News & Events from the World of BA Certification Providers

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1/8/19 12:00 AM

IIBA Updates

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IIBA Events



IIBA released its new website, which presents a much better customer experience.

As per the new IIBA rules, the certification takers need to pay up the application review fee first for them to start filing up the CBAP/CCBA/ECBA application.

IIBA launched two new certifications ECBA+ and AAC (Agile Analysis Certification) in 2018, keeping the industry need in mind. These are apart from the below 3 most popular BA certifications:

  • ECBA - Entry level BA/ Students from universities/professionals looking for starting a BA career
  • CCBA - Mid-level BA Professionals having minimum 2.5+ years of working BA knowledge
  • CBAP - Senior level BA Professionals having minimum 5+ years of working BA knowledge

Event Calendar

Conference Location About Conference Date For more details
Australia and New Zealand
Statistical Conference 2020
Broad beach, Australia 6-10 July 2020

The ANZSC 2020 program will include presentations by international keynote speakers and nationally recognized experts, as well as oral and poster presentations. Key Dates Call for abstracts open: 6 February 2019 Early bird registration opens: 6 February 2019 Standard registration form: 28 March 2020

07/06/2020 to 07/10/2020

IREB Updates

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Advanced Level Elicitation and Consolidation becomes Advanced Level Elicitation

On December 7th, 2018, IREB provided the prerelease of the updated Advanced Level syllabus Elicitation to their Training Providers.
The handbook is undergoing a final review and will be provided to the Training Providers as a prerelease soon.

The given schedule:

  • German translation of syllabus and handbook still in 2018
  • Publication of the artifacts on the IREB website in Q1, 2019
  • First MC exams based on version 2.0 on April 1, 2019
  • The transition period for MC exams where candidates, who are currently preparing themselves for the exam, can still take the exam based on version 1.X until June 30, 2019
  • Written assignment based on version 1.X until June 30, 2020, for those candidates who have taken the MC exam based on version 1.X only

The module was renamed and the term “consolidation” removed, as it is not really appropriate.
The Advanced Level Elicitation and Consolidation certificates keep their validity.

Event Calendar

Software Quality Days 2019- 2019/01/15 to 2019/01/18

Software quality days



Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen, 1030 Vienna/Austria

Europe’s leading conference on Software Quality will take place 2019 in Vienna.

IREB® is association partner of the Software Quality Days 2019 and will have a booth at the event.

One track will be focused on the key subject exclusively:
The complexity and challenges of Software Engineering and Software Quality in the Cloud

Further tracks cover the topics of quality, effectiveness, and efficiency in system and software development.

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2nd European Business Analysis Day - 2019/05/17

European Business Analysis Day



Frankfurt, Germany, Mercure Hotel Frankfurt Eschborn Helfmann Park  

The Digital Change-Everything Remains Different

IREB® is a sponsor of the 2nd European Analysis Day and will have a booth at the event

Topics of the event:

  1. Scaling Agile
  2. Humanizing customer experience
  3. Changing Organizations

One day before the conference the following workshops will take place

  1. Business Analysis Workshop
  2. Design Thinking Workshop

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BCS Updates

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The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS organizes numerous events for both its members and the public. These include lectures, dinners, forums, and competitions.


Event Calendar


Web / Phone Conference

8 Jan, Conference Call, BCS USA Section event

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

8 Jan, London, BCS IRMA (Information Risk Management and Assurance) Group event

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

9 Jan, London, BCS London North Branch event

Wrexham Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

9 Jan, Wrexham, BCS Chester, and North Wales Branch event

Farset Labs, Weavers Court, Linfield Industrial Estate, Belfast, BT12 5GH

9 Jan, Belfast, BCS sponsored event

Fulton A, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH

9 Jan, Brighton, BCS Sussex Branch event

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

10 Jan, London, BCS Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

Canterbury Christ Church University, N Holmes Road, Canterbury, CT1 1QU

Event organized by Canterbury Christ Church University and supported by The Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, The OWASP Cambridge Chapter and The UK Cyber Security Forum - Cambridge Cluster.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

14 Jan, London, BCS Women event

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

15 Jan, London, BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group event

PMI-PBA Updates



PMI EMEA Congress 2019

13 - 15 May 2019

Dublin, Ireland


16 – 17 May | Seminars World in Dublin

PMI® EMEA Congress 2019 will give the concept, skills, and behaviors needed to make a difference. Over three days, you’ll hear innovative keynotes and cutting-edge global perspectives on your fast-moving profession. Learn and share experiences with your peers from around the world. Leave with skills you can apply straight away to solve your challenges and develop your career.

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Featured SeminarsWorld Events:

SeminarsWorld is a collection of small groups, in-person training courses held in cities across the United States, including before and after PMI®Global Conference and immediately following PMI® EMEA Congress. SeminarsWorld offers more than 60 seminars across a variety of subject areas that range in length from one to four days. The workshops are designed to meet individual and organizational needs.

SeminarsWorld® in Scottsdale

25 - 28 February 2019

Scottsdale, Arizona

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SeminarsWorld® in New Orleans

19 - 22 March 2019

New Orleans, LA, USA

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Deepen your understanding of the techniques and skills needed to effectively manage in-person or virtual teams, drive sound decisions, leverage problem-solving skills and influencing for success. Strong negotiation and conflict management can shift a team from good to great. These hands-on workshops will provide insights to help you approach your work in a meaningful way.

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·         Communication and Presentation Skills

Position yourself as a bridge builder by effectively communicating across business lines and cultural differences to a global workforce ensuring clarity and alignment of messages. Effective leaders know how to effectively communicate with and adapt to their audience. Enhance your image and learn to deliver impressive presentations in these seminars.

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·         Leadership Development

From science to practice, leadership styles are individual and must be tailored to your personal style and based on the needs of your team. Select the leadership course to most effectively build your inherent qualities and strengths.

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·         Project Management/Process Integration

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition coupled with practice guides, including Requirements Management: A Practice Guide, provides practitioners with clear guidance on the tasks and techniques around specific types of projects. These seminars are designed to build knowledge across the fundamental practices needed to achieve organizational results and excellence in the practice of project management and business analysis.

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·         Strategic Application and Governance (by Discipline)

In today’s ever-changing and complex world, understanding how, why and when to apply a variety of approaches will be the measure of success. Solid understanding of methodologies along with creativity will be the roadmap for tomorrow’s leaders. 

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·         Strategic Planning and Implementation

Set yourself apart from your peers by demonstrating your ability to implement strategy and ensuring organizational alignment. These courses will introduce concepts for you to customize to meet organizational needs.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas

25-28 February 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana
Royal Sonesta New Orleans

19-22 March 2019
Seattle, Washington
Renaissance Seattle Hotel

8-11 April 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
Hilton Charlotte Center City
6-9 May 2019
Washington, D.C.
Westin DC City Center

13-16 May 2019
Dublin, Ireland
Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)
16-17 May 2019
Mega SeminarsWorld® in Orlando
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

24-27 June 2019
Chicago, Illinois
Hilton Chicago
15-18 July 2019
San Francisco, California
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
5-8 August 2019
Nashville, Tennessee
Hutton Hotel
16-19 September 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1-4 & 8-9 October 2019
Houston, Texas
Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

11-14 November 2019`
Las Vegas, Nevada
Harrah's Las Vegas

2-5 December 2019

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