BAM! Winter 2023 Issue is Here!
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The Winter issue of BAM! looks at career super powers in business analysis. Are you a business analysis professional looking to advance your career? You may want to lead projects, manage teams, or just enhance your business analysis skills. This issues articles talk about measuring your performance, building your career foundation, the role of HR within business analysis and much more. Regardless of your career path, the advice, and insights these authors share will help you keep up with your peers.
Here are the highlights of what our issue has in store for you:
“To skillfully architect our career, we must intentionally plan our short, intermediate, and long-term professional development plans to ensure a positive career trajectory across the entire duration of our employment time horizon.” Building the Career Foundation by author John B. Reeves, CBAP, Lead Business Analyst, City of Charlotte, dives into underlying competencies, professional development and different business analysis resources that can propel your career and help you create a solid foundation to build upon.
Oge Nwachukwu, CBAP, CPOA, PMP, ACCA, PROSCI, Business Analyst/Project Manager, Nova Scotia Community College and Stuart Edeal CBAP, CPOA, Thrivent, Lead Salesforce Solution Architect share their advice for on how to apply the Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ in your everyday business analysis practices leveraging the BACCM™ canvas approach in the article, What You Need to Know About the BACCM™.
In How to Measure Performance of Business Analysis Professionals, author Ananya Pani, Co-founder of Adaptive US Inc., discusses some specific KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that need to be precise, relevant, and measurable and how choosing the right KPI for the measurement of the performance of the business analysis professionals should be done by keeping in mind its influence, effectiveness, strategy, accuracy, and relevancy in the future. Read the full story to learn more.
Sema Sali, CPMM, Marketing Program Manager at IIBA, shares her insights on the importance of one’s personal brand as a business analysis professional and all the different steps you can take to stand out in a crowd in the article Building your Professional Brand. Need some extra help in this area? Check out the IIBA Career Center. It provides resources to support your career development, training, and certification, and helps you find a job that’s right for you. You can also find the IIBA Career Action Guide to prepare for the next step in your business analysis career.
In Radical HR: How Business Analysis Can Strengthen the HR Function, author Kris Kris Tierney, CHRP, CHRL, Vice President of HR and Learning at the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), discusses how over the past few years and certainly since the onset of the pandemic, HR has proven, time and again to play a vital role in positioning organizations for success. The need for business-oriented HR professionals is on the rise along with the skills to apply business analysis strategies within the workplace. Read more about this in our current winter issue. If you are in the field of HR and ready to take the next step in your professional development journey, signing up for the Radical HR: Upskilling From Service Provider to Solutions Expert certificate program is the one the best paths forward.
Business analysis professionals career journey is constantly evolving, and we enjoy bringing you helpful articles that dig into the challenges and responsibilities you may encounter daily as you grow within your career. We hope these articles answer questions you may have and share advice and insights you can use to develop your skillsets. Check out the winter issue!
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About The Author:
Shyra Wells is the Communications and Media Relations Specialist at IIBA® and has 10+ years of communications experience across Academia, Fintech, Government and Renewable Energy industries. She contributes to the growth of IIBA’s ecosystems through marketing and communications efforts and is passionate about IIBA’s global reach. Originally from Edmonton, but now living an east coast lifestyle in PEI, she enjoys travelling, interior design, barre and exploring with her two pups Keira and Hank!