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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:30 PM | Community IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    IIBA is committed to offering a wide array of resources and tools to help our members advance in their careers in an ever-changing world. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the new IIBA Career Centre - the next generation of our career support resources.

    The new IIBA Career Centre experience is built to support our members' career journeys by connecting them with employers from around the globe and resources to advance their careers.

    Create an account, upload your resumé and explore jobs now!


    What’s New in IIBA Career Centre?

    As an IIBA member, you can:

    • Browse 10,000+ job listings across the globe and apply directly
    • Upload your resumé for a free review and add it to the resume bank
    • Remember to list your IIBA Certifications and IIBA Member badges to differentiate yourself and stand out to prospective employers browsing the resume bank
    • Save jobs, create job alerts and receive bi-weekly job flash emails
    • Connect with career coaching service to get one-on-one expert advice on your career journey from certified coaches. First session is free.

    Also, be sure to check out the the Career Insights* section. Explore data and insights on salary range, employment outlook, and in-demand skills and abilities required in your next career path.

    For questions about the new IIBA Career Centre, please refer to our Frequently Asked QuestionsGet started now!




  • Monday, October 03, 2022 1:53 PM | Professional Development IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)

             

    Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month #CyberSecMonth? Cybersecurity breaches are increasing and it’s affecting the way business analysis is conducted. 

    IIBA® is pleased to offer its Members a special 20%* exam rebate when you write the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis (IIBA®- CCA) or the Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) exams during the month of October. 

    There are no special codes or rebates required for this promotion, but you must be an IIBA Member to take advantage of this special offer. The 20% exam rebate applies to IIBA®-CCA and IIBA®-CBDA when you write the exam between October 1 to October 31, 2022. IIBA Members, simply write the exam during the promotional period and your rebate will be applied!  

    *Terms & Conditions: The 20% exam rebate offer applies to IIBA® Members in good standing who write the IIBA®-CCA or the IIBA®-CBDA exams from October 1 to October 31, 2022. The discount applies to exam fees and exam rewrite fees only. The rebate will be applied to the original payment method after the exam is completed in USD and may take up to December 15, 2022, to be processed. Currency exchange rates fluctuate daily so the amount refunded may differ from the purchase price. The exam rebate applies to the exam portion of the IIBA®-CCA bundled price. The offer does not apply to bulk purchasing. This offer is subject to change without notice. Note: The exam cannot be taken on the same day as the exam purchase. Exam scheduling availability is determined by the exam fulfillment service.


  • Friday, September 30, 2022 4:37 PM | Community IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    Bluegrass IIBA Chapter sponsors the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame and is now accepting nominations from the community for individuals worthy of this prestigious honor. The Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who have made a significant individual contribution to the advancement of the business analysis profession in the Bluegrass State of Kentucky. You may nominate someone in one of three categories. You do not have to have an affiliation with Bluegrass IIBA Chapter to be nominated to the Hall of Fame.

    Read more about the Bluegrass Business Analysis Hall of Fame program.

    Please take a few minutes to consider those business analysis professionals around you, within your organization and within the community, to consider if they have made a significant individual contribution to the profession. If so, please use our Nomination page to nominate them for this prestigious award.

     

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 11:45 AM | Technology IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    Did you notice that there is a "Add to my calendar" link on the top right of the event listing on our chapter website (https://bluegrass.iiba.org)? So, once you register for an event, you can use the link to put the event on your calendar and get a reminder when it is approaching the date to attend. 


  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:10 AM | Community IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    Our Charter Sponsor, The Solarity Group, has added three (3) Business Analysis courses to their offerings for September 2022. Check out the Community Events (on the right) on our Events page to see these classes, to see if there is anything of interest to you. 

    1. Business Analysis Foundations, Sept. 9; 8:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
    2. Best Practices in Business Analysis, Sept. 22-23; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    3. Effective Communications, Sept 26; 8:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT

    Since 2003, Solarity has provided excellent results through hands-on solutions based on proven best practices. We work to understand our customers’ issues and goals, develop a clear definition of where they are, where they want to be, and then create a measurable action plan for success.

    Our broad range of experience and knowledge in a range of different industries allows us to customize our approach to fit the situation. We work in total partnership with our clients to understand their business needs and the current environment, and then match the right amount of process to meet the culture and the project.


