One of Auriga’s lead business analysts obtained the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certificate from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) in March of 2012, making him the first and only business analyst in Russia with this type of certification.
Nowadays, the CBAP certificate is the most authoritative confirmation of the level of professionalism of business analysts, reflecting not only a high level of competence but also extensive integration into global professional culture and practice. At present, there are only 1,700 such professionals worldwide. In the former USSR, there are three—one in the Ukraine and two in Belarus (one of whom now lives and works in Canada).
CBAP certification is designed for senior business analysts only (i.e. for those who can not only work independently but also plan, monitor, and organize the work of other business analysts in complex and comprehensive projects.) Our analyst has successfully worked on development projects for so-called digital government by participating in the development of a new judicial records-management system. We see great potential in using his professional expertise in the areas of business-process automation and records-management systems development and maintenance for international enterprises and state agencies. Our analyst made the following statement regarding barriers to certification:
In my view, the major barrier to the certification of Russian business analysts is the lack of their integration into the international community. This not only requires a vast knowledge of professional terminology but also requires the analyst to think in terms of the problems and challenges of the leading Western businessmen and professionals.
About the IIBA
The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) (http://www.iiba.org/) was established in 2003 as a Canadian corporation, and it has become the leading association for business analysis around the globe. It is an independent non-profit professional association with the purpose of supporting and promoting the discipline of business analysis. The IIBA is dedicated to the development and maintenance of standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification and recognition of practitioners. The IIBA is the first organization to offer formal certification for business analysis professionals. Certification includes the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) Designation and the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) Designation.