'The Power of Three: BA, SA and PO Working Together to Achieve Project Success by Valerija Savina, LV

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  • Software development projects:Organizations solving problem or taking opportunitySolution delivering team aka development team
  • Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono.
  • Don’t build just software, develop solutions!
  • 'The Power of Three: BA, SA and PO Working Together to Achieve Project Success by Valerija Savina, LV

    1. 1. The Power of Three: BA, SA and PO Working Together to Achieve Project Success by Valerija Savina 2nd International Business and System Conference BSC 2013
    2. 2. Hurray! Another day to create value by developing new solutions and gaining lot of knowledge and new skills!
    3. 3. Mean SW solution: just software not business solution inconsistent
    4. 4. Signs Your Project is Breaking the Rule Organization team: Don’t understand the specific business problem that software aims to solve Don’t have higher level view of the business Don’t think about cost effectiveness of stated req'ts Don’t think about transition requirements SW solution delivering team: Nobody knows rationales for requirements Nobody understands how the pieces fit together Developers get requirements from many sources
    5. 5. Action plan Involve mindsets of three BA practitioners: Business-oriented Business Analyst, System Analyst and Product owner
    6. 6. Agent – Business-oriented Business Analyst
    7. 7. Agent – Business-oriented Business Analyst Habitat: Organization (business) Distinguishing feature: Business need-oriented Domain: • Business and stakeholder requirements • Answers to Why? What? • Solution validations and assessment • Black belt in transition requirements analysis /! Good at digging into the organization's soul Collaborates with stakeholders and system analyst
    8. 8. Agent - System Analyst
    9. 9. Agent - System Analyst Habitat: Solution delivering team Distinguishing feature: Technical-oriented Domain: • Solution requirements, details of the system implementation • Answers to How? • Black belt in non-functional requirements analysis /! Good at stealing personalities (designer, tester, project manager) Collaborates with BA (and stakeholders), product owner and developers
    10. 10. Agent - Product Owner
    11. 11. Agent - Product Owner Habitat: Solution delivering team Distinguishing feature: Product leader Domain: • Product economics • System features from A to Z • Understands how the pieces fit together /! Single authoritаtive source of req'ts for developers /! Stands up for the product
    12. 12. SIA FMS (Financial Management Solutions) is a regional leader in business software development, project management and consulting. We develop, implement and support the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system Horizon. FMS also provides IT system integration, contract based development services and works with an extensive range of business analytics and financial planning solutions. We have 2 teams delivering requirements: • Horizon Experts team • SA team
    13. 13. BA’s in Product Development Projects BA PO SA 1) Customer Expert Expert 2) Customer Expert SA 3) Expert Expert Expert
    14. 14. Extras for Product Development Projects BA 2) Customer PO Expert SA SA + SA team is source of innovation + PO is validating req’ts + PO is a single point for integrators and sales force + SA team are potential Experts
    15. 15. BA’s in Custom Solutions Development Projects BA PO SA 1) Customer SA SA 2) Customer SA SA2 3) SA SA SA2 4) SA SA SA
    16. 16. Extras for Custom Solutions Development Projects BA 2) Customer PO SA SA SA2 + Benefits of pair-analysis (quality, motivation) + PO is a great help for project manager + PO is single point for integrators + SA2 can be entry level specialist
    17. 17. Homework for Organizations Owning Solutions • Know your business requirements • Make sure you have business-oriented BA on your side to take care of your business needs • Ask who is PO on your SW development project
    18. 18. Homework for Solution Delivery Team • Make sure you know rationale for your requirements • Ensure you have product owner to take care of the solution • Collaborate with your customer
    19. 19. Homework for you – BA Practitioner Six Thinking Hats is a book by Edward de Bono.
    20. 20. Three Thinking Hats for delivering requirements for successful business solutions Product Owner Business-oriented Business Analyst System Analyst
    21. 21. Thank you!

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