Introduction to the BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Key Terms

This course will show you how to use the BABOK® guide by introducing you to the key vocabulary needed for successful business analysis work and your business analysis certification exams.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 2, 2019
Duration
55m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Learning to Use the BABOK® Guide
Utilizing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ (BACCM™)
Understanding Business Analysis Key Terms and Stakeholders
Utilizing the Business Analysis Requirements and Design Definition and Schema for Effective Requirements Understanding
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 2, 2019
Duration
55m
Description

In order to be successful at your business analysis work and to pass any of the business analysis certification examinations, you need to have a solid foundation of business analysis key concepts. In this course, Introduction to the BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Key Terms, you will learn foundational knowledge required to both deliver successful solutions as well as pass professional business analysis certification examinations. First, you will learn how to use the BABOK® guide as a key resource. Next, you will discover the key concepts, vocabulary, and stakeholders business analysts need to be comfortable working with. Finally, you will explore how to understand requirements and designs and their classifications required for delivering successful solutions. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of articulating your business analysis work needed to deliver successful solutions as well as prepare you for passing business analysis certification examinations.

About the author
About the author

Jamie Champagne, a certified business analysis professional, leverages her IT and PM background to help others improve their analysis skills to deliver valuable solutions.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jamie Champagne, and welcome to my course, Introduction to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Guide, or BABOK Guide as it is known, and Business Analysis Key Terms. I am an overly passionate business analysis speaker and trainer with my company Champagne Collaborations. This course introduces you to the BABOK Guide and the key business analysis concepts needed for any change efforts and project-based work. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the structure of the BABOK Guide, the business analysis core concept model, common business analysis vocabulary and terms, the key stakeholders business analysts often work with, and the ever-valuable definitions of requirements and design and how to understand and organize them for successful solutions. By the end of this course, you'll know the value the BABOK Guide can provide you in your business analysis work, and the key vocabulary upon which to base your business analysis efforts, including preparing for business analysis certifications. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the International Institute of Business Analysis, commonly referred to as the IIBA, as the worldwide authority on business analysis. They are the governing body on the key business analysis certifications required today of business analysis professionals that this course aims to support you with. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into business analysis further with any courses on business analysis tasks, techniques, and general change efforts and project-based work. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the solid business analysis foundation with the BABOK Guide and Business Analysis Key Terms course at Pluralsight.

Learning to Use the BABOK® Guide
Welcome to the Introduction to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Guide and Business Analysis Key Terms course, beginning here with this module, Learning to Use the BABOK Guide. My name is Jamie Champagne, and I am a certified business analysis professional excited to guide you through these valuable concepts to support you in your own career. My contact information is available here for you to feel free to reach out with ideas or feedback. This module will jump us right into understanding the BABOK Guide and why it can be valuable to business analysts, those seeking certifications, and anyone else involved in change efforts. While a lengthy reference, this is exactly the value it offers those wanting to understand business analysis concepts. The BABOK Guide is best as a desk reference that covers key concepts of business analysis, the six areas of understanding that business analysis study has been divided into called knowledge areas, and then all of those knowledge areas' corresponding tasks and some of the techniques that are used to perform these tasks, underlying competencies all analysts should possess, as well as different business perspectives that can tailor your analysis approaches.

Utilizing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model™ (BACCM™)
Welcome. This course, Utilizing the Business Analysis Core Concept Model, known as the BACCM, will give you a great framework for approaching your business analysis work. My name is Jamie Champagne, and as a certified business analysis professional, I'm excited to guide you through these valuable concepts to support you in your own career. This course will dive right into the BACCM model. We will go through each of the six core concepts listed, change, need, solution, stakeholder, value, context, and then discuss how you can actually use and apply this framework in your analysis work, as well as on your business analysis certification examinations.

Understanding Business Analysis Key Terms and Stakeholders
Welcome. This module on Understanding Key Business Analysis Terms and Stakeholders will give you the vocabulary needed to understand and analyze situations both for certification examinations and in your professional work. My name is Jamie Champagne, and I'm a certified business analysis professional excited to guide you through these valuable concepts to support you in your own career. In this module, we will look at two main areas, the key business analysis terms you will need to know by defining each one and then explaining them in context of business analysis, and then the stakeholders business analysts work with, again, defining them and then demonstrating where they may appear in business analysis work

Utilizing the Business Analysis Requirements and Design Definition and Schema for Effective Requirements Understanding
Welcome to the final module in our Introduction to the BABOK Guide and Business Analysis Key Terms course. Today we will look at the requirements and design elements critical to business analysis success. My name is Jamie Champagne, and I am a certified business analysis professional excited to guide you through these valuable concepts to support you in your own career. My contact information is available here for you to feel free to reach out with ideas or feedback. This course is all about requirements. This course will introduce you to the requirement schema presented in the BABOK Guide that can be used no matter what industry you do requirements work in. And then we will dive into the discussion of why business analysts need to focus on both requirements and designs in their analysis work. All of these concepts are based on the material presented in the BABOK Guide for your reference.