- A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the collection of knowledge within the profession of business analysis and reflects current generally accepted practices. As with other professions, the body of knowledge is defined and enhanced by the business analysis professionals who apply it in their daily work role. The purpose of this pocket guide to the BABOK® Guide is to help understand the key knowledge found within the BABOK Guide and how it can be applied to a particular situation. Primary target groups for this pocket guide are: Individuals interested in how business analysis works or who may want to become Business Analysts; Business Analysts as a quick reference during the course of their day-to-day work; Team members working on projects or within normal organizational operations where business analysis is performed; Managers and executives who need to understand how business analysis can help improve their organizations. This pocket guide is based upon the content found in Version 2 of the BABOK Guide. The BABOK Guide was first published by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) in 2005. Version 2.0 was released in March 2009. The BABOK® Guide describes business analysis areas of knowledge, their associated activities and the tasks and skills necessary to be effective in their execution. The BABOK® Guide is a reference for professional knowledge for business analysis and provides the basis for the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) and the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) certifications.