Business analysis ‘bible’ translated to make knowledge more accessible in BRIC country

Mar 01, 2011, 10:00 ET from International Institute of Business Analysis

TORONTO, March 1 /PRNewswire/ - Today, International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is pleased to announce its São Paulo chapter in Brazil has released A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) v2.0 in Portuguese.

Translation of the BABOK® Guide v2.0, the key reference guide for business analysts, in the common language spoken in Brazil will standardize terminology in this powerhouse BRIC country in South America.

IIBA® members have free access to download BABOK® Guide 2.0 from the IIBA website Non-members can purchase a PDF in Portuguese from the same website for US$29.95 or can order the print version from Amazon. Highlights of the guide are also available at

Suzandeise Thomé, president of the IIBA São Paulo Chapter, says, "More than a simple translation, this launch provides wide access to the Portuguese speaking market to what today can be considered the bible of business analysis."

Members of IIBA around the world completed almost three years of study and received over 5,000 comments from more than 1,500 subject-matter-experts prior to the release of the latest version of the guide in English last year. Brazil is the second country to translate BABOK® Guide v2.0; it is also available in Japanese.

Kevin Brennan, IIBA Vice President, Professional Development and Communities, says, "A huge thanks goes out to the São Paulo chapter's team of volunteers for their dedication in pulling this major initiative together." He adds, "We are very pleased to make the global standard for the business analysis profession widely accessible in Brazil and other Portuguese speaking nations."

International Institute of Business Analysis is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of Business Analysis to the international business community. The organization is comprised of more than 17,000 members around the globe in fields ranging from requirements management and requirements analysis to project management and consulting. IIBA® has chapters in over 60 countries worldwide and is committed to developing and advancing standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of practitioners. For more information, visit

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