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BABOK®3 Guide study guide mind map

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. Trademarks are properties of the holders, who are not affiliated with mind map author.

Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. The set of tasks and techniques that are used to perform business analysis are defined in A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide).

BABOK v1.6 was published in 2006

BABOK v2 was published in 2009

BABOK v3 was published in 2015


Business Analyst

Change Control Board (CCB)


Domain Subject Matter Expert (SME)

End User

Implementation Subject Matter Expert (SME) - examples

Operational Support

Project Manager





Techniques (46)

Acceptance and Evaluation Criteria Definition (10.1)

Backlog Management (10.2)

Balanced Scorecard (10.3)

Benchmarking and Market Analysis (10.4)

Brainstorming (10.5)

Business Capability Analysis (10.6)

Business Model Canvas (10.7)

Business Rules Analysis (10.8)

Collaborative Game (10.9)

Data Dictionary (10.10)

Data Flow Diagrams (10.11)

Data Modeling (10.12)

Decision Analysis (10.13)

Decision Modeling (10.14)

Document Analysis (10.15)

Estimation (10.16)

Focus Groups (10.17)

Functional Decomposition (10.18)

Glossary (10.19)

Interface Analysis (10.20)

Interviews (10.21)

Item Tracking (10.22)

Lessons Learned (10.23)

Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (10.24)

Non-functional Requirements Analysis (10.25)

Observation (10.26)

Organization Modeling (10.27)

Priortization (10.28)

Process Analysis (10.29)

Process Modeling (10.30)

Prototyping (10.31)

Reviews (10.32)

Risk Analysis and Management (10.33)

Roles and Permissions Matrix (10.34)

Root Cause Analysis (10.35)

Scenarios (10.36)

Scope Modeling (10.37)

Sequence Diagrams (10.38)

Stakeholder List, Map, or Personas (10.39)

State Modeling (10.40)

Survey or Questionnaire (9.41)

SWOT Analysis (10.42)

User Cases (10.43)

User Stories (10.44)

Vendor Assessment (10.45)

Workshops (10.46)

Knowledge Areas (6)

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring (Chapter 3)

Elicitation and Collaboration (Chapter 4)

Requirements Life Cycle Management (Chapter 5)

Strategy Analysis (Chapter 6)

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition (Chapter 7)

Solution Evaluation (Chapter 8)

Underlying Competencies (Chapter 9)

Tasks (30)

Task characteristics

Tasks are grouped into Knowledge Areas (6)

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Underlying Competencies of Business Analyst (6)

Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving

Behavioral Characteristics

Business Knowledge

Communication Skills

Interaction Skills

Software Applications

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ (BACCM™)

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ (BACCM™) - Business Analysis Framework (a.k.a. The Turtle)

6 major questions (six Core Concepts) need to be answered (central questions in business analysis)

Perspectives (5)

What is it?

Perspectives have the following structure


Business Intelligence

Information Technology

Business Architecture

Business Process Management

Interactive BABOK®3 Glossary

Interactive BABOK®3 Glossary

BABOK®3 consists of: 6 Knowledge Areas, 30 Tasks, 46 Techniques, 6 Underlying Competencies of Business Analyst, 1 Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM), 5 Perspectives.

Download BABOK®3 Knowledge Areas vs Techniques (PDF)

Requirements Classification Schema

Business requirements

Stakeholder requirements

Solution requirements

Transition requirements

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