February 2020 IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter Newsletter Print

Monthly Chapter Meeting


BAs Play a Central Role in Advocating For, Establishing and Building a Data Strategy

Presented by Dave Williams

Join us for a professional development presentation on how the role of the Business Analyst is central to solving the challenge organizations have with leveraging data.  Savvy BAs are equipped with knowledge of what the business is trying to achieve, what data exists within the organization (and what data doesn’t) and how the business can turn that data into insights.

 Learning points:

  • What a data strategy is
  • How a data strategy can help organizations achieve their goals
  • Key elements of a data strategy and real-life applications
  • Which elements of a data strategy BAs can own, and for which they’ll need others
  • The importance of a roadmap that outlines the “how and when” a data strategy will be built.


About Dave … As the leader of Analytics8 data strategy practice, Dave has helped dozens of companies across the region leverage data for insights.  His work has helped facilitate streamlined processes, better business decisions and more educated and satisfied staff. He’s seen just about every stage of analytics maturity and continues to enjoy helping companies improve.  Dave recently presented at MinneAnalytics FASTCON conference, and actively supports STEM opportunities at the high school level, as well.    

Register Today!

Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport 7901 34th Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Note:  All registrations end at 12 PM the day before the meeting. 

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2020 IIBA MSP Professional Development Day

Early Bird Pricing Ends Sunday, February 16, 2020!

11th Annual Business Analysis Professional Development Day (PDD) Theme: 

Start Your Engines! Driving Towards Agility.

Keynote Speakers

“The BA Martial Artist”, Paula Bell and "Bob the BA", Bob Prentiss

Thursday, April 9, 2020

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CDT

DoubleTree-Bloomington-Minneapolis South Hotel, Minneapolis, MN 55439 

We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to bring you not one, but two sensational Keynote Speakers at this year’s PDD.  Paula Bell, CBAP®, will be your opening keynote with a first-rate presentation on how BA’s are very much like detectives in “Uncover the Mysteries - Investigate Like a Detective”.  To end your day at PDD, keynote Bob Prentiss, CBAP® (an IIBA® endorsed education provider), will bring you an unforgettable presentation on “Sing Your Life!  Making Positive Changes in an Uncertain World”

PDD is a day which will provide you with many opportunities to grow in your professional development.  This year’s learning tracks are:  Performance Boosters, Pit Crew Teamwork, Racing with Agility, and Building Speed to Win.  Whether you practice agile, waterfall, or hybrid methodologies, this conference is for you!  In addition, you will receive 8 professional learning credits, a light breakfast, snacks, lunch, free parking, and an opportunity to network with peers and learn from experts.  Early Bird pricing for our Internationally renowned professional development day ends on February 16, 2020! 

Register Today!

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Interested in Volunteering

Interested in making a difference in your profession and IIBA community?

We are seeking volunteers that want to get involved in our local chapter.  If you are interested in an opportunity to support your IIBA® MSP Chapter, we need volunteers to lead our study groups.  YOU can earn IIBA® Certification and Recertification credits by helping to lead or co-lead an ECBA or CBAP® study group. 

We have many needs to fit many volunteer interests – host an event, assist with social media posts, and much more.  Volunteer today! 

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