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    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    IIBA Certification Application

    &
    Exam Support Workshop

    &

    IIBA BABOK v3.0 Overview


    Come join us for an IIBA Toronto's IIBA Certification Workshop.

    The workshop is free.


    Should you join either the IIBA Toronto Study Group or the IIBA Toronto BABOK Boot Camp, this event's hours count towards your IIBA Professional Development (PD) credit hour requirements.


    The workshop will address the following:

    - - -


    IIBA Certification Process and Q&A

    • Overview of the IIBA Certification Program
    • Preparing an IIBA Certification Application
    • Counting Your Hours for the Purpose of the CBAP and CCBA Certification
    • What is the ECBA Certificate and What Will It Do For Me?
    • Preparing for the IIBA Certification Exams
    • Best Practices for Studying for the Exams - Come See if They Resonate with You



    IIBA Certification Exam Workshop


    • Introduce the Online Small Group Exam Studying Tool
    • Get Support As You Study
    • Questions and Answers



    IIBA BABOK v3.0 Overview


    • Six knowledge areas that comprise 30 tasks (processes) and 122 elements (process steps)
    • Software, process and data
    • Questions and Answers



    This event is sponsored by Watermark Learning




    Participate online with others preparing their application for an IIBA Professional Designation. Get updates as you prepare for your certification exam.



    Just starting? 


    We will help!


    Use your community to get certified.

    Be certified in 2020


    This event is open to all. 

    IIBA Professional Development (PD) credits for those who registered for an IIBA Toronto study group.



    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

    BABOK Study Group - January 21 to March 31



     Participate and learn!



    Get the edge with this study group.

    Get certified!


    IIBA Toronto Online

    BABOK v3.0 Study Group


    Winter 2020 Program

    Program is a Weekly Online Study Group

    Study Group evening is Tuesday
















    If you have comments or questions, ask here



    The 10 week online study group covers the content in the IIBA BABOK v3.0. We start with the IIBA Certification Application Workshop that cover the Certifications, the application process, and the exam with suggestions and best practices for studying.  The 10 week duration is 30 Professional Development (PD) credit hours. With the other study support events provided in the same time frame, the study group will provide the 35 PD credit hours required for CBAP certification. 


    The IIBA Toronto BABOK v3.0 Study Group is a solid companion for those seeking to write their exam in the coming months. The study allow you to review the BABOK, also participate in practice exams, and participate in study meetups.


    1. Week 1 - Certification, Exam Overview, BABOK Overview
    2. Week 2 - Introduction and Concepts
    3. Week 3 - Underlying Competencies
    4. Week 4 - Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    5. Week 5 - Solution Evaluation
    6. Week 6 - Elicitation and Collaboration
    7. Week 7 - Requirements Life Cycle Management
    8. Week 8 - Strategy Analysis
    9. Week 9 - Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    10. Week 10 - Business Analysis Practices & Perspectives 
      1. Agile Practice
      2. Business Architecture
      3. Business Intelligence
      4. Process Management
      5. Information Technology

    Online BABOK Study Sessions

    These sessions study the IIBA BABOK v3.0.

    January 21  28

    February 4  11  18  25

    March 3  10  24  31







    Our IIBA BABOK v3.0 Study Group Program

    • Are you interested in learning about the practice of Business Analysis?
    • Are you interested in ECBA, CCBA or CBAP certification?
    • Would like to dive into the body of knowledge to learn more about the content of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge(IIBA BABOK v3.0)?
    • Are you looking to advance your career by growing your technical competencies?

    IIBA Toronto is once again having an online IIBA BABOK v3.0 Study Group for those individuals interested in learning the BABOK IIBA for any reason.


    The Program includes meetups and peer-to-peer connection during the Program. You can collaborate with others in the Program and benefit from others as they grow their competencies.


    IIBA Chapter will run the study group for 10 sessions on Tuesday evenings. This study group will provide minimum 30 Professional Development (PD) credit hours for those students seeking certification, and provide a practice test opportunity for all students. Students will be provided with study group material. This study group program provides opportunity to acquire the full 35 hours required for the CBAP certification application.


    This study group will be facilitated by multiple facilitators. Individuals will be present as a coach during the sessions and thru the week. 


