A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) is the standard for the practice of business analysis and is for professionals who perform business analysis tasks. Recognized globally as the standard of business analysis, it guides business professionals within the six core knowledge areas, describing the skills, deliverables, and techniques that business analysis professionals require to achieve better business outcomes.
Perspectives are used within business analysis work to provide focus to tasks and techniques specific to the context of the initiative and may involve one or more perspectives.
The BABOK Guide defines six knowledge areas. These are groupings of the tasks. Tasks that are related to the same business analysis expertise are grouped in the same knowledge area.
Techniques are methods that business analysis professionals use to perform business analysis tasks. Business analysis professionals apply their experience and judgement demonstrated in their competencies to select and perform a technique to achieve a successful outcome.
A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is developed through a rigorous consensus-driven standards process, the BABOK® Guide incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of experts in the field from around the world. It defines the skills and knowledge required by business analysis professionals covering the six knowledge areas and the business analysis competency model.
The latest version of the guide extends its scope beyond business analysis in projects to address agile development, business process management, business intelligence, and business architecture. It includes: