In April 2015, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) published the third edition of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide), the primary body of knowledge for business analysis. BABOK® Guide v3.0 describes the knowledge, techniques, and skills that a business analyst should possess.
Within the key concepts for business analysis, the IIBA® introduces a new model, the BACCM, which brings together six concepts that must have a common meaning for all business analysts: change, need, solution, stakeholder, value, and context. This model aims to provide a common terminology that is applicable in any kind of organization, project, or perspective related to business analysis. The 6 Knowledge Areas of BABOK v3.0 are:
- Planning and Monitoring
- Elicitation and Collaboration
- Requirements Life Cycle Management
- Strategy Analysis
- Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
- Solution Evaluation
The work associated with each Knowledge Area will depend on the level of change to be made, the stakeholders, and the context in which it is carried out.
Certifications + Courses
Certificate of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®)
The CCBA certification recognizes BA Professionals who have 2-3 years of business analysis experience. This level of certification requires between 3,000 – 4,500 hours of experience and is exam based.
Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®)
The CBAP certification recognizes BA Professionals who manage and have over 5 years of business analysis experience. This level requires between 7,500 – 10,500 hours of experience and is also exam based.