Garrie Irons


IIBA Canberra Branch Chair

Garrie specialises in identifying and implementing technical solutions to business problems. His work has primarily been in the public sector within Australian Capital Territory Government, NSW State Govenment and the Federal Government, as a public servant, contractor, and consultant.

As a passionate practitioner within his discipline, Garrie has been giving back to his profession through volunteering as Events Manager for the IIBA Canberra Branch, and as a Director of the Australia Chapter since 2018.

Garrie gains great satisfaction from helping aspiring Business Analysts land their first BA gig in the Canberra market.

Presentation: Why I BA – applying the Competency Roadmap to understanding yourself and developing a successful BA career

There are many entry points into a career in Business Analysis, and Business Analysis activities are buried within many job titles or role descriptions.

In this session, Garrie will outline how the IIBA Competency Model can be used to:
◾ conduct a self-assessment
◾ identify job advertisements you may be overlooking
◾ assess your team to find business analysis competency gaps to overcome through training, mentoring or additional resourcing
◾ improve your own presentation into the job market to gain access to more interesting and challenging roles

Garrie will bring together moments from his career with the IIBA Competency Model Tools, and answer the question: just why is he a BA rather than anything else at all?

BABOK V3 Alignment: Chapter 09: Underlying Competencies