I am a Project Manager should I get CBAP certified?

I am a Project Manager should I get CBAP certified?

This is a question or doubt that arises in many professionals mind, during the course of their professional career.

And we come across this question very often, either as a doubt of why should I go for Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) when I am a PMP certified professional or a project manager with 10+ years of experience or as seeking an advice how will CBAP certification add value to me given my background of Project management.

My suggestion would be yes, the reasons are as below:

  • With changing market scenario it’s always better to upskill and not get confined to a particular skill or role
  • With more and more automation coming to play and tools performing most of the PM tasks the BA and PM roles are getting merged
  • As one makes career progress in professional life the need for having diversified and multiple skills becomes more evident.We may need to learn human resource practices, finance, and accounting, legal and marketing. And the one with multiple skills and certifications become the obvious choice for the leadership role.
  • The good part is having the project management experience will definitely be a big advantage to have a well-rounded career profile with business analysis skills added to it.
  • The other good part is lots of corporates recognize Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation as part of their competency framework as well.
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification coming from IIBA, Canada which is the undisputable leader in this segment has excellent recognition in North America, Canada, Australia and all other major geographies.
  • Hence getting geared to train and get certified for CBAP is one of the wisest career move for a professional having project management skills and looking up to move higher in the career to a leadership position.

Having business analysis skills and being a CBAP will provide you an extra armor to fight in a volatile and uncertain world.

We have helped close to 300 professionals in realizing their CBAP dream and can help you with this journey of yours.

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About Adaptive Processes (Think BA. Think Adaptive.)

Adaptive Processes provides CBAPCCBAECBACPRE, Agile BA and other business analysis certification training online and consulting needs for Individual or Corporate either online or offline. Adaptive Processes is an endorsed education provider of IIBA® Canada and IREB® Germany.

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Ananya Pani

Ananya Pani

CEO at Adaptive Processes
Exec Management (IIM Bangalore), ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 9001 Lead Auditor, ISO 20000 Lead Auditor, BS 25999 Lead Auditor, Six Sigma Green Belt

I head global sales and operations role at Adaptive Processes.

We have grown our international business over 100% under my leadership.

I also coach and mentor business analysts in their pursuit for achieving CBAP, CCBA, ECBA and CPRE certifications.

18 years of professional experience in Software (Processes – CMMI, ISO9001, ISO27001, Statistical Process Control, SEPG.

Held positions in Phoenix Global Solutions,Infosys, Sasken and iGate. Consulted several clients including iGate, Ness, and Reach Technologies.

CMMi, ISO 9001-2008, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, BS25999, Process Consulting, Software Quality Assurance, Process Consulting, Process Definition, Process Improvement

Specialties: Requirements Management, Requirements Analysis, Requirements Engineering, Busienss Analysis, CMMi, ISO 9001-2008, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, BS 25999, Process Consulting, Software Quality Assurance, Process Consulting, Process Definition, Process Improvement
Ananya Pani

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