Upcoming Events

Aug 22

How does the Customer Experience fit into your projects?

Do your employees ask, “How will this impact our customers?” as part of their project work? Whether your project is big or small, agile or waterfall, creating a recommendable customer experience should play an important role in the planning and execution
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Sep 14

2017 Heartland Business Analysis Conference

2017 Heartland Business Analysis Conference
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8th Annual Business Analysis Conference Registration Is Open!

Even though the Early Bird registration has ended, there is still time to register for the 2017 Heartland Business Analysis Conference on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  

Registration is as simple as clicking on the REGISTER NOW button under the adjacent Upcoming Events section of this page.  For additional details about the speakers, break out sessions, and agenda for the conference, refer to the Conference Event Details page.  

Standard Registration costs are:

  • Members:          $225
  • Non-Members: $325

Late Registration pricing will be applied after 9/5/2017 up through Conference Day so take advantange of registering now.

  • Members:          $325
  • Non-Members: $400

Interesting fact:  Did you realize that the cost of registering as a non-member is approximately the same cost as it would be if you first became an IIBA member and then took advantage of the member pricing?  To learn more about additional benenfits associated with IIBA membership, refer to the IIBA Membership Benefits page.

Hope to see you there!!


 

The Heartland Chapter is still taking applications for the following Board of Director positions.  

  • Vice President – VACANT POSITION
  • Treasurer – VACANT POSITION
  • Vice President of Events - VACANT POSITION

We urge you to take a few moments to consider applying for these leadership positions in order for our chapter to effectively provide value-add benefits to the business analysis professionals in this region.  The duties for each of these positions can be found in the Chapter Bylaws.  Also, feel free to reach out to any of the Board of Directors if you have any questions or want additional insights on what serving on the Board means to them.

Submissions for these positions can be sent to heartlandchapterelections@heartlandiiba.org.  Please identify the position that you are applying for and a brief summary of your qualifications.

Volunteers are truly the backbone of this organization.


Certification Corner

Certifications and higher levels of education do not always mean you are an expert in your field, nor do they always mean you are 100% qualified to do the job, but they are certainly good indicators of ones abilities and accomplishments.  I found that since I obtained my CBAP Certification, I understand Business Analysis in a much clearer capacity.  Now even with Agile being the big push I can see where the "traditional" Business Analyst does in fact fit in the Agile development life cycle.  Testimonial from our very own Bill the BA, CBAP®

The Heartland Chapter of the IIBA is focused on providing quality learning opportunities and support for individuals wishing to get their ECBA, CCBA, CBAP and/or CBATL business analysis designations.  For information about the various certification options and the process to become certified, visit the IIBA Certification Page.

Classes focused on preparing you for certifcation begin this fall.  Stay tuned for more details to come.


2017 Predictions...

Are you curious about the 2017 predictions on the evolution of the role of the Business Analysis (BA) profession with the continued use of Agile practices? Take a look at the new article posted in the EVENTS section of the site.