October 2018 IIBA MSP Chapter Newsletter Print


Celebrate Image

IIBA® Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter celebrates 10 years!  Join us for Pizza and Cake to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary as a Chapter and support IIBA’s Awards Celebration on Thursday, November 1st at 6 p.m. CDT.  The IIBA Awards Celebration will be streamed live!  This event is free to all Chapter members in good standing. 

Thanks to all the Chapter members for your energy and commitment!

YOU made the Chapter a success!

Register Today!

Date/Time:  Thursday, November 1, 2018, 5:30 PM CDT - 7:30 PM CDT

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

For more information email us at info@iibamsp.org or call 651-348-9983.

Back to top

Monthly Chapter Meeting


Andy Sio and Steven Householder Presents

How to Apply Architecture Thinking in Agile Projects

Featuring Bao Do and Leading with Learning

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.

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! 


Back to top

Check Out Upcoming Events & Registration

Please visit www.iibamsp.org for more information about upcoming Chapter events.

Register Today! 

Back to top

Upcoming Chapter Meeting


Plan now to attend the IIBA® Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter Annual General Meeting that includes Chapter updates and Board of Directors elections on November 15th at 6 p.m.

If you are interested in an opportunity to assist your Chapter, leverage your leadership skills, and expand your network with the business analysis community, consider a position on the Chapter Board of Directors.  The following Board positions are up for election in November:

Register Today! 

Want to get involved in your local Chapter? 

Email us at info@iibamsp.org or call 651-348-9983.



Back to top

Chapter Membership - Try Us Out or Renew for Free!

The IIBA® Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter is offering you an opportunity to renew your Chapter membership for free.

TRY US OUT:  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. 

RENEW FOR FREE IN 2018:  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 this offer, and this offer pertains to study groups offered in 2018.  Attendance at 75% of the study group sessions is required to redeem.

To redeem these offers, or for more information, email membership@iibamsp.org.

Back to top

Video Streaming of Meetings


Members of the IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter will soon have access to video streaming of meetings.  Watch for announcements of how you can take advantage of this great opportunity.

Visit https://iibamsp.org for more information and how you can become a Chapter member to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Back to top

Past Meeting Presentations


Looking to see past meeting presentations?  Members of the IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter can now download past presentations of Chapter meetings.

Want to become a Chapter member so you can download past Chapter presentations?   

Email membership@iibamsp.org.

Back to top



Contact us at info@iibamsp.org, or phone 651-348-9983.

Back to top