This is the part 2 of the two-part introductory discussion with Kevin. In the first episode, Kevin discussed a brief history of the BABOK®, process involved in its creation, a few myths surrounding the BABOK® and also answered a few questions that were asked by the #baot community on twitter.
Here is a Sneak Peek of The Episode:
- The value of the certification process as a part of the individuals professional development.
- Learn how the application process is really an important part of the certification process.
- When is BABOK V3 coming out and what will it encompass.
- How to determine what to use when in the BABOK.
- Discussion around a potential logical model for the BABOK.
- Using business analysis on business analysis.
Insightful Quotes From This Episode:
“We have tried to make the application process itself part of the certification process… and that is something that a lot of people miss.”
“Iterative development for the software projects is pretty much the way to go.”
“They are coming up with a number of frameworks that will make it easier to extend the BABOK up and down the organizational spectrum.”
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Kevin Brennan in Brief:
Kevin Brennan, CBAP, PMP, is the IIBA ® ‘s Chief Business Analyst and EVP. He led the development of Version 2.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® (BABOK ® Guide) and was also one of the authors of the CBAP exam. He is a frequent speaker on business analysis, project management, and software quality assurance topics at conferences. Kevin has over a decade of experience as a business analyst and project manager across several industry sectors, including regulated professions, utilities, automobile manufacturing, courier services, and mortgage banking. During this time he has performed just about every task a business analyst could be expected to do, from developing corporate and product strategies to being paged by end-users looking for technical support. Kevin has taught project management and requirements analysis at Humber College, and has a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is also a graduate of Second City’s improv comedy program.
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Note: This episode was originally recorded in summer. He took up the additional role of “Chief Business Analyst” at the IIBA® after the podcast was recorded.
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