Thursday, July 28, 2011

Does a BOK impede innovation?

Yesterday marked another installment of the Project World and World Congress for Business Analysts 2010 webinar series. Part of our year-long-learning initiative, which you can learn more about here, the topic of the day was "Putting Business and Analysis Back in Business Analysis" with featured speaker Robin Goldsmith of Go Pro Management.

During the presentation Robin mentioned an article he had written entitled "Should BABOK Include Shorthand?" The article raises an interesting point, "a body of knowledge (BOK) and related certifications can institutionalize bad ideas along with good ones."

What do you think? Does attempting to codify Business Analysis knowledge unintentionally stifle innovation and true analysis? I highly suggest you read the whole article here.

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