A Monthly Guide to Becoming a Better Business Analysis Professional

Usually around this time of year I write a post on my predictions for business analysis professionals in the upcoming year, but Jacqueline and I decided this would be a fun topic for our first #AskAnAnalyst podcast episode of 2017. While discussing our predictions for...

10 BA Revolutionaries that Changed Your Life

It’s July 4th this week in America and we had a thought, “What better way to celebrate than to recognize the true revolutionaries in our industry?” These are the people that forged the sometimes lonely road with their determination and passion to make the...

CBAP Application Form – Rambling On

I am getting the information together to put in my CBAP application.  In my usual form, I’ve collected all of the information I can possible find, listened to webinars on how to put the application in, and compared at least 3 versions of the work hours spreadsheet so...

Starting an IIBA CBAP study group

B2T Tip We created a CBAP study group to discuss the BABOK in our organization. Here’s how we structured it and what we learned: Assign each Knowledge Area to one or two BAs – they will facilitate the session on their KA Schedule 1 1/2 hours per session...

We are certified CBAPs!!

Well, the results are in and 15 of us can now refer to ourselves as CBAPs!! Certified Business Analysis Professionals through the IIBA. I am proud to say that three of us here at B2T are in this first group: Jonathan “Kupe” Kupersmith, Kevin Quilliams, and...

New version of the BA Body of Knowledge available

Update – Version 3.0 of the BABOK® was released in April 2015. The certification will continue to utilize version 2.0 of the BABOK until at least late 2016. For a comparison of certifications available to business analysts visit our certification page....

Why number or name each requirement? One reason – CRUD

For those of you who have been writing requirements for years, this is a trivial question, but for newer BAs or people who work with BAs it may not be obvious. Requirements are related to other requirements. By their very nature they often do not stand alone. For...

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