News

A Message from the Chapter President: COVID-19
03/16/2020
With the coronavirus pandemic making the world feel very unpredictable and even a little scary, it’s important that we stay calm and follow the advice of those who are trying to keep us healthy and safe.  As business analysts, we’re uniquely capable in this type of situation. We’ve developed...
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Our response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
03/13/2020
Due to the concerns around COVID-19 (coronavirus) and Public Health officials' urging for a period of “social distancing” in order to contain the spread of the virus, here is what we have decided to do to comply with the request: We are postponing the Capital BA Day to Friday,...
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From our sponsor: Information session - Why ITIL® 4?
03/11/2020
Our sponsor, Algonquin College Corporate Training, is holding an information session on ITIL 4. Learn about the latest version of ITIL and why the new ITIL is well suited to the roles of IT executives and architects, IT managers, consultants, application and development team members, and IT...
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Apply for the 2020 GRAAL Award!
03/02/2020
The IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter is joining the Montreal and Quebec City Chapters in an exciting initiative to seek out, recognize, and celebrate excellence in business analysis: the 2020 GRAAL Award (Grand Recognition of Achievement in Analysis and Leadership). For the past 7 years, the...
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Business Data Analytics Practice Domains
03/02/2020
IIBA has defined a set of practice domains which Business Data Analytics practitioners can incorporate into their data initiatives. These are: identify research questions, source data, analyze data, interpret and report data, and use results to influence...
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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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