By Susan Futey, VP Membership
December is here, a time when many of us look back on the year and
evaluate our accomplishments. Do you dread this evaluation activity? Why do we do it? We do it so we may continue good work as BAs, recognize where we have opportunities, and plan to improve our skills. Think of it as a head start on the new year.
You have a learning resource available to you on the international website, www.IIBA.org, the 'Self-Assessment Tool'. This tool will help you understand your level of competency relative to standard levels of performance.
Where to find the tool?
After logging in to the site, select the 'Learning & Development" tab. Under 'Business Analysis Resources' you will find a link to 'Business Analysis Competency Model'. Scroll down the page until you see 'Self-Assessment Tool'. From this page, you may download a PDF of the tool or take the
What does the tool ask me?
You are asked to score yourself on 30 questions based on the 6 knowledge areas in
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) version 3. Your answers to these questions will provide you with a rating of your competencies that you perform in your daily practice of business analysis.
Each question is scored on a 5-point proficiency scale. The online experience calculates and displays your score after each Knowledge Area assessment section. Record your ratings in the supplied worksheet.
I completed the assessment, now what?
Once you complete the self-assessment, you will be guided through the process of creating and implementing your career action plan. IIBA suggests that you gain feedback on your plan, and have the support of your Mentor or Manager, before acting on any steps in your plan.
What actions can I take to meet my goals?
Read next month's Denver Chapter newsletter for more information about the self-assessment tool. Here is a sneak preview of a few suggested actions:
- Attend professional development webinars.
- Join a professional chapter network visit iiba.org/Chapters for more information.
- Get mentored.