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WHAT IS AGILITY?
CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Improved ability to respond to changing business environment
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Agility facilitates faster, more productive development teams
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Improved customer satisfaction with working products
AGILE METHOD
INDIVIDUAL AND INTERACTIONS
Over Processes and Tools
WORKING SOFTWARE
Over Comprehensive Documentation
CUSTOMER COLLABORATION
Over Contract Negotiation
RESPONDING TO CHANGE
Over Following a Plan
AGILE
REQUIREMENTS
ITERATIVELY & INCREMENTALLY
They are defined iteratively and incrementally
REQUIREMENTS MAINTAINED IN BACKLOGS
They are maintained in backlogs, not in paper
NO FORMAL SIGN OFF PROCESS FOR REQUIREMENTS
They do not go through a formal sign-off process
SOLUTION VIA CONVERSATIONS
Solution requirements are defined
via conversations between the team
and usersBA WORK DONE IN INCREMENTS
Business analysis work is done in increments
MORE EMPHASIS ON VERBAL & VISUAL
Emphasis is placed on all communication types
JUST ENOUGH IN TIME
Just enough, just-in-time
COLLABORATIVE
Requirements are collaborative
BA KEY BASIC
QUESTIONS
WHAT KIND OF CHANGE
What is the kind of change?
WHAT ARE THE NEEDS
What needs to satisfy?
WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS
What solutions to create or change
WHO ARE STAKEHOLDERS
Which stakeholders involved?
WHAT IS VALUED
What is value?
WHAT IS THE CONTEXT
What is the context that we are in?
BA BODY OF
KNOWLEDGE IN
AN AGILE
ENVIRONMENT
BUSINESS ANALYSIS PLANNING & MONITORING
The tasks used to organize and coordinate business analysis efforts
Requirements evolve with greater product exposure.
• A lean principle: just enough, just in time
• Requirements are planned for delivery in time-boxed iterations
• BA’s help to negotiate standards & product specifics requirements
ELICITATION & COLLABORATION
The tasks used to prepare for & conduct elicitation activities
• Understanding the customer’s needs is essential
• Who are your customers?
• How will your customer use your product?
• What are your customers priorities?
REQUIREMENTS LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
The tasks used to manage and maintain requirements and
design information from inception to retirement
• Top Stories for Sprint Planning prioritised 1) Highest
Business Value 2) Highest Priority 3)Small Stories 4) Testable
Stories 5) No Dependencies 6) Sized Stories
STRATEGY ANALYSIS
Describes the tasks used to identify the business need, address that need,
and align the change strategy within the enterprise.
Work with the customer to develop strategic goals and a product vision.
• Identifying the “value stream” for the proposed product.
• Brokering effective info exchange between customer & IT team
REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN DEFINITION
The tasks to structure and organize requirements discovered
during elicitation activities, specify and model requirements and
designs, validate and verify information, identify solution options
that meet business needs, & estimate the potential value
• Understanding “the why” can be as important as “the what”
SOLUTION EVALUATION
The tasks used to assess the value delivered by a solution
• Delivering the solution in small bites
• Reviewing requirements during planning & during demo
• Requirements describe solution to business needs
• Validating requirements through prioritizing delivery
BA ROLES WITH
AGILE TEA
BA ensures Agile teams meet business need BA acts as a Product Owner (PO) when no other PO available or PO does not have time or skills BA advises team on business details
Be part of team & stay involved after initial stages as requirements gathering is ongoing process & answer questions Goals & objectives replace large requirements documents & continually reviewed
THE AGILE BA
FOCUS ON VALUE DELIVERY
Value Delivery in form of Business Outcomes
WORK ON BACKLOGS
Work on backlogs not artefacts
CONTINUOUS REQUIREMENTS
Defined continuously in small batches
REQUIREMENTS DONE BY ANYONE
Written by anyone & team checked
USER STORIES FORMAT
Requirements in User Story Format
NEGOTIABILITY IS ALLOWED
Requirements negotiability is allowed
QUICK FEEDBACK REPLACES SIGN-OFF
Quick feedback replaces requirements sign-off
REQUIREMENTS CHANGES ANYTIME
Changes are anticipated & welcome at any time
BA PART OF DEVELOPMENT TEAM
Often collocated & part of the team
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A BUSINESS ANALYST ROLE IN AN AGILE WORLD

