Volume 20 Issue 1     
 

National / International Connection

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has finally come into his own as the carmaker launches its much-anticipated Bronco SUV

By Matthew DeBord

When nobody was looking, Ford CEO Jim Hackett quietly got on a roll. Don't worry if you didn't notice. The drumbeat of negative news around Ford, centering on its stock price — down 33% of the past 12 months, and 42% since Hackett took over in 2017 — has been loud. In a simplified sense, design thinking is about considering opportunities to innovate with product or services...



Information Security Isn't Just About IT

By Adrian Reed, Director, Blackmetric Business Solutions

In a world where there is an increased expectation for transparency, privacy and that security breaches will be strictly punished, security should be at the forefront of our minds not just with what our projects deliver but also how we run our projects...


The Guide to Business Data Analytics is now available!

The wait is over. The Guide to Business Data Analytics is now available and it provides a foundational understanding of Business Data Analytics concepts


 

Local Connection

Disruptions and Transformations: Pivoting, Adapting, Thriving and Leading Through Trying Times

Virtual Business Analysis Conference Hosted by Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. Wednesday, September 23, 2020; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You have option to attend morning, afternoon or all-day. Eligible for 7 CDUs/PDUs Conference will be kicked off by Delvin Fletcher, President and CEO, IIBA International...

Chapter Connection

Congratulate our newest IIBA Certified individuals:

Siva Paramasivan, CBAP


Upcoming Events

  Making Magic with

  Blended Teams

Developing software is a risky endeavor. Is the product viable? Is it desirable? Is it feasible? How can we answer these questions without taking months or years? Wed. Aug. 19; 12 pm OR 6pm EDT.

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    10 Tips for Enterprise     Agility

The days of thinking that transformation is isolated to the IT department are over. One of the biggest challenges of a global organization is not only adapting to market demands but doing so in a way that advances new business lines. Wed. Sept 16; 6pm EDT. 

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    Agile for the Business
   Analyst

Traditional system-development methodologies are rapidly being replaced by more iterative or agile approaches. More and more organizations are realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at a lower cost. Wed. Oct. 21; 6pm EDT.

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Chapter News

  You Spoke, We Listened, Then

  Responded!

When the global health pandemic hit America and came to Kentucky in March 2020, we were all forced to work from our homes; or worse, lost our jobs. The Bluegrass business analysis community stood up...

 

  Congratulations to the

  Bluegrass BA Hall of Fame

  Class of 2020

We inducted our fifth class of individuals into the BBAHoF in May. Two new members were added to the Hall of Fame. 

 

Check out our Study Group:

Agile Analysis Study Guide



 

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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