October 2017 IIBA MSP Newsletter Print

Annual General Meeting

Each November at the chapter meeting, the IIBA MSP hosts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect chapter members to Board of Director positions that are up for election that year.

This year, the following positions are up for election:

  • President-Elect
  • Vice President, Professional Development
  • Vice President, Marketing
  • Vice President, Technology
  • Vice President, Events
  • Vice President, Communication

Members in good standing at both the chapter and IIBA International levels are eligible to vote and are needed at the November meeting to participate in the election.

Any member in good standing who is interested in an open board position is encouraged to call the IIBA Chapter phone at 651-348-9983.  If you leave a message, please leave the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact email address 
  • Your contact telephone number
  • What board position(s) are of interest to you

We will get back to you to discuss the open position.  

Also, those who are interested in an open board position are vetted by a nominating committee which consists of current chapter members who are not interested in a board meeting.  The nominating committee recommends members to each board position.  If you are not interested in a board position but would be open to serving on the nominating committee, please let us know!  Thank you!




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Upcoming Monthly Meetings







October 12th Monthly Meeting

Integrating the Business Analyst into the Business




Jim Hall

Chief Information Officer, Ramsey County


At last month's Professional Development Day (PDD), attendees who filled out evaluation forms were asked to give suggested topics for presentations.  One of the most requested topics was how the BA role is changing.  At this month's meeting, you will have the opportunity to hear a real life case study of how the BA role is changing at Ramsey County.  

Our presenter is Jim Hall, who currently serves as Chief Information Office for Ramsey County, Jim has more than twenty years of experience at all levels of the organization.  Prior to working at Ramsey County, Jim worked in higher education, for a document management company, and for a geographics company.  Outside of the office, Jim is a software developer and advocate of free software.  He is best known for his work on FreeDOS and, more recently, on the usability of open source software.  Since 2015, Jim also serves as an occasional adjunct professor, teaching CSCI 4609, Processes, Programming, and Languages: Usability of Open Source Software.


Meeting Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bloomington, MN 


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Enjoy appetizers and network with colleagues and sponsors

6:30 PM - 8 PM: Presentation by Jim Hall   


CLICK HERE to register for the October 12th meeting.

Pre-registration has been extended to tonight at 8 PM but you can register at the door.


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BAs and Brew

The IIBA Minneapolis/Saint Paul Chapter is sponsoring a social event in conjunction with BlackStack Brewing. We would like to show our thanks to the BA Community for their support, commitment, and participation in 2017.  

All are welcome. Friends, cohorts, and family are all welcome. BlackStack Brewing is a Family-Friendly business with board games and non-alcoholic beverages available.

This is a social event to meet, schmooze, laugh, chat and just have fun. Drop in when you can, and stay for as long as you like.

Guests will receive one token for a complimentary 12 oz. tap beer.

BlackStack Brewing is located adjacent to Can Can Wonderland.  Appetizers will be provided complimentary from the IIBA MSP Chapter.

WHEN....Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6 PM – 9 PM

WHERE....BlackStack Brewing, 755 Prior Ave North, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Look for the big stack!). Plenty of parking available in multiple lots, or on the street.

We look forward to seeing you there!


On behalf of the Board of Directors

Stewart Mednick, President

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Other Educational Opportunities


The annual IIBA International Building Business Capability (BBC) conference will be held in Orlando from November 6 - 10, 2017.

Click here for more information.


The Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum (TCBAF) will be hosting its Summit on December 7, 2017.

Click here for more information.


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Join Us Today

When you become a member of IIBA International, you are eligible for membership in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of IIBA.  Membership in the chapter costs $25/year and expires in the same month that your membership in IIBA International expires.

By becoming a chapter member, you get all the benefits of IIBA International membership

PLUS the following benefits for the chapter:

  • Register FREE for any Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter meeting
  • Receive the lowest possible price on PDD, Study Group and Workshop events
  • View a history of all event registration -- keep track of meetings attended for CDUs
  • View and download Member-Only documents and content after login. 


Website for IIBA International: www.iiba.org

Website for Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter of IIBA (IIBA MSP): www.iibamsp.org

 Phone for IIBA MSP: 651-348-9983



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