36 episodes

Business analysis is one of the top trending skills today. From problem solvers to change agents to advocates, business analysis professionals perform many roles in organizations and governments all over the world. Join us biweekly on Tuesdays, with hosts Scott Bennett, Business Analysis Manager, and Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), for a candid practitioner chat breaking down hot topics in business analysis. If you like to listen to lively discussions, interviews, and some great career advice, this podcast is for you.

Business Analysis Live‪!‬ International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

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Business analysis is one of the top trending skills today. From problem solvers to change agents to advocates, business analysis professionals perform many roles in organizations and governments all over the world. Join us biweekly on Tuesdays, with hosts Scott Bennett, Business Analysis Manager, and Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), for a candid practitioner chat breaking down hot topics in business analysis. If you like to listen to lively discussions, interviews, and some great career advice, this podcast is for you.

    Business Analysis Myths

    Business Analysis Myths

    “Business analysis professionals only work in IT”, is that a myth?  What about “Business analysts only create requirements documents”?  In this episode of Business Analysis Live we talk about common business analysis myths and answer questions from our live audience.  

    RESOURCES: 

    - Business Analysis Job Titles - https://youtu.be/c6Ne1J9IlJE 

    - Top Business Analysis Myths, Analyst Catalyst blog - https://www.iiba.org/business-analysis-blogs/top-business-analysis-myths/

    Business Analysis Live is hosted by: - Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA - Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA  We discuss business analysis topics and answer questions from our live audience.  

    Do you have questions about this topic or have an idea for a different topic? Ask us a question at live@iiba.org or leave us a voice message on our podcast homepage.

    The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit professional association serving the field of business analysis.  As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.  Learn more at https://www.iiba.org/ 

    #analysis #businessanalysis #iiba


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    • 35 min
    Business Analysis Job Interview Questions

    Business Analysis Job Interview Questions

    Looking for a business analysis job?  We discuss interview questions that you may encounter and how to approach them.  Preparation is key and our guest, Yulia Kosarenko, shares tips on how to get ready for a business analysis job interview.  She has some great advice.  Yulia Kosarenko is the author of “Business analyst: a profession and a mindset” and also publishes videos on her “Why Change” YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/@WhyChange 

    RESOURCES: 


    IIBA Career Center https://careercenter.iiba.org/
    Entry Certificate to Business Analysis (ECBA) https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/MZeeRQGWrwb
    Top 7 Soft Skills for Business Analysts Video https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/gprrUNGWrwb

    Do you have questions about this topic? Ask us a question at live@iiba.org or leave us a voice message on our podcast homepage.

    Business Analysis Live is hosted by: 


    Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA 
    Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA  

    We discuss business analysis topics and answer questions from our live audience.  We have a backlog of upcoming topics and we’re happy to take suggestions. 

    The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit professional association serving the field of business analysis.  As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.  Learn more at https://www.iiba.org/ 

    #businessanalysis #job #interview #businessanalyst


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    • 40 min
    Do's and Don'ts of Online Proctoring

    Do's and Don'ts of Online Proctoring

    It's the end of the year and time to think about those professional development goals! Certifications are usually high on that list. International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) has 7 business analysis certifications - 3 core and 4 specialized. All the business analysis certification exams offered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) are proctored online. We get lots of questions about how online proctoring works. In this episode of Business Analysis Live! Scott and Susan talk with our Certifications Program Manager, Isabel Feher-Watters about online proctoring and how to get ready for your online proctoring experience. (note: this podcast was originally recorded in November 2021)

    Do you have questions about this topic? Ask us a question at live@iiba.org or leave us a voice message on our podcast homepage.

    Business Analysis Live is hosted by:


    Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA
    Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA

    We discuss business analysis topics and answer questions from our live audience.  We have a backlog of upcoming topics and we’re happy to take suggestions. 

    The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit professional association serving the field of business analysis.  As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.  Learn more at https://www.iiba.org/

    #professionaldevelopment #certification #businessanalysis #businessanalyst #IIBA


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    • 44 min
    Leadership Skills for Business Analysts

    Leadership Skills for Business Analysts

    Even when business analysis professionals don't have a title of leader, they are informal leaders on projects. In this episode, Scott and Susan are joined by Lead Business Analyst, Supervisor and newest #CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional) holder, John Reeves who writes and talks about business analysis leadership. We learn from John the leadership skills most in demand for business analysts and how they can lead without authority. 

    John is a frequent contributor of leadership articles to IIBA's member-exclusive quarterly publication, Business Analysis Magazine (BAM!). You can find his latest articles in these editions:


    Leading Through Task Calibration by John B. Reeves, AMA-CPM, CAPM, CBAP
    The Empathic Designer by John B. Reeves, AMA-CPM, CAPM, CBAP

    IIBA Members can contribute content and earn CDUs towards recertification! Submit your article here. 

    Do you have questions about this topic? Ask us a question at live@iiba.org or leave us a voice message on our podcast homepage.

    Business Analysis Live is hosted by:


    Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA
    Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA

    We discuss business analysis topics and answer questions from our live audience.  We have a backlog of upcoming topics and we’re happy to take suggestions. 

    The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit professional association serving the field of business analysis.  As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.  Learn more at https://www.iiba.org/

    #leadership #leadershipskills #businessanalysis #businessanalyst #IIBA


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    • 31 min
    What is SWOT analysis?

    What is SWOT analysis?

    SWOT analysis is a powerful tool to explore ideas and look at the big picture.  The four perspectives captured in this model are: - Strengths (internal) - Weaknesses (internal) - Opportunities (external) - Threats (external).

    In this podcast Scott and Susan create a SWOT analysis together using live audience feedback to show not only how it works but how a business analysis professional would facilitate the activity.  The key skill in performing a SWOT analysis is facilitation to ensure your stakeholders are engaged and contributing.  As we demonstrate using a live example, SWOT analysis is as much about discussion as it is completing an exercise.  This is a tool that can help with perspectives for growth, for risk mitigation, for many aspects of a particular subject.  

    Do you have questions about this topic? Ask us a question at live@iiba.org or leave us a voice message on our podcast homepage.

    Business Analysis Live is hosted by:


    Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA
    Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA

    We discuss business analysis topics and answer questions from our live audience.  We have a backlog of upcoming topics and we’re happy to take suggestions. 

    The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit professional association serving the field of business analysis.  As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.  Learn more at https://www.iiba.org/

    #businessanalysis #businessanalyst #swotanalysis #facilitation




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    • 34 min
    Product Owner Wisdom

    Product Owner Wisdom

    What is a Product Owner? There's a lot of myth and rumor about this important role in agile organizations.   In this episode, Scott and Susan welcome Emily Midgely, a Product Owner (and President of the IIBA Cleveland [Ohio] Chapter), to talk about what Product Owners do. They get into the skills needed for this work, how Product Owners work with business analysts and other roles in an organization and, as always, they answer questions from the audience about product owners and product ownership. 

    Do you have questions about this topic? Ask us a question at live@iiba.org or leave us a voice message on our podcast homepage.

    Business Analysis Live is hosted by:


    Susan Moore, Community Engagement Manager at IIBA
    Scott Bennett, Manager, Business Analysis at IIBA

    We discuss business analysis topics and answer questions from our live audience.  We have a backlog of upcoming topics and we’re happy to take suggestions. 

    The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is a non-profit professional association serving the field of business analysis.  As the global thought leader and voice of the business analysis community, IIBA actively supports the recognition of the profession, and works to maintain global standards for the ongoing development of the practice and certifications.  Learn more at https://www.iiba.org/

    #businessanalysis #businessanalyst #productowner #agile


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    • 41 min

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