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New Post 10/27/2008 4:49 AM
User is offline Tshego
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Hi All,

My question is mainly directed at experienced BA's.

I've just started reading the BABOK and it specifes 6 knowledge areas. What I would like to know is - Can a BA specialise in one of those or would he/she have to be well versed on all of them?

New Post 10/27/2008 6:31 AM
User is offline Guy Beauchamp
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Re: BABOKv1.6 

Hi TshegoP,

A BA would need to have techniques for extracting all types of knowledge from people who generate requirements (for example, explicit knowlege can be got by 1:1 interview, tacit information can not easily by got by interview - better to get someone to show you how they do the process you are analysing or learn to do it your self. Example of explicit information: the information needed to be captured for an order for a bouquet of flowers. Example of tacit information: how to make a bouquet of flowers. One can be easily explained verbally and one can't.)


New Post 10/27/2008 7:48 AM
User is offline Perry McLeod
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Re: BABOKv1.6 


Be advised that the underlying competencies will change for V2.0 due out before year's end (IF IT KILLS US!) . We are still making changes but they will be - Analytical Thinking, Behavioral, business Knowlage and Communication.


  • decision analysis
  • learning
  • problem solving
  • systems thinking


  • ethics
  • personal organization
  • trustworthiness

Business Knowlage

  • principles and best practices
  • industry knowlage
  • organizational knowlage
  • solution knowlage

Communication Skills

  • teaching
  • writing skills
  • Interaction skills
  • leadership and influencing
  • teamwork
  • software applications
  • specialized applications


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