TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and Agile Alliance announce the publication of the 2013 Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, now available for the first time in print and for bulk orders and licensing at lower costs.
IIBA® and Agile Alliance members can download copies for individual use at no cost at www.IIBA.org/Agile.
The Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide helps business analysts deliver business knowledge to agile software developers. The BABOK® Guide 2.0 itself offers a common framework to understand and define the practice of business analysis.
The 2013 Agile Extension can be purchased as a PDF for US$14.99 from www.IIBA.org. Print copies are available for US$29.99 at online book retailers. Discounted bulk orders can be purchased online as well. Organizations can buy a software license agreement by contacting AgileOrders@IIBA.org.
This 2013 release of the Agile Extension offers information on business analysis in agile lifecycles; the mapping of information back to the BABOK® Guide 2.0; descriptions of over 20 new business analysis techniques useful in an agile environment; and key principles regarding agile business analysis. The tool also includes definitions of typical working practices used by business analysts on agile projects and an overview of the new and changed roles, skills, and competencies for business analysts. An earlier draft of the Agile Extension was released only in PDF format in 2011 to allow for feedback from practitioners worldwide.
The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of agile software development www.agilealliance.org
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) is the independent non-profit professional association serving the growing field of business analysis to the international business community. The organization has over 26,000 members worldwide in fields ranging from requirements management and requirements analysis to project management and consulting. IIBA® has over 100 chapters in more than 60 countries, and is committed to developing and advancing standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of practitioners. Visit www.IIBA.org.
SOURCE: International Institute of Business Analysis
For further information:
Contact: Kevin Brennan, IIBA® Executive Vice President, Professional Development and Communities, Kevin.Brennan@iiba.org