Study Groups

Upcoming Study Groups

As part of our ongoing focus on continuing education, IIBA Denver provides study groups to help you prepare for IIBA certification.
Study groups meet through our web conferencing facility. There is no need to drive anywhere to join in! 

IIBA - Agile Analyst Certification (IIBA-AAC)

IIBA Denver is very pleased to announce the launch of a study group based on the Agile Extension version 2.0. The study sessions will help you prepare for the IIBA - Agile Analyst Certification (IIBA-AAC).   Scheduling will be decided by the group and will be scheduled for 5 weekly sessions (not including the kickoff session). Our facilitator, Grant Warden, is asking for a minimum of 5 to 10 student for all 5 sessions in the series.  The current proposed schedule is for a kickoff session January 28, followed by 5 Monday evening sessions. 

If you are interested, please sign up for a 30 minute kickoff meeting January 28 at 7pm or contact us at CBAPStudyGroup@Denver.IIBA.org.  Webconferencing instructions for the kickoff session will be forwarded to you afterward.   Looking forward to seeing you!
 





Session Date Chapter/Section Title
1 January 28, 2019 1 Kickoff / Introduction
2 February 4, 2019 2 The Agile Mindset
3 February 11, 2019 4 Strategy Horizon
4 February 18, 2019 5 Initiative Horizon
5 February 25, 2019 6 Delivery Horizon
6 March 4, 2019 7 BA Agile Techniques

Grant Warden is a long-time member of the Denver IIBA Chapter and served as the VP of Communication from 2015-2016. He was introduced to the Agile development approach in 2015, and its focus on rapid delivery, high quality, and maximum value resonates with him. Grant continues to improve his knowledge and expertise as an Agile Analyst and ScrumMaster. He holds a number of certifications, including IIBA-AAC, PMI's Agile Certified Practitioner credential, and is a Certified Scrum Master through the Scrum Alliance.  Grant also gives back to these communities by mentoring others on Business Analysis and specifically tips, tools, and techniques related to Agile methodology. 


BABOK Study Group

We need a facilitator for our next BABOK study group!    It would be great to launch this group in February or early March. Groups are self-organizing, but we need somone who is consistently available for session setup and coordination. Please contact our VP of Education@at Education@Denver.iiba.org if you are interested in serving as a key contact. 

Participants meet once or twice a month for total of 12 sessions. Our goal for the series will be to review the complete BABOK V3.0 and supporting materials using our web conferencing facility. There is no need to drive anywhere to join in! 

Study group participation is included with your membership in IIBA Denver Chapter. Click here for more information about joining IIBA Denver Chapter.
Books and materials are not included. However, an online copy of BABOK v3.0 and study questions are available with your membership in IIBA International. See the IIBA web site.

Our most recent  BABOK v3.0 Study Group Schedule is shown below.  Sessions consist of a review of BABOK content, related materials, and group discussion to resolve specific questions.  We will also try to have someone who has passed an IIBA exam attend some of our sessions to provide insights on session content and general advice on passing the exam. 

Session

Date

Chapter

Title

1

 

1 and 2

Introduction and BA Key Concepts

2

 

3

BA Planning and Modeling

3

 

4

Elicitation and Collaboration

4

 

5

Requirements Lifecycle Management

5

 

6

Strategy Analysis

6

 

7

Requirements Analysis Design and Definition

7

 

8

Solution Evaluation

8

 

9

Underlying Competencies

9

 

10

Techniques – Session 1

10

 

10

Techniques – Session 2

11

 

11

BA Perspectives – Session 1

12

 

11

BA Perspectives – Session 2