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Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide - November 2011 Draft for Public Review

Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide - November 2011 Draft for Public Review
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Posted by: Adrian M on Wednesday, November 9, 2011
International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and Agile Alliance announce the newest release of the Agile Extension to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) 2.0.
IIBA® Chief Business Analyst and EVP Kevin Brennan, CBAP, PMP, says, “This new version of the Agile Extension will help business analysts deliver valuable business knowledge to agile software developers quickly and effectively. The tool contains ideas that will be useful to all business analysts, even if they don’t work in an agile environment.”
He adds, “I believe that the agile and business analysis communities have a lot to learn from one another, and this joint effort with the Agile Alliance is a major step in that direction." 
Shane Hastie, MIM, CBAP, Member of the Board of Directors of Agile Alliance, says, “Business analysis is critical for successful agile development.” He adds, “The goal of both our organizations is to support practitioners, build bridges between our communities, and advance the state of practice.” 
This new 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 Agile Extension has been developed by a global team of volunteers with in-depth experience of both business analysis and agile software development. The tool helps the business analysis community to effectively contribute to agile development efforts while it helps agile software developers make use of business analysis skills and knowledge to deliver better, more valuable products.
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mswansegar posted on Monday, May 28, 2012 8:18 AM
Clearly the professionals who collaborated on this document don't have successful projects. This document is a cookie cutter roadmap for a system based on perception and value. People and interactions over process and tools...clearly this is a process document and lost full understanding or authority when it comes to Agile. I am using this document as a prime example of what NOT to do in Agile. We will literally tear it up and throw it in the trash can.

The entire document is void without a belief, a 'why' as it were. Unfortunately you can't cookie cutter that and is thus not in this document. Results aren't beliefs.

Agile is about 'why', not about what and how. Everyone on the planet knows what they do, 100%. Some know how they do it. Most do not know 'why' they do what they do in organizations. This document is a what and how document with no belief system. This is good for passing a test but not for converting to an Agile culture and belief system.
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