January 2021 IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter Newsletter Print

Monthly Chapter Meeting


The Business Analyst and Business Acumen


Presented by Dean Boorman

Join us for a professional development evening on Thursday, January 14th, when our guest speaker, Dean Boorman, will deliver an exciting presentation on The Business Analyst and Business Acumen.  You will be given an opportunity to interact in a highly interactive session involving simulation. 

Business acumen affects all levels of an organization, from strategy and culture to marketing and finance, so building these skills is essential to working effectively. In this talk, we will focus on practical business leadership, making the right key decisions, and always creating the best outcomes for your organization. 

Learning objectives:

  • Connect your work to affect the bottom line of an organization.
  • Describe how your role and work aligns with your company’s goals.
  • Build-in strategic alignment to business decisions, communications, and everyday interactions with coworkers.
  • Describe how your work efforts create value for a business.
  • Create paper napkin outlines of how business initiatives connect.


About Dean Boorman, MBA, PMP®, ITIL® & LEAN-Sigma … Dean focuses on strategies that bring business needs into technical reality via innovative leadership methods.  He has over twenty (20) years of extensive knowledge of Program and Project methods.  Dean has consulted and worked for notable companies like Medtronic, United Health Group, Optum, Deluxe, Acxiom, US Bank, State of MN, H.B. Fuller and many more.  Dean is an instructor and Adjunct of project management courses and certifications. 

Location: Virtual - GoToWebinar

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

Location: Virtual - GoToWebinar.


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Membership Rate Cut

IIBA® MSP Chapter Membership Rate Cut!

You can join the IIBA® MSP Chapter, or renew your current annual membership, at the new annual rate of $33 – a 33% rate discount.  (You must be a member in good standing with Global IIBA®.)


  • FREE local chapter virtual meetings (regular price $10 each) for the Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter
  • Discounted price for the IIBA® MSP Professional Development Day 
  • FREE Members Only Content (Presentations, Samples & more) on iibamsp.org
  • FREE copy of BABOK
  • Exclusive to IIBA® Members!  Digital Online Library of more than 11,000+ professional development books on business analysis and related topics and leadership solution videos at iiba.org
  • Discounted fee for certification exams at iiba.org

Email [email protected] for more information.

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2021 IIBA MSP Professional Development Day (PDD)

Join your peers at this year’s IIBA® PDD which will feature Paula Bell, CBAP®, as a Keynote Speaker.  Paula will bring you a first-rate presentation on how Business Analysts are very much like detectives: “Uncover the Mysteries - Investigate Like a Detective”

As an added value to your day, Delvin Fletcher, CEO & President of Global IIBA® and Heather Mylan-Mains, CBAP®, CSM – Global IIBA® Board of Directors, will join our outstanding lineup of PDD speakers.  You will learn new and innovative ideas, methodologies, and solutions to succeed as a Business Analyst.  Whether you practice agile, waterfall, or hybrid methodologies, this conference is for you! 

Learning topics:

  • Performance Boosters
  • Pit Crew Teamwork
  • Racing with Agility
  • Building Speed to Win

Registrants for PDD 2020 are automatically registered for the Tuesday, April 20, 2021 event. 

Please visit iibamsp.org for more information, or email [email protected] with questions. 


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