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CBAP/CCBA Q&A - Sandy Smith and Lucy Davies

  • 25 May 2015
  • 18:30 - 20:00
  • Online Event

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  • For members of the South African Chapter of IIBA

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Are you wanting to write your CBAP or CCBA exam in 2015?  Do you need some direction and advice?  Why not join us for an online member only session where we answer all your CBAP and CCBA related questions.  

About the Speakers

Sandy Smith

Sandy is an independent consultant with a foundation in information technology and has approximately 12 years experience as a business analyst working on, among other, local and international strategic records management projects. 

She was awarded her CBAP certification in February 2015, and is both an AIIM certified Records Management and Enterprise Content Management Master. She has also completed certification in some of the major Enterprise Document and Records Management systems. 

Sandy believes that continuous learning enhances both personal and career growth and embraces opportunities to do this. She has also recently completed BPMN certification to complement her skill set as a business analyst. 

Sandy is passionate about business analysis and enabling business and systems to unite. Her most notable projects to date include the international roll out of a records management system for a major player in the mining industry and the OpenText implementation at a South African University. 

Sandy has recently become a volunteer for the IIBA-SA Chapter.

Lucy Davies

Lucy is an aspiring CBAP, and is studying towards the final CBAP exam

She has been doing business analysis for about 14 years in the financial, investing and construction industries. She started doing support and maintenance on systems and then moved into projects where she tried to get better business requirements in order to reduce the support and maintenance.

This was the beginning of her analytical career and the understanding of leveraging off relationships. She realised that she reported to management, had workshops with users, had discussions with developers, reported to Project Sponsors and she enjoyed the different interactions.

Along the way she has been exposed to many software and IT application systems and gained business knowledge that has helped her grow and improve as a business analyst.

She is a believer in lifelong learning, and would like to learn from and share her learning with others.

She has been involved with IIBA®-SA Chapter for over 9 years in the roles of an international and local IIBA® member, IIBA®-SA branch committee member, chairman of an IIBA®-SA branch, heading up IIBA®-SA Board portfolio for Professional Development and currently as the IIBA®-SA Chapter Board Secretary and Director of IIBA®-SA.



Business Intelligence has become a key enabler for the business leaders to solidify continuous improvement within their organisations.

There has been a strong shift in focus and demand from OLTP to OLAP systems as the demand for analytics has increased.

An organizations BI capabilities has become a major source of informing business decisions to enable a competitive advantage over competitors in servicing clients and improving operational efficiencies.

Due to the increase in demand for BI Projects it has become imperative for BAs to augment their BA skills to ensure that they are able to provide the necessary value and expertise within a BI Context.

The talk will focus on what skills are typically required from a BI BA with specific references to recent Case Studies in which the presenter has been personally involved.

Business Intelligence has become a key enabler for the business leaders to solidify continuous improvement within their organisations.

There has been a strong shift in focus and demand from OLTP to OLAP systems as the demand for analytics has increased.

An organizations BI capabilities has become a major source of informing business decisions to enable a competitive advantage over competitors in servicing clients and improving operational efficiencies.

Due to the increase in demand for BI Projects it has become imperative for BAs to augment their BA skills to ensure that they are able to provide the necessary value and expertise within a BI Context.

The talk will focus on what skills are typically required from a BI BA with specific references to recent Case Studies in which the presenter has been personally involved.

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