its strategic plan, its community outreach efforts, relationships it has built and inform participants of the strategic plan for the coming year.  There are transformational changes happening in the global business analysis community, we will look at how the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will bring those changes to the Bluegrass business analysis community. 

    The Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame recognizes those from the community that have made a significant individual contribution to the advancement of business analysis as a profession within the Bluegrass region. Nominations were made from the community knowing that inductees do not have to have an affiliation with the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter or IIBA; they just must to have made a personal contribution to the advancement and awareness of the value of business analysis here within the Bluegrass region. We will induct our third class of inductees for this prestigious recognition of individual effort. 

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • The value and strength of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter
    • The direction of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter program for the coming year
    • The purpose and value of the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame

     

    Target Audience:

    • Project Business Analysts
    • Enterprise Business Analysts
    • Business Systems Analysts
    • Requirements Engineers
    • Business and Solution Architects
    • Business Relationship Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Managers of Business Analysts
    • IT Managers
    • BACoE and PMO Directors

     

    Level:

    • Novice
    • Intermediate 
    • Experienced
    • Business Analyst Manager

     

    Schedule:

          6:30 pm - 6:50 pm - Networking and Refreshments

          6:50 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapter News

          7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Program

     

    Presented by: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Board of Directors

     

       

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    We encourage pre-registration for our events so our meeting sponsors know how much food to provide for us:

    Registration type

    Pre-registration

    Within 24 hours

    Member

    Free

    $10

    Annual Pass

    Free

    $10

    Student

    $5

    $5

    Guest

    $10

    $20

      

    • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TEKsystems, 700 N Hurstbourne Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222
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    Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and induct the third class of professionals into the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame (BBAHoF).  The AGM will look at what the Chapter has accomplished in the past year in relation to its strategic plan, its community outreach efforts, relationships it has built and inform participants of the strategic plan for the coming year.  There are transformational changes happening in the global business analysis community, we will look at how the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will bring those changes to the Bluegrass business analysis community. 

    The Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame recognizes those from the community that have made a significant individual contribution to the advancement of business analysis as a profession within the Bluegrass region. Nominations were made from the community knowing that inductees do not have to have an affiliation with the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter or IIBA; they just must to have made a personal contribution to the advancement and awareness of the value of business analysis here within the Bluegrass region. We will induct our third class of inductees for this prestigious recognition of individual effort. 

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • The value and strength of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter
    • The direction of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter program for the coming year
    • The purpose and value of the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame

     

    Target Audience:

    • Project Business Analysts
    • Enterprise Business Analysts
    • Business Systems Analysts
    • Requirements Engineers
    • Business and Solution Architects
    • Business Relationship Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Managers of Business Analysts
    • IT Managers
    • BACoE and PMO Directors

     

    Level:

    • Novice
    • Intermediate 
    • Experienced
    • Business Analyst Manager

     

    Schedule:

          6:30 pm - 6:50 pm - Networking and Refreshments

          6:50 pm - 7:00 pm - Chapter News

          7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Program

     

    Presented by: Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Board of Directors

     

    This meeting sponsored by:

      

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    We encourage pre-registration for our events so our meeting sponsors know how much food to provide for us:

    Registration type

    Pre-registration

    Within 24 hours

    Member

    Free

    $10

    Annual Pass

    Free

    $10

    Student

    $5

    $5

    Guest

    $10

    $20

      

    • Friday, June 08, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Online webinar
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    Topic: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

    This is a free online chat session with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.   

     

    Target Audience:

    • Professionals seeking IIBA certification  

         

    Presented by: Cody May, CBAP

    Cody May, CBAP is Business Analysis Practice Director at SQS USA, Inc.

     

     

     

     

              

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    • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Virtual, online
    • 22
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    BABOK® v3 Study Group 

    Are you interested in ECBA, CCBA® or CBAP® certification, or just would like to learn more about the content of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) version 3.    

    This summer, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will once again host a virtual BABOK® v3 Study Group for those individuals interested in IIBA® certification or learning the BABOK® Guide to better their career.

    Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will run the study group for about 12 sessions on Wednesday evenings through the summer.  This study group will provide 30 Professional Development (PD) Hours for those students seeking certification, and provide a practice test opportunity for all students.  Students will be provided with course material, including a BABOK v3 Study Guide. 

    This study group will be facilitated by Director of Certification Eric Neill, PMP, CSCP, Vice President of Professional Development Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP and other CBAP Recipients from the Chapter Leadership.

