Business Analysis Accreditation

 
Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
Director Be Positive
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It’s an ongoing debate as to whether or not a business analyst should be accredited. It is often argued that being accredited confirms and enforces your BA competencies and practices of business analysis.

Additionally, accreditation differentiates you from other practicing BAs as the accreditation proves you have the relevant knowledge and in some cases experience.

I’ve always felt that without experience as an analyst, what good is a certificate? If you have vast experience with a proven track record do you need to be accredited?

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Organisations have varying methodologies and adapting to these often takes experience. Many people firmly believe that they have managed to achieve good business analysis with no formal training. In fact, some of the best BAs I have worked with have no accreditation at all.

Accreditation partly solves the consistency of approach problem but, I’d contend that it doesn’t necessarily make an organisation better at business analysis.

Accreditation without experience isn’t going to bring better project delivery outcomes.

You can find the main arguments for and against accreditation in THIS LINKEDIN DISCUSSION

Here at Be Positive, our interest lies in helping you and your team to get better at what you/they do, understand the developments and new practices in our industry and how they can work for you/them.

Importantly, our courses are run by practicing business analysts, with learning that’s focused around the real issues you’ll face on a day to day basis such as: Managing difficult stakeholders, getting the analysis going, trying to make your workshops more engaging and creative.

Our training offering can be found HERE.

 

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Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
Director Be Positive
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