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Business analysis has become a competency of critical importance to project management. Becoming certified as a business analysis (BA) expert can move your career in a fresh direction while opportunities for BAs are on the rise.

 

Inaccurate requirements gathering consistently ranks in the top three causes of project failure yet only half of organizations have the resources in place to perform this function properly, according to our Pulse of the Profession® research.


It’s time to become the certified expert your organization needs. If you work with stakeholders in defining requirements, shaping project outputs and driving intended business outcomes, the PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® will spotlight your valuable skills.


According to “20 Jobs with the Biggest Pay Raises”2 Blog on Glassdoor.com, ‘Business Systems Analysts’ rank highest for wage growth with a 10% increase from 2014-2015 and a median salary of $80,000 (top earners). The number of business analysis jobs is predicted to increase 19 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This research indicates a growing need for skilled professionals.


In the coming 5 years, more than HALF of organizations plan to integrate their project management and business analysis practices.1 They also report they don’t have the necessary resources to effectively achieve such integration.3

 

Who should apply?

 

If you work with project teams and manage requirements or product development, or if you’re a project or program manager who performs business analysis in your role, then the PMI-PBA® certification is right for you.

•Business Analyst

*Business customers, users or partners

•System Analyst

•Program Manager

•Delivery Manager

•Project Manager

*Project Coordinators

•Product Manager

*Project Team leaders

•Product Owner

*Product Development PM

•Domain Specialist

•Systems architects or designers

•IT managers/directors

•QA professionals

•Systems testers

•Software developers

*System Testers and Analysts

•Anyone wanting to enhance their business analysis skill

 

Benefits to the Organization:

 

One of the chief benefits of business analysis is the positioning of the company for future growth. An analysis typically not only considers how well the company is functioning in today’s economy and market conditions, but how the current structure is likely to perform in light of anticipated economic shifts. In this sense, the analysis provides the company with the opportunity to begin preparing today for the needs of tomorrow, increasing the possibility that the company will remain profitable and viable in the future.

 

Benefits to the Individual:

 

•Ability to drive to the right level of requirement detail, determine the right models to use and identify the best questions to ask based on who is providing and receiving the requirements.

•Ability to capture complete set of requirements and estimate business analysis activities within the planning process.

•Ability to know the status of every requirement and take ownership of each requirement through its life and know the status of every requirement.

•Ability to validate assumptions and turn assumptions into questions or requirements.

•Participation in a recognized professional group.

•Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management.

•Advanced career potential due to recognition as a professional business analysis practitioner.

•Personal satisfaction of accomplishing a milestone in their BA careers.

•Certification can improve overall performance, remove uncertainty and widen market opportunities.

•Potentially higher income for being formally recognized as an experienced BA professional.

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