    If you have any questions concerning this study group, please email president@iibatoronto.org.



    Level:

    Curious

    Entry-Level

    Junior

    Intermediate

    Senior

    Team Lead

    Management

    Experienced with Analysis

    Exposed to portions of Business Analysis


     


    OUR APPROACH

    IIBA Toronto uses peer-to-peer learning tools, deliver instructor led content, practice exam questions, have coaches, small group meetups, and more.


    CREATING RESULTS

    The result is we are able to encourage, motivate and help participants take ownership of the processes (building and submitting the application, pacing and studying for the certification exams) through the use of various learning methods, collaboration tools and community.


    HOW WE HELP YOU

    IIBA Toronto offers a full exploration of the IIBA BABOK v3.0. The mystery is removed and studying the IIBA BABOK v3.0 becomes manageable. We do not offer an exhaustive survey of the material in BABOK v3.0. We do encourage engagement, community, collaboration as you grow your competencies with the powerful assistance of IIBA Toronto's BABOK v3.0 based study group.


    IIBA CERTIFICATIONS

    http://www.iiba.org/Certification-Recognition/certificationlevels.aspx


    IIBA BABOK v3.0

    https://www.iiba.org/babok-guide.aspx


    The BABOK v3.0 content covered will include

    • BABOK v3.0 Introduction
    • Business Analysis Key Concepts
    • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
    • Elicitation and Collaboration
    • Requirements Life Cycle Management
    • Strategy Analysis
    • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
    • Solution Evaluation
    • Underlying Competencies
    • The Fifty Techniques Presented in the BABOK

    Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ali-startup-heydari-60935611a/
    Source: https://www.slideshare.net/aliaalistartup/babok-businessanalysisposter


    Payment Policy

    The IIBA Toronto BABOK v3.0 Study Group (Program) fees must be paid upon registration in the Program prior to attending. Pricing, registration terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.


    IIBA Toronto Chapter reserves the right to make changes to the Program described or to cancel the Program at any time without notice or liability. The Chapter's sole liability will be limited to the refund of registration fees paid in respect of the workshop and the Chapter shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential loss arising whatsoever. The Chapter will endeavor to give enrollees as much advance notice as possible of any change to the Program or registrant’s enrollment.


    Registration Fee

    The registration fee covers participation only.


    Refund Policy

    Cancellations will be allowed prior to 5 day of the Program start date and a full refund will be issued. Cancellations will not be permitted within 5 days of the Program start date; however, substitutions will be permitted. It is up to the registrant to find and arrange a substitute. The Chapter will process the substitution by changing the registrant name but is not responsible for any financial transactions between the registrants.


    No refunds will be issued within 5 days of the Program start date. If a registrant does not attend the start date event of the Program and has not given adequate notification, it will result in full forfeiture of the registration fee.


    If you are unable to attend the Study Group, or have comments or questions, please contact  president@iibatoronto.org.

    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 146 Kendal Avenue, Toronto ON
    Register

    IIBA Toronto Speaker Series


    Thursday, January 23, 2020  6:30 pm 


    Topic  |  Career Development


    Career Development and the Business Analysis Practice

    This month IIBA Toronto will discuss with you, using a panel, your career development, the business analysis practice, and what you can do to rise up and meet the future.


    All business practices evolve,

    not all practitioners evolve.


    The business practice of Business Analysis and its many neighboring business practices are continually evolving. In most cases, these practices in the hands of organizations move faster and further afar then the bodies of knowledge (BABOK, PMBOK, BIZBOK, ) that offer guidance and a commonly agreed upon framework of each business practice.


    Come join us Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 pm to discuss developing your career with the brilliant pallet of the business analysis practice.


    CAREER RESOURCES

    • IIBA Toronto has resources to assist you in your career development.
    • We are rolling out three programs in February - volunteer teams, mentorship and coaching, and research.
    • As a participant in a volunteer team, you will deliver an outcome over a four month period.
    • As a participant in coaching, you will learn skills and grow competencies whether as a coach or a coachee.
    • As a researcher, you will qualify for IIBA Recertifcation CDUs and grow your career. You can recommend a topic for research, or participate in a research team.

