On 10 August 2010, at the Agile2010 conference in Orlando, Kevin Brennan, from International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA) announced the draft release of the Introduction for the Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
The Agile Extension team, with Kevin as the Product Owner and myself as the team lead (Scrummaster), have been hard at work — identifying the key areas that differentiate business analysis on projects following agile practices compared to traditional/waterfall approaches.
This first release, written by Dennis Stevens and me, acts an overview of this work and will form an introduction to the extension itself as it is progressively developed. The extension can be downloaded from the IIBA website, and we welcome your feedback on our work so far.
It has been a pleasure to work with the team on this important initiative to assist the business analysis and agile practitioner communities, and although I have now resigned as the team lead I intend to stay involved as this work continues.