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Volume 18 Issue 1    


National / International Connection

Ten Things To Add To Your Resume -- And Ten To Remove Immediately

Most people don't like their resumes. I don't blame them! Most resumes are weak. They are boring, and they all sound alike.

Most resumes are lame because they are written in an awful language that's only used for resumes and company policy memos. I call this language Corporate .... 


BAs and Cybersecurity

By Ken Fulmer, President & CEO, IIBA

Cybersecurity issues have significantly impacted the business world. It has shown the vulnerabilities our companies, and agencies now face. Some breaches of security have already crippled companies and compromised millions of citizens’ privacy and identities. What can the BA profession do to assist in this significant problem area?

IIBA® is working with IEEE to examine .....

Top 10 IT Skills for a BA - grab them today! 


As most business analysts work along with software delivery teams, you may feel that not knowing programming languages will stop you from becoming a business analyst. So, do we need to learn software coding or designing applications?  


The 7 Secrets of Good Business Analyst

What separates a mediocre business analyst from a good one? What makes the good business analysts the best at what they do?

Based on my experience as a BA and a manager of BAs, here are the qualities that good business analysts.... 

Chapter Connection

    Board of Directors Spotlight...Judeth Tarter, CBAP

Judeth Tarter

Vice President of Community Outreach


Judeth has been a member of the Bluegrass IIBA since March 2016.  After becoming a member, she became interested in obtaining her CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) Certification.  She participated in a BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) study group, which was offeredthrough our Bluegrass Chapter's Professional Development Program.  She received her certification in August 2016.

As VP of Community Outreach for our chapter, Judeth continues to support the growth of business analysis and our chapter...  

 Upcoming events


March 21, 2018 - Leveraging BDD and Given/When/Then for Better Acceptance Criteria

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....


April 9, 2018 - IIBA® Certification Mentoring Social Event

This dinner social event brings together the Chapter’s IIBA Certification recipients and those wishing to obtain their IIBA Certification. Attendees will enjoy dinner and networking with IIBA Certified individuals and IIBA Certification aspirants. Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is dedicated to assisting those seeking IIBA Certification, and invite everyone from those that are thinking about it to those who are approved and ...


April 13, 2018 - IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

This is a free online chat session with one of our CBAP® recipients. The CBAP mentor will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA™, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP mentor.

Agile is the New Black


At the moment, everything seems to be ‘agile’. We see ‘agile’ projects, ‘agile’ software development and more recently ‘agile’ organisations. In this quest to be more agile, the very premise of agile itself seems to have been lost. In this article, I will explore this thing called ‘agile’ and will attempt to address a few problems that have developed in relation to agile.
So what is ‘agile’?
The Agile Manifesto was first published in 2001 as a call to arms for software developers. Through this manifesto, the Agile Alliance identified the key principles for agile software development. This was somewhat

Bringing IIBA meetings back to Louisville

Bluegrass IIBA Chapter is proud to announce the launch of the Kentuckiana IIBA Branch, which will bring IIBA meetings back to Louisville, KY. Kentuckiana Branch will serve the business communities in and around Louisville Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. You may check out... 

Local Connection

Solarity now EEP for IIBA!!


Solarity has recently become an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)®, enabling the local business analysis community to have access to learning events that are aligned with the global standard for business analysis ...

Cakewalk for the Cats? Projections website says UK is most likely team in NCAA Tournament to make Final Four

The “Region of Death” standing between Kentucky and another trip to the Final Four is no more, and the Wildcats are now heavy favorites to end up in San Antonio a couple of weeks from now.

The latest South Region upset went down Sunday night, when Nevada came from 22 points down to defeat No. 2-seeded Cincinnati, 75-73, and...  


Kentucky’s been a beef state for years. Now you can sink your teeth in it.

The next time you stroll through Kroger’s meat department looking for a pound of ground beef, you can buy local.

The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, in conjunction with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, partnered with The Chop Shop in Wolfe County and Creation Gardens of Louisville to produce an all-Kentucky hamburger that is now available in 85 Kroger stores across the state....


Famed Kentucky mini horse retires to luxurious pastures


He loves the limelight, knows how to work a crowd and patiently puts up with the fans who reach out to stroke his silky blonde hair.

"I fell in love with him as soon as I met him," gushed Kate Sorrell, an employee of the Kentucky Derby Museum. "I just had a...  




Can't make it to live monthly meetings?

The chapter supports statewide remote venues (called satellites) for monthly events. If your company has a group of BA's, it might consider establishing a satellite location, and you can help.  Find out how to
make it happen in your area.


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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