IIBA® is dedicated to establishing and maintaining the highest standards, regulations and best practices for the practice of business analysis and our business analysis certifications.
The global standards of practice are defined by the A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide), the Business Analysis Competency Model, and the core certifications. The Competency Model and certifications are based on the current version of BABOK® Guide.
Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. The set of tasks and techniques that are used to perform business analysis are defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).
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A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) is aligned to the Canadian Standards Association and Standards Council of Canada standards development processes.
BABOK® Guide is developed through a rigorous consensus-driven standards development process and 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.
The Business Analysis Competency Model® describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics required for a person to perform effectively as a business analysis professional. Derived from the BABOK® Guide it is a skills assessment tool and a professional development guide.
IIBA's certification standards are aligned to ISO 17024 for our certification program, policies, procedures and include the following: