Name:International Institute of Business Analysis
- Members: Guiding Principle: Members first What it means: IIBA's business philosophy is to be Member intimate * delivering what our
members want * collaborating with our members to understand exactly what they need * ensuring the products and services the
members want are implemented properly Why it is important: As a professional association, IIBA exists for our members and
actively supports the development and recognition of the business analysis profession.
- Volunteers: Guiding Principle: Give what you can so you can get what you need What it means: IIBA understands that volunteers can only
give what they are capable of giving whether it be skill sets, interest or time. We will try to accommodate all volunteers
who have an interest in supporting the goals of the organization. Why it is important: IIBA's success depends on the generous
support of members through their volunteer activities. Without them, IIBA would not survive. We need to ensure that we give
to volunteers the kind of learning and experience that will encourage them to continue to volunteer and support the organization.
- Community: Guiding Principle: Think globally. Act locally. What it means: IIBA recognizes differences and diversity across the world
and designs and delivers its products and services to support those differences. Why it is important: We want to structure
our programs to make them accessible to individuals all over the world regardless of economic circumstances.
- Chapters: Guiding Principle: Storefront to the local community What it means: Chapters provide a channel to the local community by supporting
personal relationships with IIBA members and delivering local representation of the IIBA brand. Why it is important: While
the world is becoming more "virtualized", we still need to reach out to our members and local communities. Chapters provide
that personalized touch to local practitioners and keep the international organization apprised of local realities.
- Organizations who require Business Analysis: Guiding Principle: Helping business do business better What it means: IIBA improves the practice of business analysis by advising
employers on what is required to create a productive environment for effective business analysis, by demonstrating the value
of business analysis, and by developing long term relationships with those organizations. Why it is important: Businesses
support IIBA by accepting and adopting the standards of business analysis as identified within the BABOK® Guide. They are
employers to Business Analysts - our key constituent. They promote the practice of business analysis. They provide information
to us on the status of BA practices.
- IIBA: Guiding Principle: Methodology agnostic What it means: IIBA's body of knowledge is not aligned to any one methodology. Why
it is important: We do not want to limit the application of business analysis. We want to ensure adaptability to changes in
the business world and adoption of new methodologies. Guiding Principle: Adaptability over stability in our operations What
it means: IIBA must be nimble and able to respond to opportunities when given the chance. We will consider all options to
adapt to change. Why it is important: IIBA is still a small organization albeit one with lofty aspirations. Our processes
must not constrict us from being efficient and effective in meeting the organizations goals. Guiding Principle: Transparency
in our operations What it means: The rationale for important decisions will be shared with our key constituents. Why it is
important: We want to keep our stakeholders engaged in the direction of the organization. Guiding Principle: Progress over
perfection What it means: The precision of our process should not restrict us from accomplishing our goals. We will focus
on the intent of the activity and the benefits it can bring. Why it is important: As above - IIBA is still a small organization.
We cannot afford to over engineer our solutions. Guiding Principle: Collaboration What it means: It is through engagement
with all our key constituents that the business analysis discipline will continue to evolve. Why it is important: The BABOK®
Guide Version 2.0 is the first in a number of steps defining the world of business analysis and it will evolve based on input
from business analysts and businesses around the world.
- Partners: Guiding Principle: Win-Win What it means: IIBA engages in mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders.