September 2018 IIBA MSP Chapter Newsletter Print

Monthly Chapter Meeting


Tina Hallis Presents

Positivity in the Workplace – The Benefits and How to Get More!

Featuring Bao Do and Leading with Learning 

Join us for a professional development evening when Tina will share with you 80 short, but powerful, strategies to help busy people like you Sharpen Your Positive Edge by shifting your thinking so you can be more motivated, happier, and less stressed.  No wonder greater positivity has been found to lead to greater success!

Life can be hard! It might be challenges with your work, health, relationships, finances, and the list goes on.  Tina will provide you with learning tools to manage the obstacles and appreciate the good things.

Learning tools:

  • How to enjoy more positive days
  • Bounce back when things get tough
  • Create better relationships at work and at home.


Special Bonus

Each attendee that registers before the deadline will receive a copy of Tina's book -"Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity and Success".

 About the speaker … Tina Hallis, Ph.D., is a professional speaker and trainer.  She will bring her latest book "Sharpen Your Positive Edge: Shifting Your Thoughts for More Positivity and Success".  Tina builds positive workplaces and teams using positive psychology and Everything DiSC® personality theory.


Attendance is limited for this special event!


Register Today! 


Leading with Learning

Prior to the presentation, listen to Bao Do engage you with our pre-meeting Leading with Learning.  Bao is a member of our MSP IIBA Advisory Board.  He is an Enterprise Business Architect for Wells Fargo and a previous speaker to the IIBA® Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter.

Date/Time:  September 13, 2018, 5:30 PM CDT - 8:00 PM CDT

  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Check in-Register/Social/Networking
  • 6:20 - 6:30 p.m. Announcements
  • 6:30 - 6:45 p.m. Leading with Learning – Bao Do
  • 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. Positivity in the Workplace – Tina Hallis
  • 7:45 - 8:00 p.m. Prize drawings


Location:  Marriott Airport  2020 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425


Register Today! 


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Study Groups Starting Soon


Join our fall CBAP study group.  This group is targeted for those interested in taking the CBAP examination.  You must be a member of our local and international IIBA Chapters to register for this class.  Cost is $25 per person to help defray material costs.


CBAP Certification Study Group – 7 Mondays


Mondays, September 10th - October 29th

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT 


NOTE: No class October 15th.


Register Today!


Location: Davanni's Richfield 6345 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423 


For more information email us at or call 651-348-9983.


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Chapter Membership - Try Us Out or Renew for Free!

The IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter is offering you an opportunity to try us out, or renew your Chapter membership for free.

  1. If you have never attended a Chapter meeting, or if it has been over a year since you have, come and try us out without having to pay the $25 non-member meeting fee. 
  2. Waive your Chapter membership renewal fee if you participate(d) in a BABOK or certification study group offered by the IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter. 

Note: Active membership in International IIBA is a requirement to redeem these offers. 

To redeem these offers, or for more information, email

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Upcoming Chapter Meeting


Andy Sio and Steven Householder Presents

How to Apply Architecture Thinking in Agile Projects

Join us for a professional development evening when Andy and Steven will speak to you on how to apply architecture thinking in Agile projects.  Agile implementation has become the de facto technique to manage business products/services and run projects.  In the Agile world, architecture is often seen as the monolithic giant that prevents teams from being agile and delays time to market.  

 Learning objectives:

  • What techniques business analysts can leverage from architectural thinking
  • Techniques to help you quickly communicate to agile team’s product/project requirements and other deliverables
  • Techniques to address and achieve the agile teams need for flexibility and speed.


 Andy-Steven  About the speakers … Andy Sio & Steven Householder are Business Solution Architects at Medtronic.

A lean and agile transformation coach, Andy helps companies to produce more values faster and cheaper to customers by coaching companies' product team’s strategy to execution, design thinking, agile and lean startup methodologies.  He has helped companies like Mayo Clinic, Medtronic, Blue Cross Blue Shield, North Eastern University, CenturyLink, and BestBuy.

Steven is a certified ScrumMaster with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of industries developing and deploying information systems that turn data and information into knowledge and wisdom to help companies prosper.  His work in IT includes roles ranging from user, designer/developer, business analyst, business process modeler, solution analyst and enterprise architect.

Location:  Marriott Airport  2020 American Blvd. East, Bloomington, MN 55425

Register Today! 

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Check Out Upcoming Events & Registration

Please visit for more information about upcoming Chapter events.

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Get Involved - Volunteer!

Want to get involved?


IIBA MSP Chapter is seeking volunteers that want to get involved in our Chapter. We have many needs to fit many volunteer interests.
Send an email noting your interest to: or call 651-348-9983.


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Contact us at, or phone 651-348-9983.

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