What is the BABOK® ?
As stated in the BABOK® guide V3,
“The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the globally recognized standard for the practice of business analysis.
The BABOK® Guide describes business analysis knowledge areas, tasks, underlying competencies, techniques and perspectives on how to approach business analysis. “
The BABOK® guide further states that
“The BABOK® Guide is a common framework for all perspectives, describing business analysis tasks that are performed to properly analyze a change or evaluate the necessity for a change.”
The BABOK® acts as a guide to help business analysts in their profession.
It helps business analysts understand and hone their skill sets with a set of commonly accepted practices.
The BABOK® guide V3 can be purchased online and members of IIBA also have access to a free copy of the guide.