What is BABoK®?
BABoK® contains a description of generally accepted practices in the field of business analysis.
It gives guidance on the skills and knowledge that business analysts must possess.
Contents of BABoK® have been verified thoroughly by practitioners.
BABoK® does not mandate that practices described should be followed under all circumstances.
BA practices MUST be tailored to the specific conditions.
Tasks described in BABoK
|Planning||Plan BA approach|
|Plan stakeholder engagement|
|Plan BA governance|
|Plan BA information management|
|Identify BA performance improvements|
|Elicitation||Prepare for elicitation|
|Confirm elicitation results|
|Communicate BA information|
|Manage stakeholder collaboration|
|Requirements life cycle management||Trace requirements|
|Assess requirements changes|
|Strategy analysis||Analyze current state|
|Define future state|
|Define change strategy|
|Requirements analysis||Specify and model requirements|
|Define requirements architecture|
|Define design options|
|Solution evaluation||Analyze potential value and recommend solution|
|Measure solution performance|
|Analyze performance measures|
|Assess solution limitations|
|Assess enterprise limitations|
|Recommend actions to increase solution value|
Techniques described in BABoK
|Acceptance and evaluation criteria|
|Benchmarking and market analysis|
|Business capability analysis|
|Business model canvas|
|Business rules analysis|
|Data flow diagrams|
|Metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs)|
|Non-functional requirements analysis|
|Risk analysis and management|
|Roles and permissions matrix|
|Root cause analysis|
|Stakeholder list, map, or personas|
|Survey or questionnaire|
|Use cases and scenarios|