IIBA South African Chapter update

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Stephanie Bulmer, acting vice chairperson of IIBA SA discusses kicking starting the International Institute of Business Analysis South African Chapter and the need to Professionalism.

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  • IIBA South African Chapter update

    1. 1. SA Chapter Update Presented by: Stephanie Bulmer What?How? Business Process Education Centre Acting Vice President IIBA-SA 16 th May 2007
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is the IIBA? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a Business Analyst? </li></ul><ul><li>IIBA Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>BA Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Current Status of IIBA SA </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is the IIBA <ul><li>The International Institute of Business Analysis is an international non-profit association for business analysis professionals. </li></ul>Vision: To be the world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals Mission: To develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners
    4. 4. 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 the Body of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Define the business analysis profession by providing certification to its members </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a forum for knowledge sharing </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is a Business Analyst? <ul><li>The Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Works as a liaison among stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information and information systems </li></ul><ul><li>Understands business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge? <ul><li>Captures the sum of knowledge within the profession of Business Analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associated activities & tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills necessary to be effective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflects currently accepted practices </li></ul><ul><li>Owned & enhanced by the professionals who apply it </li></ul>
    7. 7. Business Analysis Certification <ul><li>Certification background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conducted Job Survey Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awarded contract to Castle Worldwide for psychometrician assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test questions written in August 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalizing questions by year end 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IIBA CBAP Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Sitting held Nov. 10, 2006 16 successful CBAP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Exam offers for 2007, including 2 international – London, England and Australia </li></ul></ul>Opportunity for SA BA’s: Will be held in SA if enough members ISO 17024
    8. 8. Business Analysis Certification <ul><li>Designation - Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) </li></ul><ul><li>The IIBA Certification will recognize individuals with an advanced level of knowledge and qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>The IIBA will consider offering additional certification programs in the future based on demand </li></ul>Note: Education Provider certifications will not be recognized as a substitute to the IIBA certification
    9. 9. Business Analysis Certification <ul><li>Certification Entrance Criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Five years work experience in past 10 years </li></ul><ul><li>Experience in 4 out of 6 knowledge areas </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum high school education </li></ul><ul><li>Two references </li></ul><ul><li>21 hours of professional development </li></ul>Contact Education@southafrica.theiiba.org
    10. 10. Endorsed Education Providers <ul><li>There are currently 43 EEP’s around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Committee will evaluate training programs submitted by vendors </li></ul><ul><li>IIBA will provide direction on programs that align with the BOK </li></ul><ul><li>Courses will not be audited by a committee member </li></ul><ul><li>IIBA web site will have an area for members to review endorsed education providers </li></ul>
    11. 11. THE SOUTH AFRICAN CHAPTER Mission: Further the aims of the IIBA Represent interests of local BA’s in respect of international IIBA goals Offer local value for chapter BA’s
    12. 12. Current Status of Chapter Start Up <ul><li>Kickoff meetings held in CT & JHB (x2) </li></ul><ul><li>Petition signed by 15 IIBA member to form the SA IIBA Chapter </li></ul><ul><li>Acting Board has been assigned </li></ul><ul><li>Formally establish the SA Chapter by July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Membership target: 200 members by end of 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly networking events (evenings) in Gauteng and Western Cape </li></ul><ul><li>Get IIBA to offer CBAP exams in Western Cape and Gauteng in late 2007/early 2008 </li></ul>
    13. 13. Thank You <ul><li>Stephanie Bulmer </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.southafrica.theiiba.org </li></ul>

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