IIBA Certification: 5 Reasons to Get Your Professional BA Certification

IIBA certification is not required. Nope, you don’t HAVE TO do it. So what’s the point? When you become IIBA-certified, you prove to the top-level execs that you have the most high-quality Business Analyst expertise. No, you won’t get thrown in business analysis jail by not wearing the IIBA certification on your lapel… But it certainly makes your working life a whole lot easier. I’ve got 5 reasons why IIBA certification is paramount to your success as a business analyst. IIBA Certification Leads to Your Choice in Assignments.  We’ve all heard the phrase “beggars can’t be choosers.” And, especially in […]

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IIBA Certification: Why It’s a No-Brainer

IIBA certification is the queen mother of trophies that any business analyst needs to add to his or her mantle of achievements. When you become a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), you show all your future clients that you know how to navigate the tumultuous roads of business analysis. What does it mean to be a CBAP in concrete terms? It means you have 7500 hours of hands-on experience, and that you’re a senior-level business analyst with an ongoing drive and track record of accomplishments in your field. I’d be thrilled to talk with you about how to become a […]

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Valuable BA Skill Set: Get Proactive

When it comes to your business analyst career, it’s almost as if stakeholders and employers want you to use a crystal ball and predict every possible contingency. But unfortunately, they don’t teach clairvoyance in business analyst school. The good news is that eventually you’ll learn how to predict what will happen in a given project before the actual work begins. This skill allows you to be proactive, and you can handle issues in advance of a negative outcome. Before you get to that proactive level, you’ll almost have to experience every challenge you’ll face as a BA. However, there are […]

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Best Of: The Analyst Coach's Favorite Articles

I share lots of information with my community on a regular basis through my weekly blog posts. From business analysis tips, to advice for becoming a more effective leader, to tips to boost your creativity, and more: I’m committed to providing you with all of the resources, strategies, and facts you need to become a successful Business Analyst. Below, I’ve chosen 7 of my favorite articles to help you further succeed in your BA career. Whether you’ve read them already, bookmarked them, or haven’t yet seen these popular posts for BAs, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy […]

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Best Of: The Analyst Coach’s Favorite Articles

I share lots of information with my community on a regular basis through my weekly blog posts. From business analysis tips, to advice for becoming a more effective leader, to tips to boost your creativity, and more: I’m committed to providing you with all of the resources, strategies, and facts you need to become a successful Business Analyst. Below, I’ve chosen 7 of my favorite articles to help you further succeed in your BA career. Whether you’ve read them already, bookmarked them, or haven’t yet seen these popular posts for BAs, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy […]

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Focus on Our Business Analysis Online Training

If you’re accepted a BA position and now you need to know how to do it, or if you’ve been a BA for a while but don’t feel like you’re where you need to be in your education, we have the IIBA-certified course for you! It doesn’t matter if you’re fresh out of college or have 20 years experience. if you need a clear understanding of the job functions and skills you need to have, you want a course that keeps it simple. Mastering Business Analysis Online Training is a self-paced online course that covers the skills you need to […]

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Common Questions about IIBA and BA Training

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. IIBA certification and BA training are vital to your success as a Business Analyst, and we want to make sure you’re on the right track. Below are questions I’m commonly asked about BA education and certification. What is IIBA? The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a nonprofit association that represents, serves, and certifies Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, Project Managers, and a variety of consultants. IIBA defines the standards analysts work by and recognizes as well as certifies them. If you join IIBA, you’ll develop your skill set and expand your network. What […]

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