Chapter 1

Foundation Concepts


  • Describe business analysis and the role of the business analyst.
  • Recognize the basic contents, structure, and intent of the BABOK® Guide.
  • Define the BABOK® Guide requirements classification scheme.
  • Explore the six business analysis knowledge areas.
  • Map business analysis activities to a generic project life cycle.
  • Understand the content and intent of the BABOK® Guide.

This chapter lays the foundation for navigating and understanding the content and intent of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). It is our high-level look at what it means to be a business analyst and how to successfully perform business analysis work. Business analysts ...

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