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President's Message

What is Teamwork?

I get to work with people. That’s what I love about my job. What makes my job wonderful is working with a great team. But what actually makes a great team? Coaches and leaders know that teamwork is the key to success so wise and poignant definitions of teamwork abound.

  • “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” Phil Jackson
  • “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” Vince Lombardi

To me, great teamwork is where each member is treated with mutual trust and respect: individuals working together to achieve a common goal for the benefit of all. I think Vala Afshar’s thought resonates most closely with me when he says “You are not a team because you work together. You are a team because you trust, respect and care for each other.”

Teamwork offers different viewpoints from people with different strengths and backgrounds. Mutual trust and respect will foster open communication where powerful synergies can form.

Perhaps the most succinct definition of teamwork is also one of the oldest. This phrase predates its first appearance in literature in the late 1500s as part of a Shakespearean poem but was made famous in the 1800s by Alexandre Dumas in his book The Three Musketeers. I will leave you with this encouragement to adopt their motto when you consider your part in creating a great team: “All for one, and one for all”.,_omnes_pro_uno

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Additional thoughts on Teamwork:


Mike Jones,


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

Featuring 'DATA SCIENCE & AI' - This is session 5 of 6 sessions




Over the last couple of years, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become increasingly popular, with many organizations adopting it. What will the future workplace look like for you as a business analyst? What technology will become prevalent?

Join Dianna Pieper as she explains AIOps, AIoT, technology convergence and the opportunities and practices that business analysts should be aware of to advance their business analysis careers.

  • Members:           $ 25.00 CAD
  • Non Members:   $ 60.00 CAD

Limited Spaces Available! Advance Registration Required!

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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

  • Members:  Free!

  • Non-Members:  $ 50.00 CAD

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