January 2017 IIBA MSP Newsletter Print

Upcoming Monthly Meetings


January 12th Meeting

Elevate YOUR Game!
Real World Games for Facilitation and Collaboration


Tired of boring meetings?  Tried to run a meeting where people are constantly on the phone?

Stop the madness and break out the games.  Yes, that's right: get more done with higher collaboration in less time by using innovation games!

Learning objectives in this interactive chapter meeting:
1.  Learn some of the top innovation games and how to use them on requirements or designs.
2.  Be ready for your next meeting by using a few simple games.

Liz Sundet, MBA, PMP, CBAP, CSM


Our speaker, Liz Sundet, worked more than fifteen years in the manufacturing industry before moving to high tech industry and consulting, and has experience in both COTS and homegrown systems.  Her work supports business needs through systems design, process engineering, and firm principles in business analysis and project management.  Liz uses those real life examples in her role of creating curriculum and teaching classes for Rochester Community and Technical College in Rochester, MN.

Liz has spoken at more than 30 conferences across the country and internationally, with topics that include Business Analysis, Leadership, Project Management and SharePoint.

CLICK HERE to register for the January 12th meeting.



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Thank You


Thank you!

With the ending of the year, so has ended my term as IIBA Minneapolis/St. Paul (IIBA MSP) President.  I'm grateful for the experience of supporting and strengthening the business analysis profession.  Over the past three years, as Presdient and Vice President of Sponsorship, I've had the opportunity to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the organization, build relationships with Chapter partners, and increase support of the IIBA MSP Chapter.

I am proud of the collective achievements of the IIBA MSP Board and Chapter.  This year we hosted a sold-out Professional Development Day (PDD) which featured leading industry speakers and provided a comfortable setting for Busienss Analysts to connect with each other.  We increased visibility of the Chapter and business analysis in the local market, encouraging sustainability of our profession.

This next year, I plan to focus on earning my CBAP, speding time with family, and providing assistance to the Chapter in the role of immediate Past President.  Regardless of my Chapter involvement behind the scenes, I will be a supporter of advancing the role of the Business Analyst.

Best regards,
Janet Frank Atkinson
President, IIBA MSP Chapter (2016)



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