Tools & Techniques for BABOK® Guide v3 Tutorial: Introduction

The BABOK® Guide v3 is a guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®, published by the global body, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®). This body of knowledge has been incorporated into Enterprise Architect as a online resource, that you can use as an agile collaboration solution for business analysis. Using Enterprise Architect you can keep a repository of documents, requirements and diagrams, as a comprehensive, tightly coupled tool for use in your business analysis.

Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 was developed as a result of a strategic relationship between Sparx Systems and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 provides a convenient reference model that allows you to access example models and quickly learn how to apply the best practice guidelines, as outlined in the body of knowledge.

The Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 is an Enterprise Architect model, that is available to the world via mobile and web enabled devices via the Pro Cloud Server. This toolset will prepare Business Analysts to meet any challenge with instant access to a substantial and respected body of knowledge from the IIBA, in a convenient and familiar web-based format.

Objective: How to create a basic BABOK model using the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 and Enterprise Architect's BABOK features.

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Process

Getting Started - A guide for the Business Analyst:

Accessing Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3

When starting with BABOK based modeling, an initial step is to reference the BABOK Guide v3 and decide on the what aspects of Enterprise Architect you are wanting to use.

View Tutorial: Getting Started - A guide for the Business Analyst

Create a Model using a Template:

Having a viewed some examples that can be used in this process, you can now start to create your own model using the Model Wizard. This will create a simple model ready for you to add your own details.

View Tutorial: Create a Model using a Template

Adding a Worked Example:

Having created a general model outlay, you can now create starter models to cover specific BABOK Techniques.

This section covers adding a simple model template, covering one BABOK Technique, ready for you to add your own details.

View Tutorial: Adding a Worked Example

Using Documents:

When working with documents in Enterprise Architect you have numerous options, of which, we will cover the two most preferred options:

  • Using internal Document Artifacts (uses Enterprise Architect's Editor)
  • Using OLE accessible internally stored document (uses external editor like Word).

View Tutorial: Using Documents

Creating Your Own Diagrams:

Enterprise Architect's MDG Technology for BABOK Guide v3 includes a number of BABOK specific diagram types. These include some pre-defined Patterns for you to use as 'stencils' when building your model.

This guide is for creating a BABOK requirements diagram and using a Pattern as a starter stencil for your requirement model.

View Tutorial: Creating Your Own Diagrams

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