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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm
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Join us for "Asking the Right Questions for Business Rules" with Ron Ross.

Are you using business rules effectively for business analysis? Do you know what questions to ask? Can you apply a questioning mindset to analyze operational business decisions? True business rules aren’t what you necessarily may think. They are first and foremost about running the business, not designing systems or data quality. (But they are essential for those too.) You’ll be pleasantly surprised how helpful they can be in achieving better requirements, as well as meaningful innovation and sustainable agility.

Find out if you’re asking the right questions for business rules!

 Refreshing what you know about business rules
 Putting pattern questions to use
 Analyzing decisions using question charts
 Enriching requirements
 Tackling enforcement


Speaker Bio:

Ronald G. Ross is Co-Founder and Principal of Business Rule Solutions, LLC (www.BRSolutions.com). BRS provides consulting, training and mentoring in support of business analysis, business rules, concept modeling, business knowledge engineering, and rule management. 

Ron is Co-Founder and Chair of the annual Building Business Capability (BBC), official conference of the IIBA®. He is also Executive Editor of www.BRCommunity.com and its flagship on-line publication, Business Rules Journal. Ron co-develops the landmark BRS methodology featuring numerous innovative techniques including the popular RuleSpeak® (free on RuleSpeak.com).

These are the latest offerings in a 40+ year career that has consistently featured creative, business-driven solutions. Ron is recognized internationally as the ‘father of business rules.’ Ron is the author of ten professional books. He is also co-author with John Zachman and Roger Burlton of the 2017 Business Agility Manifesto (www.busagilitymanifesto.org). Mr. Ross holds an M.S. in information science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.A. from Rice University.

Event Details: 
Schedule 5:30 - 6:00    Informal Networking 6:00 - 6:15    Chapter Information 6:15 - 7:15    Presentation 7:15 - 7:30    Questions & Answers 7:30 - 8:00    Informal Networking
Event Location: 
United Way  50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007
Ron Ross
Location Name: 
United Way
Event Directions: 
Free parking available in the adjacent parking garage. Enter building and follow signs to meeting room.
Event Type: 
Chapter Meeting


Certified Business Analysis Study Group Syllabus - Fall 2018

John Bethke, CBAP #3005, MBA



Schedule Wednesdays 6-8 PM via online Google Hangout meetings. First meeting at a Houston area office location to meet in person.

Cost: Houston IIBA Members: No Charge, Non Members $10 per session.

Required Text: IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), available to IIBA members on the IIBA website (www.iiba.org).


Support the continuing education of Houston IIBA members

Familiarity with the Babok 3 for use in CBAP exam preparation 


Hourly credits toward CBAP exam professional development requirement.

Scope and Purpose:

The scope of the study group sessions are to review and discuss the Babok 3 content to become familiar with the Babok 3 in preparation for the CBAP exam. To pass the CBAP exam candidates will need to know the Babok 3 content so that the information can be quickly recalled when the candidate is attempting the CBAP exam. This course will begin the process of familiarity with the Babok 3 and the location of its content and practice with relevant CBAP exam questions. Candidates will discover that during CBAP exam preparation, they will read the Babok 3 many times. Knowing the location of the content and comprehension of the material will be key to success for exam preparation and attaining CBAP certification. Regardless if the candidate takes a CBAP preparation course or studies on their own with test preparation materials, knowing the Babok 3 will be key to study efficiency and exam success. The advantage of group study is to learn the content with a cohort and reinforce Babok 3 content with group discussion and review of hundreds of CBAP practice questions.

Session Structure:

  • Review Babok Chapters and discuss content
  • Quiz

Session Schedule:

Classes meet on Wednesdays 6-8 PM via online Google Hangout meetings. First meeting at a Houston area office location to meet in person.

September 26 – Chapter 1, 2 and 3 and Quiz

October 3 – Chapter 4 Elicitation  and Collaboration; Chapter 5 Requirements Life Cycle Management; Quiz

October 10  - Chapter 6 Strategy Analysis; Chapter 7 Requirements Analysis and Design and Definition; Quiz

October 17 – Chapter 8 Underlying Competencies; Chapter 9 Solution Evaluation; Quiz

October 24 – Chapter 10 Techniques; Quiz 

October 31 – break

November 7 -- Perspectives; Quiz; Final Exam Questions Review

November 14 – Final Exam Questions Review

Welcome to the IIBA® Houston Chapter Website

International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is the independent non-profit professional association to serve the growing field of business analysis through a global network, IIBA connects Members, Chapters, Corporations and Partners around the world to advance the business analysis

Houston IIBA Membership

As an active member of IIBA, you eligible to join the Houston Chapter today. Our low membership fee extends your IIBA® global membership and gives you great educational, social and networking value, Our membership fees are for 1-year term and are subject to yearly renewals.

Membership Benefits 

  • Network with fellow Business Analysis professionals from a wide variety of organizations and industries in a face-to-face setting.
  • Learn about Business Analysis best-practices, conferences, various networking events and other great topics of interest.
  • Attend programs and educational workshops hosted by the Chapter.
  • Influence the direction of the chapter and the advancement of the profession.

Local Chapter Fees

The annual local chapter fee is $35. Non-members may attend meetings for $10 (first visit is free!). These fees help pay for speakers, meeting facilities, logistics, and other chapter needs.


Gain a Competitive Edge In Your Career

  • Leading-edge tools
  • Events
  • Networking
  • Study Groups
  • Volunteering
  • Certification and Recognition



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