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AGILE Extension to the BABOK Guide

Prioritize delivery, minimize waste, create better business outcomes and increase value.

Now Available: Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, Interactive Digital Edition

Developed in collaboration with the Agile Alliance, the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide provides guidance in leveraging effective agile business analysis to create better business outcomes that add real business and customer value. Describes both the mindset and practices to help you use continuous feedback and quick learning to prioritize delivery, minimize waste, create better business outcomes and increase value delivered. Available as a pdf in the IIBA BOOK STORE or access online. Already a member? Login to access.

Agile Business Analysis Planning Horizons

strategy 1

Decisions that impact the entire organization

Business analysis practitioners operating at this horizon support decisions about strategy and the allocation of available resources in support of that strategy. Decisions made at the Strategy Horizon identify the products, services, and initiatives to which the organization allocates resources.​

initiative 2

Decisions that impact a particular initiative

Business analysis practitioners operating at this horizon support initiative based decisions about how to create value with the resources available, as well as better understanding the needs of the stakeholders and the options available.

delivery 3

Decisions made regarding the delivery of the solution

Business analysis practitioners operating at this horizon work with the delivery team to understand how to best break down work, how to deliver and test the value the team is creating, and how to learn quickly from the work the team is doing. ​