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BAAI Code of Conduct
Members of the Business Analysts Association of Ireland shall behave in accordance with the principles set out below
Responsibility to the Business Analysis Profession
- Promote the Business Analyst Association code of ethical conduct with other Business Analysis professionals, clients and customers.
- Encourage and support fellow practitioners in their professional development and, where possible, provide opportunities supporting the development of new entrants to the profession.
- Do not tarnish the reputation of other Business Analysis professionals through malice or indifference.
- Advance public knowledge and appreciation of Business Analysis and, wherever possible, counter false or misleading statements detrimental to the profession.
- Protect the reputation of the Business Analysis profession, improve professional standards through personal participation in their development, and avoid actions that will adversely affect the good standing of the profession.
- Advance public knowledge of Business Analysis and counter false or misleading statements detrimental to the profession.
- Act with integrity towards fellow practitioners and other professionals and avoid activities that are incompatible with professional status and conduct of the Business Analysis profession.
Protection of Public Interest and Legal Compliance
- Exercise their professional skills in such a way as to safeguard public health, safety and the environment.
- Recognise the rights of third parties and not prejudice the intellectual property rights of others.
- Recognise the rights of individuals and groups to information privacy
- Take reasonable steps to know and understand the relevant legislation, regulations and standards and comply with such requirements in carrying out their work.
- Recognise basic human rights and endeavour to avoid actions that have an adverse effect on such rights.
- Not divulge client's sensitive information unless required to do so in compliance of national laws or regulations.
Responsibility to Employers and Clients
- Perform professional work that meets the requirements of their employer or client and draw the employer's or client's attention to the consequences of ignoring or overruling the member's professional judgement.
- Perform professional work to time and to budget and notify the employer or client early if such requirements are unlikely to be fulfilled.
- Do not offer or provide any inducement to a third party in return for business secured with a client, unless there is full disclosure of the facts to that client.
- Do not disclose or authorise the disclosure of confidential information gained in the course of professional work, except with the prior written permission of the employer or client, nor use such information for personal gain.
- Avoid situations that give rise to conflict of interest and make full disclosure to clients in advance of any such conflict of interest that may arise.
Competence, Ethics and Impartiality
- Maintain the highest levels of standards and competence through commitment to continuous professional development and maintaining awareness of relevant developments in the Business Analysis field.
- Truthfully make your experience, qualification and competencies known to stakeholders. Do not accept assignments that lie beyond your competence or qualification levels without first informing your client or relevant stakeholder.
- Accept professional responsibility for work they perform, or performed under direction and not terminate a professional assignment except for good reason and with reasonable notice.
- Act honestly and in good faith and not deceive customers or others for personal gain.