I’d like to introduce myself to you as the new President and CEO of IIBA®. I am very excited to be leading such an important professional association, one that I have been a Member of since 2007. I look forward to collaborating with you to leverage new opportunities to increase membership value and growth for the business analysis profession.
I’ve been working as a volunteer with IIBA for over 10 years at both the Chapter and International levels, most recently as Chair of the Board. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to talk with many Members, partners, directors, employees and other stakeholders, and our conversations have increased my enthusiasm for the business analysis profession and the value it brings to organizations all over the world.
I was just appointed this month so I am still getting settled and learning about the current status of ongoing projects but wanted to share my thoughts about the future of IIBA.
As a professional association, we tend to think primarily of Members, both corporate and individual, but there are so many more people and groups that are important parts of our community. We have Members who are also volunteers, Chapter Leaders, and contributors to our product development. We have EEPs and strategic partners who support our standards and best practices. We work with other professional associations on events such as BBC, sharing ideas and knowledge to enrich all of our stakeholders. I want to continue to strengthen these relationships and through them, increase the value to our Members.
As I see it we have two main goals: supporting the professional development of people performing business analysis throughout their careers (lifetime learning) and providing “better business outcomes” to corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies through our professionals.
We have so many great people and so many opportunities. I want to engage you and want us to work collaboratively to grow the association and grow the awareness of the value of our work.