IIBA in the News

Best Jobs 2012: Computer Systems Analyst

Katy Marquardt, Senior Editor - Money, U.S. News & World Report

The CIO Canada Debate

The Constant Conversation: Can social media be standardized and trusted?

With Michael Gladstone, CIO, IIBA and Steve Groves, CIO, Goodlife Fitness

Top Ten Key Business Analysis Trends for 2012

Glenn R. Brûlé, CBAP, CSM, Executive Director of Global Client Solutions, ESI International

InfoQ Interview - Alan Shalloway on Scaling Agile With Lean and Kanban

In this interview, Alan Shalloway discusses the challenges associated with transitioning companies to Lean and Agile methods on an enterprise scale. Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA and an editor at InfoQ conducts the interview.

InfoQ Interview – The Role of the Agile Coach 

In this interview, Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd, cofounders of the Agile Coaching Institute, discuss the role of the Agile Coach and the competencies necessary to become effective in that role. Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA and an editor at InfoQ conducts the interview.

InfoQ Interview – Jeff Patton on the Product Owner's World

In this interview, Jeff Patton discusses the Product Owner role and points out that Agile has never been very focused on the customer. While Agile development excels at “delivery”, it struggles to support “discovery” (i.e. defining what the customer really needs). Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA and an editor at InfoQ conducts the interview.

InfoQ Interview – The Need for Good Technical Practices

Chet Hendrickson discusses the need to get back to basics, to the ideas that made agile successful in the first place – small teams working closely with empowered product owners and using good technical practices. He describes the Agile Sweet Spot and talks about how organizations can work towards achieving it. Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA and an editor at InfoQ conducts the interview.

BABOK® - Introduction, History & Myths

Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP at IIBA discusses a brief history of the BABOK®, the process involved in its creation, a few myths surrounding the BABOK® and also answers a few questions that were asked by the #baot community on twitter.

Best jobs for fast growth - IT Business Analyst

By Jessica Dickler, Anne C. Lee and Greg Swiatek

Cutter IT Journal – “Technology Disruption in Service Industries”
By Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA

Borders. Blockbuster. Polaroid. Kodak. Teen magazine. Tower Records. Virgin Megastores. When we think about these names, we recall once major brands that have undergone dramatic shifts that, in some cases, led to their demise… 

Cutter IT Journal – “Technology Disruption in Service Industries”
By Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA

Crowdsourcing would appear to have great potential to revolutionize the ways organizations innovate, produce, and engage with markets. However, as is the case with all promising phenomena, there are multiple challenges that need to be overcome…

CIO Role: Is IT Facing a Leadership Crisis

by Meridith Levinson, NetworkWorld

itWorldCanada – “Business analysts: CIO sidekicks or successors?”
An interview with Michael Gladstone, CIO and EVP, IIBA

The role of BAs is considered important, even if most admit it isn’t properly understood. A new certification may develop more of them. How the relationship with senior technology executives is evolving… 

Five Skills Every Business Analyst Needs to Have

by Chandler Harris, freelance business and technology writer, Dice

U.S. News & World Report – “Best Careers 2011: Computer Systems Analyst”
 
The rundown: It's your job to create computer systems that give companies the tools to run their businesses. Your goal is to match the right technology to your users' needs, while ensuring that it's financially feasible and provides return on investment for your client…

Cutter IT Journal – Move to Agile Requirements, Avoid Analysis Paralysis 
By Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA

In the last few years, agile methodologies have rapidly gained acceptance and moved into the mainstream. Currently, it seems like a majority of companies are running at least one agile pilot program and many large organizations have converted completely to agile methods…

Cutter IT Journal – “The Business Analyst Skill Gap Analysis”
By Kevin Brennan, Chief Business Analyst and EVP, IIBA 

In this issue, seven authors from very diverse backgrounds will help you understand and explore – if not entirely resolve – some of the challenges and myths affecting the current preoccupation with BPM. Their thoughtful analyses provide guidance to those who wish to raise the awareness of business processes in their organizations and arrive at better control over their design, execution, monitoring, and optimization…