Volume 17 Issue 1
National / International Connection
A Step-By-Step Approach to Work/Life Balance
If you’ve had a quick lunch at your desk, then get up, get out, and take a walk. Cruise around the building. Get out and get some fresh air. Or do what LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner does and try walking meetings: Not only will new scenery change your perspective, but you'll have fewer distractions as well.
Looking Ahead in 2017
Ken Fulmer, President and CEO, IIBA
Congratulations to our BA Community. Looking back on 2016 we have a lot to celebrate. Our Chapter network welcomed four new Chapters including our first Chapter in China. Focusing on growing our business analysis community, IIBA® signed six strategic alliances creating new networking opportunities for Members..
Spring in the Bluegrass (Time to Train for your BA Career)
by Terry Sundy, Jr., President, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter
As the seasons change from Winter to Spring and the Thoroughbred horses prepare for racing locally, we here at the Bluegrass IIBA chapter we like to offer our services to help you begin or continue your Business Analysis career. Just like the horses, you cannot remain still and expect your career to be successful. The only constant in this world is change. Allow the Bluegrass IIBA chapter to assist you with these changes.....
Bluegrass IIBA Upcoming Events
Participants in the small group discussion event will be able to take a deep dive into the multifaceted role of the business analyst. The participants will be divided into four small groups and each small group will discuss each of four topics as a team...
Design Thinking isn’t just for design agencies anymore; recently, large organizations such as IBM, Deloitte and various US Government agencies have turned towards design driven approaches in their software development workflows. But instead of focusing solely on design for decorative purposes, large enterprises are using it to disrupt and improve their core work cultures for BAs...
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter welcomes new sponsor Justinmind
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter welcomes Justinmind as our newest chapter sponsor.
Established in 2014 in San Francisco, CA; Justinmind offers tools that can vastly improve your project requirements lifecycle. The tools can be used for any type of project methodology, but have unique advantages that provide extreme value to Agile processes...
Successful launch of our new Small Business Speaker Series!
The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter would like to thank Jim and Bev Taylor of Cork & Barrel for hosting an excellent kick-off to our new Small Business Speaker Series, masterminded by our very own Judeth Tarter, Vice President of Community Outreach. Ideally, the series will help small business owners in the Bluegrass area, like Jim and Bev, understand the similarities of being an entrepreneur and the career of business analysis...
Bluegrass Business Spotlight...Tempur-Sealy
Managing Business Analysts
According to Wikipedia, a business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents it business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology. The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) describes the role as "a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organization, and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals....
A Day in the Life of a BA Consultant
After truck crashed into one of downtown’s oldest buildings, an architectural discovery
Part of the oldest commercial building on Main Street is getting some restoration, and it all began with a car wreck at the corner of West Main and South Upper streets. The truck careened into the front door of Harvey’s Bar and damaged a support column of Melodeon Hall, also known as the McAdams & Morford Building because of the drugstore that occupied Harvey’s space for 96 years...
We at Bluegrass IIBA Chapter realize that your successes and challenges can be great lessons learned for others; therefore, we encourage you to donate your time and experience to local groups that provide mentorship to youth or professional development for adults. Let's enrich our community by helping others advance or prepare for new careers.
Beginning in August 2016, members are able to attend Bluegrass IIBA Chapter meetings for free (some restrictions apply). Remember to renew your membership to continue to enjoy the benefits of membership. Do you have more than 10 professionals who perform business analysis in your organization? Then the IIBA Corporate Membership and Bluegrass IIBA Corporate Membership programs may be for you.
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