The Business Analyst is an agent of change. Business Analysis is a disciplined approach for introducing and managing change to organizations, whether they are for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits.
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.
Business analysis is used to identify and articulate the need for change in how organizations work, and to facilitate that change. As business analysts, we identify and define the solutions that will maximize the value delivered by an organization to its stakeholders. Business analysts work across all levels of an organization and may be involved in everything from defining strategy, to creating the enterprise architecture, to taking a leadership role by defining the goals and requirements for programs and projects or supporting continuous improvement in its technology and processes.
We have the specialized knowledge to act as a guide and lead the business through unknown or unmapped territory, to get it to its desired destination. The value of business analysis is in realization of benefits, avoidance of cost, identification of new opportunities, understanding of required capabilities and modeling the organization. Through the effective use of business analysis, we can ensure an organization realizes these benefits, ultimately improving the way they do business.
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) is the standard for the practice of business analysis and is for professionals who perform business analysis tasks. Recognized globally as the standard of business analysis, it guides business professionals within the six core knowledge areas, describing the skills, deliverables, and techniques that business analysis professionals require to achieve better business outcomes.
ECBA™ recognizes individuals ready to develop their business analysis skills, knowledge and behaviours as practicing business analysis professionals.
CCBA® recognizes skilled business analysis professionals who have two to three years of practical business analysis work experience.
CBAP® recognizes seasoned business analysis professionals who have over five years of practical business analysis work experience.
IIBA®-AAC certification strengthens your skills and expertise, focusing on applying an agile perspective within a business analysis framework.
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For a limited time IIBA Members save 15%* off IIBA’s Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA®-AAC) when you purchase by March 31, 2023.
The Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) recognizes your ability to effectively execute data analysis related work in support of business analytics initiatives.
IIBA® and IEEE Computer Society have partnered to offer a robust learning and certification program on Cybersecurity Analysis.
IIBA's Product Ownership Analysis Certification Program recognizes the integration of Business Analysis and Product Ownership with an Agile mindset to maximizing value.
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For a limited time IIBA Members save 15%* off IIBA’s Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis (IIBA®- CPOA) when you purchase by March 31, 2023.
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