2017 BABOK® Study Group

The IIBA Seattle Chapter runs a Certification Study Group in the Spring each year. Our 2017 Study Group has ended, but please join us for our next study group.

Information below is provided to illustrate how our Study Groups typically operate.  Each study group is organized by our VP of Professional Development and operated by and for the participants.


The IIBA Seattle Chapter BABOK® study group will assist you in preparing for the IIBA certification exams, recognizing the role of a business analyst in each of the BABOK® knowledge areas, and learning from the experience of other study group members how to apply best practices in real-world work environments.

Who Should Attend
The business analyst who is preparing for one of the certification exams.  Participation in the Chapter sponsored study group will satisfy the Certification Application requirement of 21 hours of Professional Development.
Anyone who is interested in getting exposure to the BABOK®

Schedule and Logistics
The study group will meet virtually on Monday evenings from 6 PM - 8 PM.  A meeting notice will be sent with virtual meeting information to Study Group participants.
You will need (1) a computer with Internet access and (2) a headset with headphones and a microphone that can connect to your computer or to a telephone. You CANNOT use speakerphone or any type of audio where the voices of others in the study group can be heard through your microphone. It degrades the audio quality for the entire study group and you will be muted or disconnected.

Syllabus - 2017 BABOK® Study Group

Week 1 
Chapter 1:Introduction
Chapter 2 Business Analysis Key Concepts
Appendix A:  Glossary (definitions to know)
Week 2
Chapter 9:  Underlying Competencies
Chapter 10:  Techniques
Appendix B:  Techniques to Task Mapping
Week 3
Chapter 3:  Business Analysis & Planning
Week 4
Chapter 4:  Elicitation and Collaboration
Week 5
Chapter 5:  Requirements Life Cycle Management
Week 6
Chapter 6:  Strategy Analysis
Week 7
Chapter 7:  Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Week 8
Chapter 8:  Solution Evaluation
Week 9
Chapter 11:  Perspectives
Week 10
Application & Certification Questions
Q&A Week
Week 11
Case Studies
Week 12
Practice Exam (if we are able to obtain permission to a simulation)

The materials the study group will be using is the BABOK® Guide v3. Access to a free downloadable copy is a benefit of IIBA membership and is available on the IIBA website.  Presentation materials the Study Group is also available on the IIBA website.
All the sessions will be facilitated by one of the study group participants. The VP of Professional Development will provide the study group participants with the location on the IIBA website that outline the key points of each BABOK® section. All study group participants are expected to have read the material before meeting and be prepared to contribute to the discussion. Study group participants will find that the sections they facilitate will be the sections they learn the most thoroughly, which will prepare them well for the exam.  The VP of Professional Development will invite a CBAP® to a future session to respond to questions and add insight from their experience and expertise
Study Group attendance is free.   Participants are responsible for purchasing their own study materials.