2018 BABOK® v3 Study Group

The next Study Group will commence in October 2018. Registration to commence in September.

For more information, contact education@seattle.iiba.org.

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.  We are thankful to the Business Analysts at King County for hosting this event.


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 (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP).  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

On-site participation is encouraged.

If remote, 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 - 2018 Seattle 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. All participants are expected to present/co-present one session. 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 one or more sessions to respond to questions and add insight from their experience and expertise.

Regular attendance (in-person or virtual) is required for participation in this study group.  Attendance will be taken at each session. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to those who have attended at least 11 of the 12 sessions and will reflect actual Contact Hours. Block off your work calendars now!
Study Group attendance is FREE to Seattle Chapter Members. Non-members $250.  Participants are responsible for purchasing their own study materials. Consider a Study Guide for BABOK® version 3, such as:
CBAP Certification Study Guide  by Richard Larson, Elizabeth Larson 
CBAP / CCBA Certified Business Analysis Study Guide, 2nd Edition by Susan Weese, Terri Wagner

What Past Participants have said:
"Have really enjoyed when presenters bring their own experience into the presentations" -- Holly
ell organized from the beginning. It run smoothly, progressed and completed as planned" --Amin

"What did I like most? The engagement and involvement of many different BA professionals, and their diverse backgrounds."  -- Archer