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Volume 17 Issue 4    


National / International Connection

 5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch

Work invariably ebbs and flows, cycling between steady states, where we feel more in control of the pace and workload, and peak periods, where the work crunch hits us hard. Unexpected setbacks, project sprints, or even vacations and holidays can create mayhem and tension. Maintaining focus and managing....null

 3 Things Business Analysts Must Know About The Digital Organization

Digital Organization has been a popular term when talking about reforming the Organization with IT technology and exploring the new Business Opportunities.

Here are the 3 things Business Analysts must know about the Digital Organization.....

What Does the Future Mean for Us

By Ken Fulmer, President & CEO, IIBA

The BA profession has been evolving for several years but what is changing now is the pace of change. There are many factors that drive this accelerated pace but what does all this mean for BAs? What do we think about the future of our careers and the future of the profession? ...



Humor: Santa: The Original Business Analyst... Merry Christmas!

Originally published December 19, 2010

Chapter Connection

The Only Constant in Business is Change...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. This is the time of year in which we look back at the past year and look forward to new challenges. Much of the discussion this past year has been on change. One thing has become clear is that great technological advances has quickened the pace at which the business environment is changing. New technologies and advances continually disrupt industry business models globally.....

    Board of Directors Spotlight...Joann Sims, CBAP

Joann Sims

Vice President of Membership

Joann has been a member of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter since March 2016. She gained interest in the chapter in 2014 while serving as a Project Manager/Business Analyst for Kentucky State Government. After accepting a position with a company in Lexington in 2015, the Business Analysis Practice Manager encouraged the Business Analysts to secure the CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) certification.  She joined the chapter after ...  

  Bluegrass IIBA Upcoming Events

January 17, 2018 -Why Business Analysts Should Use the Business Model Canvas

Globalization and the emergence of digital business have changed the playing field for everyone. New business models can now rapidly disrupt an entire industry by changing the way value is delivered to...

February 21, 2018 -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...

March 21, 2018 -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....

Announcing the release of the new IIBA Global Business Analysis Core Standard

Announcing the release of the new IIBA Global Business Analysis Core Standard, a companion guide to the BABOK® Guide v3.

The IIBA Global Business Analysis Core Standard is for individuals and organizations interested in accessing the core fundamental practices of business analysis.

It hasn’t always been easy to share a common understanding of business analysis principles and practices within organizations or with other business professionals. With this free release of the Core Standard, IIBA® is taking an important step forward to broadly share commonly accepted best practices with the greater business community..... 

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter recognized for Community Outreach…

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter in Lexington, KY was once again recognized for excellence by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) during IIBA Chapter Awards ceremony on Tuesday evening, November 7, 2017; at their Building Business Capability Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter won the Community Outreach Award this year for their efforts to reach out to...

Local Connection



Another successful Small Business Speaker Seriesevent…

The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter would like to thank Sasha Bowlby of Sash & Bow.  She welcomed us into her shop on Walton Ave in Lexington, KY for the second edition of our Small Business Speaker Series, devised by our very own Judeth Tarter, Vice President of Community Outreach.  The series is designed to socialize entrepreneurs and business analysts in the Bluegrass area. The open discussion helps ...

Louisville martial artist kicks butt in new Hollywood movie

You might know him from back in 1996, when he was "Mr. June" in the annual Kentuckiana Men calendar produced by Louisville TV station WHAS11's "Louisville Tonight Live."

Today, Louisville native Sean Ramey is playing a much bigger role, this time... 

Lexington’s bar-hopping cat now raising money for animal shelter

The shirts immortalize the Kenwick neighborhood's bar-hopping (and couch-hopping) cat, with proceeds going to benefit the Lexington Humane Society, which is where Cairo came from.

One version is an artsy take on the friendly orange tabby, the other his silhouette on a barstool....


New $10 million bourbon experience coming. Here’s what you’ll see.

what you’ll see.

Diageo plans to build a $10 million visitors’ experience at the new Bulleit Distilling Company in Shelbyville.

The 9,000-square-foot project, which was approved for $2.5 million in incentives from the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet on Wednesday, will have a tasting room, tours and more.... 


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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