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ECBA™ / CCBA® / CBAP® Study Group – January 2019 Session

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -
5:45pm to 7:30pm
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Much of a business analyst’s work begins with clearly defining the business needs of our stakeholders. Failing to perform Strategy Analysis successfully—or at all—introduces a risk that we may fail to address our stakeholders’ real business needs and ultimately fail to deliver value to our stakeholders.

Purpose of the Study Group

The monthly study group sessions provide an opportunity for business analysts considering or preparing to write the ECBA™, CCBA ® or CBAP ® exam to meet with other like-minded individuals to review content in the BABOK ® v3.

Each month, we focus on a single chapter of the BABOK ® v3, sharing perspectives on the content and answering questions among the group. A “technique spotlight” studies a select group of techniques relevant to the knowledge area. A quiz is offered at the end of each session to reinforce and assess the material covered. Theses sessions are facilitated by a CBAP-certified business analyst.

Overview of the Session

In the January 2019 session, we will focus on the Strategy Analysis knowledge area, the sixth chapter of the BABOK ® v3.

The Strategy Analysis knowledge area describes the business analysis work that must be performed to collaborate with stakeholders in order to identify a need of strategic or tactical importance (the business need), enable the enterprise to address that need, and align the resulting strategy for the change with higher- and lower-level strategies.

Session Outline

  • Introductions
  • Chapter 6 – Strategy Analysis
    • Task 6.1: Analyze Current State
    • Task 6.2: Define Future State
    • Task 6.3: Assess Risks
    • Task 6.4: Define Change Strategy
  • Technique Spotlight
  • Exam Study Tips
  • Upcoming Events for BAs
  • Quiz

Event Details

Facilitator: Nancy Beatson


5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sign-in and registration
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Session content
7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Quiz

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2018

Where: Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, 120 Metcalfe Street (at Laurier), basement meeting room, B125 (map)

Cost: FREE

Who: Suitable to business analysts who are considering, studying for, or preparing to write their ECBA™, CCBA ® or CBAP ® exam.

Professional Development (PD) Hours: 1.5 PD hours are awarded to each study group attendee who submits a quiz for marking.

Parking / Transit

On-street parking is free after 5:30 pm. Paid city-run and private parking lots are available nearby.
The library is easily accessible by bus from the Metcalfe stops on Albert Street or Slater Street.


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Join in the Preparation

You may wish to reinforce your knowledge by creating five sample exam questions and their answers related to the covered chapters and emailing them to certification@ottawa-outaouais.iiba.org by noon on Sunday, January 20, 2018. The questions will be collated and may form part of the quiz.

Looking for materials from past sessions? Please visit the certification study groups web page.

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