I've just found out that i've passed the BCS Business Analysis Certificate. I'm really happy about this as it was four modules of applying the theories of process mapping, requirements capture/recording, process modelling and business theory to scenarios that are based on real businesses and real problems.
The best thing about it though, is the difference it's made at work. Only had a couple of opportunities to apply the techniques so far, but it's powerful stuff. I've done two requirements interviews and one mini-workshop so far, and it's been great. People are so grateful that someone has come to speak to them, and not only that, the person is listening to them, and has a real conversation about their requirements for things.
It's a real 'win-win' because I get to reduce the risk to my projects and the staff get listened to and get their views heard. I'm confident that I did things before pretty well, but the new techniques are much better.
Now I'm looking forward to doing a bit more process mapping, swim lanes, use cases, and requirements cataloguing, and seeing how it improves how the projects work. Let me know if you've had any success with the same.