Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide

Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge Initiative

The Agile Extension has been an ongoing program of the International Institute for Business Analysis since 2009; in 2010 the introduction was released for feedback and a number of the team working on the Extension met at Agile 2010 to clarify the structure and initial contents of the Extension.  Coming out of that session we had a prioritised backlog of topic areas and over the next year we worked away at producing content for the backlog items.  Like many volunteer efforts progress was sporadic, but there was definite progress.  In June 2011 the idea was mooted for us to get together face to face and “finish the beast”.  The team approached the IIBA™ and the Agile Alliance for funding and it became a joint program of the two organisations.  With funding and support from both the IIBA™ and the Agile Alliance we were able to meet face to face.

The Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide describes business analysis areas of knowledge, their associated activities and tasks, and the skills necessary to be effective in their execution within the framework of agile software development.