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2014 IIBA Australia Board Election Results

It is with great pleasure that the 2014 Board Election Committee announce the outcome of the 2014 IIBA Australia Board Elections.

Elections for 6 of 12 Board positions opened on Sept 15th after the 2014 AGM and closed on September 26th. The successful candidates were:

  • Sally-Anne Mitchell (current Vice Chair/Vice President) 
  • Damian Wilson 
  • Holly Lei Hou 
  • Cora Stapleton (current Portfolio Director: Certification & Education Services) 
  • Shannon Murfitt
  • Lani Guy (nee Lani Arneil) 

Please join me in congratulating them and thanking all candidates for running.

We would also like to thank the outgoing Board members for their leadership and contribution towards making the IIBA the world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals:

  • Tim Coventry (President) 
  • Scott Bradley (Treasurer) 
  • Niki Drysdale (Secretary) 
  • Graeme Higgins (Director) 

On behalf of the board we would like to apologise for the confusion experienced by some members in relation to whether they were eligible to vote. The issue is largely due to the duplicated membership handling which is under further analysis and discussion with IIBA Global. Recommendations will be put to the board as to steps that can be taken to improve future membership processes.

The new board will meet for the first time on November 17th. The initial objective will be to determine who will be appointed to what portfolio. We will update you with this outcome once it has been finalised.

Thanks,

The IIBA Australia Chapter 2014 Election Committee.


2014 IIBA® Chapter Awards – Australia Chapter has made the shortlist

IIBA global conducts the IIBA® Chapter Awards Program annually. This year your local IIBA Australia Chapter nominated for 6 of the 8 categories. The global awards committee assessed the 33 submissions from 10 chapters across the world (Australia, UK, Vancouver, Cedar Rapids, Calgary, Minneapolis St. Paul, Central Iowa, Greater Atlanta, NW Arkansas, South Africa) to determine shortlist.

 Today (Oct 4th) notification was received that the chapter has made the shortlist on four (4) of the categories:

  • Most Sustainable Chapter – the chapter that best shows how they have grown in a sustainable manner aligning with the IIBA® goals of: (1) Enable sustainable growth to support the establishment of IIBA® as a worldwide organisation, (2) Ensure financial viability to support the implementation and sustainment of IIBA® operational and strategic priorities. 
  • Governing Chapter – the chapter that excelled in the area of Governance, internal to their chapter and with the IIBA®. 
  • Leadership Excellence – the chapter that excels in strategic leadership. Chapters that are creating strategy, operational plans to support executing strategic plans, increasing chapter maturity in operations and programs, and leading chapter programs with defined vision and purpose will be recognised with this award. 
  • Chapter of the Year – the chapter that has consistently shown over the 12 month period the best alignment to the IIBA® mission, vision and values, as well as demonstrating that their execution on their chapter goals and objectives are traceable to the goals and objectives of IIBA®. 

Being shortlisted is great news and welcome recognition for the hard work and commitment of the Chapter Board, Branches, all IIBA® Australia Chapter Members and you in promoting the business analysis profession.

The award winners will be announced at 2014 BBC (Building Business Capability) conference, being held in Florida, at the IIBA® members evening event on Wednesday November 5th and Geoff Griffin will be attending representing IIBA® Australia Chapter.


International Institute of Business Analysis™

IIBA Australia Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014-15 are Open!

Great opportunities are available to sponsor IIBA Australia Chapter for 2014-15 which can achieve the following benefits:

  • Build profile and recognition within the Business Analysis and related professions
  • Build relationships within your expertise, products and services
  • Increase face-to-face opportunities with hundreds of active business & systems analyst resources who are interested in new products and service
  • Acquire new customers
  • Network for future business relationships
  • Increase brand awareness in the marketplace
Thanks to the continuing support from our existing sponsors for 2014-15. For more information on becoming a sponsor please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities Page.

International Institute of Business Analysis™

IIBA® Australia Chapter Professional Days

The IIBA Australia Chapter Professional Days have been a huge success around the country, feedback from attendees has been encouraging with positive comments regarding the speakers, topics, panels and atmosphere generated at the venues.

The IIBA Australia Chapter would like to thank the Kevin Brennan, Roxanne Miller, Professional Day sponsors as well as IIBA International for their support in facilitating the reach of renowned and topical speakers, to benefit the Australian business analysis community.

The IIBA Australia board and branches have been working hard since this strategy was first identified; the Professional Day evolved out of the board planning day analysis in September 2012. A year later with many hours of voluntary board and branch effort, the Professional Day series have been a success!

Slide decks from the presentations can be found on the Professional Day Series event page.

Tim Coventry
President
International Institute of Business Analysis - Australia Chapter Ltd


International Institute of Business Analysis™

IIBA® Australia Chapter

Many Business Analysts in Australia presume that when they or their organisation pays International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA) membership ($125 US for new membership or $110 US for renewal) it immediately goes to IIBA Australia Chapter.  This is not true, as the IIBA Australia Chapter does not receive any portion from the membership fee paid.

IIBA Australia Chapter was first formed in 2006 and has increasingly delivered value to the Australian membership base and wider Business Analysis profession. The chapter comprises of:

  • The Board, delivering the chapter strategies and national initiatives (such as webinars); and 
  • The local Branches (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney) each delivering a number of events and study groups.

Over the journey IIBA in Australia has grown into the 3rd largest membership base throughout the world, however financially IIBA Australia Chapter has not received the membership growth benefits.  In July 2010 the IIBA Australia Chapter bank account was zero however through sponsorship, non-member event fees and BABOK study group fees a basic budget has been developed.

This income which has been obtained through the hard work and effort of volunteers often after works hours or weekends, has been difficult to obtain and maintain but has been critical to the chapter running activities.

IIBA Australia Chapter would like to take this time and hopefully you will too to thank the efforts of the IIBA Australia Chapter board and branches, and our sponsors Ajilon and DDLS as they have enabled chapter activities to deliver value to the business analysis profession.


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IIBA® Australia Chapter – Vision and Mission Statement

Vision

The world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals.

Mission Statement

Develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners.


"Business analysis is the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organisation, and to recommend solutions that enable the organisation to achieve its goals." Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) Version 2.0, 2009.