Meetings and Events

Anyone Can Write User Stories. It’s the (Shared) Understanding That’s Important
Presenter: Kent J. McDonald
Where: EMC Insurance Companies
When: 11 am, 20-Nov-2014

Nationwide’s Journey to Agile and Lean
Presenter: Larry Brandmeyer
Where: Des Moines Public Library
When: 11 am, 23-Oct-2014

The Evolving Role of The Business Analyst
Presenter: Greg BootonDiane CalderDave DeckerKaren BookAndrew Walling
Where: NCMIC Insurance Company
When: 11 am, 25-Sep-2014

BBC 2014 - Board

Representing Central Iowa at BBC 2014

Some of our Board Members were at the IIBA's Building Business Capability (BBC) conference scouting new presenters and discovering new ideas to enhance the value we deliver to chapter members and the BA community in Central Iowa. We are always looking for new ways to add value to chapter membership and attending IIBA events is one way we keep up-to-date with the international BA community at large and topics of interest to business analysts. If you were able to attend BBC this year, we'd love to hear about your take-aways or about the presenter that delivered a great presentation you'd like to see at a chapter monthly meeting. For more information about IIBA and BBC, check out the BBC Website.

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In the Picture from left: Ann Stough (Communications), Bev Sells (President), Andrew Walling (President-Elect), Melissa Mosbach (Membership)

​Fall Groups for Chapter Members

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Agile Discussion Group

The next Agile Discussion Group will be Wednesday November 19th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


We will meet at:

​​Midland Building
​ 206 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

This session will be facilitated by Dave Decker, who will present a Release Planning Exercise. It will cover how to relative size user stories, assigning points to those user stories, prioritize the backlog, develop a release plan, and create a burn up chart. There’s not going to be much discussion around things like, what is a user story? It’s really intended for audiences that have a general understanding of Agile but might not have actually participated in a scrum team.

The Agile Discussion Group is coordinated by Kent McDonald and sponsored by Kristin Solberg of VisionT.

RSVP by sending an email to Kent McDonald or contact for more information.

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