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BA and Beyond 19 - Lynda Girvan - Keynote Agile analysis

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More and more organisations are adopting agile techniques and approaches. Agile adoption brings about changes to processes, approaches and roles, and some BAs can be left wondering where they fit into this new world. Lynda Girvan will discuss what it means to be an Agile BA and how as an Agile BA you can bring value to your organisation through having the right mindset and a comprehensive toolkit.

In her talk, Lynda will discuss:

- What is an Agile BA?
- Lean, system and service thinking
- Shortening the loop from requirement to delivery
- How Agile BAs add value and contribute to development teams

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BA and Beyond 19 - Lynda Girvan - Keynote Agile analysis

  1. 1. Agile Business Analysis Making projects work Lynda Girvan
  2. 2. Introduction
  3. 3. What is analysis? Analysis is not just desirable, it is essential! The ability to: • Understand the problem • Uncover links and trends • Dig for information and facts • Evaluate data • Ask why? Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  4. 4. What is agile analysis? Agile value & principles Business thinking Agile analyst Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  5. 5. The big question What problem are we trying to solve? Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  6. 6. Service thinking Who is the customer? What is service? What is value? Someone whose life is improved through experiencing the service The application of capability for the benefit of another entity – the customer The beneficial outcome from a service that is co- created with the customer Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  7. 7. Value co-creation Collaborating to develop something that offers value Collaborating to ensure that value is realised Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  8. 8. “Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things.” Peter Senge,2006 Systems thinking Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  9. 9. Underutilisation of skills Transport Inventory Motion Waiting Overproduction Over- processing Defects Lean thinking – 8 wastes Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  10. 10. To be Agile the analyst needs to….  Apply business thinking  Understand their customer  Understand the problem  Do just enough, just in time  Facilitate collaboration  Extend toolkit as necessary Agile business analysts need to………….. Copyright ©2019, CMC Partnership Consultancy Ltd
  11. 11. Shorten the loop from this…. Copyright ©2017, Girvan and Paul, Agile & Business Analysis, BCS
  12. 12. …….to this Copyright ©2017, Girvan and Paul, Agile & Business Analysis, BCS
  13. 13. Provide business context Copyright © Assist Knowledge Development
  14. 14. Visualise requirements through prototypes • Model the solution Copyright ©2017, Girvan and Paul, Agile & Business Analysis, BCS
  15. 15. Visualise the backlog – story mapping Copyright ©2017, Girvan and Paul, Agile & Business Analysis, BCS
  16. 16. Continuous analysis Copyright © www.agile-analysis.co.uk
  17. 17. The T-shaped business analyst Breadth Depth Copyright ©2017, Girvan and Paul, Agile & Business Analysis, BCS
  18. 18. How agile business analysis brings value Copyright © Assist Knowledge Development
  19. 19. Lynda Girvan

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