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Coffee Hour - Chapter 6

Join us for the next Coffee Hour on October 13th to discuss Chapter 6 of the BABOK v3!

Understand why the CEO wants to see you -The CEO will want BAs to work on Strategy Analysis to address business needs and enable the enterprise to address the business needs, and align the strategy for the change. How will you imagine the possible solutions?

Find out how and talk with fellow BAs about Strategy Analysis!

Cafe Bakery Cafe @ 7am

1551 Niagara Falls Blvd

Amherst, NY 14228

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What is the Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA?

The mission of the Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA is to further the business analysis profession by providing regular EDUCATIONAL sessions, formal TRAINING and MENTORING, and NETWORKING opportunities!

2015 is an exciting year for the Buffalo Chapter and we started with a big bang! Our first meeting had many attendees,  introduced NEW LEADERS and Board of Directors, and introduced the new version of the BABOK!

Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome you to become a leader in the Buffalo BA Community. If you are interested in our Event and Membership Board positions, you can visit the Volunteer Opportunities section of the website to learn more.

We Want to Hear From You

Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback for the Board. We'd love to hear from you! What subjects are you interested in hearing about? Let us know, and we'll cater to your needs!

- Corina Toth, VP Marketing

Advance Your Career

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

The BABOK® Guide is the most credible and authoritative source of knowledge and practices for business analysis.

Boost your resume and update your LinkedIn profile with a CCBA or CBAP certification.  The Buffalo Chapter of the IIBA can help you be successful and offers a FREE coffee hour to study the BABOK®.

Find out more about certification on the IIBA website.

What is a Business Analyst?

An analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes and information systems. The business analyst understands business problems and opportunities and recommends SOLUTIONS.

Many roles play the part of a Business Analyst including Project Managers, Systems Analysts, Product Owners, Enterprise Analysts, Enterprise and Solution Architects, and many more.

The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), the definitive guide and the internationally recognized standard for the business analysis profession, describes common activities, tasks and deliverables of the analysis field.

Benefits of Membership

  1. SKILL Development
  2. Hands on EXPERIENCE with tools and techniques
  3. Study group participation for CCBA and CBAP CERTIFICATIONS
  4. NETWORKING opportunities
  5. Public SPEAKING experience

Become a Member!


The new version of the BABOK is here!

Upcoming events

13 Oct 2015 7:00 AM • Corner Bakery Cafe
02 Nov 2015 • Las Vegas, NV

Coffee Hour - Chapter 5

At the coffee hour on September 15th, we discussed Chapter 5 of the BABOK, Requirements Life Cycle Management. We discussed the value of the work, the approval process that can be challenging, tools for managing requirement (or lack of tools!), traceability, differences between roles of Solutions Analysts and Business Analysts. 

Coffee Hour - BABOK Chapter 4

Thank you to the great group who met 8/18 to discuss Chapter 4 of the BABOK v3 regarding collaboration and elicitation.

We discussed different structures with BA organizations within different companies and challenges with that.

We also talked about the right time for BA engagement, who is the owner of the planning process, brainstorming and elicitation techniques, the process of confirming requirements are accurate and the challenges with gaining business commitment.

It's a refreshing experience to discuss every day challenges and about exciting things happening in BA organizations.

The next coffee hour is Sep 15th. Stay tuned for time and location.


Coffee Hour - BABOK Chapter 3

Chapter 3 was discussed at the third coffee hour. We discussed the delivery of value, innovation and collaboration! Thank you to those of you who attended at Corner Bakery Cafe.

Coffee Hour was a Success!!!

Thank you to those of you who attended the coffee hour! There were great conversations regarding Chapter 2 and how the concepts apply to our daily activities as BAs, including:

  • Differences between different kinds of stakeholders and their interaction with requirements and design
  • Classifications of requirements
  • Understanding business value and how it ties in with morale
  • The BACCM
  • Challenges with acceptance criteria

The next Coffee Hour is JULY 14th aCoffee Hourt 7am at Spot Coffee! Please give us feedback on the time and location to Corina Toth.

Remember, this is a FREE event for a limited time only!

2015 Annual General Meeting

Did you miss the IIBA 2015 Annual General Meeting?

Members can view the 2015 AGM webcast recording on the IIBA website.

(Please note that it's available to members only and you'll be prompted to login first.)

AGM 2015

Annual Event 2015


Thank you to those of you who attended the Annual Event. It was a great turnout and we are looking forward to some exciting and interesting events.

Thank to to EmergenceTek as well, for sponsoring the event!


Learning Circle Session

Thank you to all of you who attended the Learning Circle on June 18th, 2015!

The IIBA Buffalo June meeting was at HealthNow in beautiful downtown Buffalo.

We viewed valuable professional development online content, had small group discussions with other BA professionals, and introduced you to some great FREE and ONLINE training channels.

Thank you to TEKsystems for their sponsorship!


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