According to the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Certified Business Analysis Professionals (CBAP) are of growing importance within information technology and business projects of various sizes and complexities, as the range and depth of required professional knowledge continues to expand.
According to a study conducted by the Corporate Executive Board, Application Executive Council, "Improving business analyst proficiency can improve application performance by as much as 30%."
A Business Analyst is essential in identifying the needs of clients and stakeholders to determine solutions through the process illuminating how strategy, processes, business structure, and staff can best be utilized to deliver reliable and cost effective operations.
If an information technology project fails, it is often due to poor requirements
definition and requirements Management, not bad management of schedule
or costs. Consider the statistics:
- 66% of software projects aren't expected to finish on time or on budget
- Completed projects have only 52% of proposed functionality
- 56% of project defects originate in the requirements phase of the project
Why Improve Communication between Stakeholders & Developers?
- Execute better software development and other projects
- Cut costs and delays
- Gather complete and accurate project requirements
- Create clear and concise business requirements documents
- Manage effective use of resources
- Improve the quality of the final product
Benefits of the CBAP Certification
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge, best practices and principles of business analysis
- Participation in a recognized professional group
- Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management
- Advanced career and increased salary potential
- Recognizes dedication to the industry and ongoing professional involvement
- CBAPs function as a vital role within any successful project
- CBAPs demonstrate to stakeholders, customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-standard business analysis practices and your business is ran effectively.
- CBAPs implement business analysis practices as outlined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
- CBAPs produce reliable, higher quality results produced with increased efficiency and consistency
Earn Your CBAP Certification
New Horizons Business Analysis Courses prepare you for the CBAP designation exam. To earn the CBAP designation, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum 7500 hours of BA work experience aligned with the BABOK Guide in the last 10 years
- Minimum 900 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
- Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
- Two references from a career manager, client or CBAP recipient
- Signed Code of Conduct