Tag Archives: BA Certifications

How PMI-PBA defines the Business Analysis?

In my last PMI-PBA® class, we had a good discussion on what is Business Analysis and why project managers, product owners, system analyst, quality analyst need business analysis skills? I facilitated the discussion where the conversation turned to go deep in various business analysis activities from project initiation to closure. The discussion ended with an understanding that […]

PMI PBA vs IIBA CBAP

PMI has come up finally with a certification to satisfy the hunger of the business analysis community. Of late business analysis has been a very valuable skill to learn for the project management community as well due to the need for the PM to perform BA roles also. The certification space for BA community has […]

The PMI-PBA vs. IIBA CBAP or CCBA

In this article, you’ll learn about a few of the differences between the PMI and IIBA® certifications, why the PMI-PBA℠ is good for business analysis, and then I’ll offer up some criteria you might use to choose the right certification as part of your near-term professional development goals. First, let’s take a look at what the PMI-PBA is. […]

5 Transferable Soft Skills That Will Catapult Your BA Career Forward

It is difficult to practice those hard skills prior to getting that first business analysis job, but as many those writers mentioned above have noted, and those of us who have transitioned into business analysis careers know, you often perform business analysis tasks prior to getting that Business Analyst job title.  Even then, it is the […]

The Difference Between Data Analysis and Data Modeling

We are seeing more and more data-related analysis skills in business analysis jobs. Some data skills are critical for business analysts while others are better suited to other job functions, such as data analyst, financial analyst, reporting analyst, marketing analyst, and product management. Data Analysis Evaluates the Data Itself Data analysis is a set of tools […]

What Software Tools Business Analysts Use for Data Modeling

Database Tools Can Generate Complicated-Looking Models Most database models we see are physical-level models representing the actual database structure. They are generated output direct from the database software itself. This also happens to be one reason they are so difficult to read from a business perspective. These models do not represent meaningful abstractions designed to help business […]

What Business Analyst Skills are Important for a New BA?

Are you exploring a business analyst role and wondering if you have the required business analysis skills and experience? Core Skills Typically if business analysis is a good career choice, you’ll be able to tick off these skills Communication Skills Business analysts must be good communicators. The ability to be a strong communicator in a virtual […]

How Do I Know If I’m Qualified to Be a Business Analyst?

Are you exploring a career in business analysis? Do you find yourself wondering if your skills and experience are relevant to a business analyst role? Would you be interested in learning about how qualified you are to be a business analyst? What are Transferable Skills? Transferable skills are skills that you’ve built through experiences in […]

8 Steps to Being an Effective Business Analyst

8 Steps to Being an Effective Business Analyst Being assigned to a new project is an exciting time as a business analyst, but it can also be nerve-wracking. Depending on the size and complexity of your project, you can go through these steps quickly or slowly. Get Oriented Often as business analysts we are expected […]

6 Ways Business Analysts Minimize Project Rework

Minimizing project rework is one of the values that hold close to everyone’s heart as a business analyst. Even with the best of business analysis practices, there will be times when you miss or misunderstand minor requirements or where the business learns something new between requirements and development that leads to changing important requirements. As […]

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Difference between CBAP and CCBA

As outlined by IIBA, “the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA™) designation allows the business analyst practitioner to demonstrate their skills and their ability to take on greater responsibility. The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation is for senior business analysts who have the skill and expertise to perform BA work on projects of […]