In this episode, Peter Leftrov helps us to understand the five Perspectives in the BABOK and how they can help you choose which tools, techniques, and tasks you should use given the specific context of your project.

After listening to this episode, you'll understand:

  • Why the five perspectives were selected for version 3 of the BABOK® Guide
  • How the five perspectives help you understand the context of your specific project
  • How understanding the perspective will help you identify the tasks and techniques needed for your project

Show Notes

One of the new additions to version 3 of The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) is the section on perspectives.  These perspectives help us to focus on the techniques and tasks applicable to the context of a specific initiative.

Perspectives are used within business analysis work to provide focus to tasks and techniques specific to the context of the initiative. Many initiatives will involve one or more perspectives.  The five Perspectives in the BABOK® Guide are:

  1. The Agile Perspective
  2. The Business Intelligence Perspective
  3. The Information Technology Perspective
  4. The Business Architecture Perspective
  5. The Business Process Management Perspective


Understanding the context of your project or initiative and which perspectives apply will help you narrow down the tasks and techniques to use, which allows you to focus more on better business outcomes.

Listen to the full episode to hear all of Peter’s tips and advice about Business Analysis perspectives.




Your Homework

Don’t worry so much about templates and techniques.  Instead, focus on your tasks and the value of what you’re doing.  With your analysis work, you’re guiding the organization in a positive direction when you focus on value.


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Peter Leftrov

Peter Leftrov

CBAP, Senior Business Analyst

Peter Leftrov, CBAP is a Business Analyst with extensive international expertise in stakeholder management, business process management and data integration, business intelligence and business process management.  He’s also the co-founder of IIBA’s Bulgaria and Austria chapters.

IIBA®, BABOK® Guide, and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. CBAP® and CCBA® are registered certification marks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.



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