What business analysis achievement are you really proud of?

Tell us and grab your chance at winning the BA Achievement Award!

What are we looking for?

Business analysis adds value for organisations! Business analysis guides and facilitates changes in organisations. Sometimes this includes large and complex changes, sometimes the changes are smaller, but not less important. Examples are the development and implementation of (temporary) COVID19-policies, digital transformations, the implementation and roll-out of a new IT-system or business process, achieving BA community succes, product updates. These are all achievements to be proud of! The Business Analysis Achievement Award spotlights these achievements.

Some of the projects you did as a business analyst will stay with you for life. Because it was the first time you used a certain approach, because it was a very complex environment, because there was a special group of stakeholders or just because it was a very, very cool project to work on. Those are the projects that we like to see on our longlist for the Business Analysis Achievement Award.

Did you recently work on a project that you are very proud of as a business analyst? Submit your project for the Business Analysis Achievement Award! Did one of your colleagues accomplish a great business analysis achievement? You can submit those initiaves too. Do let us know why you think we should look at this project!

Timeline

Submit your Achievement

Submit your, or your colleague's, achievement here.

Evaluation

Submissions will be evaluated by

Up to 5 submissions will be shortlisted by the jury for public pitch and Q&A.

The public pitch and Q&A will consist of

Both the jury’s and the public’s vote have a 50% weight. In case of an ex aequo, the public’s vote will be decisive.

What will the jury be looking for?

We chose not to publish an exhaustive list of criteria, as we’d like to be surprised. However, here are some pointers that can help you to create your submission.

BA covers many grounds. Did you consider data, ethics, processes, new technologies, alternatives for technologies, stakeholder management, elicitation and facilitation techniques and approaches, …

Here’s what each jury member is interested to find out:

Geertje Appel — DREAM Event
"As I’m convinced that the human factor often makes the difference, I will pay extra attention to how this was handled, and how it has influenced the success of the initiative."

Filip Hendrickx — BA & Beyond
"I’m keen to see how the achievement fits with the organisation’s strategy. I’m also interested in learning how the teams have measured their initiative’s success and if the first results have led to adjustments along the way."

Wouter Nieuwenburg — IIBA Dutch Chapter
"I am epically curious how the theories, techniques and tools used in your case can be used by other Business Analysts in other organisations. What can we learn from you?"

Branka Haining — IIBA Brussels Chapter
"People are at the heart of everything I do, so I am curious to learn how you managed and balanced the organisational drive to implement a change and the end user expectations."

Christelle Govender — IIBA South Africa Chapter
"While not all heroes wear capes, they certainly exhibit a collective dedication to the core skill of a business analyst – problem-solving. We are eager to discover how your team eliminated the word 'impossible' from their vocabulary and collectively explored innovative approaches to transform challenges into opportunities."

Joe Newbert — South African BA Community
"I'm excited to hear success stories about how people have demonstrated the rationale and value of business analysis to elevate the profession's profile inside their organisation."

Award

Submit your Achievement

Submit your, or your colleague's, achievement here.