COVID19 Update from the Chapter President

IIBA Australia Chapter has a mission to built business analysis capability to influence change and deliver value for everyone. In the current circumstances with severe changes required in our lives due to COVID19 our commitment has not changed. We do however recognise that the methods of interacting with our stakeholders has to change.
 
All Branch committees have been asked to ensure that their activities respect their State's health advice as well as any Federal Government restrictions. In practice this means:

  • We are moving our networking and education events  to on-line. We are able to do this thanks to upgrades to our technology provided by IIBA Global;
  • The Branch committees and Board continue to operate, but with virtual meetings; and
  • The Branch Chairs are in constant contact to share learnings about how we can optimise the on-line environment from participants.

We are still intending to run our Business Analysis Professional Days in all States and Territories except the Northern Territory in the October. We will not be releasing tickets until the situation is clearer. We will continue to provide updates via email, social media or website.  
 
I know that many of you will have had career impacts from COVID19. In some cases Business Analysts are overloaded as they analyse the rapidly changing environments in health care and in the broader economies. In other cases members of our community have lost their jobs or are on much reduced hours. In all cases I urge you to remain connected to the IIBA Australia Chapter Community.

We know that in the modern economy, a strong network is amongst the best tools for dealing with career changes. Consider also that you may be able to use any down time to improve your skills, either through the excellent webinars and publications from IIBA Global or by joining a Chapter Study Group.
 
I personally wish you all the best in your journey through this pandemic. All our live are impacted and being a member of a strong and vibrant community is one way that we can all deal with the issues as best we can.

Hugh Peterken MEng, RPEQ, 
President, IIBA Australia Chapter
president@australia.iiba.org