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									                       Greater Memphis IIBA Chapter
                                  Minutes of 04/28/09
  Host Organizations – G2 Technology, Vaco Technology, ALSAC, Autozone
Location: Jason’s Deli,Conference Room, 3473 Poplar Ave, Suite 102, Memphis TN 38111
The networking social took place between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m and 7:35 and 8pm. The meeting
was called to order at 6:00 p.m to discuss chapter business. Introductions were made. Sponsors
were acknowledged (G2 – Gold, Vaco – Silver, ALSAC sponsored the refreshments). New
chapter members were with membership certificates as follows: Tealisha Williams, Janice
Amelang. 41 people attended the presentation.

Presentation:
Joy Toney, an IT Business Analysis Manager at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
presented on the Special Interest Topic: IIBA® Certification and BABOK™.

•   Q & A was incorporated during the discussion as well as at the end.
•   Srikanth Durblakula won a $20 gift card to Malco theaters.
•   Regina Aziz won a $25 Chili’s gift card.
•   The following attendees won Redbirds tickets at AutoZone Park: Jason Pyatt, Tami Andress,
    Mike Duncan, Scott White, and Kenneth Burnett.

Announcements & Reminders:
   • Officer campaigns in April / elections in May (electronic survey). Polls open 5/18 – 5/22.
      Now accepting candidates for the following positions: VP of Membership, Treasurer,
      Secretary to be received by 5/5. Eligibility:
           o Members in good standing
           o Office of candidacy
           o Resume/Qualifications
           o Commitment /Vision / Statement of Intent
           o Ready for presentation at next chapter meeting
   • Next chapter meeting 5/26: Requirements Elicitation and Techniques – by Rena Armour.
   • Now until end of year, we will have BABOK™ centric topics for chapter meeting.
      However, it is different from the study group
   • Study Group were given by details by Linda Fitch tonight. Study groups are expected to
      run from May to August. Everyone interested, should sign up for the study group today.
   • Members welcome: IIBA membership is $95 annually (while chapter membership is $0
      annually currently). Members were also encourages to join a committee. Anyone
      interested should contact any officer or Joy Toney, President, joytoney@usa.net .
   • Anyone interested in participating in a CBAP™ exam study group should contact Linda
      Fitch, VP of Education, for details, ljhooper@yahoo.com.
   • If anyone would like to request a special topic to be presented at a future meeting, please
      send your inquiry to Joy Toney, President, joytoney@usa.net .
   • If anyone would like to sponsor the chapter or a meeting, please send your request to Joy
      Toney, President, joytoney@usa.net .
   • If anyone would like to speak at a chapter meeting, please send your request to Joy
      Toney, President, joytoney@usa.net. Available chapter meeting dates: 6/23, 7/21, 8/18,
      9/29, 10/27, 11/24. The topic should be involve business analysis. Include a sample
      outline or presentation.
   • A copy of tonight’s presentation may be downloaded from the chapter website
      memphis.theiiba.org by end of the week. Chapter minutes, past presentations, and
      upcoming events are posted to the website.
   • An electronic survey will be distributed by the end of the week and the attendees are
      encouraged to remit feedback.

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                       Greater Memphis IIBA Chapter
                                  Minutes of 04/28/09
  Host Organizations – G2 Technology, Vaco Technology, ALSAC, Autozone
Location: Jason’s Deli,Conference Room, 3473 Poplar Ave, Suite 102, Memphis TN 38111
Parking Lot Questions for tonight’s topic:
       • Can an applicant review skipped or answered questions on the computer based
           version of the CBAP™?
               o YES. You will be able to move back and forth through out the exam just as
                   they would have a paper-and-pencil exam. You can skip questions and go
                   back to them later.
               o You may review and change your answers at any time prior to FINAL
                   submission at the end of the exam.
       • What is the pass/fail ratio for the CBAP™?
               o Cut scores are developed using psychometric procedures lead by Castle
                   Worldwide. After each examination the cut score is calculated based on the
                   cumulative performance of test items and adjusted as needed. The IIBA®
                   Certification Body will not publicly reveal the cut score or the pass rate for
                   any exam, although these will be monitored to ensure the effectiveness of
                   the exam. The exam score is based on a cumulative total.
       • Is there financial assistance for obtaining the CBAP™ certification?
               o Employers usually consider certifications a work-related expense as part of
                   the profession. Check with your employer to see if you can get reimbursed.
               o Vaco Technology offered to sponsor a CBAP™ Scholarship for the Greater
                   Memphis IIBA Chapter. This scholarship will cover the application fee as well
                   as the exam fee. Eligibility criteria will be published shortly.

Attendee Organizations:

    •   ALSAC/ St Jude
    •   Autozone
    •   Cook Systems
    •   CTSI
    •   FedEx
    •   G2 Technology
    •   Hilton Hotels
    •   Lokion
    •   Service Master
    •   Technicolor




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