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    • 1. Reg de Silva and Benn Wheeler
      June 2010
      Agile and the Business Analyst
    • 2. What is Agile development?
      Agile is an umbrella term for several iterative and incremental software development methodologies including XP, Scrum, Kanban, and Lean
    • 3. Agile key themes
    • 4. Agile manifesto
      Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
      Working software over comprehensive documentation
      Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
      Responding to change over following a plan
    • 5. So... what does Agile mean for the Business Analyst?
    • 6. Co-located teams
    • 7. Just-in-time
      Just-in-time rather than Just-in-case requirements
    • 8. Two-iteration window
    • 9. Documentation
      vs.
    • 10. Agile documentation
      myth: no documentation
      reality: just enough documentation
    • 11. Stories
    • 12. Story conventions
    • 13. Story wall
      Story-1
      As a user I want to create a record
      3
      Story-2
      As a user I want to read a record
      3
      Story-3
      As a user I want to update a record
      2
      Story-4
      As a user I want to delete a record
      1
    • 14. Sprint/Iteration
    • 15. Key meetings
    • 16. BA collaboration
    • 17. Challenges
    • 18. Analysis churn
      Fail early!
      The cost of churn
    • 19. Scope trading
      Story-1
      As a user I want to create a record
      3
      Story-2
      As a user I want to read a record
      3
      Story-3
      As a user I want to update a record
      2
      Story-4
      As a user I want to delete a record
      1
      Story-5
      As a user I want to view the audit log
      1
    • 20. Offshore model
      More detailed requirements
      Communication tools and rules!
      Different time zones
      Common cultural understanding
    • 21. Transition from traditional development
      Limited downtime – intense
      The right ratio of BAs to Developers & Testers
      Project governance fit with Agile
    • 22. Iteration Manager, Scrum Master
    • 23. IM and Scrum Master
    • 24. IM and Scrum Master
      IM - role vs. function
      Why the role sits well with BA…
    • 25. Benefits
    • 26. Benefits for the BA
      Customer satisfaction = job satisfaction 
      One team
      Improved collaborationand trust with technology and business partners
      Your marketability!
    • 27. Questions
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    • 28. Reginald de Silva
      regdesilva@gmail.com
      http://au.linkedin.com/in/regdesilva
      Benn Wheeler
      benn.wheeler@optusnet.com.au
      http://au.linkedin.com/in/bennwheeler
      Contacts
    • 29. Agile software development
      Using Agile software development – part 1
      Using Agile software development – part 2
      Using Agile software development – part 3
      Agile development - Version One
      Agile manifesto
      Agile modeling
      Behaviour Driven Development definition
      Behaviour Driven Development
      Introducing BDD
      Kano Analysis
      Parking Lot Diagrams
      Planning Poker
      More information

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