BABOK V3 and Community Questions

TBAC 019 | BOK Talk – What is Coming in BABOK V3, Timeline and More

by Yaaqub Mohamed a.k.a Yamo2

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This is the part 2 of the two-part introductory discussion with Kevin. In the first episode, Kevin discussed a brief history of the BABOK®, process involved in its creation, a few myths surrounding the BABOK® and also answered a few questions that were asked by the #baot community on twitter.

Here is Kevin Brennan discussing BABOK V3 and answering a few more questions from the BA Community:

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Here is a Sneak Peek of The Episode:

  • The value of the certification process as a part of the individuals professional development.
  • Learn how the application process is really an important part of the certification process.
  • When is BABOK V3 coming out and what will it encompass.
  • How to determine what to use when in the BABOK.
  • Discussion around a potential logical model for the BABOK.
  • Using business analysis on business analysis.

Insightful Quotes From This Episode:

“We have tried to make the application process itself part of the certification process… and that is something that a lot of people miss.”

“Iterative development for the software projects is pretty much the way to go.”

“They are coming up with a number of frameworks that will make it easier to extend the BABOK up and down the organizational spectrum.”

Items Mentioned in The Show:

Kevin Brennan in Brief:

Kevin Brennan, CBAP, PMP, is the IIBA ® ‘s Chief Business Analyst and EVP. He led the development of Version 2.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge ® (BABOK ® Guide) and was also one of the authors of the CBAP exam. He is a frequent speaker on business analysis, project management, and software quality assurance topics at conferences. Kevin has over a decade of experience as a business analyst and project manager across several industry sectors, including regulated professions, utilities, automobile manufacturing, courier services, and mortgage banking. During this time he has performed just about every task a business analyst could be expected to do, from developing corporate and product strategies to being paged by end-users looking for technical support. Kevin has taught project management and requirements analysis at Humber College, and has a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is also a graduate of Second City’s improv comedy program.

If you have any comments or questions for this episode, please post them below.

Note: This episode was originally recorded in summer. He took up the additional role of “Chief Business Analyst” at the IIBA® after the podcast was recorded.

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  • Published: December 9, 2011
  • Filed in: BOK Talk

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Yaaqub Mohamed (Yamo), is the founder of The BA Coach community and host for the #1 ranked business analysis podcast in iTunes. He believes in adding relentless value to the BA community and advancing the practice.  He host this blog, and podcast to help business analysts throughout the world, do analysis better, by providing educational, relevant, and inspiring content. He's the author of 'The Five Pillars of a Great Business Analyst', best selling 'The Ultimate CBAP-CCBA Study Guide' and the creator of the revolutionary 'Ultimate BABOK Kit'. 

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