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The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP™) Overview
International Institute of Business Analysis TM Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Develop and m...
IIBA™ Goals <ul><li>Create and develop awareness and recognition of the value and contribution of the role of the Business...
Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® <ul><li>The set of tasks, knowledge, & techniques required to identify business need...
Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ <ul><li>Identifies curr...
Version 2.0 brings the BABOK ®  to completion <ul><li>Tasks and techniques consolidated </li></ul><ul><li>All sections com...
The Business Analysis Professional <ul><li>A business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, an...
The Need for the CBAP™ designation <ul><li>While many professions had professional designations, Business Analysts did not...
The CBAP TM  Certification <ul><li>Qualified practitioners will receive the designation -  Certified Business Analysis Pro...
Benefits to the Individual of Certification  <ul><li>Demonstrated knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective Bus...
Benefits to the Organization of Certification  <ul><li>Establishment and implementation of Business Analysis best practice...
CBAP™ Certification Requirements <ul><li>Five years  (7,500 hours) of business analysis  work in the last 10 years experie...
Work Experience <ul><li>Acceptable activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on business analysis activities (as per...
Work Experience <ul><li>Activities that will not apply include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisory management of business a...
Professional Development <ul><li>Must be personal professional development, not time developing others (e.g., taking a cou...
References <ul><li>Must be provided by a: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal or exte...
Preparing for the exam <ul><li>Review the content of the IIBA  Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ™ version 1.6 </li></ul...
The Certification Process <ul><li>The candidate submits an application for certification.  The application must include: <...
Exam details <ul><li>Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>Each multiple choice question has 4 poss...
Current CBAP Exam Blueprint Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Knowledge Area Percent of Questio...
Certification Fees <ul><li>Initial fees </li></ul><ul><li>$125 USD application fee that is non-refundable </li></ul><ul><l...
Re-certification <ul><li>Re-certification will be required every 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the re-certif...
Re-certification CDU’s <ul><li>If you receive your CBAP TM  prior to the re-certification details being released, you shou...
Where to find more information <ul><li>Available on  www.theiiba.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP™ Handbook </li></ul></ul><...
The End! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
ISO 17024 Requirements <ul><li>Certification Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair and Equitable Policy and Procedures </li></ul...
ISO 17024 Requirements - Continued <ul><li>Development and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Method and Mechanisms to Eval...
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  • First bullet - The establishment of an independent, non-profit association will bolster the recognition and value of BAs. Second bullet - At an intern’l and chapter level, the organization provides a forum for BAs to discuss their profession and learn from each other. Third bullet - Defining the BOK plays a critical role in establishing standards of practice. Identifies the currently accepted skills and competencies of the Business Analyst role (BOK discussed in more detail later in presentation) Fourth bullet - Certification will d efine training and professional development standards and recognize individual (certification discussed in more detail later in presentation)
  • How does this relate to / differ with project management? Business Analysis is about product Project Management is about project How does this relate to CMMI? Requirements Development &amp; Requirements Management RD Elicit needs form users that represent all user classes Understand user tasks and objectives Understand the relative importance of quality attributes Negotiate implementation priorities Translate user needs into written specs and models Review requirements documentation RM Establish and maintain an agreement with customers on requirements Control the baseline of requirements Process proposed requirements changes Keep plans and products consistent with changed requirements Negotiate new commitments based on impact of the changes
  • The role delineation committee conducted two task analysis surveys to validate the tasks performed by BAs and to determine the frequency, importance and criticality of each task. The data from these surveys was used to prepare the exam specifications for the item writing team. Led by Castle Worldwide, the team created exam questions which were reviewed by Castle, edited to ensure the questions and distractors were stated appropriately and compiled into a 150 question, multiple choice examination.
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    1. 1. The Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP™) Overview
    2. 2. International Institute of Business Analysis TM Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners The IIBA TM is an international not-for-profit professional association for business analysis professionals. Vision The world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals Mission
    3. 3. IIBA™ Goals <ul><li>Create and develop awareness and recognition of the value and contribution of the role of the Business Analysis Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Define and maintain the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly recognize qualified practitioners through an internationally acknowledged certification program </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for knowledge sharing </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    4. 4. Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® <ul><li>The set of tasks, knowledge, & techniques required to identify business needs & determine solutions to business problems. Solutions often include a systems development component, but may also consist of process improvement or organizational change. </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ <ul><li>Six Knowledge Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements Planning & Management </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements Elicitation </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Assessment & Validation </li></ul><ul><li>Underlying Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Business Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>IT Knowledge </li></ul>
    5. 5. Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ <ul><li>Identifies currently accepted practices </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizes business analysis is more than software requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Defined and enhanced by the professionals who apply it </li></ul><ul><li>Aligned with generally accepted standards </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT a methodology nor does it prescribe or favor a methodology </li></ul><ul><li>It is NOT a “how to” business analysis instruction manual </li></ul>Knowledge Areas Enterprise Analysis Requirements Planning & Management Requirements Elicitation Requirements Analysis Requirements Communication Solution Assessment & Validation Fundamentals
    6. 6. Version 2.0 brings the BABOK ® to completion <ul><li>Tasks and techniques consolidated </li></ul><ul><li>All sections completed and reviewed by practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>Received feedback from experts to help set direction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify the relationship with project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion of different lifecycles (agile, iterative, waterfall) and disciplines (process management) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extensive glossary added </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of tasks and technique </li></ul><ul><li>Release expected for Q3 2008 </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    7. 7. The Business Analysis Professional <ul><li>A business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems. The business analyst understands business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals. </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    8. 8. The Need for the CBAP™ designation <ul><li>While many professions had professional designations, Business Analysts did not </li></ul><ul><li>Many education providers offer “certificate” programs to their students, but these are not professional “certifications” </li></ul><ul><li>IIBA decided that Business Analysis Professionals needed a certification program to ensure their skills would be recognized, valued, and understood </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    9. 9. The CBAP TM Certification <ul><li>Qualified practitioners will receive the designation - Certified Business Analysis Professional ™ (CBAP ™ ) </li></ul><ul><li>This certification is designed for individuals with an advanced level of knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>The IIBA TM will consider offering additional certification programs in the future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For business analysts with less experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For students with education but limited professional experience </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Education Provider specific certificates are not recognized as a substitute to the CBAP™
