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President's Message

BA Toolkit

There are many BA techniques floating around. BAs are so creative that adaptations and new techniques are introduced all the time. It is unlikely any of us would ever use them all.  So we gravitate to a handful that become our staples. Make sure along with your faithful few you are always introducing yourself to new techniques. Abraham Maslow coined a popular phrase in his book 'The Psychology of Science' when he said "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." The goal is to keep your toolkit fresh and be familiar with a broad variety of tools to ensure you have access to the appropriate technique when needed.

The following link is a BA Times article which explores ways to become familiar with new techniques.

A quick web search will bring back many sites listing the top BA techniques but those lists are very personal and subjective. So take some time to figure out the techniques that work for you and keep an open mind to find some opportunities to add to your toolkit.

Here are a few techniques from my standard toolkit that are worth a look if you don't currently use them:

- Scope Modelling

- User Stories

- Process Modelling

- Functional Decomposition

- Requirements Workshops

- Stakeholder Analysis

- SWOT Analysis

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Mike Jones,


Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST

Featuring 'DATA SCIENCE AND AI' - Fifth Event in Series!




In this fifth event in our Series, Dianna Pieper questions the significant jump in adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and where this trend will take us.

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Call for IIBA® Calgary Awards 2021

It's about time for IIBA Calgary awards, where outstanding members will be recognized for demonstrating extraordinary talents and quality. Nominations opened on the 1st of August 2021

Deadline for submissions of Nominations will be the 30th of October 2021

For information on awards, award guidelines, nominations, and procedures, please visit

September 23rd, 2021 through to December 9th, 2021 - Chapter Virtual Event

BABOK Virtual Study Group Fall 2021


Registration is now on for the next BABOK Virtual Study Group Session starting on Thursday, September 23rd through Thursday, December 9th. 

  • Location:  Zoom

  • Time: 7pm to 10pm MST

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