BACCM is a conceptual framework for business analysis. The model encircles what business analysis is regardless of perspectives, industry, methodology, or level in the organization. It allows business analysis practitioners to communicate about business analysis with common terminology.

BACCM consists of six core concepts and no single core concept has greater significance over others. Each core concept involved is interrelated and defined by the other five concepts.

Core Concept — Change

Change signifies the future state of an enterprise. The improvements are intended and controlled by business analysis activities.

Core Concept — Need

In agile, the requirements are captured in the format ‘As a <role>, I want to <solution> so that <value>’.

Each C is incomplete without the other two. While the story cards represent the brief description of the feature, it is the conversation that holds the actual value of the story and recorded in the confirmation.

With the introduction of this format, throughout the project lifecycle, the customers and end users remain involved. …

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To say that ‘requirements’ are the basic building block of any software or a solution explains why it is pivotal to identify clear requirements before communicating and developing solutions around them.

Business Analyst must have an understanding of what type of information is needed to float, what needs to be addressed, and what should remain untouched. Not all requirements are to be built.

The way developers need to have the concept of how loops work and how conditions are implemented before they delve into coding and building any software solutions. BAs should know how to identify…

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It is a common understanding among people that the key activities of a business analyst such as eliciting, analyzing, validating and managing revolve around requirements only.

BABOK tries to eliminate this misconception. Business Analysts, at an initial or at some level, are also involved in the definition of the designs. The same activities that a BA performs for requirements, can be used for designs as well.

BABOK defines requirement and designs as,

The designs that are derived from initial requirements may, in turn, lead…

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