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IIBA(R) LAUNCHES THE ESSENTIAL STANDARD FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS

TORONTO, April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) is pleased to announce the official release of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v3. As the globally recognized standard, BABOK® Guide v3 is an essential part of the business analysis toolkit and is critical to the success of all aspects of an organization by supporting the role of business analysis throughout the strategic, tactical and operational levels.

"The global business analysis community has been eagerly awaiting the release of BABOK® Guide v3," said Stephen Ashworth, President and CEO, IIBA. "As the most comprehensive guide for the global BA community, BABOK® Guide v3 is the essential resource to help practitioners and their stakeholders deliver business value and create better business outcomes."

The expanded scope of BABOK® Guide v3 reflects the evolution of the business analysis profession. It outlines the skills and knowledge business analysis professionals need to create better business outcomes and drive business success. The new guide provides essential direction on areas such as agile, business intelligence, information technology, business architecture and business process management.

"By utilizing BABOK® Guide in strategy development, tactical implementation and project management, professionals will be supported to provide the greatest value to their stakeholders," said Kevin Brennan, EVP, Product Management & Development, IIBA. "Whether someone is starting a career in business analysis or they are an experienced professional, BABOK® Guide v3 is their key resource."

"Version 3 was developed through a rigorous process engaging the global business analysis community," said Emily Iem, Chairperson, Core Team. "With over 150 contributors and over 5,500 business analysis professionals who reviewed the content, BABOK® Guide v3 incorporates the collective wisdom and experience of experts in the field from around the world."

BABOK® Guide is one of the many ways that IIBA is supporting the business analysis community by providing them access to necessary resources, knowledge and insight. BABOK® Guide v3 is now available in ePub, .MOBI, PDF and hardcopy. Please visit www.babok3.iiba.org.

About IIBA

IIBA is the non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis. As the voice of the business analysis community, IIBA supports the recognition of the profession and works to maintain standards for the practice and certification. Through a global network, IIBA connects over 28,500 Members, over 110 Chapters and over 230 Corporate Members to unite a community of professionals to create better business outcomes.

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Source:The International Institute of Business Analysis