What do we do?
The Agile Business Consortium, one of the earliest Agile pioneers, is the global professional body for business agility, and the brains behind AgilePM® – the world’s leading Agile Project Management qualification.
A not-for-profit membership organisation, incorporated in the UK, our mission is to lead, promote and enable business agility worldwide, helping organisations to become more successful by becoming more Agile.
We do this by establishing partnerships and alliances to develop, evaluate and share Agile practice, and by developing free and commercial products for our partners to take to market. As the direct descendent of the DSDM Consortium, we hold the IP for DSDM and its associated concept and products, while encouraging an agnostic and client-centred approach to the use of Agile methods and frameworks.
Our Agile philosophy and practices improve all aspects of an organisation, from HR and finance, to project management, product development and organisational change. We want to ensure Agile is the go-to mindset for all levels of all companies.
What is Agile?
The Agile approach is an alternative way of working to traditional methods which has customer involvement at its heart, and has transformed the way teams deliver projects: putting quality, efficiency and regular early delivery of business value first.
Agile businesses work faster, better and deliver greater value for money – delighting customers, motivating staff and so driving profit.
What is Business Agility?
Business agility is concerned with the adoption of evolution of values, behaviours and capabilities that enable businesses and individuals to be more adaptive, creative and resilient when dealing with complexity, uncertainty and change, leading to improved well-being and better outcomes.
In 1994, business leaders were frustrated by costly, rigid or unreliable software development methods. They wanted to adopt a new, rapid yet robust method that could instantly transform delivery, making projects more responsive while bringing them in on time and on budget.
As a result, the non-profit DSDM Consortium was formed by a number of organisations from both public and private sectors, with the aim to define an industry standard for a new method. In 2001, DSDM helped shape the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, following which the Agile Alliance was formed.
In 2016, 22 years after its conception, the DSDM Consortium rebranded and became the Agile Business Consortium. A global leader in promoting business agility, with unrivalled expertise in the field, the new Consortium aims to inspire new developments and thinking, such as the role of innovation at the heart of the Framework for Business Agility.