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. The BABOK® Guide describes the knowledge required to perform business analysis, while the Competency Model addresses the remaining aspects of competency.
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.
The Business Analysis Competency Model® is an ongoing initiative of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) since 2010. This comprehensive model is based on research in organizations of various sizes and industries around the globe.
The Competency Model is for IIBA member use only.
A corporate license is required to use the Competency Model in a corporate setting.
Business Analysis Professionals can use this guide to:
The Competency Model helps BA Professionals to:
Business Analysis Managers and Team Leads can use this guide to:
The Competency Model helps Business Analysis Managers and Team leads to:
Human Resources Professionals can use this guide to:
The Competency Model helps Human Resource Professionals to:
Gain understanding of Business Analysis foundational skills, tasks, techniques, and personal characteristics necessary to perform as a business analysis professional.
Assess the behaviors and techniques associated with each level of business analysis to current levels of performance
to assist in understanding the level of competency in the business analysis profession.
Establish professional development goals, align training and development with business needs and career growth objectives to remain relevant and successful.
Corporate usage is available through IIBA’s Global Corporate Program or a Corporate License purchased from IIBA. A Corporate License or Membership allows usage of the model by organizations that employs business analysis professionals. The Corporate License allows organizations and teams to:
* Business Analysis roles within organizations vary and may not align to the exact competencies and indicators in this Competency Model. This Model is based on the role of the Business Analysis as aligned with the BABOK® Guide. For professionals or organizations, the model may need to be tailored to add or subtract competencies that fit and align to the Business Analysis role within your organization.