Apply for the 2020 GRAAL Award!
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
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"
"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?
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
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
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!
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?
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!
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
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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