Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. The set of tasks and techniques that are used to perform business analysis are defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide).
What is a Business Analyst?
Job titles for business analysis practitioners include not only business analyst, but also business systems analyst, systems analyst, requirements engineer, process analyst, product manager, product owner, enterprise analyst, business architect, management consultant, business intelligence analyst, data scientist, and more. Many other jobs, such as management, project management, product management, software development, quality assurance and interaction design rely heavily on business analysis skills for success.
What is the International Institute of Business Analysis®?
As a professional association, IIBA assists business analysts by:
Defining standards for business analysis through the creation of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), a summary of the knowledge within the BA profession, reflecting current generally accepted practices.
Identifying the skills necessary to be effective in the business analyst role through the IIBA Business Analysis Competency Model, Self-assessment Tool, and soon, the Online Assessment Tool.
Recognizing business analysis professionals through the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) and Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certifications.
As a member of IIBA you can take advantage of the following opportunities to advance your career:
Elevate your skill set – Access resources including the BABOK® Guide, Competency Model, Building Business Capability (BBC) Conference, IIBA Webinar Series, Online Library, and more.
Develop leadership skills – Volunteer with the international organization or your local chapter to gain leadership training, develop communication skills and receive many other benefits
Expand your network – Attend networking and chapter events, and join the online community to exchange ideas with peers, learn from experts in your field and meet key professional contacts.
The Greater Madison Chapter promotes professional standards and practices of the IIBA ® for professionals in the Greater Madison area. Ongoing professional development is a key benefit to membership and is supported at the chapter level through activities, meetings, and educational programs. Chapters also enable networking with fellow BAs from a wide variety of organizations and industries, in a local, face-to-face setting. Joining the IIBA acknowledges your commitment to high performance and excellence in the area of business analysis. As an IIBA chapter member, you can leverage the membership more fully - join the Greater Madison Chapter today!