Professional Development

Professional Development

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Benefits of membership include discounted professional development events, free access to study groups, 10% discount on UC Irvine Extension courses for Business Analysis and Project Management, 10% to 20% discount on Watermark classes, voting privileges for defining chapter direction, and much more. Everyone who joins the chapter during our membership campaign will be charged an annual fee of only twenty-five dollars ($25). This discounted membership price is available for a limited time only, so join today and take advantage of this special offer for all of our inaugural chapter members.

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Resource Links

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Websites/Blogs
IIBA http://www.iiba.org
Practical Analyst http://practicalanalyst.com/
Bridging the Gap http://www.bridging-the-gap.com/
Tyner Blain http://tynerblain.com/blog/
Business Analyst Mentor      http://businessanalystmentor.com/
Modern Analyst http://www.modernanalyst.com/
Business Analyst Times http://www.batimes.com/
ebg Consulting http://www.ebgconsulting.com/
Process Impact http://www.processimpact.com/index.shtml
B2T Training http://www.b2ttraining.com/
ESI International http://www.esi-intl.com/
Boston University http://www.butrain.com/BusinessAnalyst/knowledgebase.asp
Agile Modeling http://www.agilemodeling.com/
Structured Analysis WIKI http://yourdon.com/strucanalysis/wiki/indes.php?title=Introduction

 

Social Networking 
LinkedIn Group                      IIBA Los Angeles Chapter
Twitter  https://twitter.com/iibala

 

Training Courses (Endorsed Education Providers)
UC Irvine Extension     Business Analyst Certificate 10% Discount now available to Chapter Members. Subject to membership verification.
Watermark Various Classes IIBA Los Angeles chapter members receive a 10% discount on individual student registration for virtual
public classes and a 20% discount on individual student registration for public, in-person classes at 
Sponsor’s training facility. Obtain the promotional code to use at time of registration from Membership@losangeles.iiba.org.
UC Davis Extension Business Analysis Certificate  
DevelopMentor Business Analysis Courses  

 

Free Webinars
Institute for Learning, Inc. Webinar List
Modern Analyst Webinar List
Requirements.net Webinar List
ESI International Webinar List
Corporate Education Group Webinar List

 

 

Recommended Books
 
IIBA® Online Library (Free to members) Library Access
IIBA® and Kevin Brennan  A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® 2.0 (BABOK®)  
Google Books Free BABOK® Access  
Barbara A. Carkenord Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis  
Alistair Cockburn Writing Effective Use Cases  
Ellen Gottesdiener The Software Requirements Memory Jogger  
Ellen Gottesdiener Requirements by Collaboration  
Paul Harmon Business Process Change, Second Edition  
Howard Podeswa The Business Analyst's Handbook  
Howard Podeswa UML for the IT Business Analyst  
Garr Reynolds Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery  
Suzanne Robertson Mastering the Requirements Process (2nd Edition)  
Karl E. Wiegers Software Requirements, Second Edition  

 

Chapter Member Submissions
Cal State Fullerton Business Analyst Certificate  Submitted by Stephany Kathol