A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide)

The definitive community-based and consensus-driven Global Standard in business analysis.

BABOK® Guide expands the scope of business analysis, providing essential direction and support for practitioners in areas such as agile, business intelligence, information technology, business architecture and business process management.

Developed with the contribution of 150 writers and researchers from 20 countries, A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK Guide®) was reviewed by over 200 business analysis experts as well as 60 global thought leaders and more than 5500 insights and comments were received from global business analysis communities making BABOK® Guide, the essential reference for better business outcomes since 2005. 

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BABOK® Guide Bulk Purchases

Purchasers of 10 or more copies of BABOK® Guide  will receive a discount on their purchase. IIBA Chapters, EEP, Sponsors, and Corporate Members are also entitled to a bulk purchase discount.  For more information, please contact bokorders@iiba.org.  

BABOK® Guide Translations

BABOK® Guide v3 is available in English, Japanese, and German.
The Glossary of BABOK® Guide v3 is also available in Brazilian Portuguese and Canadian French.

BABOK® Guide v3 Errata

BABOK® Guide v3 errata can be found on the BABOK® Guide Errata page.

BABOK® Guide v2 

BABOK® Guide version 2 will no longer be distributed by IIBA. 
We recognize that not all Members of our global community have moved their practices to align with BABOK® Guide version 3, and we will continue to provide support to these Members.
Special orders for BABOK® Guide version 2 can be made via bokorders@iiba.org.