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Where does the Business Analyst fit into Agile - 1stConf presentation - 16-03_2015

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There are a lot of statements that claim that Business Analysts are not needed in Agile or that there is no planning or documentation. However, this is absolutely not the case! Andrew Thorpe and Ryan McKergow will explain how all the essential Business Analysts competencies are still applicable and important within Agile, what are the values and behaviours that an Agile Business Analyst will need to embody, and what the day in the life of an Agile Business Analyst looks like.

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Where does the Business Analyst fit into Agile - 1stConf presentation - 16-03_2015

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  2. 2. 2 You don’t have to throw out your old skills How you behave matters So what do I actually do day to day? Overview
  3. 3. 3 You don’t have to throw out your old skills
  4. 4. 4 Requirements Analysis
  5. 5. 5 Elicitation / Facilitation
  6. 6. 6 Requirements Management
  7. 7. 7 How you behave matters
  8. 8. 8 Agile Manifesto We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.
  9. 9. 9 It starts with you “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.” Leo Tolstoy
  10. 10. 10 Collaboration
  11. 11. 11 Transparency & accountability
  12. 12. 12 Adaptability
  13. 13. 13 So what do I actually do day to day?
  14. 14. 14 Stand Up
  15. 15. 15 Story Kick Off
  16. 16. 16 Story Card Workshop
  17. 17. 17 Story Writing
  18. 18. 18 Showcases
  19. 19. 19 Retrospectives
  20. 20. 20 You don’t have to throw out your old skills How you behave matters So what do I actually do day to day? Recap
  21. 21. 21 Thank you! @awthorpe @rmckergow

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