eading UML and lifecycle modeling platform developer, Sparx Systems, together with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), has announced the public Beta release of the reference model of IIBA's A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide v3), supported via the Pro Cloud Server collaboration platform and MDG Technology within Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect - an agile collaboration solution for the global business analysis community.
The Enterprise Architect Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 is the product of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations in 2015, which aims to "create greater connections and engagements across the business analysis community". This agile solution will provide Business Analysis practitioners with the team-based ability to share a technology assisted execution of BABOK® Guide v3 tasks and techniques, from ideation to implementation; combining IIBA's internationally recognized standard for business analysis, with Sparx Systems' industry-leading modeling environment for enterprise-wide digital transformation.
Implementing the BABOK® Guide v3 standards and terminology, within Sparx Systems' new Pro Cloud Server solution of Enterprise Architect, provides strong support for requirements management and business modeling techniques and derive value from business analysis (BA) best practices. Access to sample models will help BA practitioners get up and running on real world projects sooner and dramatically improve the delivery of better business outcomes.
Sparx Systems COO, Tom O'Reilly, has remarked, "It is the first-time Business Analysis techniques have been actualized in this way and we are incredibly pleased with the outcome. The solution is offered at no cost to current Enterprise Architect license users and has the capacity to revolutionize the way the BABOK® Guide v3 is applied within the enterprise. With Enterprise Architect's history of supporting business analysis, we see this functionality as an obvious value-add to our user base. We also anticipate its adoption by the Business Analysis community at large."
"Working together, Sparx Systems has implemented an intuitive solution that seamlessly integrates business analysis standards and common language aligned with BABOK® Guide v3. This innovative solution supports leading tools and techniques of both enterprise architecture and business analysis practices to help users improve their capabilities, productivity and business performance," said Ken Fulmer, President and CEO at IIBA.
Using frameworks, the new tool shows the professional how to implement business analysis standards for greater reliability, repeatability, and improved productivity. This solution will help uplift capabilities, support greater knowledge sharing and improve delivery of better business outcomes.