    10. 10. Benefits to the Individual of Certification <ul><li>Demonstrated knowledge of the skills necessary to be an effective Business Analyst </li></ul><ul><li>A proven level of competence in the principles and practices of business analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in a recognized professional group </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of professional competence by peers and management </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced career potential due to recognition as a professional Business Analysis practitioner </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    11. 11. Benefits to the Organization of Certification <ul><li>Establishment and implementation of Business Analysis best practices as outlined in the BABOK , by individuals acknowledged as knowledgeable and skilled </li></ul><ul><li>More reliable, higher quality results produced with increased efficiency and consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of professional Business Analysts to clients and business partners </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development and recognition for experienced Business Analysts </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated commitment to the field of Business Analysis, increasingly recognized as a vital component of any successful project </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    12. 12. CBAP™ Certification Requirements <ul><li>Five years (7,500 hours) of business analysis work in the last 10 years experience </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated experience and knowledge in 4 out of 6 BABOK ™ Knowledge Areas </li></ul><ul><li>21 hours of BA professional development in the last 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum high school diploma or equivalent </li></ul><ul><li>Two professional references </li></ul><ul><li>Signed Code of Conduct </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    13. 13. Work Experience <ul><li>Acceptable activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands-on business analysis activities (as per BABOK ™) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaching or mentoring of business analysts with respect to business analysis activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of business analysis methodology and/or best practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of business analysis training </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    14. 14. Work Experience <ul><li>Activities that will not apply include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervisory management of business analysis activities (e.g. resource management, status reporting, performance management) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching business analysis training courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selling requirements tools/software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    15. 15. Professional Development <ul><li>Must be personal professional development, not time developing others (e.g., taking a course qualifies, teaching a course does not) </li></ul><ul><li>For initial CBAP™ certification, development must be a course or seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Course content must be based on the BABOK ™ Knowledge Areas or Underlying Fundamentals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing courses, project management courses or programming courses will not qualify </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    16. 16. References <ul><li>Must be provided by a: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal or external Client </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP™) </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    17. 17. Preparing for the exam <ul><li>Review the content of the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ™ version 1.6 </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your gaps in knowledge or areas of weakness and then reference publications listed in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ™ version 1.6 for those areas. </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    18. 18. The Certification Process <ul><li>The candidate submits an application for certification. The application must include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application form and application fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code of Conduct form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examination fee (due at least 60 days prior to the exam date) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IIBA TM Certification Body reviews these materials to determine if the candidate meets all CBAP™ requirements </li></ul><ul><li>If approved, the candidate registers to take the exam </li></ul><ul><li>The candidate takes the exam </li></ul><ul><li>The candidate is notified by the IIBA TM Certification Body of the result </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    19. 19. Exam details <ul><li>Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions </li></ul><ul><li>Each multiple choice question has 4 possible answers </li></ul><ul><li>Exam duration is 3.5 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Currently paper exams only in a proctored setting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer-based testing in designated exam centres will be available by July 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scoring may take 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications will include information on performance by Knowledge Area for any unsuccessful candidates </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    20. 20. Current CBAP Exam Blueprint Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™ Knowledge Area Percent of Questions Enterprise Analysis 22.0% Requirements Planning and Management 22.7% Requirement Elicitation 18.7% Requirements Analysis and Documentation 20.7% Requirements Communication 10.7% Solution Assessment and Validation 5.2%
    21. 21. Certification Fees <ul><li>Initial fees </li></ul><ul><li>$125 USD application fee that is non-refundable </li></ul><ul><li>$325 USD exam fee for IIBA members </li></ul><ul><li>$450 USD exam fee for non-members </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite fees </li></ul><ul><li>$250 USD for IIBA members </li></ul><ul><li>$375 USD for non-members </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate must wait 3 months before rewriting the exam </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    22. 22. Re-certification <ul><li>Re-certification will be required every 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the re-certification program will be available by April 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>CBAPs will require Continuing Development Units (CDUs) to re-certify </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    23. 23. Re-certification CDU’s <ul><li>If you receive your CBAP TM prior to the re-certification details being released, you should track all business analysis activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Date of activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course name & provider (if appropriate) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact name to verify activity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CDUs will be retroactive to date of certification </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    24. 24. Where to find more information <ul><li>Available on www.theiiba.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP™ Handbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP™ FAQs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CBAP™ Application process and forms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    25. 25. The End! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    26. 26. ISO 17024 Requirements <ul><li>Certification Body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair and Equitable Policy and Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined Certification Policies and Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearly Defined Scope of Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organizational Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent, Impartial and Ethical Certification Body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impartial and Inclusive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training Does Not Comprise Certification Process </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
    27. 27. ISO 17024 Requirements - Continued <ul><li>Development and Maintenance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Method and Mechanisms to Evaluate Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Scheme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Certification Examination Evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recertification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How Requirements Relate to Identified Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Surveillance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proactive Monitoring of Certificants </li></ul></ul>Copyright 2008 International Institute of Business Analysis™
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