One year ago, IIBA® celebrated the much anticipated release of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v3. The response from Members and the BA community was overwhelming.
“BABOK® Guide v3 provides enhanced value and support as it expands the scope of business analysis, and outlines the skills and knowledge professionals need to create better business outcomes and drive business success,” said Jas Phul, Associate Director, Education Standards & Research. “The broader business analysis community has embraced BABOK® Guide v3 and it has become the definitive guide and internationally recognized standard for the profession.”
Adding to the business analysis tool belt
Version 3 supports the rapidly evolving business analysis discipline with the introduction of five perspectives which provide unique value to the enterprise – Agile, Business Intelligence, Information Technology, Business Architecture and Business Process Management. BABOK® Guide v3 also introduced the Business Analysis Core Concept Model™, which uses six key concepts to define a conceptual framework for business analysis: Change, Need, Solution, Value, Stakeholder and Context.
IIBA certification exams will transition to BABOK® Guide v3 in September 2016 to align with the new multi-level certification program.
- Over 5,500 volunteers participated in creating BABOK® Guide v3.
- V3 marked the 4th release of BABOK® Guide – v1.4 in 2005, v1.6 in 2006, v2 in 2009 and v3 in 2015.
- Published Agile Extension in 2013.
- IIBA webinar series 2015 provided community with essential learnings and support. These webinars are available on-demand for all Members. 15 BA experts delivered valuable content to the global BA Community over 5 sessions.
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