  • 1. WHAT IS AGILITY? CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT Improved ability to respond to changing business environment SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT Agility facilitates faster, more productive development teams CUSTOMER SATISFACTION Improved customer satisfaction with working products AGILE METHOD INDIVIDUAL AND INTERACTIONS Over Processes and Tools WORKING SOFTWARE Over Comprehensive Documentation CUSTOMER COLLABORATION Over Contract Negotiation RESPONDING TO CHANGE Over Following a Plan AGILE REQUIREMENTS ITERATIVELY & INCREMENTALLY They are defined iteratively and incrementally REQUIREMENTS MAINTAINED IN BACKLOGS They are maintained in backlogs, not in paper NO FORMAL SIGN OFF PROCESS FOR REQUIREMENTS They do not go through a formal sign-off process SOLUTION VIA CONVERSATIONS Solution requirements are defined via conversations between the team and usersBA WORK DONE IN INCREMENTS Business analysis work is done in increments MORE EMPHASIS ON VERBAL & VISUAL Emphasis is placed on all communication types JUST ENOUGH IN TIME Just enough, just-in-time COLLABORATIVE Requirements are collaborative BA KEY BASIC QUESTIONS WHAT KIND OF CHANGE What is the kind of change? WHAT ARE THE NEEDS What needs to satisfy? WHAT ARE THE SOLUTIONS What solutions to create or change WHO ARE STAKEHOLDERS Which stakeholders involved? WHAT IS VALUED What is value? WHAT IS THE CONTEXT What is the context that we are in? BA BODY OF KNOWLEDGE IN AN AGILE ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS ANALYSIS PLANNING & MONITORING The tasks used to organize and coordinate business analysis efforts Requirements evolve with greater product exposure. • A lean principle: just enough, just in time • Requirements are planned for delivery in time-boxed iterations • BA’s help to negotiate standards & product specifics requirements ELICITATION & COLLABORATION The tasks used to prepare for & conduct elicitation activities • Understanding the customer’s needs is essential • Who are your customers? • How will your customer use your product? • What are your customers priorities? REQUIREMENTS LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT The tasks used to manage and maintain requirements and design information from inception to retirement • Top Stories for Sprint Planning prioritised 1) Highest Business Value 2) Highest Priority 3)Small Stories 4) Testable Stories 5) No Dependencies 6) Sized Stories STRATEGY ANALYSIS Describes the tasks used to identify the business need, address that need, and align the change strategy within the enterprise. Work with the customer to develop strategic goals and a product vision. • Identifying the “value stream” for the proposed product. • Brokering effective info exchange between customer & IT team REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN DEFINITION The tasks to structure and organize requirements discovered during elicitation activities, specify and model requirements and designs, validate and verify information, identify solution options that meet business needs, & estimate the potential value • Understanding “the why” can be as important as “the what” SOLUTION EVALUATION The tasks used to assess the value delivered by a solution • Delivering the solution in small bites • Reviewing requirements during planning & during demo • Requirements describe solution to business needs • Validating requirements through prioritizing delivery BA ROLES WITH AGILE TEA BA ensures Agile teams meet business need BA acts as a Product Owner (PO) when no other PO available or PO does not have time or skills BA advises team on business details Be part of team & stay involved after initial stages as requirements gathering is ongoing process & answer questions Goals & objectives replace large requirements documents & continually reviewed THE AGILE BA FOCUS ON VALUE DELIVERY Value Delivery in form of Business Outcomes WORK ON BACKLOGS Work on backlogs not artefacts CONTINUOUS REQUIREMENTS Defined continuously in small batches REQUIREMENTS DONE BY ANYONE Written by anyone & team checked USER STORIES FORMAT Requirements in User Story Format NEGOTIABILITY IS ALLOWED Requirements negotiability is allowed QUICK FEEDBACK REPLACES SIGN-OFF Quick feedback replaces requirements sign-off REQUIREMENTS CHANGES ANYTIME Changes are anticipated & welcome at any time BA PART OF DEVELOPMENT TEAM Often collocated & part of the team ONE-PAGE MAGIC: Created by Ken MartinONE-PAGE MAGIC | No. 88 by Ken Martin Ken Martin 3 MAGIC CONSULTING Founder, Partner TRANSFORMATION PMO CONSULTANT London, United Kingdom A BUSINESS ANALYST ROLE IN AN AGILE WORLD The Business Analyst is either Is the Product Owner or supporting Product Owner. Click Here Contact 3 Magic Consulting: Email: info@3Magicconsulting.com Tel: +44 121 318 5473