International Institute of Business Analysis releases BABOK® Guide 2.0

Kevin Brennan, IIBA Vice President, Professional Development

Toronto, Ont. (March 31, 2009) – Today, International Institute of Business Analysis released BABOK® Guide 2.0. Members of IIBA® completed almost three years of study and received over 5,000 comments from more than 1,500 subject-matter-experts prior to the release of this latest version.

Vice President of Professional Development Kevin Brennan, CBAP®, PMP, says, “IIBA® has now completed its original goal of developing a common framework to understand and define the practice of business analysis.” Almost 200,000 practitioners have used earlier versions of the BABOK® Guide.

BABOK® Guide 2.0 is currently available in PDF format only, with a print publication to follow later in 2009. IIBA® members can download a free copy of the PDF for personal use. Non-members may purchase a copy of the PDF for US$29.95. Bulk licenses are available.

IIBA® surveyed the business analysis community to ensure that content really does reflect generally accepted practices. “We are very confident the tasks and techniques found in BABOK® Guide 2.0 are performed by the majority of business analysts worldwide,” says Brennan.

Brennan says, “Based on everything we’ve learned, our goal has been to ensure that the BABOK® is adaptable enough to fit the needs of the broad community of business analysts, while also making it simpler to use and easier to understand.”

About International Institute of Business Analysis

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis to the international business community. The organization is comprised of more than 9,000 members around the globe in fields ranging from requirements management and requirements analysis to project management and consulting. IIBA® has chapters in over 40 countries worldwide and is committed to developing and advancing standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of practitioners.