A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the only globally recognized standard of practice for business analysis. Developed through a rigorous consensus-driven standards process, the BABOK® Guide incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of experts in the field from around the world.
Previous editions have guided hundreds of thousands of professionals in their work, and it has been adopted by hundreds of enterprises as the basis of their business analysis practice. This latest version of the guide extends its scope beyond business analysis in projects to address agile development, business process management, business intelligence, and business architecture.
This thoroughly revised and updated version includes:
• A concept model that unifies ideas and terminology across business analysis disciplines.
• Restructured knowledge areas to support business analysis at every level from small tactical initiatives to major business transformations.
• Five perspectives covering the most prominent business analysis disciplines and demonstrating how to apply the knowledge areas in different situations.
• Coverage of new business analysis techniques that have gained wide acceptance in the community.
• Updated and revised content in every knowledge area and more!
Whether you are considering starting a career in business analysis, or you are an experienced professional in the field,the BABOK® Guide is your key resource to help you and your stakeholders discover opportunities for business success, deliver successful organizational change, and create business value.
About the Author
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Purpose of the BABOK® Guide
1.2 What is Business Analysis?
1.3 Who is a Business Analyst?
1.4 Structure of the BABOK® Guide
Chapter 2: Business Analysis Key Concepts
2.1 The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™
2.2 Key Terms
2.3 Requirements Classification Schema
2.5 Requirements and Designs
Chapter 3: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
3.1 Plan Business Analysis Approach
3.2 Plan Stakeholder Engagement
3.3 Plan Business Analysis Governance
3.4 Plan Business Analysis Information Management
3.5 Identify Business Analysis Performance Improvements
Chapter 4: Elicitation and Collaboration
4.1 Prepare for Elicitation
4.2 Conduct Elicitation
4.3 Confirm Elicitation Results
4.4 Communicate Business Analysis Information
4.5 Manage Stakeholder Collaboration
Chapter 5: Requirements Life Cycle Management
5.1 Trace Requirements
5.2 Maintain Requirements
5.3 Prioritize Requirements
5.4 Assess Requirements Changes
5.5 Approve Requirements
Chapter 6: Strategy Analysis
6.1 Analyze Current State
6.2 Define Future State
6.3 Assess Risks
6.4 Define Change Strategy
Chapter 7: Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
7.1 Specify and Model Requirements
7.2 Verify Requirements
7.3 Validate Requirements
7.4 Define Requirements Architecture
7.5 Define Design Options
7.6 Analyze Potential Value and Recommend Solution
Chapter 8: Solution Evaluation
8.1 Measure Solution Performance
8.2 Analyze Performance Measures
8.3 Assess Solution Limitations
8.4 Assess Enterprise Limitations
8.5 Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value
Chapter 9: Underlying Competencies
Chapter 10: Techniques
Chapter 11: Perspectives
11.1 The Agile Perspective
11.2 The Business Intelligence Perspective
11.3 The Information Technology Perspective
11.4 The Business Architecture Perspective
11.5 The Business Process Management Perspective
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Techniques to Task Mapping
Appendix C: Contributors
Appendix D: Summary of Changes from BABOK® Guide v 2.0