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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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Welcome back from Summer!  The Minneapolis – St. Paul IIBA Chapter is looking forward to seeing everyone in September.  At our meeting on the 11th, we will be providing important Chapter information, including announcements for our October 2008 meeting with SafeNet Consulting, Professional Development Days later in October and our Chapter Board of Director elections in November.  We will also have information for those interested in participating in elections available at the meeting.

Meeting Data and Time  Location 
Thursday, September 11th 2008 6 - 8:30 PM Park Plaza Hotel
4460 W 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 831-3131
Cost  RSVP
Non-members $20, Members Free with Paid Dues  Please RSVP by 5:00 Moday September 8th to

6:00 - 6:30 Check in, Registration and Networking
6:30 – 6:45 Chapter News and Announcements
6:45 - 7:50 "Making Connections for Better Requirements"
7:50 - 8:00 Networking Break
8:00 - 8:00 Special Guest Speaker to be Announced!

Overview – Making Connections for Better Requirements
Regardless of whether you work as an individual contributor or in a team, your relationships outside your work scope and/or within your "team" will have an impact on your own productivity.  In this presentation we will examine research which identifies a simple process for building relationships and we'll take a close look at the biggest drivers of relationship productivity. 


  • Knowledge of key relationship productivity drivers
  • Process for building productive relationships
  • Real–time practice in sharing best practices for getting people to "open up, share information and make connections"

Jesse Freese is the President of Fissure, a leader in developing management and leadership competency through simulation powered learning.  Jesse has successfully guided over 7,000 students through a variety of management and leadership workshops.  Jesse holds a BS in Computer Science and an MBA.  He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Master of Science in Software Engineering Degree Program, a member of the Project Management Institute, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a founder of the Twin Cities Software Process Improvement Network (TwinSPIN) organization.



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