BABOK® Knowledge Areas

Posted on October 2, 2009 by


The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) contains six knowledge areas of business analysis—Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring; Elicitation; Requirements Management and Communication; Enterprise Analysis; Requirements Analysis; and Solution Assessment and Validation.

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring concerns deciding which business analysis activities are needed. This includes identifying the stakeholders.

Elicitation concerns obtaining requirements from the stakeholders.

Requirements Management and Communication deals with contradicting requirements and changes to requirements as well as communication to stakeholders.

Enterprise Analysis defines the business need and a solution scope.

Requirements Analysis is the progressive elaboration of requirements into something that can be implemented.

Solution Assessment and Validation determines which solution is best, identifies any modifications that need to be made to the solution, and an assessment of whether the solution meets the business needs.