The business analyst role seems conspicuously missing from most agile methods.
There are product owners and on site customers, but no business analysts. Do agile
methods make business analyst an obsolete role? Certainly not! The iterative, incremental and opportunistic nature of the agile
methods changes the business analyst role to a more exciting and fulfilling one. But how
do you integrate what is sometimes portrayed as a plodding and documentation
driven role into an agile project?
This workshop helps dispel many of the myths surrounding the business analyst
role and agile software development. Like all other agile software development
roles, the business analyst is a much more integrated and collaborative role. In this course we will illustrate how
the agile business analyst utilizes their domain knowledge but leverages different tools to resolve the conflicting wishes of numerous project stake holders, satisfy the
governance needs of the development organization, and ensure the project team
clearly understand what is required of them. This course provides participants
practical guidance for how the business analyst integrates and collaborates with all
members of the team and how to improve the business analysis process by leveraging
the agile software development process. Read
This intermediate level seminar is ideally suited to the Business Analyst, Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Stakeholders wanting to learn strategies and practices for integrating the business analyst into an
agile process. This course is about creating an agile process business analysis process and is not
an introduction to agile or business analysis. Familiarity with business analysis,
requirements, use cases, and agile software development methods are assumed. Through a combination of presentations, group and class
discussions, and hands-on exercises, this course will explore the guiding concepts and principles, tools and
techniques specific to agile projects. Software developers, project
managers, testers, product managers, business analysts, and customer representatives will all
Benefits and Learning
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the role of the business analyst in agile software development teams
- Understand the difference between user stories and use cases
- Learn strategies for iteratively and incrementally developing requirements
- Know strategies for integrating requirements management into an agile software
- Know guidelines and practices for designing and deploying an effective agile
business analysis process
the Full Course Outline
Plus, receive valuable takeaways. The workshop
manual helps you explore the guiding concepts and principles,
tools and techniques specific to being an Agile (BA) Business Analyst along
with valuable concept explanations and facilitation techniques
used within the course.
Read the Instructor Bio: Geoff Hewson.
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