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New Post 2/12/2013 6:27 AM
User is offline qwertyjjj
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CBAP vs BCS 

So, Amazon doesn;t have brilliant reviews of the BABOK. eg:

"If this is their complete body of knowledge, then they are in trouble. If you are looking for a guide that will actually help you do something concrete - then this isn't it."
 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=babok

It seems to me like the strength of most of it is the certification and the amount of hours you put in.

Has anyone looked into the BCS qualifications or other?

 

 
New Post 2/12/2013 1:02 PM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: CBAP vs BCS 

qwerty:

IMHO with all certificate programs, books, and college courses (including graduate level), all you are going to get is a disjointed and very incomplete understanding of the essential behavioral requirements of a BA.     

Reason:  No one understands the top-most goals of a BA.   Without such an understanding, all you are going to get is a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a little bit of this and that.

Tony

 

 

 
New Post 2/13/2013 9:00 AM
User is offline qwertyjjj
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Re: CBAP vs BCS 

 Tony Markos wrote
 

qwerty:

IMHO with all certificate programs, books, and college courses (including graduate level), all you are going to get is a disjointed and very incomplete understanding of the essential behavioral requirements of a BA.     

Reason:  No one understands the top-most goals of a BA.   Without such an understanding, all you are going to get is a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a little bit of this and that.

Tony

 

 

 

So, is there much point in doing the CBAP at all?

I've been a BA for 10 years + so it would really be more realigning knowledge to how the BABOK classifies it. I'm sure there's some stuff in there that's useful but is it really going to help career wise?

 
New Post 2/14/2013 8:43 AM
User is offline Tony Markos
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Re: CBAP vs BCS 

Qwerty:

By its own admission, the BABOK talks about whats popular.  There is a big difference between that and what logically makes sense.

Yea there a things in it that are useful, but the essentials are just glanced over, missing, or wrong.

Yes it will help you - but primarily in the narrow sense that the certification looks good on your resume.

What would I do?   Effective partitioning and interrelationship evaluation of behavioral requirements.      Focus on those two things.   Read Tom DeMarco's and, more recently, James and Suzanne Robertson's writings.

 

 
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