BABOK® Guide v3 Tutorial:
Getting Started - A guide for the Business Analyst

Accessing Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3

Enterprise Architect is a powerful productivity tool that can help each and every Business Analyst to become more efficient and productive in their day to day role. This tutorial will demonstrate how to access and utilize the Tools and Techniques for BABOK Guide v3, teaching you how to implement best practice BA guidelines using suggested techniques, links to on-line help instructions and showcasing practical examples built in Enterprise Architect.

Prerequisites:

  1. Installed the MDG Technology for BABOK Guide v3 (not required if viewing the reference model only)
  2. Web access to the BABOK Guide v3
  3. Web access to download the BABOK structure

Steps:

When starting with BABOK based modeling, an initial step is to reference the BABOK Guide v3 and decide on the what aspects of Enterprise Architect you are wanting to use. You can then run the Model Wizards to load these into your Enterprise Architect model ready to start you model-based analysis process.

Open the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 on the Cloud

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Process

Step 1:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - Open the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3

In a web browser, go to the following URL:

http://babok.sparxpublic.com/login.php

Select the BABOK model option.

Step 2:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - Open the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3

When prompted for an Access code, enter:

babok.model

Step 3:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - Logged into the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3

This will open the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3:

Those of you familiar with the BABOK Guide v3 will recognize the knowledge areas. Each column corresponds to a Knowledge Area in the BABOK Guide; while each cell corresponds to a different Task.

The Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 provides an initial outlay of the BABOK tools covering sections 3 to 8 from the guide. You can run through these options and decide on which a process you want to model.

For a starter let's select the initial process by reviewing a task.

Step 4:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - Plan Business Analysis Approach

You can review each task and decide which techniques are appropriate for your specific project. For this particular example, I have selected that Task entitled "3.1 Plan Business Analysis Approach".

Click on the BABOK option:
3.1 Plan Business Analysis Approach

This opens the diagram covering the Techniques, in blue, used in the process:

    Plan Business Analysis Approach

Step 5:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - Document Analysis Technique

In the Technique area double-click on:

    Document Analysis

This will display the details on the Document Analysis technique.

This includes two areas:

  • Modeling Options
  • Example Links

Step 6:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - View the Modeling Options

View the Modeling Options:

Under the Modeling Options is a general explanation of the Enterprise Architect features to use.

In this case it is covering importing a Document and creating relevant model elements from this.

Step 7:

BABOKŪ Guide v3 Tutorial: Using the Guide - View the Example Links

View the Example Links:

This provides links to completed examples that you can use in the Document Analysis.

Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide v3 Tutorials:
Getting Started - A guide for the Business Analyst Introducing the Tools & Techniques for BABOK Guide® v3 View Tutorial
Create a Model using a Template Create models using the Model Wizard View Tutorial
Adding a Worked Example Create smarter models to cover specific techniques View Tutorial
Using Documents Learn about Document Artifacts and document editing options View Tutorial
Creating Your Own Diagrams Use Model Patterns to start your requirements project View Tutorial
Tutorial Handout Download this tutorial series in PDF format (5.5Mb) Download PDF
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