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The secret life of an Agile Business Analyst - Sydney Agile Meetup group - 13 05-2015

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The Agile Business Analyst seems to be a bit of an unknown quantity to some people. Frameworks like Scrum and SAFe have no mention of the Business Analyst. Is it because they don't understand us? Is it because to outsiders we're living in secret? Andrew and Ryan will explain how the Agile Business Analyst is an essential role that is evolving as our the world around us is constantly change and becoming increasingly more complex. Our focus is shifting from just requirements to delivering value. Throughout this talk and discussion with the audience we will demystify the secret life of the Agile Business Analyst.

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The secret life of an Agile Business Analyst - Sydney Agile Meetup group - 13 05-2015

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  2. 2. 2 The world is changing & getting more complex Agile Business Analysts deliver value What is the secret life of an Agile BA? Overview
  3. 3. 3 The world is changing & getting more complex
  4. 4. 4 All of this happened in 7 years?
  5. 5. 5 The transition from Waterfall  Agile  agile
  6. 6. 6 Agile Business Analysts deliver value
  7. 7. 7 We’re no longer this…
  8. 8. 8 We do so much more now… • User Experience • Process mapping on a whiteboard • Iteration Management • Proxy Product Owner
  9. 9. 9 Business Analysis is now about… “Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organisational context by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.” (BABOK v3)
  10. 10. 10 What is the secret life of an Agile BA?
  11. 11. 11 Release Planning with Story Maps
  12. 12. 12 Facilitating Story Card Workshops
  13. 13. 13 Getting the Stories right
  14. 14. 14 Running Stand Up
  15. 15. 15 Pairing with the team
  16. 16. 16 Acting as the Proxy Product Owner
  17. 17. 17 The world is changing & getting more complex Agile Business Analysts now deliver value The secret life of an Agile Business Analyst Recap
  18. 18. 18 Questions @awthorpe @rmckergow
  19. 19. 19 Thank you @awthorpe @rmckergow andrew.thorpe@elabor8.com.au ryan.mckergow@elabor8.com.au
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