Business Analysis Terms

Understanding business analysis terminology contributes greatly to the success of a business analyst, both career-wise and in terms of acquiring a business analysis certification. This page is dedicated to helping newer BAs who need exposure to common business analysis concepts and terms, as well as seasoned BA professionals who want to stay up to date on relevant terminology.


For BA practitioners who are pursuing an IIBA certification, be sure to check out the BABOK V3 Glossary to get an extensive list of over 500 key BABOK terms that could appear on the certification exam but may not be uniquely defined in the BABOK Guide itself. Knowing the terminology is half the battle for passing the exam!!!