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Every so often I get few questions in my inbox either about the application process for the CBAP or CCBA and sometimes even questions about the content of the BABOK. 

Yesterday, after answering a couple of questions, it felt like a deja vous. Indeed I was answering the same question again in the past two days. 

To better serve our business analysis community. I am thinking of starting the conversation with you all here in this article. I want to know what your questions are and if I can answer them. This way, most of you will benefit from questions you didn't think to ask but could be important and you will also benefit from my answers without having to wait a couple of days until I get to your emails.

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Kate has identified the severity and probability of occurrence of a defect. This will allow her to assess its effect on the overall operation of the organization. Which of the following tasks has Kate performed?



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A long time ago, in my early days as a business analyst, my role had a myriad of definition. Some managers thought of a BA as one who only document requirements, other thought that they documented pseudo-codes and yet others only thought of the business analyst as an assistant role. As some of you may experience, business analysts are usually tossed across a number of functions. Unfortunately, not all these functions lead to the development of true business analysis skills. And if you are looking to build a career as a business analysts, you want to ensure that your effort is spent performing those tasks related to business analysis. A good motivation to keep your experience in alignment with the business analysis standards is to look at the CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional) application process.

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Imagine this scenario: you've studied hard for the CBAP®and today is the day you will finally sit for it. You are feeling good about what you know and are actually excited to get this testing over with. While taking the exam, you use your speed reading technique to help you quickly understand and answer the questions. You are amazed at how fast you are getting through the questions. You feel good because you don't have to read all the answer choices because you can find the "right" answer after reading the first two choices. Everything feels good and you hit that last submit button.

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Taking an exam is like preparing to run a race. I emphasize this relation in my classes I teach and I want to emphasize again on this outside of my classes for those self-study individuals or those considering taking an exam prep course. When you are taking an exam as serious as the CBAP® or CCBA®, you have got to prepare yourself in the same manner as if you were going to run in a race.

When you prepare for a race, you know that it takes a lot of discipline, focus and practice in order for your body and mind to be prepared. In the same token, you must develop those qualities to get your mind ready for the exam.

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If you work in new product development or have participated in maintenance projects, then most likely you have used either the focus group or the brainstorming technique. The brainstorming technique is used to produce ideas and increase creativity. For example, after you’ve defined your problem and are looking for the different solution options, you gather a few folks from your project team (mostly the development team) and ask them about what they think a solution could be.

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Once you embark on the journey to become CBAP® you have to be prepared to do anything to retain the knowledge of the BABOK®. Many of us CBAP® recipients agree that, though the BABOK® defines the standards of business analysis, it doesn't always capture the way we do things in the real world. We all know that as a BA to define the best solution, we have to make do with whatever resource and sometimes information we are given.

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One of the great tool to use when studying for the CBAP or CCBA is to have a big picture of the entire BABOK. We're giving away this high level summary to help you on your journey.

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It will come at no surprise to mention that there are many professionals playing roles in their workplace that is not exactly in their job description or title. The term "business analyst" is not just a title but a role. For example, some project managers can find themselves doing BA tasks. Vice versa, there are business analysts who find themselves doing PM work.

So how do you distinguish someone who has done x amount of BA work versus another who has done y amount of BA work? Evidently, the ultimate answer is in demonstrating their expertise in business analysis through a standard certification process.

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