Event Listings

January Networking Social at Chuy's in Cool Springs

Networking Events

Join us for Networking, Food, Fun, and PRIZES (including an Amazon Echo), thanks to our sponsor Tek Systems!

Members, non-members and future members are all welcome!

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Chuy's Cool Springs

3601 Mallory Lane


$10 Members $15 Non-Members - Includes Chuy's Buffet
Registration is Required


Nashville IIBA 2017 Professional Day - Game Changer

Multi Session Event

Join your colleagues on October 25 for great speakers and networking. Keynote speaker, Bob the BA will be sharing his game-changing skills. It's time to think, learn, and work DIFFERENTLY!

Group discounts available. Purchase 9 registrations, get the 10th one free! Contact info@nashvilleiiba.org for more information.

PD/CDU credit is available for these sessions

Keynote Speaker: Bob the BA a.k.a. Bob Prentiss
Are you a person that can change the entire game? I am talking about a major did-not-see-it-coming game changer like Lin-Manuel Miranda who wrote “Hamilton the Musical.” Hamilton is a record breaking, award winning Broadway musical with ticket prices exceeding $3,000 a seat. My thinking about business analysis has forever been changed after seeing “Hamilton the Musical.” Business Analysts need to embrace that kind of game-changing skills as we head into the future of business analysis. Can't afford the ticket price? No worries because tickets to Bob the BA’s Game Changing presentation are included in your conference price!

Other Sessions:

"Enterprise Business Analysis" with Steve Hackney

“Agile Documentation with Collaboration” with Douglas Menck

"Non-Functional Requirements in a Highly Available World" with LaKeela Davis


*Professional Head Shots*

*Chair Massages*

*Reserved parking is included with registration in the Spark garage (the entrance is on 4th Avenue North)*, so long as you park as follows:

• Navigate to 147 4th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219
• The building is on the corner of 4th Ave North and Commerce
• Enter the parking garage from 4th Ave
• Take a ticket from the machine
• Ride the elevator to Level B
• During the event, obtain the correct parking ticket to use when you leave

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Spark Downtown Nashville
147 Fourth Avenue. North, Nashville, TN 37219

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    Early Bird Discount: Register by Oct 1, 2017 and receive $15 off the regular price of $110 Members/Students & $130 Non-Members

    **Group discounts are available for 10 or more, please contact info@nashvilleiiba.org for more information


    Registration is Closed.

    Lunch and Learn: Non-Functional Requirements in a Highly Available World

    Chapter Lunch Event

    LaKeela Davis, Associate Enterprise Architect

    Designing and implementing a solution without NFRs (Non-functional requirements) is akin to building a house with no owner approved floorplan. Everyone on the construction team ends up building the foundation with no guidance; which results in a foundation that does not fit the structure intended to be built upon it.

    Join us as LaKeela discusses how to assign NFRs to a technical solution to ensure it is designed correctly the first time.

    Non-Functional Requirements, or NFRs, establish the technical design of the solution and ensure that the required technical components and system integrations are incorporated for optimal performance, manageability, modifications, and disaster recovery, as well as perform the functional requirements.


    LaKeela was recently promoted from Senior Business Analyst [Information Protection], to Associate Enterprise Architect. With over ten years of experience providing business analysis for desktop, web, and mobile application design and development; LaKeela decided to pursue her master's degree in information security [MSIS], which she successfully obtained in August 2014.

    In her spare time, LaKeela is a worship arts and multimedia computer operator at her place of worship. As a computer operator, she is responsible for broadcasting multimedia presented throughout worship, special event services, and Streaming Faith© live internet broadcasts using industry renowned technology for digital media production.

    A skillful consumer of information; LaKeela loves the internet, traveling, and emerging technologies. She has held memberships with Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Project Management Institute (PMI), and Digital Analytics Association (DAA).

    LaKeela resides in the Metro Nashville area with her husband of 22 years and their two beautiful daughters.

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    11:30AM - 01:00PM


    Vaco Tecnology (Maryland Farms Office - Room 108)
    103 Powell Ct.
    Brentwood, TN 37027


    If you have special dietary concerns, please send email to registrations@nashvilleiiba.org no later than Friday, Sept 8, 2017.


    Registration is Required

    Members: $15; Non-Members: $20


    Registration closed. Walk-ins welcome!

    Chapter Evening Event: Preparing for Certification

    Chapter Lunch Event

    Jay Ress of Outset Group will present a short overview of the new IIBA exams and certifications and then will lead a panel discussion of members who have experience of taking the test recently.

    Please bring your questions and receive answers and suggestions for planning your next steps!

    We will have a limited quantity of CBAP Certification Study Guide V. 3.0 from Watermark Learning, available at a 50% discount for members! 25% discount for non-members. While supplies last.


    Jay Ress is the founder and Managing Principal of The Outset Group, a Nashville-based consulting and training firm. Jay is known in Nashville and national circles as a thought leader, consultant, project manager, and entrepreneur. As a consultant, he has contributed to the success of Nashville’s top corporations, universities, and government agencies. He has also built a reputation for leading mission-critical technology and business projects to success.
    Jay’s love of teaching and desire to contribute to the professional community has also resulted in The Outset Group becoming a valued training resource. Under his direction, The Outset Group has become an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider, a PMI Registered Education Provider (Global), a GSA-approved training vendor to the U.S. government, and a strategic partner with SolutionsIQ, the nation’s largest pure-play agile service provider.
    Jay has lived in Nashville for twenty years. He is a past Fulbright-Hays research fellow in the field of rural health care, and is a black belt in the martial art of aikido. He is raising two wonderful children, and serves as a Little League coach and youth martial arts instructor.

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


    Microsoft OneCity
    8 City Blvd, Suite 403
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Room: Multipurpose Room (MPR)
    Parking is available under the building.

    Note: Address is new and might not be in GPS yet. If this is the case, go to the building across the railroad tracks behind HCA Bldg 4 (2555 Park Plaza, Nashville, TN 37203)


    Drinks and snacks will be provided.


    Registration is Required

    Members of Nashville Chapter - Free
    Non-members & guests - $5


    Registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome!