IIBA® announces upcoming launch of BABOK® Guide v3 – April 15, 2015

BABOK® Guide V3

BABOK®Guide V3 is launching on April 15, 2015!

On April 15, 2015, IIBA will release the highly anticipated BABOK® Guide v3.  As the definitive guide and the internationally recognized standard for the business analysis profession, the BABOK®Guide is a comprehensive and essential tool for the practice of business analysis. 

BABOK® Guide v3 will provide users with greater value and support as it expands the scope to business analysis beyond information technology projects, and outlines the skills and knowledge professionals need to create better business outcomes and drive business success.

Insights from BABOK® Guide v3

Perspectives describe specialized ways which business analysis professionals provide unique value to the enterprise:

  • Agile
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Business Architecture
  • Business Process Management

New techniques have been added to the business analysis tool belt.

  • Backlog Management
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Collaborative Games
  • Decision Modelling
  • Financial Analysis
  • Prioritization
  • Process Analysis
  • Reviews
  • Roles and Permission

The Business Analysis Core Concept Model  uses key concepts to define a conceptual framework for business analysis.

  • Change
  • Need
  • Solution
  • Value
  • Stakeholder
  • Context

Bringing Together the Voice of the Community

The BABOK® Guide v3 is the product of a truly global effort that brought together 150 volunteers from 20 countries spanning business analysis professionals from 15 industries. It was led by a nine-member committee of recognized thought leaders in business analysis representing six different countries.

Continue to visit this page frequently to get additional updates on the launch and additional insights on the new BABOK® Guide v3.

BABOK® Guide Translations

The BABOK® Guide v2 has been translated into Japanese, PortugueseGermanFrench and Spanish.  

To purchase a print copy of the German translation of the BABOK® Guide v2 please visit here. The German translation of the BABOK® Guide v2 is not available in PDF form and is not included with IIBA®member benefits. 

PDF Version

IIBA Members

As a benefit of membership,IIBA members are entitled to a complimentary copy of the BABOK® Guide v2 PDF for their own personal and professional use. If you are an IIBA member, please click here to download your BABOK® Guide v2 PDF.


Individuals who are not members of IIBA can purchase a copy of the BABOK® Guide v2 PDF for $29.95 USD. Or you can join IIBA and download your complimentary copy once your membership registration is complete.

To join IIBA, visit IIBA Membership.