     


    BACKGROUND


    IIBA Survey Highlights The Prominence of Hybrid Roles

    A recent IIBA Career Survey conducted in cooperation with KPMG strongly highlighted the entrenched enterprise practice of created hybrid roles across multiple business practices to better serve their needs.


    IIBA Toronto Study Shows the Diversity of Business Analysis Roles

    A recent IIBA Toronto and George Brown College Study highlighted the amazing Swiss Army knife versatility of the business analysis practice.


    Forever Evolving Forever Changing

    Whether its Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, passionately speaking about the need for teams to communicate in a close organic way, or Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, discussing the evolution of business practices at Google and elsewhere over the past forty years and into the foreseeable future, there is the common understanding that everything keeps evolving and keeps changing.


    Careers Without Repetitive Tasks

    Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, both of Oxford University, recognize that creativity – social intelligence – social interaction – plus perception and manipulation are the capacities that are required moved forward as robotics and cognitive process automation will erase the practitioner’s need to perform groups of repetitive tasks and more.


    Business Analysis Well Beyond the Shores of Software

    The business practice of Business Analysis is firmly employed in software, data, process, various business architectures, finance, risk, sales, marketing and branding, HR, and more. Many practitioners have a mono view of what business analysis is and can be.

    Come join us Thursday, January 23, 2020 6:30 pm to discuss your career and the brilliant spectrum of business analysis.



    This May Be For You If You…

    • Are new to the workforce, either out of university and college, new to Canada, re-entering the workplace after an extensive absence,
    • Have a couple years of work experience, and are looking to transfer into analysis as an analysis practitioner,
    • Are established in a business analysis career, and are looking to migrate or specialize your career out of where you are presently.

    Analysis here includes the following:

    • Business analysis with a focus on software
    • Process analysis
    • Data analysis
    • Operating as a practitioner in the software development life cycle
    • Operating as a practitioner in the business processes life cycle
    • Operating as a practitioner in data including


    The business analysis practice has many applications across the enterprise, whether it is

    • Human Resources
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Software
    • Product
    • Project

    Career Paths That Start With IIBA Certification

    You want to attend this event if you are thinking about or pursuing IIBA Certification. The ECBA Certificate is powerful - you learn and are able to demonstrate an understanding of the business analysis landscape. The CCBA and the CBAP professional designations demonstrate your skills and abilities.



    Presenters


    Harold Broos
    President 
    IIBA Toronto


    David Vrbanek
    Consultant

    Instructor, University of Toronto



    Location

    George Brown College

    Casa Loma Campus

    146 Kendal Avenue

    Room 



    Event Particulars

    Thursday, January 23, 2020  6:30 PM

    Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

    Registration & Networking: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

    Networking continues after Q&A










    By registering to attend this event you agree to be photographed / video recorded during this session. IIBA Toronto  reserves the right to publish any photograph/video taken at this event and distribute it on print and web media for promotion and advertising, without expressed consent of those individuals included in the photograph / video.
    • 23 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Milliken Mills Community Centre, 7600 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON L3R 9S5
    Register



    Toastmasters is 97 years old, active, and relevant to you. Grow your communication skills and confidence with Toastmasters Pathways.


     


    IIBA Markham
    Toastmasters Club

    meets on the
    2nd & 4th Thursday
    each month

    7:00 PM


    Room A | B
    Milliken Mills Community Centre
    7600 Kennedy Road
    Markham, Ontario

     

    https://www.facebook.com/IIBA.TO.TM

    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8439421


     


     

    IIBA Markham Toastmasters
    Club Home Page

        


    IIBA Toronto Meetup.com Page
    including Toastmasters Activity





    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • 09 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 PM
    • Online - email being sent out Monday morning.
    Register

    IIBA Toronto Data Study 

    Introduction to Data Analytics & Business Data Analytics


    January 27 to March 9

    Feb 17 is Family Day (Ontario) and Presidents Day (USA) - no session.

    7 PM to 10 PM

    This Study Group takes place online.





