Greater Atlanta

IIBA Chapter


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2014-2015 Leadership Team

Clinton Ages
Keith Warrick
VP of Marketing and Communications
Jaleann M. Matos-McClurg 
VP of Membership
Wanda Hudgins Spain
VP of Professional Development
Kim Ivanoff
Richard Cope
Tracy McDearis
Director of Sponsorships


Chapter Meetings

4th Tuesday of each month

6:30 PM Networking
7:00 PM Announcements
7:20 PM Speaker
8:20 PM Job Announcements
8:30 PM Closing

COST:  Members - FREE; Non-Members - $10.00

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Meeting Locations 

Matrix Resources
General Meeting
Northpark Town Center
Building 400
3rd Floor
1000 Abernathy Road,
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Matrix Resources


UPS Corporate Headquarters
Premier/Special Events
55 Glenlake Parkway NE
Sandy Springs, GA 30328


Welcome to the Greater Atlanta Chapter

Our chapter was chartered in August, 2005 and since then, we have been dedicated to advancing the business analysis profession both locally and nationwide. We pride ourselves to be the chapter where business analysts can grow their skills, knowledge and professional network.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Visit our
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 TOPIC:  Solution Assessment and Validation

Barbara Carkenord


SPEAKER:  Barbara Carkenord, CBAP®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, Practice Director and Trainer, Business Analysis, RMC Project Management




‘Solution Assessment and Validation’ is one of the most important KAs of the BABOK® Guide, and can be a challenge because it is the last KA; readers assume these tasks are performed at the end of a project.

This presentation will not only show why this work should be performed concurrently throughout a project, but also demonstrate that some of the tasks may be the VERY FIRST work performed by a BA when given a new assignment!


  • What tasks are missing from the BABOK® Guide, how do we get     from requirements to a solution?
  • How do the tasks in SAV relate to the other KAs?
  • Is solution design part of business analysis work?
  • What are other stakeholders doing as we are performing SAV work?


No matter how well you analyze requirements, your success will be determined by the effectiveness of the solution. You don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind presentation!  



Barbara A. Carkenord has over 25 years of experience in business analysis, and is one of the original founders of the Business Analysis training industry. Barbara has an MBA from University of Michigan, is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). She is also the author of Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and chapter events. Actively involved in the IIBA, she was a core team member of the IIBA BABOK® creation committee and has contributed to its upcoming book, Managing Business Analysis. In 2010, Barbara was named Small Business Woman of the Year by the Georgia Women in Technology Association.

Barbara possesses detailed knowledge and experience in many analysis tools and techniques. She develops and delivers business analysis training using proven techniques and real-world experience. Barbara's areas of expertise include business analysis, software design, quality assurance, and project management. Her experience covers many industries including insurance, banking, and manufacturing. 

RSVP by June 19th.


The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the IIBA is pleased to announce ITMPI as the event sponsor for our June 24th meeting.  ITMPI is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider.

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Please join us for our next BA Boot Camp:  Learning Agile for Today's BAs

Date:  Saturday September 06, 2014

FACILITATOR: Ryland Leyton, CBAP, ®, Senior Business Analyst, DealerMatch

This workshop will cover the following areas:

  • How to make the transition from Waterfall to Agile
  • How to write good User Stories
  • Story Decomposition (epic decomposition) 


Register now!