BABOK Version 3

The much-anticipated new version of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) was released on April 15 2015. It is bigger and far more wide-ranging than the previous versions, which were mainly focussed on business analysis in an IT project environment. Version 3 extends the definition of business analysis into Agile projects, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management and Business Architecture. Knowledge Areas were re-designed, many tasks were changed, and 16 new techniques were added. The presenters are Richard Larson and Janet Wood, both of whom were members of the writing team for this latest version of the BABOK®. Join us for a quick excursion through the new concepts and new and changed content in version 3 of the BABOK®.

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Richard Larson, Principal, PMP, CBAP, PMI-PBA - President and Founder of Watermark Learning, Richard Larson is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business analysis, project management, training, and consulting. He has presented workshops and seminars on BA and PM topics to over 10,000 participants on five different continents. Rich is a frequent speaker at Business Analysis and Project Management national conferences and IIBA® and PMI® chapters around the world. He has contributed to the BA Body of Knowledge version 2.0 and 3.0, the PMI BA Practice Guide, and the PM Body of Knowledge, 4th edition. He and his wife Elizabeth Larson have co-authored three books, The Influencing Formula, CBAP Certification Study Guide, and Practitioners’ Guide to Requirements Management.

Janet Wood has been working in IT for about 40 years and has played all roles from developer through Systems Analyst to Project Manager on projects ranging from small one-person projects to a massive multi-system, multi-vendor project. She worked as a Business Analyst in one of the “Big Four” banks in South Africa for 11 years, working on major projects. She has consulted as a BA Coach and Mentor for the same bank and is available for consulting elsewhere. Janet has been a member of IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis) since 2006 and has been active in the local chapter for most of that time. She has been the Chapter President since September 2012. She achieved the IIBA® CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional™) certification in November 2011. In July 2012, she was accepted onto the writing team for version 3 of the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide). What Janet enjoys most about being a BA is the wide scope of the role. She is passionate about Business Analysis and committed to promoting the profession in any way she can.