Wednesday, July 15

Business Analysis SIG Event on 14th July

The event was well attended with 40-50 people showing up. The topic was the BABOK 2.0 (a Body of Knowledge guide for the Business Analysis profession). It was released this March by IIBA. The speaker Dr. Paul Nash characterized the new BABOK as simpler and more general than the previous version (BABOK 1.6).

Dr Nash gave a broad summary of the changes in a structured and intelligible manner.

According to Dr. Nash it is a framework not a methodology; it describes which areas a Business Analysis Methodology should cover in order to be considered a complete process. He also emphasized that because of BABOK’s general and abstract nature it requires adaption to any particular context, and only an experienced Business Analyst would be equipped to do this adaption.

The smaller Telstra venue was not as impressive as Cliftons but it was serviceable for the purpose.