About IIBA®

About the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

The IIBA is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis. Whatever your role -- requirements management, systems analysis, business analysis, requirements analysis, project management, or consulting, if you are involved in analysis for systems, business or process improvement, IIBA can help you do your job better.

The IIBA held its inaugural meeting in October 2003, in Toronto, Canada with 28 founding members from 21 different organizations representing over eight countries.
On April 7, 2005, the IIBA held its second Annual General Meeting. The meeting was held in Toronto Canada and was attended by people from across the United States and Canada. The IIBA Constitution Amendments were voted on and accepted and the three Board of Directors were elected. 

About the Cleveland IIBA® Chapter

We are the Greater Cleveland area chapter of the IIBA.  We were officially chartered in March 2007 and held our chapter launch in April 2007.   From the original list of 15 members, our chapter has grown to include 80 IIBA members.

Chapter Goal

Our goal is to advance the mission and objectives of the IIBA at the local level by promoting best practices and standards among like-minded Business Analysis professionals. An integral component of the Cleveland Area Chapter is ongoing learning and knowledge-sharing. This is accomplished through presentations, seminars, and activities hosted by the chapter.

Chapter Objectives

  • Advance the role of the Business Analyst as a recognized profession;
  • Support opportunities for members to network with, and gain knowledge from, seasoned BA practitioners as well as with industry and government leaders;
  • Provide access for members to a formal “knowledge base” as well as forums for sharing expertise, expressing professional opinions and building a reputation within the industry;
  • Provide pathways to learn about business analysis best practices;
  • Obtain and maintain a sufficient level of financial security, sustainability and autonomy at the chapter level to sustain the chapter;
  • Create corporate support for the IIBA within the local market by generating marketing/awareness programs that demonstrate the value of business analysis and the IIBA;
  • Liaise with industry and association partners to increase awareness and benefit of IIBA Chapter members.