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2. The Agile Mindset

2.5 The Business Analysis Core Concept Model ™

Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide

IIBA.org KnowledgeHub Agile Extension 2. The Agile Mindset 2.5 The Business Analysis Core Concept Model ™

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ (BACCM™) provides a conceptual framework for business analysis that is comprised of six terms that have a common meaning to all business analysis practitioners. Refer to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide ) version 3 for more information regarding the Business Analysis Core Concept Model™.

Figure 2.5.1: The BACCM

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The six concepts of the model are:

  • Change: The act of transformation in response to a need.
  • Need: A problem or opportunity to be addressed.
  • Solution: A specific way of satisfying one or more needs in a context.
  • Stakeholder: A group or individual with a relationship to the change, the need, or the solution.
  • Value: The worth, importance, or usefulness of something to a stakeholder within a context.
  • Context: The circumstances that influence, are influenced by, and provide understanding of the change.

These concepts are common to all business analysis practitioners, and they can apply to any domain and any level in the organization. They provide a universal language to describe how to approach business analysis with an agile mindset.