About Barbara Carkenord


Barbara combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice. Barbara serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing, financial services, and software development. Barbara has worked as a leader, mentor, consultant, trainer, and instructional designer. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills. Barbara is a digital nomad, visiting countries in Europe and meeting BAs everywhere she goes!

Publications include: Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis (First Edition) and PMI-PBA® Exam Prep. She is a contributor to IIBA’s BABOK® Guide.

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis. Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products. Beginning her career in software development, early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships.