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The Business Analysis Standard

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The Foundation for Effective Business Analysis 

Ready for a refreshed view of the foundational concepts of business analysis? IIBA’s Business Analysis Standard replaces The Global Business Analysis Core Standard, and this new publication shares easy to follow business analysis fundamentals in an updated and user-friendly format. It includes new material such as: 

  • Summarized foundational information 
  • Information about the mindset required to focus on value creation 
  • Integration of agile business analysis to address hybrid approaches 
  • Addition of business analysis task cards for better real-world application 
    And more 
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The Business Analysis Standard

The Business Analysis Standard is a new publication from the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). The Business Analysis Standard provides a simplified, inclusive view of business analysis and includes the foundational concepts in an easy-to-use format. It delivers a comprehensive view of the foundation for effective business analysis and provides the direction for the future development and integration of business analysis standards and resources.
Yes, effective immediately IIBA’s Business Analysis Standard replaces The Global Business Analysis Core Standard and provides a refreshed view of the foundational concepts of business analysis in an easy-to-use format.  

The Business Analysis Standard provides a simplified, inclusive view of business analysis and includes new material such as:

  • Summarized foundational information 
  • Information about the mindset required to focus on value creation 
  • Integration of agile business analysis to address hybrid approaches 
  • Addition of business analysis task cards for better real-world application 
  • And more 

While there are some great new features to be excited about in The Business Analysis Standard, here’s what has not changed:

  • At this time, there has been no change to the text or concepts found in BABOK® Guide.  
  • It’s recommended that anyone studying for certifications should reference the BABOK® Guide and the appropriate IIBA® Certification Guides for detailed information. 
IIBA’s Business Analysis Standard has been created for the global business community. As the foundation for effective business analysis, it will be available to everyone at no cost.  
Everyone can access a complimentary PDF copy of The Business Analysis Standard via IIBA’s website at www.iiba.org/TheStandard.
No, The Business Analysis Standard will not impact current IIBA certification exam requirements or existing Endorsed Education Provider, Academic or IIBA® Chapter course materials.
At this time, The Business Analysis Standard will not be available in IIBA’s KnowledgeHub, however there are plans to integrate it as an interactive digital offering in the KnowledgeHub in the near future.
Updating the content found within the BABOK® Guide starts with The Business Analysis Standard. “The Standard” is our first step towards connecting the BABOK® Guide and IIBA's business analysis tasks, techniques, and practices. The Business Analysis Standard will drive future changes to content related to the BABOK® Guide and we plan to have a completed roadmap developed, with input from our community, by mid-2023. 
The business analysis community shared a need for new tools that better represent the evolution of business analysis. The Business Analysis Standard takes the previous IIBA® Global Business Analysis Core Standard, to new levels by providing the foundational concepts of business analysis in a refreshed, easy-to-use format. In order to provide greater depth to the evolving business analysis profession, a higher-value standard has been established that better represents modern business analysis and helps professionals achieve better business results.
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IIBA Core Business Analysis Certifications

 

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Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™)

ECBA™ recognizes individuals ready to develop their business analysis skills, knowledge and behaviours as practicing business analysis professionals.

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Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®)

CCBA® recognizes skilled business analysis professionals who have two to three years of practical business analysis work experience.

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Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®)

CBAP® recognizes seasoned business analysis professionals who have over five years of practical business analysis work experience.

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