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How to use BABoK 3.0?


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This short presentation explains how BABoK 3.0 can be used and what the relation is between BABoK certifications and BCS Diploma in Business Analysis

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How to use BABoK 3.0?

  1. 1. BABOK® v3: How to use it?
  2. 2. 2 BABOK® Guide • Core product for IIBA®—serves as basis for all IIBA related services including certification and competency model. • Globally recognized standard for business analysis: • Development began in 2004 • First Major Release was v1.6 in 2006 • Updated to v2 in 2009 • Provides a framework for structuring business analysis activities. • Collective wisdom of many Business Analysis professionals, from all around the world. • Every IIBA members gets a free of charge copy for his own use.
  3. 3. 3 Three pillars of BABoK BA Framework BA Techniques BA Competencies
  4. 4. 4 Framework for business analysis • BABoK provides a framework for structuring business analysis activities • Frameworks are by definition a little loose. They can be experienced as vague. • Frameworks exist to provide structure and direction on a preferred way to do something without being too detailed or rigid. BABoK provides guidelines, it is not a process description
  5. 5. 5 BA Framework: Knowledge Areas
  6. 6. 6 How can BABoK be applied? (1) BABoK and its Business Analysis Core Concept Model help developing a common language for people from different corners of the organisation who are involved in Business Analysis tasks. Speaking one common language can help resolving conflicts that mainly occur due to misunderstanding and breakdown of communication. By participation and collaboration during common language development individuals gain shared understanding of Business Analysis tasks and how they shall be executed in a given context. Shared understanding is about knowing the rules how to play the BA game.
  7. 7. 7 How can BABoK be applied? (2) BABoK can be used to develop a Business Analysis process, if an organisation does not have one. If an organisation has already a Business Analysis process, BABoK can be used as a reference model to improve it. The inputs and outputs of Business Analysis tasks from BABoK can be used to improve the current artefacts developed or used by the Business Analysis process.
  8. 8. 8 BABoK vs BCS International Diploma in BA IIBA with BABoK BCS with Diploma in BA BABoK describes what might be considered as BA tasks, and what are possible techniques to use Diploma teaches how BA tasks shall be executed in practical situations, how to apply techniques Business Analyst benefits of both WHAT to DO HOW to DO
  9. 9. Shaping the Global Direction of Business Analysis Experience the new BABOK® Guide v3