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Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide

Now business analysis practitioners have a set of practices, tools and techniques they can use when working in any agile environment.
Developed in collaboration with the Agile Alliance, the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide provides guidance on the effective practice of business analysis in an agile context. Agile business analysis is about increasing the delivery of business value to the stakeholders of the project or product being developed. 

The Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide provides seven key guidelines for the practice of business analysis within an agile environment. These guidelines are supported by a Discovery Framework and a Delivery Framework that articulate specific techniques, proven to be successful for agile teams in delivering value. The Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide® is aligned to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide) v2 and covers all aspects of agile business analysis:
  • Introduction to agile practices for business analysis
  • Mapping of existing business analysis techniques to agile practices
  • Set of definitions of typical working practices used by business analysts on agile projects
  • Overview of the new and changed roles, skills, and competencies for business analysts
In July, IIBA and Agile Alliance announced a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines their collaboration on the development of value-add publications, events and engagements for the benefit of the practitioner community and the broader business analysis and corporate community. An important initiative of this new collaboration is the development and publication of a revised edition of the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, which was first published in 2013. The revised edition will provide guidance and insight on the effective practice of business analysis in an Agile context both at the practitioner level and enterprise level.

The revised extension will include new techniques and approaches and will involve the engagement of volunteer subject matter experts from around the globe. The new Agile Extension will be launched in 2017. 

The current version of Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide continues to be a value tool for business analysis practitioners working in agile environments. 

Who needs the Agile Extension?
  • BAs new to working in an agile environment
  • BAs experienced in agile practices
  • BA managers and product owners working with an agile team
  • Agile practitioners looking to understand the value and role of business analysis on agile projects

Get your copy of the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide!

IIBA Members

As a membership benefit, IIBA members can download a complimentary copy of the Agile Extension PDF for their own personal and professional use. Download your Agile Extension PDF. 

Agile Alliance members can download it from the Agile Alliance website (agilealliance.org) free of charge.


If you are not an IIBA member you can purchase a copy of the Agile Extension PDF for $14.99 USD. Or you can join IIBA and download your complimentary copy, plus take advantage of the many other IIBA member benefits once your membership registration is complete.

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To purchase your copy you may use a credit card or your PayPal account. Once you have completed your payment, you will be sent an email with a download link allowing you to access your copy of the PDF. Please be aware the link will expire one week after purchase.

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Bulk Purchases 

IIBA Chapters, Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) partners, Sponsors, and Corporate Members are entitled to a discount on bulk purchases of the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide from IIBA, in print or PDF. Please contact  AgileOrders@IIBA.org to place an order.

If purchasing for use within an organization, for example, posting the Agile Extension on the company intranet, IIBA requires a licence be purchased for each business analysis practitioner who will have access to the publication. For more information about licensing agreements and pricing, please contact AgileOrders@IIBA.org

PDF Version Pricing

The retail price for a single license is US $14.99. We do offer a discount for volume purchases: 
  • 10% for 10-24 licenses
  • 20% for 25-49 licenses
  • 30% for 50-99 licenses
  • 40% for 100-249 licenses
  • 50% for 250+ licenses
Print Copies
The Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide is also available in print from several international distributors. Copies can be ordered directly from IIBA, although a minimum order of 10 copies is required. 

Print Version Pricing
The retail price of the Agile Extension print version is US $29.99, plus shipping. Please allow 3 weeks for printing and shipping. We do offer a discount for volume purchases:
  • 20% for 10-24 copies
  • 30% for 25-99 copies
  • 35% for 100-499 copies
  • 37% for 500+ copies
IIBA cannot process individual orders. Individual copies can be purchased through:

Canada: Amazon.ca
United Kingdom: Amazon.co.uk
United States: Amazon.com