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Chapter meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month, at the UMBC Training Center (unless otherwise noted) located at:

6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite #100
Columbia, MD 21046

Meeting materials from prior Chapter meetings are available in the Members Only section of the site. Please login to view them there.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • (EDT)
    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Conference Call/Online

    To register for the event and to receive the WebEx info, please contact our VP of Education at education@baltimore.iiba.org

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    We are currently studying the BABOK® Guide 3.0 version

    PLEASE NOTE: BABOK Study Group sessions are available to Baltimore Chapter Members and Baltimore/DC Joint Chapter Members. For a limited time, DC Chapter Members are welcome to join our BABOK v3 Study Group sessions. Membership will be verified prior to receiving meeting information.


    • Tuesday, April 11, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite #100, 21046
    In light of the snow storm in the Baltimore region, the board has decided to cancel the March Chapter Meeting. The topic will be moved to the April chapter meeting. All existing registrations will be moved to that April meeting unless otherwise specified. We apologize for the inconvenience!


    Overview:

    How to define and create business applications and systems in the modern era by connecting and assembling available online and open source tools.


    Until recently, the only way to automate business was to either a) build it your self, b) buy off the shelf software and customize it with tons of investment, or c) wait until a better software came out. In many cases, this process was similar to reinventing the wheel. Folks would come up with a solution, create a "consulting" solution around it and recreate their solution in different industries. With the Internet, a few things changed:

    1. Open source software became prevalent in the industry from the operating system layer all the way up to interface frameworks and complete applications. 

    2. Software as a Service (also used to be known as Application Service Providers) became the way to outsource software for key business processes such as Sales, Marketing, Collaboration, and more recently Accounting, Finance, and HR. 
    3. SOAP, and the more recenlty REST APIs (which are easier to work with) became the defacto method for connecting Internet Software, and Software in general. 

    4. Integration Software became commoditized, open source, and many SaaS offerings became available for the common business user. 

    5. Knowledge of software, software as a service, and new communication systems such as Slack accelerate adoption of combinations of existing systems much faster than before. 

    We'll review how this changes the landscape for business analysts and project managers looking to solve business problems while having the best interest of the customer at heart. Of course billing hours and reinventing the wheel may be a good business reason in the short term. We posit a different approach to how connecting and leveraging existing software is better for the bottom line for both the builders and the users of future business solutions. We'll cover three points of Software Algebra:

    1. Inventory: How to take inventory of the current and future solution in a simplified fashion (People, Process, Information, System)

    2. Match : Identify the patterns in the information processes to find similar data that can be used to find lowest common denominators in the system. 

    3. Connect: Document the workflow and identify the right integration system to get your solution to the user quickly. 

    Meeting Agenda:

    5:45 - 6:00 PM Sign-In and Memberships

    6:00 - 6:45 PM Food, Drinks & Networking

    6:45 - 7:00 PM Chapter Announcements

    7:00 - 8:00 PM Professional Development Presentation

    8:00 - 8:15 PM Q&A and Wrap-up


    Guest Speaker:

    Rahul Singh is the Chief Executive Officer of Anant Corporation. Anant provides management consulting for internet software and internet based teams and helps solve difficult problems related to streamlining, organizing, and unifying business information. Rahul has over 18 years of experience in three businesses as an entrepreneur, and has consulted to numerous teams in small to large organizations in the business, non-profit, and government sectors. Although primarily a technical architect by preference, since at Georgetown University, he's been researching the "Modern Enterprise, Business of Business Today" to create and proliferate a simpler way to organize and build business teams, processes, and systems over the Internet. 

    Arturs Oganesyan-Peel is a Business Analyst at Anant. Arturs has is graduate of The George Washington University's Business School's MSIST program with a certificate in Data Science. His primary role is to empower Anant’s technology team in delivering to clients via detailed requirements gathering, planning, and agile project management. He also has a hand in keeping Anant’s Research & Development efforts streamlined and moving forward. Prior to Anant Arturs worked with a handful of nonprofits, one large corporation, and three different start-ups, one of which he founded during his senior year of high school.



    • Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite #100, 21046
    Overview:


    Coming soon!


    Meeting Agenda:

    5:45 - 6:00 PM Sign-In and Memberships

    6:00 - 6:45 PM Food, Drinks & Networking

    6:45 - 7:00 PM Chapter Announcements

    7:00 - 8:00 PM Professional Development Presentation

    8:00 - 8:15 PM Q&A and Wrap-up


    Guest Speaker:

    Coming soon!

Past Events

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Strategies for Furthering Your Career in 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 A Roadmap to "DEVOPS" and How We Achieve a High Performing DEVOPS Team
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Holiday Networking Happy Hour 2016
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 November Chapter Meeting (CANCELED)
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Show & Tell: Visualizing Data
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Needs-Based Financial Planning and the Economic Ladder
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Agile at Scale: Lies, Damned Frameworks, and Vendor Solutions
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Organizing People, Process, Information and Systems for the Modern Era
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 The Future of Business Analysts in Agile Development Teams
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Saturday, March 12, 2016 DA105: Disciplined Agile In A Nutshell
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 A Day in the Life of an Agile Organization
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Thursday, February 18, 2016 Disciplined Agile Business Analysis: Lessons from the Trenches (A Continuation)
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Disciplined Agile Business Analysis: Lessons from the Trenches
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 Holiday Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 November Chapter Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 October AGM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Using the BABOK as a Reference and a Tool
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Baltimore IIBA BABOK Study Group
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 July Networking Happy Hour

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