Category: BA Certification

Announcing – AAC Certification Course on Udemy

Announcing – AAC Certification Course on Udemy

Hello everyone, If you've not seen my announcement on LinkedIn, I have been very busy developing a course called Preparing for the Agile Analysis Certification Exam. It has been published on the Udemy platform, so it is available to everyone. This is a self-paced version of the course I have taught to Business Analysts across … Continue reading Announcing – AAC Certification Course on Udemy

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 6. Solution Evaluation

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 6. Solution Evaluation

This post wraps up this series with a discussion of how the BACCM relates to Solution Evaluation. In its introduction of this knowledge area, the BABOK guide makes an important distinction between Solution Evaluation from either Strategy Analysis or Requirements Analysis and Design Definition - that Solution Evaluation is performed against work that has been … Continue reading BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 6. Solution Evaluation

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 5. Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 5. Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

Because Requirements Analysis and Design Definition has a broader scope than many see envision, including measuring requirements and designs against overall organizational strategy, this Knowledge Area remains essential to Business Analysis. Here is where models, designs, and solutions are documented, revised, and verified. Inputs to this Knowledge Area include the Solution Scope, which represents potential … Continue reading BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 5. Requirements Analysis and Design Definition

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 4. Strategy Analysis

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 4. Strategy Analysis

When we talk about Strategy Analysis, we are referencing the activities and analysis that is performed to ensure alignment with business goals and to address a business need. We ensure that the need has strategic or tactical importance to stakeholders and that proposed solutions meet the need and fit within the context of the organization's … Continue reading BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 4. Strategy Analysis

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 3. Requirements Life Cycle Management

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 3. Requirements Life Cycle Management

According to BABOK v3, the following table represents the application of the Six Core Concepts to the Requirements Life Cycle Management Knowledge Area. BABOK v3, Table 5.0.1: The Core Concept Model in Requirements Life Cycle Management   First, we need to clear up the scope of Requirements Life Cycle Management (RLCM).¬†Whenever something is called "Life Cycle," … Continue reading BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 3. Requirements Life Cycle Management

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 2. Elicitation and Collaboration

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 2. Elicitation and Collaboration

In previous articles, I have discussed how Business Analysis has suffered an identity crisis of sorts. But if there's one area which people think is core to Business Analysis, it is most likely summed up by the Elicitation and Collaboration Knowledge Area. You'd think I'd be cheering for that. Not quite. BABOK V3 Business Analysis … Continue reading BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 2. Elicitation and Collaboration

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 1. Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 1. Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring

In 2015, IIBA published it's Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) v3, which places a high emphasis on developing the BA Core Concept Model (BACCM). The BACCM is a significant part of testing for certification. So to better understand the BACCM and how it relates to the Knowledge Areas, I will attempt to explain how … Continue reading BACCM: Impact on Knowledge Area 1. Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring