HOW IRM’S TRAINING COURSES MAP TO VERSION 3 OF THE BABOK®


The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) is the publisher of the BABOK® Guide, a globally recognised standard for the practice of business analysis.

The core content of the BABOK® is a collection of many of the most common business analysis tasks. These tasks are logically grouped into 6 Knowledge Areas:

  • Business Analysis  Planning & Monitoring
  • Elicitation & Collaboration
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Strategy Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis & Design Definition
  • Solution Evaluation

These Knowledge Areas are underpinned by:

  • Business Analysis Key Concepts
  • Underlying Competencies
  • Techniques
  • Perspectives

The BABOK® V3 is just over 500 pages long and contains a wealth of information – much more material than could be covered in any training course. Instead most training companies (including IRM) focus on training in Competencies and Techniques – skills which lend themselves to a learn-by-doing approach.

The Competencies and Techniques covered in IRM courses are a selection from the many available, but a selection based on many years of training experience and course feedback from customers.

The following IRM courses are endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis as being compliant with BABOK® V3:

RGS – Requirements Gathering & Specification
Investigating requirements, interviewing clients, specifying solutions, presenting recommendations.

BA – Business Analysis
The fundamentals of business process analysis, modelling & design, data modelling and business rules.

RUML – Modelling Requirements with Use Case & the UML
How to use the UML notation & diagrams when specifying requirements.

DAM – Data Analysis & Modelling
Top-down business and application modelling, data analysis and normalisation.

ASP – Analysing & Solving Problems
Think outside the square. Problem analysis and creative thinking skills for business analysts.

WFS – Workshop Facilitation Skills
Learn how to plan and successfully facilitate a wide range of workshops – including requirements elicitation and requirements prioritisation.

WBR – Writing Better Requirements
An intensive one-day workshop to help you write better specifications.

 

USE THESE TABLES TO IDENTIFY THE MAPPING OF EACH COURSE TO THE BABOK®


Knowledge AreaRGSBARUMLDAMASPWFSWBR
Business Analysis Planning & MonitoringYYY
Elicitation & CollaborationYYYYYY
Requirements Life Cycle ManagementYYYYY
Strategy AnalysisYYYY
Requirements Analysis & Design DefinitionYYYYYYY
Solution EvaluationYYYYY
Underlying CompetenciesRGSBARUMLDAMASPWFSWBR
Analytical Thinking & Problem SolvingYYYYYY
Behavioural CharacteristicsY
Business KnowledgeYYYYYY
Communication SkillsYYYYY
Interaction SkillsYYYYY
Tools & TechnologyYYYYY
TechniquesRGSBARUMLDAMASPWFSWBR
TechniquesRGSBARUMLDAMASPWFSWBR
Acceptance & Evaluation Criteria DefinitionYY
BrainstormingYY
Business Rules AnalysisYYYY
Concept ModellingYY
Data DictionaryYY
Data Flow DiagramsYY
Data ModellingYYY
Decision AnalysisYYY
Decision ModellingY
Document AnalysisYYYYYY
Focus GroupY
Functional DecompositionYY
GlossaryYY
InterviewsYY
Metrics & Key Performance IndicatorsY
Mind MappingYY
Non-Functional Requirements AnalysisYYY
Organisation ModellingYYY
PrioritisationY
Problem TrackingY
Process AnalysisYYY
Process ModellingYYY
PrototypingY
ReviewsYYY
Risk Analysis & ManagementYY
Root Cause AnalysisY
Sequence DiagramsY
Scope ModellingYY
State ModellingY
Survey/QuestionnaireYY
Use Cases & ScenariosYYY
User StoriesYY
Vendor AssessmentY
WorkshopsY