    If you have any questions concerning this study group, please email Eric at Certification@bluegrass.iiba.org or Aaron at Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org.

       

    30 PD Hours | 30 CDUs

    This workshop is registered with IIBA and qualifies for 30 Professional Development (PD) Hours toward IIBA® certification and 30 Continuing Development Units (CDU) toward retaining your existing IIBA® certification.  

    Target Audience:

    • Project Business Analysts
    • Enterprise Business Analysts
    • Business Systems Analysts
    • Requirements Engineers
    • Business and Solution Architects
    • Business Relationship Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Managers of Business Analysts            

     

    Level:

    • Novice
    • Intermediate 
    • Experienced
    • Business Analyst Manager       

     

    Presented by: 

        

    Facilitated by: 

     

    Eric Neill, PMP, CSCP

    Director of Certification

    Certification@bluegrass.iiba.org

     

    Aaron Whittenberger, CBAP

    Vice President of Professional Development

    Professional@bluegrass.iiba.org 

           

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    • Friday, July 13, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Online webinar
    Register

        

    Topic: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

    This is a free online chat session with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.   

     

    Target Audience:

    • Professionals seeking IIBA certification  

         

    Presented by: Joann Sims, CBAP

     

     

     

     

              

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Past events

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Kentuckiana IIBA - Root Cause doesn’t have to hurt like a Root Canal!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA - Root Cause doesn’t have to hurt like a Root Canal!
Friday, April 13, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA Webinar: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
Monday, April 09, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA - IIBA® Certification Mentoring Social Event
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Kentuckiana IIBA - Leveraging BDD and Given/When/Then for Better Acceptance Criteria
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA - Leveraging BDD and Given/When/Then for Better Acceptance Criteria
Friday, March 09, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA Webinar: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Kentuckiana IIBA - Coaching Skills as a Business Analysis Superpower: Integration with the Core Concepts
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA - Coaching Skills as a Business Analysis Superpower: Integration with the Core Concepts
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Bluegrass IIBA - Why Business Analysts Should Use the Business Model Canvas
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Winter Networking Social - UPDATED Location
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Small Business Speaker Series: Expanding the Definition of the BA Role II
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - IIBA Awards Celebration
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Leadership Fair
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Business Analyst as an Organizational Leader
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Governance is not a four letter word!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Why Do Business Analysis, Really?
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - BABOK v3 Study Group
Monday, June 05, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Chapter Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Ceremony
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Webinar: Design Thinking for Business Analysts: a get-started guide to prototyping better products
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Exploring the full Role of the Business Analyst
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - CIO Panel Discussion
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - The Future of Business Analysis…The CEO Perspective
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Bluegrass IIBA - Small Business Speaker Series: Expanding the Definition of the BA Role
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Winter Networking Social
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Business Analysis in Agile... It is the Activity Not the Role
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Leadership Fair
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - IIBA's New Approach to Certification
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst
Friday, September 30, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA Workshop - I Plan My Work...Do You?
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Using BABOK Guide® v3 To Help Build Your Organization’s Business Architecture
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst - The Future of Business Analysis
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - How Can You be a Business Analyst without Knowing the Business?
Thursday, August 11, 2016 Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Webinar Speaker Series: 21st Century Business Analyst
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Annual General Meeting and Hall of Fame Ceremony
Friday, May 13, 2016 Workshop: I Write Requirements...Do You?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Creating and Using a Career Coverage Matrix
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - 7 Habits of Highly Effective Business Analysts
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 CBAP Study Group
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - 10+5+3+1=90…How to Help the Business Achieve its Strategic Plan
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Bluegrass IIBA - Business Data Modeling Made Easy
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA - Winter Networking Social - BA Feud
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA Panel Discussion – Recruiting and Hiring Business Analysts
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA - Leadership Fair
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA - The Important Skills for Success
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA - Achieving Success through a Business-Driven Approach
Friday, August 21, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA Professional Development Workshop
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Business Analysis: Is it a Role or a Skill?
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Bluegrass IIBA® Chapter Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 BABOK v3 Virtual Study Group (Reoccurring every Wednesday until July 29)
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 AGM and CIO Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Charm School 101: How to Influence Your Team
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 eCommerce and the Business Analyst
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Town Hall Meeting: PMI-PBA and CCBA® Business Analysis Certification – What’s the Diff?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Winter Networking Social
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Business Analysis on a Global Scale
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Leadership Fair
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Cultivating Agile Requirements
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Requirements Elicitation Traps and How to Deal With Them
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Three Steps to Influencing When You Don't Have the Authority

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