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Leveraging Business Analysis for Project Success by Vicki James

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CHAPTER 14

Business Analysis Communities

Organizations will benefit by having a business analysis community: This is a place where business analysts can learn, grow, and share best practices. There are two recognized terms for such communities, each having a different level of formality and purpose.

Communities of Practice

A Community of Practice is an informal network of business analysis peers. They are often self-organized and held together by a mutual desire to share expertise to help others and gain new knowledge themselves.

Center of Excellence

A Center of Excellence is a more formal body, often the initiative of an organization leader. The Center of Excellence may be resourced with either full- or part-time staff. The purpose of the Center ...

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