CHAPTER EVENTS

    

                      

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (Newtown Branch), Room 392, 500 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40508
    Register

    Coaching Skills as a Business Analysis Superpower: Integration with the Core Concepts

    This interactive session will illustrate the benefits of using coaching skills in elicitation and other business analysis activities. We will map coaching skills to each of the Core Concepts. Participants will gets hands-on experience to learn multiple coaching skills techniques and when to apply them. The group will explore what can happen when coaching skills are not used and how to cultivate and mature the use of these skills in your organization.

    Learning Objectives: After this session you will be able to

    • ­    Identify and use several coaching skills
    • ­    Know where the use of coaching skills is most appropriate
    • ­    Articulate the benefit of integrating coaching skills with the Core Concepts

     

    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: Joel DiGirolamo, Director of Coaching Science for the International Coach Federation

    Joel DiGirolamo is the Director of Coaching Science for the International Coach Federation (ICF), where he leads the organization’s efforts to develop, curate and disseminate information around the science of coaching. He has more than 30 years of staff and management experience in Fortune 500 companies and is the author of two books, Leading Team Alpha and Yoga in No Time at All. Joel holds a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Kansas State University, an MBA from Xavier University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP), the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

       

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    $10

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    Student

    $5

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    Guest

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    • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Solarity Group, 961 Beasley Street, Suite 140, Lexington, KY 40509
    Register

    Topic: Leveraging BDD and Given/When/Then for Better Acceptance Criteria

    BDD is the art of using examples in conversation to illustrate behaviour. -  Liz Keogh

    Behavior Driven Development is an approach to developing software that focuses on the behaviors of the users and system responses. Gherkin is a language used by Cucumber, which is a tool used to automate testing.

    Regardless of your test automation strategy, writing Acceptance Criteria using the Given/When/Then pattern of gherkin can help you identify usage scenarios and expected system behavior. Validating your G/W/T scenarios with matrix and applying concepts from Specification by Example gives you powerful tools to use when working with stakeholders on their needs, priorities, coverage and gaps.

    Terry will show us how to write Acceptance Criteria using G/W/T and a simple way to use Excel create matrices to help ensure scenario coverage and enable more productive conversations with stakeholders about priorities and dependencies starting tomorrow! 

      

    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: Terry Wiegmann, CBAP, CSQE, PSPO, ACG

     

    Terry is a “T-shaped” technologist, a long-time practitioner in a variety of roles and using a variety of plan-driven and agile practices; across commercial and enterprise applications; custom and COTS software; public and private sector; and industry domains. She has a solid background and hands-on experience with a variety of business analysis, agility and quality practices and techniques in commercial and back office software development as an internal employee, contractor and consultant.

    Terry was the founding president of the Columbus Chapter of the IIBA, and is an IIBA® Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP); Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and an ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE); a Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO), Advanced Toastmaster Gold (ACG), and an Awesome Woman in Agile and ASQ Fellow nominee. She has founded or served on various professional organization boards: Columbus IIBA, Columbus ATDD, Columbus Requirements SIG, Central Ohio Agile Association/Coaching Circle, US Agile Coach Camp, and Women in Leadership at Lucent.

    She gives back by sharing her breadth of experience by presenting frequently at BA, QA and Agile conferences and meetings including Bluegrass IIBA Chapter meetings, Agile2014, SOBARC, Columbus IIBA Professional Development Day and Cincinnati IIBA Chapter meetings. She is passionate about helping analysts and teams have courage, celebrate learning and continually improve, and has been published in AgileConnection, Sticky Minds (one of her articles made the Sticky Minds Top 10 List for 2016) and IIBA Best Practices for Better Business Analysis.

    Terry is currently Principal Consultant serving as an agile coach with Improving in Columbus, Ohio.

     

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    Don't forget: Let your friends and colleagues know about this month's event by forwarding this event to them.

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

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    Free

    $10

    Annual Pass

    Free

    $10

    Student

    $5

    $5

    Guest

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    • Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sullivan University, 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Room 237, Lexington, KY 40504
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    Topic: TBD

    Abstract begins here 

     

     

     

    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: TBD

     

       

    Pass the Word:

    Don't forget: Let your friends and colleagues know about this month's event by forwarding this event to them.

    Please feel free to print this flyer and post around your office.

     

    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
    • TBD

    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

     

       

    Pass the Word:

    Don't forget: Let your friends and colleagues know about this month's event by forwarding this event to them.

    Please feel free to print this flyer and post around your office.

     

    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

      

Past events

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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