  • Friday, July 15, 2022 5:00 PM | Professional Development IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    For a limited time, IIBA Members save 15% off* the Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC) and the Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (IIBA®- CPOA) exam fees when purchased between July 15 to August 31, 2022. There are no promo codes required for this promotion, but you must be an IIBA Member to take advantage of this special offer!

    Not an IIBA Member, join IIBA to take advantage of this offer! When you get an IIBA Certification, membership pays for itself in exam discount fees. Now get an additional 15% discount on those fees.

    Check out this offer on IIBA.org

    *Terms & Conditions: This 15% discounted offer is only applicable to active IIBA Members who purchase IIBA®-AAC and IIBA®-CPOA exam, bundle, or digital access between July 15 to August 31, 2022 11:59 PM ET. Non-members can become eligible for the discount if membership is purchased first. The 15% discount offer applies to the exam rewrite fees. This offer is not applicable to application fees. The offer does not apply to bulk purchasing. This offer is subject to change without notice. Please Note: The discounted prices are automatically displayed in the cart once logged in as a Member.

  • Saturday, July 09, 2022 5:24 PM | Finance IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)

    The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Welcomes Sarah Poynter to the Board of Directors

    Sarah Poynter, CBAP, CBDA

    Sarah Poynter joins the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Board of Directors as Executive Director of the newly opened Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati Branch. The branch was opened this month in response to Cincinnati IIBA Chapter dissolving. It is the second branch of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter joining Kentuckiana Branch in Louisville, KY.

    Sarah is a Software Engineering Manager at US Bank. She and her husband live in Florence, KY with their three dogs, Fancy, Hay Hay and Neno. Sarah looks forward to working with the Bluegrass IIBA Board of Directors and growing the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati IIBA Branch.  

  • Wednesday, July 06, 2022 4:10 PM | Community IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    The 2022 Global State of Business Analysis Survey is now open! Your voice matters! Share your input in this year's survey, and we'll give you a complimentary summary report jam-packed with trends and insight on the state of business analysis.

    This survey closes on Sunday, July 31st and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Your participation is anonymous and confidential.

    IIBA's annual global survey on business analysis is for individuals, managers, and decision makers. Survey responses provide an in-depth look at career trends and statistics in business analysis. 

    What The Survey Covers:
    • Top talents specific to areas of practice
    • Contribute to global & local salary information
    • Learn about certification & career development trends
    • Covers 5 career themes


  • Tuesday, July 05, 2022 7:22 AM | Finance IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    The Bluegrass IIBA Chapter Welcomes Will Powers to the Board of Directors


    Will Powers joins the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter to the Board of Directors as Vice President of Marketing and Communications following the election of Bill Powers as President. 

    Will is a recent graduate from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a minor in Information Systems. He currently works at Fidelity Investments. Will brings his marketing and digital experience to the Chapter. He plans to expand the chapter presence online and elsewhere, by expanding the marketing channels the chapter currently employs. 


  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:34 AM | Professional Development IIBA Bluegrass (Administrator)


    Have a Safe, Healthy and Enjoyable Summer!

    Bluegrass IIBA Chapter does not hold chapter meetings during June and July so that our community, members and chapter leaders may take family summer vacations. We do have webinars for those who will be around for the summer.

    Join us back in August for our Fall schedule:

    Aug. 17: Working in Agile – Clearing the Muddy Waters between Product Owner, Business Analyst, and Scrum Master, Panelists Lisa Whitaker (SM), Aaron Whittenberger (BA) and Jonathan Hill (PO) | Register at: https://iiba-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016547862889/WN_Ul8U0NqTS8SX1nZiWAvYbg

    Aug. 24: Social Event to 'Build a Community', Our Labor Day Pool Party with Stephanie Hawkins, Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and Cathy Warren, Southeast Michigan IIBA Chapter. | Register at: https://iiba-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd-GtpzIoHtxZOv56sqhuU86zgN3PIH66

    Sept. 21: Elicit and Collaborate like a Pro! Top Tips from an Expert with Pamela Paterson, Best Selling Author | Register at: https://iiba-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/4516551681421/WN_wJX4XDeCSjeJ_uqqq__8tg

    Oct. 19: Developing Your Growth Mindset with Dr. Annie Shibata, PhD. | Register at: https://iiba-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/6516547961978/WN_GEDr_KEjSgatuuZvwJjzPg


    

                      

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