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Who we are

Agile Business Consortium is the not-for-profit professional body for business agility, and we are now in our 25th year. Our mission is to lead, promote and enable business agility worldwide.

We are the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM®, and AgileDS™, as well as the originators of the Framework for Business Agility and the Agile Project Framework.

Through our partnership with APMG International we have certified over 100,000 agile Project Managers around the globe.

We are the world’s oldest agile organisation and hosts of the world’s longest running Agile Business Conference.

Headquartered in the UK, we have members in over 30 countries around the world.

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What we do

There are three key areas to our work:

  1. Community – Serving our membership and the wider business community by providing a point of connection to each other as well as leaders in agility.
  2. Insights – Developing and sharing the latest information on business agility and working in partnership with research and academic organisations.
  3. Solutions – Providing tools, resources, publications and training products to anyone who wants to learn about or implement business agility.

Business agility means having flexibility with purpose, allowing organisations to make important decisions and carry out important work quickly and safely. Agile businesses work faster, better and deliver greater value for money – delighting customers, motivating staff and so driving profit.

We encourage an agnostic and client-centred approach to the use of agile methods and frameworks.

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History

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 not-for-profit DSDM Consortium was formed by several organisations from both the public and private sectors, with the aim of defining an industry standard for a new method. In 2001, DSDM helped shape the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, now known as the Agile Manifesto.

AgilePM® and the Agile Project Framework were released in 2010, since which time over 100,000 people around the world have become AgilePM certified, making AgilePM the most popular agile project management qualification in the world.

In 2016, 22 years after its inception, the DSDM Consortium refocused to address business agility, of which agile in IT-terms is a part. With the refocus came a rebrand to Agile Business Consortium.

A global leader in promoting business agility, with unrivalled expertise in the field, the Consortium continues to support new developments and thinking across the entire field of business agility, including aspects of agile culture, leadership, governance and strategy.

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Agile Business Conference

The Agile Business Conference is a major, two-day annual event which provides a single forum for everyone interested in the application of Agile, or moving towards an Agile way of working.

Rarely has the Case for Business Agility been so clear. From lean management to failing fast; from disciplined agile to agile procurement – every concept, every principle, every element of organisational performance is being drawn toward the mindset and behaviours that characterise Business Agility, and with good reason.

This year’s conference will have no tracks, instead there will be one large room focusing on Business Agility across different perspectives: Executives, Thought-Leaders, and Practitioners, followed by smaller facilitated deep dives.

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You can instantly benefit from becoming an Agile Business Consortium Member, gaining access to 25 years of Agile experience.

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The Framework for Business Agility

The Framework for Business Agility is designed to help organisations become more adaptive, creative and resilient. It has been developed in consultation with Consortium members and other agility practitioners who have contributed their real-world experience to its creation.

The framework illustrates the elements required to make any organisation truly agile. Running projects and business operations in an agile way is a key part of business agility, but they won’t make an organisation agile on their own. Agile businesses also need an agile strategy including an agile approach to their market.

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Tel: + 44 (0)1233 611162
Email: info@agilebusiness.org

Agile Business Consortium
Second Floor
International House
Dover Place
Ashford, Kent
TN23 1HU
United Kingdom

About Us

The Agile Business Consortium is the professional body for Business Agility, and our high value, low cost membership is open to everyone.

Wherever you are on your journey to agility, we are there to support you. We create and share agile research, case studies, resources and tools that help you to compete in today’s disrupted world.

We’ve been contributing to agile knowledge for 25 years and are the world’s oldest agility-oriented organisation. A registered not-for-profit, we’re the brains behind AgilePM®, AgileBA®, AgilePgM® and AgileDS™ and organise the longest running annual Agile Business Conference on the planet. Over 100,000 people around the globe are now AgilePM certified.

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