About Us

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is an independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis. For individuals working in a broad range of roles – business analysis, systems analysis, requirements analysis or management, project management, consulting, process improvement and more – IIBA® can help you do your job better and enhance your professional life.

IIBA® was formed in October 2003 with 28 founding members. In April 2006, we became incorporated federally as a non-profit association under the Canada Corporations Act with headquarters in Toronto, Canada. We are active internationally with more than 5000 members and over 100 chapters worldwide.

IIBA® functions primarily as a virtual organization with the members of our Board of Directors, Senior Leadership Team, and several working committees. We rely heavily on volunteer participation in these committees, each of which has specific mandates and goals to further the association’s objectives internationally. In addition, many volunteers at the chapter level focus their energies on providing networking opportunities for their local business analyst communities.

IIBA® has become the leading association in the world of business analysis through the creation of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®), the collection of knowledge within the BA profession, reflecting the current generally accepted practices. We help business analysts develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and member forums, as well as through our Endorsed Education Provider (EEPTM) Programs. The organization has also created the Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) designation, and awarded this title to over 100 individuals. To receive the CBAP® designation, candidates must successfully demonstrate their expertise by itemizing their hands-on work experience in business analysis through the CBAP® application process, and pass the IIBA® CBAP® examination.

Philadelphia Chapter

We welcome new members.  Our chapter is always happy to welcome business analysts (BAs) into our group. As an organization, our goal is to offer our BA members value through learning and networking opportunities.  If you are new to the area, or just interested in the profession, we encourage you to come out and meet us, and learn more about the IIBA and our chapter.

For our current members and affiliates, we hope we can continue to keep your interest with our group. We offer eight to ten meetings per year, with speakers at most of them to help build your skills in the profession.  Clearly the networking experience is the primary reason to belong.  We encourage folks to meet and learn what others are doing.  We also provide other events and activities, like study groups for the CBAP, and can always use help in reaching out to the business community to talk about the practice of Business Analysis, and share best practices.

The best way to participate is to join us, and come to the events.  We all have a lot going on in our lives, and we all understand that to have you invest time away from your friends, and family we need to provide some value at every meeting.  We really try to do that, and hope you find that to be true.

We look forward to seeing you, perhaps meeting you in person for the first time, at one of our events. Most of events are free for members and require a nominal charge for guests.  So please feel free to invite a friend interested in the BA practice or college students or career changers that you know who are exploring the BA field as a career option.

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