BARBARA A. CARKENORD

CBAP®, PMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-ACP®

RMC Business Analysis Project Lead & Consultant

Barbara combines her entrepreneurial and management experience with her love of education and business analysis to promote the development of the business analysis practice. During her career, Barbara cofounded two successful companies and worked in various industries including manufacturing, financial services, and software development. She has worked as a leader, manager, mentor, consultant, trainer, and technical writer. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals aimed at helping other professionals enhance their skills. In 2010, the Georgia Women in Technology named Barbara Small Business Woman of the Year. She was elected to the International Board of Directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) in 2016.

Barbara is passionate about empowering people and organizations to succeed using business analysis. Her early work in software development allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships.

Barbara's focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession. As an IIBA® member, she worked on the development of the BABOK® Guide, the worldwide standard for business analysis.