Topic: IIBA® Certification Screen-side Chat
This is a free online chat session with some of our CBAP® and CCBA® recipients. The CBAP and CCBA mentors will tell you of their journey to become IIBA® Certified, provide tips & tricks on anything related to IIBA Certification from the application process to re-certification. Anyone interested in ECBA™, CCBA® or CBAP® certification is welcome to come and ask questions of our CBAP and CCBA mentors.
Presented by: Alex Geller, CCBA; Helen Linda, CBAP; Kayla Robinson, CCBA; and Chary Scott, CBAP
Alex Geller, CCBA is the Continuous Improvement Unit Supervisor with the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) as a member of the Performance and Strategic Initiatives Section in Montpelier, VT. Alex leads a team of talented individuals to create a culture of continuous improvement by leveraging people, data and modern tools. Over a career spanning 3 state agencies Alex has worn the hat of an environmental scientist, GIS analyst, software developer, project manager, and IT business analyst in addition to earning a Masters degree Computer Information Systems. This technical and business centric background has allowed Alex to view change initiatives from nearly every perspective. Alex’s favorite aspect of business analysis is serving as a guide to those who’s jobs will be transformed by an IT project.
Helen Linda, MSLIS, CBAP is a Continuous Improvement Program Manager with the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Performance and Strategic Initiatives Section in Montpelier, VT. The section leverages data and people to promote a culture continuous improvement at VTrans. She joined state government after an 18 year career as a systems and technical services librarian, discovering a love of business analysis and continuous improvement while stewarding records management projects at VTrans. She continued to hone those skills in the Agency of Digital Services as an IT Business Analyst, working on both Human Services and Transportation projects before returning to VTrans to practice business analysis with a broader scope than the IT perspective allowed. Helen is a life-long learner and sought business analysis certification because education combined with intuition and experience creates the most effective, nimble, and well-rounded change agents.
Kayla Robinson, CCBA, CSM is an IT Business Analyst with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. working with the State of Vermont Agency of Digital Services’ Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) on an 8-year, $9M software replacement project for the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). This software is used by VTrans to manage construction contracts from start to finish, including contract estimating, advertisement, bidding, construction, and finalization and will be used by both internal State staff and external contractors and suppliers. Kayla is a new member of the Bluegrass IIBA Chapter and recipient of her CCBA this year even though she has been serving in a business analyst role for more than 5 years. She has found that her certification has allowed to more confidently practice business analysis and gain the respect of her peers. She is eager to help others obtain their certifications in Business Analysis so they may experience the same benefits.
C. Loadholt Scott, CBAP, AEMT is an IT Business Analyst with the State of Vermont Agency of Digital Services’ Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) in Waterbury, Vermont. The EPMO is responsible for conducting business analysis and managing information technology projects that improve governmental services. His first introduction to business analysis was working with a BA, serving as a subject matter expert and tester on an ININ project for a local bank. He joined state government 6 years ago, working as a business analyst on projects in the Human Services, Public Safety, and Transportation sectors. He decided to test for the CBAP to ground, compare, and expand his understanding of business analysis.
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