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An Introduction to Agile for Business Analysts (an examination of the Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide)


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The use of Agile methods has been steadily growing since the creation of the Agile Manifesto. The IIBA has embraced this growth by publishing the Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide. This Extension is intended to be for Business Analysts new to Agile and for those want to extend their knowledge and apply the principles, tools and techniques to the role of a business analyst.

This course is designed to provide participants with the requisite knowledge and skills to explore how Agile can be employed to enhance the development process. It answers the questions:

  • What is Agile?
  • What are the common tools and techniques used within an Agile environment?
  • How do the tools and techniques of Agile fit with the original BABOK?
  • What are the benefits and risks associated with using Agile?
  • How to make the most of the Extension?
  • What is the BA role in an Agile environment?
  • What do I do next?

This workshop is not only concerned with the adoption of new tools and techniques, but – and perhaps more importantly, with a new way of thinking about development projects, the concept of team, and of stakeholder engagement.

Although there is no IIBA professional designation at this time for an “Agile Practitioner,” if there was, this workshop would provide the knowledge and skill necessary to pass the exam.

This will be an experiential workshop where students learn by doing. And it will be fun.


Business Analysts, members of the business community, and anyone desiring to apply Agile tools and techniques to the development process.


Students should attend an introductory course, such as Introduction to Agile, or have equivalent knowledge.


3 days

Contact Information

E-mail Heith Hart or call (443) 692-6599 if you have any questions about these offerings.