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Ever since the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) announced a new multi-level, competency-based certification framework, there have been a lot of questions as to the differences between the levels. The IIBA designed the levels to allow BA professionals to … Continue reading


The IIBA® has produced an important update to its definitive Business Analysis Body of Knowledge, the BABOK® Guide. Released in April 2015, the BABOK Guide includes major upgrades, ranging from the BA Core Concept ModelTM (BACCM), to changes to most Knowledge Areas, the addition … Continue reading


It has now been a month since the International Public Review of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) Guide v3 began. I have had a chance to do a bit of review firsthand and wanted to share some findings. BABOK … Continue reading


8/20/2014 Update: Watermark Learning’s PMI-PBA Online Study Exam is now available! Also register for the PMI-PBA Certification Preparation Course today! Last week the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced their PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) certification. They cite a statistic by the … Continue reading


8/20/2014 Update: Watermark Learning’s PMI-PBA Online Study Exam is now available! Also register for the PMI-PBA Certification Preparation Course today! PMI® has announced its newest credential, the Professional in Business Analysis (PBA). With this initiative, PMI acknowledges the importance of the … Continue reading


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“If you always do what you have always done, you will get what you always got.” Einstein, Twain, Ford have all been credited with this very powerful quote about change, and yet it really does not matter which of them … Continue reading


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It was an exceptionally cold winter. I was 7 years old, bundled up in long underwear, a snowmobile suit, a long scratchy scarf tied around my head (literally tied on), hand-me-down snowmobile boots that were slightly too big for me … Continue reading


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Have you heard the new buzzword/term “simplexify”? I have heard it about 3 times in the last few weeks.  “The answer is to simplexify!” “We need to simplexify.” “In their haste what they did was simplexify and not simplify.” One … Continue reading


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BobtheBA. Have you noticed that more and more people are working from home these days? Perhaps they actually work in the office, but they are cube-less (without a permanent desk)? I am sure you have noticed all of the people … Continue reading


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BobtheBA. I see and hear it all the time – Business Analysts make reference to their business partners saying, “they never know what they want”, “they keep changing their requirements again and again”, or “once again I led them to water”. … Continue reading