Are you considering professional certification to enhance your career as a business analysis practitioner? IIBA South Africa is here to support you on your certification journey.
Join your fellow business analysis practitioners for an online information session where members volunteer their time and openly share their experience of their CBAP or CCBA certification journey as well as answer any related questions you may have.
About the Speakers
Francois started working as a Business Analyst almost by accident and has been enjoying it ever since. He has worked mostly in the Financial Services Industry with significant exposure to AML Compliance in multi-national implementations. He is passionate about Business Analysis and the value that it adds to organisations. He believes that the Business Analyst holds the keys to real business value and is therefore the key player in end-to-end project success. Francois leads a team of Business Analysts and actively gets involved in coaching in or out of the office. He holds a degree in Econometrics which has proven surprisingly useful in Business Analysis. After hours he teaches music, sings and plays keys for a band and coaches a choir.
James has always been passionate about the ability of skilled business analysts to enable the businesses they work in. When he joined the IIBA in 2011, it was partly to help define what a business analyst is and to help develop people into great business analysts. What he found was a community of professionals who make a difference in the lives of the people they work with on a daily basis.
He has been fortunate to have worked across many areas during his career from desktop to web-based applications, business processing design to user interface design, from business intelligence to business architecture and everything in between. This has given him a broad appreciation for the specialist models and techniques which are used in these specialisations and he continues to learn from his colleagues.
Organisations are increasingly demanding people who can understand how they work and for the broader set of capabilities that Business Analysts are trained to posses to help them improve efficiencies and take advantage of opportunities in a chaotic world. He is excited about learning from our community about their experiences and sharing the lessons that we have learned.
About the Host
Giovanni Focaraccio is passionate about analysis and design and regards these skills to be intertwined and broadly applicable to problem solving and innovation regardless of one’s job title or position in the value chain.
His working experience spans 16 years and have included roles as Trainer, Project Manager, Business Systems Analyst and Founder CEO however his focus remains on the discipline of analysis and design. His industry exposure has primarily been in banking, property and telecommunications.
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.