November 2018    




 Upcoming Calgary Chapter Events Planned With You in Mind!

 Looking to network with other Business Analysts or are you interested in furthering your professional growth?

Then why not join us at one of these upcoming events?

·        Nov 14  -  Quarterly Networking Breakfast - Networking & Discussion Opportunity

·        Nov 20  -  'Communicating Effectively with Project Teams' - Presentation & Discussion

·        Dec 18  -  Year End Celebration! - Networking & Social Event

·        Jan 15   -  Professional Development Opportunity - To Be Announced


Hoping to see you soon!


Your Board Members & Volunteers

IIBA® Calgary Chapter 


  A Special Message from Your Chapter Director of Education & PDD 2018 Committee Lead, Mike Jones



   Professional Development Day 2018 - 'Lean Into Agile





PDD 2018 was held on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 in The Hemingway room at The Commons Calgary. It was a great opportunity for learning and networking in a relaxed atmosphere. Our theme this year was 'Lean Into Agile" which allowed us to explore Lean practices and the Agile Methodology. We had 6 great speakers and 50 participants. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped to make this a great event.

For those who were unable to join us, please consider attending PDD 2019 next fall. Watch for information posted on our Chapter website and in the newsletter later in the new year.

Mike Jones






   IIBA® Global is having a Celebration!



     Join Now for a 15% Discount on Annual Global Membership Fee





Did you know? You must be a member of IIBA® Global in order to join our Chapter?

There's never been a better time as IIBA Global celebrates it's 15th Year! Use discount code:  SM15 at checkout to join or renew your annual membership.

Once you've joined IIBA Global, you are still required to pay an annual membership fee to join our Chapter.

Further details or to join our Chapter at:









  Results of Election & 'Call for Candidates' from October 2018



   Fall 2018 Elections - Board of Directors



Just a quick update on the Call for Candidates from October 10, 2018.
As there were no opposing candidates we have new Board Members by acclamation as follows:

  • Director of Education - Mike Jones (continues in position he assumed in January 2018)
  • Director of Events - Suzan Darwish (new member)
  • Director of Member Services - Deepika Dalal (formerly our volunteer 'Membership Coordinator')
  • Treasuer - Lola Akande (returning for another term)

Note:  Deepika Dalal was formerly our 'Memberhsip Coordinator' and we thank her for her ongoing support of our Calgary Chapter!

Also, a big thank you to Maggie Xu who was our former 'Director of Member Services' and has chosen to continue her volunteer service with us in the role of "Membership Coordinator!

Click on Link at right to see an updated Organization Chart of your current Calgary Chapter Board and Volunteers.




  Professional Development - Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm



   'Communicating Effectively with Project Teams' - Presentation by Ken Hanley, KTH Program and Project Management Inc.



Using humour & real life examples from his career, Ken will increase our communication know how! Presentation to be followed by a discussion time. Pizza will be provided!

Members:   $5.00; Non Members:  $10.00

Registration - see link at  right!

Members:  see discount code in email



 Networking Opportunity - Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00 - 8:30 am


   Quarterly Networking Breakfast





















 News - Did You Know? University of Calgary Continuing Education offers a part-time Certificate in Business Analysis






For more information and to access the 2018-19 class schedule, click the link:




 Professional Development - Mentorship Program












Apply now to become a 'Protégé' and receive valuable coaching on BA issues as well as 'how to steps' to becoming a Business Analyst from industry recognized CBAP® coaches. See your Calgary Chapter website for more information and to apply. 



Chapter Sponsorship





We're pleased to say thank you to our current sponsors! We'd also like to remind you that we are always open to hearing from companies that might want to  sponsor an event or undertake a more significant sponsorship role in the Chapter. Please contact us at:





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