March 2018 IIBA MSP Newsletter Print

Study Groups Starting Soon

Certification Study Group News 
To join, contact:
Strengthening the role of business analysis by providing educational, networking and certification opportunities to the Twin Cities Business Analysis practitioners.
Study groups are a great way to stay on track with your studies. You don’t have to do it alone!  
Call for participants:
Monday Certification Study Group
Start date: Monday March 5, 2018.
Time: 6:30-8pm
Study sessions: 9 total, 3 Monday’s per month in March, April, May
All meetings: Davanni's, Richfield 
Facilitated by: Mark Nervig
Cost: $25, includes study materials 
Note: Please continue to contact us so that we understand your needs and we will do our best to address requests for additional study groups.

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Upcoming Monthly Meetings

 March 8th

Back by popular demand The IIBA MSP Chapter is bringing you a panel discussion.


Panel Discussion

The Business Analyst role is constantly changing and the relationship between QA roles and BA roles is one of those changes.  We have assembled a panel of industry leaders to discuss how to make this changing role work effectively.

Learn tips from industry leaders on:

1) How to partner effectively with QA

2) How to leverage QA in the requirement process

3) How NOT to become a QA tester!



Location: Double Tree at 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, MN 

5:30-6:30 p.m.--Check in/register and enjoy the delicious buffet offerings while networking with colleagues and sponsors

6:30-8:00 p.m.--Panel discussion followed by prize drawings


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Registration is Now Open for IIBA MSP Professional Developement Days a must attend for all serious Business Analyst.

New data and location this year.   It is Thursday May 3rd at the Double Tree Minneapolis South Hotel.

Bring your "A" Game is this years theme.

We look forward to seeing you there.


We are proud to announce our keynote speaker for the 2018 PDD, Adrian Reed.

Experienced and delivery focused Lead Business Analyst and Practitioner of Change. Qualified to ISEB/BCS Diploma, IIBA CBAP and BAMF "Expert BA" (XBA) standard. Experience in waterfall and agile-design projects, having gained experience and exposure to the whole project lifecycle – from concept, feasibility, to delivery and roll-out. Significant experience with managing stakeholders at all levels, and working on cross-site projects, including working with off-shore development teams. Experience includes creating analysis frameworks and standards and helping teams to embed best practice.

Keen public speaker who speaks at international conferences and events on topics related to Business Analysis and Business Change. Previous speaking engagements have included the European Business Analysis Conference in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 2014 2015 & 2016, Building Business Capability (USA) 2014, 2015 & 2016, BA Summit Southern Africa 2016, 2017, PAM Summit (Poland) 2014, ReqLabs (Ukraine) in 2011 and 2012, Analyst Days (Belarus) 2012, the opening keynote for BSC 2013 (Latvia), opening keynote for BA Camp Austria 2014 as well as IIBA Chapter events in Minneapolis, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and Washington DC. 

Active member of the business change community, writing articles for a number of business change-related websites. Immediate Past President of the UK chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis. Contributing author to 2013 book "Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change". Author of 2016 book "Be a Great Problem Solver...".


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Join Us Today

When you become a member of IIBA International, you are eligible for membership in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of IIBA.  Membership in the chapter costs $25/year and expires in the same month that your membership in IIBA International expires.

By becoming a chapter member, you get all the benefits of IIBA International membership

PLUS the following benefits for the chapter:

  • Register FREE for any Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter meeting
  • Receive the lowest possible price on PDD, Study Group and Workshop events
  • View a history of all event registration -- keep track of meetings attended for CDUs
  • View and download Member-Only documents and content after login. 

 Website for IIBA International:

Website for Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of IIBA (IIBA MSP):

 Phone for IIBA MSP: 651-348-9983



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