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"Cloud is you using someone else's server"
02/22/2020
"Cloud is you using someone else's server..."  That was the introduction to a Cloud 101 talk given by Tim Pinet at the February monthly meeting. What followed was an interesting overview of what the 'cloud' really is, what it means to our daily work and personal lives, and what to look for...
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Jenga anyone?
02/19/2020
This month, the IIBA OO Chapter hosted our second skill-building workshop. Facilitated by experienced BAs and our Board members, Emily Tom and Nancy Beatson, we covered the most relevant of topics for BAs - the BA techniques! While the BABOK® Guide provides 50 tried and true...
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IIBA Member Pricing for ISACA Events
02/16/2020
Great news!  ISACA's Ottawa Valley Chapter and the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter have formed a collaborative relationship to enhance our member experience. As a Friend of the Chapter, ISACA is now offering member pricing to IIBA members in our community! Have a look at ISACA's lineup of...
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Notice of Special General Meeting, March 18, 2020
02/13/2020
This is a Notice of Special General Meeting of the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter. This meeting will be held on March 18, 2020 as part of the regular monthly meeting. A brief discussion and subsequent vote on the proposed by-law change will take approximately 10 minutes. The IIBA Ottawa...
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Validate your assumptions with stories!
02/03/2020
At the January meeting, we had the pleasure of hosting Ron Gagnier, a champion of customer experience, product design and design thinking. Ron introduced us to the concept of storytelling as a simple yet effective technique to validate our assumptions about the problem we’re trying to solve and...
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From our sponsor: Interested in the Future of Work?
01/13/2020
If so, our sponsor, Algonquin College Corporate Training, invites you to its inaugural speaker series event featuring Konval Matin, Chief of Staff to the Chief Product Officer, Shopify. Konval will share insights into how to build and sustain a future-ready workforce by Embracing Change in...
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President's Letter - Welcome Back and Happy New Year!
01/02/2020
Are you ready to launch into a fantastic New Year with the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter?    As we finish the cleanup from the holiday season, it feels good to reflect on the achievements of the past year...the great lineup of speakers at our monthly meetings, the launch of BA...
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BA Blitz Was A Blast - Help Yourself And Help Your Community
12/10/2019
Something cool happened for business analysts, for a non-profit organization and for IIBA on December 7th! IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter (IIBA O-O) just ran its first-ever BA hackathon, called BA Blitz.  The goal of BA Blitz was to bring together a group of BAs from the Ottawa...
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Design thinking is a mindset not a process!
11/25/2019
Design thinking is a mindset not a process! I don’t think any of us in attendance at the Tuesday’s meeting will ever forget this message! Mike Lachapelle, an experienced and passionate BA, presented the general principle of Design Thinking as it compares to Design, the process. He re-...
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Thank you and congratulations!
11/02/2019
Last night, at the 2019 IIBA Global Chapter Awards ceremony, the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais chapter won the Chapter Sustainability award! Thank you to all of our board members and volunteers for making our chapter viable and vibrant, and especially to our BA community without whom there would be no...
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