How ready are  New Zealand Business Analysts  for the new IIBA certification?                    Presentation of Pilot Res...
How was the pilot carried out?  36 Online Questions  400 BA’s invited to participate  20% participated© Equinox Limited   ...
Intention to sit an IIBA Exam                              70                              60                             ...
Level of familiarity with BABOK                                50%                                                        ...
Respondents per % score band                          30                                                                  ...
Scores by Knowledge Areas                                80%                                75%   Percent of Answers Corre...
BABOK familiarity per knowledge area                            100%                            90%                       ...
The hardest questions #1                                     Which statement is true concerning elicitation?              ...
The hardest questions #2                                   In the MoSCoW technique for prioritising                       ...
The easiest questions #1                               High level summaries of requirements are BEST                      ...
The easiest questions #2                               Which elicitation technique only produces the                      ...
About Equinox Limited          Established in 1995, Equinox employs 50 principal and senior IT consultants and          so...
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CCBA Pilot Results 2010

  1. 1. How ready are New Zealand Business Analysts for the new IIBA certification? Presentation of Pilot Results 18 November 2010© Equinox Limited www.equinox.co.nz
  2. 2. How was the pilot carried out? 36 Online Questions 400 BA’s invited to participate 20% participated© Equinox Limited |2
  3. 3. Intention to sit an IIBA Exam 70 60 72% 50 Number of Participants 40 30 20 10 14% 6% 6% 0 Yes - CBAP® Yes - CCBA™ Maybe No© Equinox Limited |3
  4. 4. Level of familiarity with BABOK 50% 46% 42% 40% Percent of Respondents 30% 20% 10% 8% 4% 0% Studied BABOK Read most of BABOK Skimmed BABOK Unfamiliar with BABOK© Equinox Limited |4
  5. 5. Respondents per % score band 30 Pass Level (Estimated*) 25 32% Number of respondents 20 23% 22% 15 10 11% 5 9% 0 < 55% 56 to 65% 66 to 75% 76 to 85%% > 85% It’s not that easy to pass an IIBA exam!© Equinox Limited *The actual mark needed to pass IIBA exams is not published. |5
  6. 6. Scores by Knowledge Areas 80% 75% Percent of Answers Correct 70% 65% 60% 55% 50% 45% 40% BA Planning & Enterprise Requirements Requirements Requirements Solution Monitoring Analysis Analysis Elicitation Management & Assessment & Communication Validation Requirements Analysis – Help!© Equinox Limited |6
  7. 7. BABOK familiarity per knowledge area 100% 90% 80% Percent of Respondents 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% BA Planning & Enterprise Requirements Requirements Requirements Solution Monitoring Analysis Analysis Elicitation Management & Assessment & Communication Validation Studied BABOK Read most of BABOK Skimmed BABOK Unfamiliar with BABOK It helps to read the manual!© Equinox Limited |7
  8. 8. The hardest questions #1 Which statement is true concerning elicitation? a. All elicitation must be complete before requirements analysis can begin. b. The most effective elicitation techniques are workshops and interviews. c. Elicitation techniques are used during the period of the project where Enterprise Analysis takes place. d. The business analyst would not use elicitation techniques for interface analysis. The correct answer is c. Elicitation is not an isolated or compartmentalized activity - elicitation techniques are used for enterprise analysis. Only 28% of Respondents had the correct answer© Equinox Limited |8
  9. 9. The hardest questions #2 In the MoSCoW technique for prioritising requirements, what does "W" stand for? a. Would b. Won’t c. Wish d. Want The correct answer is b MoSCoW analysis divides requirements into four categories: Must, Should, Could, and Won’t. Won’t Represents a requirement that stakeholders have agreed will not be implemented in a given release, but may be considered for the future. Only 33% of Respondents had the correct answer© Equinox Limited |9
  10. 10. The easiest questions #1 High level summaries of requirements are BEST when presented to? a. Testers. b. Developers. c. User interface designers. d. Management. 96% of Respondents had the The correct answer is d. correct answer Management.© Equinox Limited | 10
  11. 11. The easiest questions #2 Which elicitation technique only produces the current view of the system by focusing on material which could be out of date? a. Brainstorming. b. Documentation Analysis. c. Interface Analysis. d. Workshops 95% of Respondents had the The correct answer is b. correct answer Documentation Analysis© Equinox Limited | 11
  12. 12. About Equinox Limited Established in 1995, Equinox employs 50 principal and senior IT consultants and software development specialists in Wellington and Auckland. Equinox’s training courses are delivered by our practising principal consultants. Equinox is an IIBA Charter Endorsed Education Provider delivering internationally accredited business analysis training that has been developed specifically for New Zealand project conditions. www.equinox.co.nz© Equinox Limited | 12

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