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Navigating Business Analysis Excellence: IIBA's Latest Corporate Benchmark Report

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The best organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance their operational efficiency and decision-making processes.

IIBA’s latest Corporate Benchmark Report on business analysis capability advancement provides insights into the strategies and practices that drive success. The report outlines five key areas highlighting the essential elements that contribute to the advancement of business analysis capabilities.

Let’s explore them now.

Skills Development: Building the Foundation for Proficiency

The cornerstone of any successful business analysis team is being well trained and proficient in their skills. According to the benchmark report, organizations that prioritize continuous training and development for their business analysts see a significant improvement in their business analysis.

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It’s no secret that investing in a structured training program not only equips professionals with the latest tools and techniques, but also fosters a culture of learning and adaptation within the organization. Training and skills development provides the foundation that allows business analysis professionals to deliver successful outcomes in a dynamic environment.

Process Improvement: Streamlining the Analysis Journey

Efficient processes are the backbone of a high-performing organization utilizing business analysis capabilities. IIBA’s report emphasizes the importance of streamlining the analysis journey, from initiation to conclusion.


By implementing effective methodologies and tools, organizations can enhance collaboration, reduce bottlenecks, and improve the overall efficiency of their business analysis processes.

Process improvement not only accelerates project timelines, but also ensures that the analysis is conducted with precision. This leads to more informed decision-making and better business outcomes.

Stakeholder Engagement: Fostering Collaboration and Understanding

Successful business analysis goes beyond technical expertise. It requires effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders. The report highlights the significance of stakeholder engagement and promoting the value of business analysis in achieving organizational objectives.


Organizations that actively involve stakeholders throughout the analysis journey benefit from a deeper understanding of business needs, priorities, and expectations.


By fostering a collaborative environment, promoting the value of business analysis, and effectively collaborating with stakeholders, businesses can achieve the alignment and outcomes that reflect a high-performing organization.

Being Nimble: Driving Innovation and Adaptability

IIBA's benchmark report underscores the importance of being flexible and adaptable to achieve success. Business analysis professionals must know the latest trends, methodologies, and frameworks, to make their organizations leaders in the field.

The report suggests that trying different approaches enables organizations to navigate challenges and seize opportunities with agility. Business analysis professionals must always be looking to the future, with the flexibility and adaptability to help achieve the desired outcome in an uncertain environment.

Download Now: Advancing Business Analysis Capability Summary Report.

Beyond the Benchmark: Resources to Help Advance Business Analysis Capability

To support organizations on their journey toward business analysis excellence, the IIBA Corporate Program has a variety of resources.

IIBA provides tools, learning opportunities, and connection to a worldwide network of business analysis professionals facing similar challenges and creating ways to overcome them. A successful, high-performing organization is built over time and IIBA supports business analysis professionals on that journey. 

The best way for a business to chart a course for success is by focusing on training, process improvement, stakeholder engagement, adoption of best practices, and keeping up to date in an ever-changing world. Embracing these key principles will not only elevate the proficiency of individual business analysis professionals but also contribute to the overall success and resilience of the organization.

IIBA’s Corporate Program is designed to help organizations enhance their business analysis capabilities. It offers the tools, support, network connections, and professional development resources to build a skilled and proficient business analysis team.

Learn about the support and resources available through IIBA’s Corporate Program. It helps your organization build business analysis capabilities, drive professional development, and deliver better business outcomes.


About the Author
Jared Gorai, Director, Chapters & Membership Engagement, International Institute of Business Analysis™, IIBA®

Blake Heggestad is the Director of Business Development & Growth at IIBA. He is committed to fulfilling IIBA’s mission to promote business analysis around the world. Prior to joining IIBA, Blake was Vice President of North American Sales for Learning Tree International, a global training company for technical and key business skills. He was responsible for driving growth in key areas such as e-learning and industry certifications.


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