5 Lessons We Learned at Global Business Analysis Day
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On November 1, 2022, we celebrated Global Business Analysis Day and united the business analysis community across the globe with a historic 24-hour free event filled with leading speakers, networking opportunities, recognition ceremonies, and much more. This virtual event started off in the Americas and moved westward as we connected with our Chapters in Australia, India, Africa, and Europe.
Here are some of the most impactful takeaways and pieces of business analysis wisdom from our 2022 speakers.
1. Starting a Career in Business Analysis
In the North & South Americas session, Eno Eka, Founder, Business Analysis School showed us how the first step in becoming a Business Analyst is understanding why you want to pursue a career path towards Business Analysis. Seeing your future role as being more than just crunching numbers and viewing yourself as a catalyst for businesses improvement and change. Want to learn more on how to pivot or start your career in Business Analysis professional? Start with IIBA’s Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™). ECBA covers the foundational knowledge on business analysis according to the BABOK® Guide and showcases that you have the core knowledge and competencies for the in–demand field of business analysis. Did you know the ECBA exam is now available in five languages, English, Chinese, French Standard, French Canadian, and Japanese? Bonus, for a limited time, save 20%* when you write the exam by December 30, 2022.
2. Growing Your Career
With our newly launched IIBA Career Center, it is one of our most impactful tools out there for helping Business Analysis professionals advance their careers. If you haven’t had a chance to explore, you are missing out! IIBA’s Career Center is tailor made for employers and job seekers in the Business Analysis field. It offers resources to support career development, training and certification and can help guide you to endless opportunities such as learning more about IIBA's Business Analysis Competency Model® which is a career development tool comprised of a three-part framework to help advance Business Analysis competency and take your career where you want to grow.
3. Being Nimble
Presented by Keith Ellis, Chief Growth and Engagement Officer, IIBA in the Australia session, Nimble is new research from IIBA’s Global Research team that shares the latest emerging business leadership trends. The Nimble research focuses on sensing and responding to change and the essential leadership role the business analysis practice plays in enabling change. Being Nimble examines the established concept of business agility and identifies ways that organizations can improve their ability to sense and respond to change through the application of business analysis and analytics. To learn more, stay tuned for more information on this cutting-edge research in the new year. In the meanwhile, advance your organization’s business analysis capabilities with the IIBA Global Corporate Program that provides the support and resources organizations need to build business analysis capabilities and drive professional development and growth.
4. The New Business Analysis Standard
You asked. We listened. Launching soon is The Business Analysis Standard. The business analysis community shared a need for new tools that better represent the evolution of business analysis and The Business Analysis Standard is the first step. It will replace IIBA’s Global Business Analysis Core Standard by providing the foundational concepts of business analysis in a refreshed, easy-to-use format. The new higher-value standard has been established to better represent modern business analysis and help professionals achieve better business results. It will provide greater depth to the growing business analysis profession and will help professionals do business better with more access to comprehensive content focused on helping professionals apply the standards. Stay tuned for more information about this new publication coming soon.
5. Things you didn’t know about your IIBA Membership
You became an IIBA Member because you had a certification or a career goal. Now that you’ve achieved that goal, what’s next for your membership? Many times, our Members don’t realize they have access to additional benefits that can help them learn and develop both professionally and personally. Your IIBA Membership comes with tools, resources, and opportunities beyond those you needed to achieve that initial goal. They may even help you set new goals you didn’t even know you had yet. Think thought-leadership, research, networking globally, career planning tools, templates, an online library, and so much more! Want to learn more about joining the IIBA community? Take control of your career journey today with an IIBA yearly membership. Join thousands of business analysis professionals in over 40 countries worldwide and push your Business Analysis career to the next level.
Global Business Analysis Day 2022 was a huge success because of all the incredible speakers and attendees that came together from around the globe to celebrate the awesome profession of Business Analysis. We are proud to have brought together a record-breaking number of 2318 business analysis professionals, hosted over 40 break-out-sessions with industry experts and fostered more than 4500 interactive chats and instant connections between attendees.
Thank you to all the took part in the celebration and acknowledging yourself and colleagues that practice Business Analysis within your organizations!
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About The Author:
Sema Sali is a business analysis ambassador at IIBA, leveraging the intercept of marketing with business analysis to increase awareness of the value and criticality of business analysis to the success of organizations in today’s complex and disruptive world. She contributes to the growth of IIBA’s ecosystem through marketing efforts of IIBA’s Organizational Programs for Corporate, Academic and Endorsed Education Providers.