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Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst
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  • 1. Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst March 4, 2009
  • 2. AGENDA • Shaw’s quest for agility • Current state • The topic at hand • Business analyst challenges • The evolution of the business analyst • Open discussion March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 2
  • 3. Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst Shaw’s quest for agility… March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 3 Credit: Titan Quest Iron Lore Entertainment
  • 4. Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst Need to quickly adapt to change March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 4 Credit: imapix – flickr.com
  • 5. Our projects needed to improve: • Delivering on budget • Delivering on time • Meeting customer expectations March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 5 Credit: Philippe-Sainte-Laudy – flickr.com
  • 6. Need to turn on a dime March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 6 Credit: radio-rover – flickr.com
  • 7. …better, faster, cheaper and more fun! March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 7 Credit: Orodreth_99 – flickr.com
  • 8. The BIG BANG! Approach: • “We will be Agile by…” • Agile training offered to teams • Theoretical vs. applied • Intent was correct but we rushed to adopt March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 8 Credit: mark chadwick art – flickr.com
  • 9. Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst Good Practice ≠ Success March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 9
  • 10. How does the Business Analyst fit into the agile world? March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 10 Credit: santiMB –
  • 11. March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 11
  • 12. Here’s what we know • Analysis • Lightweight requirements • Consideration of user goals & objectives • User acceptance • Essential documentation only • Business engagement March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 12
  • 13. The ultimate goal: working software!! March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 13 Credit: regolare – flickr.com
  • 14. Business Analyst Challenges March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 14 Credit: Titan Quest Iron Lore Entertainment
  • 15. Broad focus instead of deep dive March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 15 Credit: liel-bomberg – flickr.com
  • 16. The “Minute Takers” March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 16 Credit: Sw33t-Fr3ak –
  • 17. Subject Matter Expert trap March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 17 Credit: blmurch – flickr.com
  • 18. Engagement with other team members March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 18 Credit: Carsten Knoch– flickr.com
  • 19. Rethinking the March 4, Role of the 2009 Business Analyst So what’s next for the Analyst? March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 1 19
  • 20. March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 20
  • 21. March 4, 2009 March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 21
  • 22. Business Advocate? Architect? March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 22 Credit: NoNo-Joe – Flickr.com
  • 23. Credit: Alexander Drachamann– flickr.com
  • 24. Thank You! Practice Leadership Team Heather Karp - Practice Leader, Business Analyst Ram Swaminathan - Practice Leader, Development David Cranstone - Practice Leader, Quality Assurance Chad Fournier - Practice Leader, User Experience March 4, 2009 | Rethinking the Role of the Business Analyst 24

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