IIBA’s – Business Analysis Body of Knowledge – v3.0

[iiba.org] BABOK® Guide v3 is the essential standard to help practitioners and their stakeholders deliver business value and create better business outcomes. BABOK® Guide is the most credible and authoritative source of knowledge and practices for business analysis.
The new version expands the scope of business analysis, providing essential direction and support for practitioners in areas such as agile, business intelligence, information technology, business architecture and business process management.


The Handy BA contributed to Chapter 8 – Solution Evaluation in content as a contributing author and as the “tone” setter assisting the team to really think about what this chapter means.

The influence The Handy BA pushed for was to change the original vision to the current chapter contents:

FROM                                                                                                     TO

Define Implementation Approach                                            Measure Solution Performance
Determine Organization Readiness                                         Analyze Performance Measures
Validate Solution                                                                          Assess Solution Limitations
Evaluate Solution Performance / Value                                  Recommend Actions to Increase Solution Value

These “changes” really speak to the context of the section and the intent of the guide.  Take a quick look at an except*:

The Solution Evaluation knowledge area describes the tasks that business analysts
perform to assess the performance of and value delivered by a solution in use by
the enterprise, and to recommend removal of barriers or constraints that prevent
the full realization of the value.*

*Refer to the IIBA’s BABOK v3.0 for more details

You can really trust The Handy BA to guide you through your documentation tasks to hit home on the true need that they are to meet.