Mission and History


Our mission is to raise the BA profile and strengthen our community through networking, knowledge sharing and by providing educational opportunities. 
We seek to provide a forum for sharing experience, expertise and to provide pathways for learning about and establishing business analysis best practices. 



The IIBA is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis. Whatever your role -- requirements management, systems analysis, business analysis, requirements analysis, project management, or consulting, if you are involved in analysis for systems, business or process improvement, IIBA can help you do your job better. 
The IIBA held its inaugural meeting in October 2003, in Toronto, Canada with 28 founding members from 21 different organizations representing over eight countries. 
On April 7, 2005, the IIBA held its second annual General Meeting. The meeting was held in Toronto, Canada and was attended by people from across the United States and Canada. The IIBA Constitution Amendments were voted on and accepted, and the three Board of Directors were elected.

Dallas Chapter of the IIBA

In 2005, several business analysts from the Dallas/Fort Worth area expressed an interest in forming a local chapter of the IIBA. A kickoff meeting was held on November 2, 2005. It was followed by a meeting on January 19, 2006 to review and approve the bylaws, accept volunteers for chapter leadership positions, and determine future meeting topics. On March 4, 2006, another meeting was held for election of officers. Currently, the Dallas Chapter of the IIBA has approximately 45+ members. Meetings are usually held on the 3rd Thursday of the month with presentations covering business analysis topics.