What on earth is BABoK?


BABoK is the acronym for Business Analysis Body of Knowledge. 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. It is published by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), Canada.

Contents of BABoK guide have been verified thoroughly by practitioners. BABoK has gone through multiple revisions over its history. The current version of BABoK is V3. BABoK does not mandate that the practices described should be followed under all circumstances. Business Analysis practices MUST be tailored to specific conditions. All IIBA core business analysis certifications, CBAP, CCBA, and ECBA are based on BABoK.

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
Conduct elicitation
Confirm elicitation results
Communicate BA information
Manage stakeholder collaboration
Requirements life cycle management Trace requirements
Maintain requirements
Prioritize requirements
Assess requirements changes
Approve requirements
Strategy analysis Analyze current state
Define future state
Assess risks
Define change strategy
Requirements analysis Specify and model requirements
Verify requirements
Validate 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














Acceptance and evaluation criteria Document analysis Process modeling
Backlog management Estimation Prototyping
Balanced scorecard Financial analysis Reviews
Benchmarking and market analysis Focus groups Risk analysis and management
Brainstorming Functional decomposition Roles and permissions matrix
Business capability analysis Glossary Root cause analysis
Business cases Interface analysis Scope modeling
Business model canvas Interviews Sequence diagrams
Business rules analysis Item tracking Stakeholder list, map, or personas
Collaborative games Lessons learned State modeling
Concept modeling Metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) Survey or questionnaire
Data dictionary Mind mapping SWOT analysis
Data flow diagrams Non-functional requirements analysis Use cases and scenarios
Data mining Observation User stories
Data modeling Organizational modeling Vendor assessment
Decision analysis Prioritization Workshops
Decision modeling Process analysis
BABoK V3 techniques mindmap
BABoK V3 techniques mindmap
















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