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Monthly Newsletter

October 23, 2020

Hello BA enthusiast

Twelve years ago - in September 2008, a bunch of BA enthusiasts - including myself - came together with the idea that there was a real need to do something around business analysis, at that moment a rather new role, and this for the Belgian and with extent the Luxembourgish region.

This resulted 2 years later in a non-profit organisation which exactly 10 years ago in October 2010 became an officially chartered IIBA chapter, where we positioned ourselves as ‘the’ place of professionalisation and collaboration in the world of business analysis.

Our mission back then and still today, is to become the centre of the BA community in Belgium and Luxembourg. The corresponding vision is to foster awareness on the value of business analysis, and to support and advance the skills and competencies of BA professionals … and this by organising educational and networking events, sharing best practices, and liaising with other professional organisations.

Those 10 years have been quite a journey in which not only our chapter evolved but also the BA role. Where originally the role was mainly focussed on solutions, specifically IT-solutions, we see more and more that the role is also taking its place beyond IT, which is an evolution that we applaud. Even more because - according to the IIBA’s core purpose - we BAs are or should be professionals that in the first place create or facilitate better business outcomes.

You can read my full letter which I wrote on the occasion of our 10th anniversary here. We sincerely hope to be able to celebrate this moment next year. Keep an eye at our LinkedIn or Facebook page, or at our Chapter’s mailing list.

Be safe and healthy,

Stefan Bossuwé


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News from IIBA Brussels Chapter

BA & Beyond 2020

The first online BA & Beyond conference is a fact. 2020 has been a special year alltogether and while we prepared for a hybrid event, the renovations in our Brussels venue weren't finished yet, which made us go 100% digital. 

With an interesting mix of hands-on talks as well as mindfulness breaks and a closing keynote focused on connection, we ended the educational day with the biggest BA Cafe yet.

Next up: our #BABeyond20 Season Closing Keynote with Lori Silverman on Thursday 29th October.

Register for the keynote

Webinar: The Case for Business Analysts on Agile Teams

In Agile teams, business analysts can serve as domain experts and their leadership skills are invaluable. That's only one of the things that we learned in Judy Alter's "The Case for BA's on an Agile Team". With her storytelling style, she invited us into her experience with BA's on Agile teams.

You can rewatch it by clicking the button below. Warning: don't try these BA techniques with your family! #TheOptimisticBA

Watch the webinar again

Community Session: What's in a BA title?

Our first Big Belgian BA survey helps us discover the Belgian business analysis landscape and business analyst profile. But what does it mean to you? What's your interpretation of the data? What insights, decisions, and actions does it trigger for you?

Join our Survey Community Session on Tuesday 17th October and discuss what it encompasses to be a BA in this facilitated, interactive community session!

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Save the date: How to tell better stories?

Mark your agenda! On Thursday 26th of November, we will invite Bram Byzers for an inspiring session about storytelling. More info will be provided soon, but you can already register for this session by cliking the button below.

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This month's BA tip

Another month, another tip: Study smarter, not harder!

Should you be aiming at obtaining an ECBA, one of the IIBA certifications, do check out this recorded session in order to study smarter, not harder.

BA Cafe

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Do you miss the opportunity to gather around with other BA professionals? Why not join our weekly BA cafe on Fridays during lunch break?

Pssst ... we might have a surprise sometimes ;-) 

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