IIBA Guiding Principles
IIBA® guiding principles represent a broad philosophy that
guides the organization throughout its life in all circumstances,
irrespective of changes in its goals, strategies, type of work, or the
top management filter for decisions at all levels of the
||What it means
||Why it is important
||The IIBA business philosophy is to be Member intimate
- delivering what our members want
- collaborating with our members to understand exactly what they
- ensuring the products and services the members want are implemented
|As a professional association, IIBA exists for our
members and actively supports the development and recognition of the
business analysis professional.
||Give what you can so you can get what you need
||IIBA understands that volunteers can only give what
they are capable of giving whether it be skill sets, interest or time.
We will try to accommodate all volunteers who have an interest in
supporting the goals of the organization.
||The success of IIBA depends on the generous support of
members through their volunteer activities. Without them, IIBA would not
survive. We need to ensure that we give to volunteers the kind of
learning and experience that will encourage them to continue to
volunteer and support the organization.
|IIBA recognizes differences and diversity across the
world and designs and delivers its products and services to support
||We want to structure our programs to make them
accessible to individuals all over the world regardless of economic
||Storefront to the local community
||Chapters provide a channel to the local community by
supporting personal relationships with IIBA members and
delivering local representation of the IIBA brand.
||While the world is becoming more "virtualized", we
still need to reach out to our members and local communities. Chapters
provide that personalized touch to local practitioners and keep the
international organization apprised of local realities.
|Organizations who require Business Analysis
||Helping business do business better
||IIBA improves the practice of business analysis by
advising employers on what is required to create a productive
environment for effective business analysis, by demonstrating the value
of business analysis, and by developing long term relationships with
||Businesses support IIBA by accepting and adopting the
standards of business analysis as identified within the
They are employers to Business Analysts - our key constituent.
They promote the practice of business analysis.
They provide information to us on the status of BA practices.
||The IIBA body of knowledge is not aligned to any one
||We do not want to limit the application of business
We want to ensure adaptability to changes in the business world and
adoption of new methodologies.
||Adaptability over stability in our operations
||IIBA must be nimble and able to respond to
opportunities when given the chance. We will consider all options to
adapt to change.
||IIBA is still a small organization albeit one with
Our processes must not constrict us from being efficient and effective
in meeting the organizations goals.
||Transparency in our operations
||The rationale for important decisions will be shared
with our key constituents.
||We want to keep our stakeholders engaged in the
direction of the organization.
||Progress over perfection
||The precision of our process should not restrict us
from accomplishing our goals. We will focus on the intent of the
activity and the benefits it can bring
||As above - IIBA is still a small organization. We
cannot afford to over engineer our solutions.
||It is through engagement with all our key constituents
that the business analysis discipline will continue to evolve.
||The BABOK® Guide Version 2.0 is the
first in a number of steps defining the world of business analysis and
it will evolve based on input from business analysts and businesses
around the world.
||IIBA engages in mutually beneficial relationships with
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International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) values extend to
our Staff, Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors and most
importantly our members! See below for a quick view of our Values
and for detailed information please click here.
Treat People like People
Behave with Integrity
Be part of something bigger than yourself
Create the future