Dashboard | EEP Update | Events | Sponsors October 2014
Volume 5 Issue 10
imageBuilding a Strong Foundation for the Future
The last year has been one with significant transition for IIBA® as we have worked to reshape the association for future growth. We have listened closely to the needs of the Chapters and Members, and we are examining and planning our future direction. On behalf of the Board and the Leadership Team, we are excited to share our perspective on the next stage of our journey.
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imageBAs at the Epicentre of Innovation
BAs stand in a perfect position to be the epicenter of creativity and innovation. As agents of change, BAs directly influence the culture of innovation in their organizations. They set the structure, mindset and tone for stakeholders. So, how do BAs deliver value in a way that maximizes creativity and innovation?
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imageHow My CBAP Led to a Personal 'CIP' (Continuous Improvement Program)!
A year or so ago, my Senior Executive announced the creation of a Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) for our large IT Shared Services group that supports one of the world's largest Capital Markets and Investment Banks. The CIP initiative saw the creation of role-centric teams that would focus on improving their respective practices of Project Management, Quality Assurance, Technical Analysis, and, of course, Business and Business Systems Analysis.
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IIBA Organizational Changes
On September 22, 2014, IIBA® announced a recent change to staffing within the organization. Over the last few months, work has been undertaken to realign IIBA’s portfolios to ensure it has a solid foundation for our future success. After reviewing the needs of the organization, it was determined that additional changes are required to meet the growing needs in our evolution. 
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Best Practices for Better Business Analysis
A Business Analyst's Top 10 Challenges When Changing Industries
By Mary K. Hogan, CBAP
This month’s article provides guidance for business analysts who are contemplating changing industries or sectors. It presents the top 5 challenges along with tips on managing a successful transition. This topic is particularly relevant in our economic times when layoffs are a regular occurrence and in the climate that finds most professionals changing jobs many times throughout their career. 
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Upcoming Changes to CBAP and CCBA Application Process - Action Required
IIBA® is dedicated to the development and maintenance of standards and certification for business analysis through the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) designations.  
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