IIBA Mission


Publication: 2010-05-27



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:International Institute of Business Analysis



  • MembersGuiding 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.

  • VolunteersGuiding 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.

  • CommunityGuiding 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.

  • ChaptersGuiding 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 AnalysisGuiding 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.

  • IIBAGuiding 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.

  • PartnersGuiding Principle: Win-Win What it means: IIBA engages in mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders.