Town Hall Meeting: PMI-PBA and CCBA® Business Analysis Certification – What’s the Diff?

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • ITT Technical Institute, 2473 Fortune Drive, Suite 180, Lexington, KY 40509


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  • If you have joined the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter, you receive a discounted rate to this event.
  • Members of the Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter receive a discount to attend this event.
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The Project Management Institute (PMI®) has recently announced a certification in business analysis (PMI-PBASM).  The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) has had their Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) in the marketplace for four years.  The IIBA® also offers the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) targeted for senior level business analysts.


The Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter and Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will come together to host this Town Hall Meeting to discuss these business analysis certifications; and how each is marketed in the marketplace.  We will discuss if the marketplace can support so many certifications for business analysis.


Learning points:


        ·         How PMI® is targeting the PMI-PBASM certification

        ·         How IIBA® is targeting their CCBA® and CBAP® certifications

        ·         Qualifications for each certification

        ·         Which certification may be right for your career


Target Audience:


       ·         Project Business Analysts

       ·         Enterprise Business Analysts

       ·         Business Systems Analysts

       ·         Requirements Engineers

       ·         Business and Solution Architects

       ·         Project Managers

       ·         Managers of Business Analysts

       ·         IT Managers

       ·        BACoE and PMO Directors




         ·         Intermediate 

         ·         Experienced

         ·         Business Analyst Manager


Topic Area: Certification


Moderator: Eric-Stephan Neill, PMP, CSCP



Eric Neill is an Enterprise Architect with Lexmark International with a focus on cloud, back office and related processes. He has more than 40 years of BA experience in a variety of roles. Prior to joining Lexmark in 2007, Eric was worldwide director for lean enterprise with Telex Corporation. Eric has served as program manager, consulting practice operations manager, project manager, factory plant manager, and several other roles in engineered manufacturing, firearms and entertainment industries. Eric holds the PMP and CSCP (supply chain) certifications.  Eric is a past president of Kentucky Bluegrass PMI Chapter and the current Vice President of Certification for the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter.  He is also active with the local chapters of AIPCS and ASUG.  Eric is a strong supporter of professional certification.







Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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