    Overview


    Using the newly released IIBA Introduction to Business Data Analytics, you will 



    Outline



    Introduction to Data Analytics

    • What is Data Analytics?
    • Data Analytics Objectives
    • Data and the Analysis Practices



    Introduction to Business Data Analytics: A Practitioner View

    • What is Business Data Analytics?
    • Business Data Analytics Objectives
    • Business Analysis and Business Data Analytics


    IIBA Business Data Analytics Domains and Tasks


    1 Identify the Research Questions

    • Define Business Problem or Opportunity
    • Assess Current State
    • Define Future State
    • Formulate Research Question
    • Plan Business Data Analytics Approach


    2 Source Data

    • Plan Data Collection
    • Determine the Data Sets
    • Collect Data
    • Validate Data


    3 Analyze Data

    • Develop Analysis Plan
    • Prepare Data
    • Explore Data
    • Perform Data Analysis
    • Assess the Analytics and System Approach Taken


    4 Interpret and Report Results

    • Identify and Understand the Stakeholders
    • Plan Stakeholder Communication
    • Determine Communication Needs of Stakeholders
    • Derive Insights from Data
    • Document and Communicate Findings from Completed Analysis


    5 Use Results to Influence Business Decision-Making

    • Recommend Action
    • Develop Implementation Plan
    • Manage Change


      Audience

      • This study group is an introduction to data analytics
      • This study group addresses in full the two business data analytics publications, but is not limited to the publications
      • This study group includes team and individual exercises



        Duration

        18 hours



        Location

        Online



        Particulars

        Study group duration: 18.00 hours


        IIBA CDU / PD credit hours: 18.0 credits


        Early Bird pricing through January 22, 2019


        Chapter Member & Annual Subscription EARLY BIRD Price: $175

        General EARLY BIRD Price: $225


        Chapter Member & Annual Subscription: $250

        General: $300



        IIBA CREDIT HOURS

        Workshop is eligible for IIBA® Professional Development (PD) credit hours and CDU credits.


          MEMBERSHIPS

          • IIBA Toronto Full Membership requires being member of IIBA International and IIBA Toronto
          • IIBA Toronto Chapter Subscription also available


          Payment Policy

          Workshop fees must be paid upon registration in the workshop prior to attending. Pricing, registration terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.


          For credit card payments, charges will be in the currency of the country where the class takes place and will be converted by the credit card company. IIBA Toronto Chapter is not responsible for fluctuations due to exchange rates. Taxes will be applied to the payment where applicable.


          IIBA Toronto Chapter reserves the right to make changes to the workshop program described or to cancel the workshop at any time without notice or liability. The Chapter's sole liability will be limited to the refund of registration fees paid in respect of the workshop and the Chapter shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential loss arising whatsoever. The Chapter will endeavor to give enrollees as much advance notice as possible of any change to the workshop program or registrant’s enrollment.


          Registration Fee

          The registration fee covers workshop materials only. Refreshments and lunch is not included and is the responsibility of the registrant. Parking is not included.


          Refund Policy

          Cancellations will be allowed prior to 7 days of the workshop start date and a full refund will be issued. Cancellations will not be permitted within 7 days of the workshop start date; however, substitutions will be permitted. It is up to the registrant to find and arrange a substitute. The Chapter will process the substitution by changing the registrant name but is not responsible for any financial transactions between the registrants.


          No refunds will be issued within 7 days of the workshop start date. If a registrant does not attend the workshop and has not given adequate notification, it will result in full forfeiture of the registration fee.


          If you are unable to attend the workshop, or have comments or questions, please contact president@iibatoronto.org.

           


          • 29 Jan 2020
          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Movenpick Marche, Brookfield Place, Toronto, ON
          Register


          January  Social  Event

          Wednesday, January 29th

           


          All are welcome


          Wednesday, January 29, 2019 

          6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


          Mövenpick Marché

          Brookfield Place
          Toronto, ON

          NW corner Yonge & Front


          https://www.marche-movenpick.ca/en/our-locations/brookfield-place-street-level


          Come and connect socially. 









          • 29 Jan 2020
          • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
          • 108 University Avenue East, Waterloo, ON
          Register

          IIBA Waterloo Speaker Series


          Wednesday, January 29, 2020  6:00 pm 


          A BA Practice Briefing  

          Post-It Note Large Group Focus Group


          More details to follow



          Industry Briefing and opportunity to reconnect


          On January 29, 2020, IIBA Waterloo resumes its event schedule. 


          IIBA Waterloo will meet at the new and improved swanky Conestoga College Waterloo Campus at 108 University Avenue East in Waterloo.