The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is a non-profit professional association established in August 2013 to serve the business community of the Bluegrass region of central and eastern Kentucky. We welcome professionals of all disciplines who deliver organizational change including business analysis, business management, project management, product management, quality assurance and control, change management, consultants and recruiters. 

IIBA® Vision

Lead the global business analysis community and professional standards so every person achieves more.

IIBA® Mission

Shape the practice of business analysis to achieve better enterprise outcomes.

Our Vision

To be the thought leader on business analysis topics in the Bluegrass region.

Our Mission

Bring together the Bluegrass community of professionals who deliver organizational change to promote best practices in delivering better business outcomes. 


The Objectives of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter are to:

  • Champion Business Analysis excellence by providing an educational program, promoting best practices, and creating opportunities for practitioners to grow personally and professionally.
  • Develop Business Analysis practitioners and leaders who deliver organizational results.
  • Cultivate alliances with organizations in the community to advance the profession in the Bluegrass.
  • Provide networking opportunities for business professionals to learn from each other.

Our History

Aaron Whittenberger, IIBA Director of the Americas Eastern Region, contacted people in the Central Kentucky region interested in Business Analysis starting in July 2013. Over 70 people indicated their interest in starting a local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). Several people got involved to launch the new chapter for business analysis and business change professionals.


In April, chapter membership reaches 100. In May, held our seventh AGM and inducted our fifth class of 2 people into the BBAHoF. In September, we held our first Bluegrass Business Analysis Conference (BBAC) with 73 participants. We won the Chapter of the Year in November. Chapter membership is 114 at the end of the year.
In May, IIBA Harmonization drops chapter membership from 121 to 93. We held our eighth AGM and inducted our sixth class of 3 people into the BBAHoF. We held virtual community events, including a Community Poll Party, Boo Bash, and Holiday Social Event. The chapter ends the year with 122 members.
We held our ninth AGM and inducted our seventh class of people into the BBAHoF in May. In August, we launched the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Branch serving the Greater Cincinnati community. The chapter ends the year with 175 members.


We held our BABOK Study Group with 18 participants local and remote. In May, we held our third AGM, inducted our first class into the BBAHoF and raised membership to 51. In July, we introduced the BA Talks video series.  In November, we win the Innovation Chapter Award from IIBA. In December, we held our fourth Winter Social at Belle Notte and publish our first newsletter.
In May, we held our fourth AGM and inducted our second class of 3 people into the BBAHoF. In June, we held a BABOK Study Group of 17 participants. In November, we held a chapter awards watch party at The Pub, where we won the Community Outreach Chapter Award from IIBA.
Launched the Kentuckiana Branch serving the Louisville and Southeast Indiana community in February. In April, we had a vendor booth at Commerce Lexington trade show. The membership elects the third President of the chapter. In November, we won the Leadership Excellence Chapter Award.
Aaron Whittenberger organizes people interested in starting an IIBA chapter, fills Board of Director positions, then holds the first program meeting in November 2013, with Terry Wiegmann of Columbus, Ohio speaking. We hold our first Winter Social at BD's Mongolian Grill.
We hold our first Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May 2014. Our petition to become an IIBA chapter is approved by IIBA in October. Also in October we hold our first Leadership Fair. In November, our Membership ratifies the chapter Bylaws. By year end, we raise membership to 23 and hold our second Winter Social.
Receive our charter from IIBA, making us an official chapter of IIBA. In May, we held our second AGM and our first BABOK Study Group. Launched the Green Mountain Branch in Burlington, VT. We launched the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame (BBAHoF) in October. In December, held our third Winter Social, playing BA Feud, and raised membership to 43.
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