Volume 18 Issue 4    

 


 

National / International Connection

3 Common Digital Transformation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them 

By Rose de Fremer, November 2018

Businesses know that they must adapt to the digital age to remain competitive, let alone gain a market advantage. In doing so, they are pursuing digital transformation initiatives that they hope will help them streamline their operations, deliver excellent customer experiences, and spot new opportunities for business growth. However, there are some pitfalls that any business may run into when....


6 Strategies for Keeping Stress Low and Productivity High at Year’s End 

By AZimmer, December 17, 2018

Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to you for answers, but keeping your business running smoothly while also trying to grow (and maintain a sense of balance) is no easy task....




Chapter Connection

Colossal Celebration Event 

It's that time of year again and we have a lot to celebrate!  Not only was the Bluegrass Chapter established 5 years ago, we were honored to receive the Leadership Award from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) during IIBA Chapter Awards ceremony on Thursday evening, November 1, 2018.... 

Chapter Leadership Spotlight...Andy Lytle, CCBA


                

                       Andy Lytle, CCBA

Andrew works as a Business Analyst for NTT Data and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, supporting the Medicaid Waiver Management Application. He has several years of experience in Business Analysis and Project Management. Some of his specialties are data analysis, SQL report writing, technical support, business process improvement and QA / UAT testing.

Andrew discovered the field of Business Analysis after several....  

Can you connect the dots and trace your initiatives to your organization’s strategic imperatives?

Understand Strategic Imperatives provides a framework to determine how to look for and trace back your initiatives to your organization’s strategic imperatives.

The paper also defines the key responsibilities of business analysis professionals supporting their organization’s digital transformation....

 

 Upcoming events

 

January 11, 2019 - Bluegrass IIBA Webinar:  IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

Presented by:  Bill Powers, CBAP

Bill Powers, CBAP works as a Business Analyst in the Enterprise Business Consulting Group at Republic Bank & Trust. He has several years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, Client Service Management, Operations and Benefit Administration. Bill has experience in Data Analytics, Operation Efficiency, Project ImplementationUAT and QA testing efforts....

 

January 16, 2019 - Bluegrass IIBA Using Design Thinking to Transform Perception

Presented by:  Tim Kramer, IT Project Manager, TE Connectivity

Tim Kramer is a goal-focused problem solver with business analysis and project management expertise with a strong background in implementing enhanced process improvement projects and providing technology solutions in large and small organizations. His focus is on understanding business...

  

February 8, 2019 - Bluegrass IIBA Webinar:  IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat

Presented by:  Andy Lytle, CCBA

Andrew Lytle, CCBA works as a Business Analyst for NTT Data and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, supporting the Medicaid Waiver Management Application. He has several years experience in business analysis and project management specializing in data analytics, SQL report writing, technical analysis, business process improvement, supporting QA / UA testing efforts among other skills and techniques...

 


Local Connection

Congratulations to our newest CBAP


Bill Powers, CBAP

Republic Bank & Trust 

Bill works as a Business Analyst in the Enterprise Business Consulting Group at Republic Bank & Trust.  He has several years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, Client Service Management,

Operations and Benefit Administration.  His specialities include, but are not limited to Informatics, Data Analytics, Operation Efficiency, Project Implementation, UAT and QA.

Bill participated in the 2018 BABOK v3 Study Group provided by Bluegrass IIBA Chapter...

Want to make your own ornaments in Louisville? Try glass blowing

Heat from a 2,000-degree furnace roared out into the room, gently kissing the faces of the group gathered to watch a glass artist open the heavy door for the first time. 

“Oh my, that is hot,” one said.

Middle-aged men and women mingled around the industrial workspace, “oohing and aahing” at the molten glass as it....  


 

‘Top Chef’ Kentucky: One team gets toasted by challenge at Maker’s Mark

Every Southern cook has been there: On hot days, it’s damned hard to get a light and flaky pie crust. And if the “Top Chef” cheftestants can’t take the Kentucky heat, they will have to get out of the kitchen.

And that’s pretty much what happened on...


 

    

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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