To accomplish this, Greater Atlanta Chapter (GAC) IIBA® offers a variety of opportunities for ongoing professional development, skills enhancement, further education, networking and the exchange of ideas. Our Professional Development Programs and Opportunities include:
BA Mentorship Program
Mentoring is the process in which successful individuals go out of their way to help less experienced individuals establish goals and develop the skills to reach them. Mentoring can help you acquire skills, increase confidence, widen your perspective, avoid mistakes, enhance your career and life, and help you succeed.
Mentorship hours can be used for re-certification credits for Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) or Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®)
CPP - Career Path Planning Program
This program also offers CPP Skills Workshops that will contrivute to improving or acquiring new skills, increasing your confidence, broadening your marketability, validating your value proposition to employers and improving your ability to seek higher paying positons. Serveral many of our CPP skills Workshops hours can ve used for CDUs towards your CBAP® or CCBA® Certifications.
Our BA Boot Camp, an annual eventk is a day linf CPP Program with hours of extensive focus on the hottest topics impacting today's BA's. Stay tuned to the Events listings for event sighn up.
NVP – Non-Profit Volunteer Projects Program
First, GAC IIBA® recognizes the desire and importance for BAs to gain real SDLC project experience. This is sometimes not available through the BA’s current position to their level of expectations. Second, we recognize and support the importance of community service. And third, we value the commitment of higher educational institutions in preparing new IT professionals preparing to enter the workforce.
Hence, the NPV Program offers the opportunity to work on a project for a deserving non-profit organization in conjunction with developers from our local universities. Your participation on this project team is limited part time hours for developing a solution that will go live and ultimately benefit a great cause.
> Requirements elicitation
> Documentation and artifacts creation
> Approval processes
> Coding and defects reviews
> Implementation observation and overview
You'll experience measurable results: project knowledge will be broadened; your network will be expanded; your skills will grow; and your resume will be enhanced. And the satisfaction of serving a needy cause is a reward we cannot mesaure.
CCBA/CBAP Study Groups
At International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), we are dedicated to the development and maintenance of standards for the practice of business analysis, and for the certification and recognition of practitioners. We were the first organization to offer formal business analyst certification and have continued to grow programs to support recognition of achievement in business analysis.
Independent Study Groups
Hurry – form your own study group to prepare for your BABOK Certification Exam before the new BABOK and CBAP Test are introduced.
> Available to our Members: Study Guides and Practice Tests for each chapter of the BABOK
> Prerequisite: have your own copy of the BABOK (free to IIBA Members)
BABOK Chapters Chapter 1 - Introduction & Application Chapter 2 - BA Planning and Monitoring Chapter 3 - Elicitation Chapter 4 - Requirements Management and Communication Chapter 5 - Enterprise Analysis Chapter 6 - Requirements Analysis Chapter 7 - Solution Assessment and Validation Chapter 8 - Underlying Competencies Chapter 9 - Techniques
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