Key Concepts

Key Concepts forms a foundation for all other content, concepts, and ideas within Business Analysis and provides business analysts with a basic understanding of the central ideas necessary for understanding and practising business analysis.
Key ConceptDescription
Business Analysis Core Concept Model (BACCM)

Conceptual framework for business analysis. It encompasses what business analysis is and what it means to those performing business analysis tasks regardless of perspective, industry, methodology, or level in the organization.

Key Terms

Provides definitions of essential concepts, which are highlighted because of their importance.

Requirements Classification Schema

Identifies levels or types of requirements that assist the business analyst and other stakeholders in categorizing requirements.


Defines roles, and characteristics of groups or individuals participating in or affected by the business analysis activities within a change.

Requirements and Designs

Describes the distinction between—and the importance of—requirements and designs as they relate to business analysis.