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1 Sept 10, 2013 The Agile Business Analyst

2 Maureen McVey, CBAP Head of Learning & Development, IIBA 16+ BA Experience I.T. industry for over 25 years. 20+ Experience in learning and development Founding member of IIBA Industry experience: banking, finance, insurance, government, policing and manufacturing Accountable to business analysts in the areas of competency and career development 2 I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e o f B u s i n e s s A n a l y s i s

3 Vision and Mission The world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals Develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners IIBA is an international not-forprofit professional association for business analysts. 3 I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e o f B u s i n e s s A n a l y s i s

4 New Member Benefit! 4 I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e o f B u s i n e s s A n a l y s i s

5 Today s Session 5 minutes Introduction minutes presentation minutes questions What are the key differences in these different styles of Agile? Why are blended roles so important in an Agile project? How are the Knowledge Areas applied in an Agile project 5 I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e o f B u s i n e s s A n a l y s i s

6 Margaret Dessypris Thomas, PMP, CSP, CBAP Margaret Dessypris Thomas is a Manager with CapTech Consulting in Richmond, VA. She has over 12 years of experience in the health care IT industry, working with an array of technologies in web development, service oriented architectures, and business intelligence. Her business focus includes process improvement, operations management, and organizational change management. In these IT and business projects she has served as lead business analyst, project manager, and scrum master. Margaret earned a B.S. in Information Technology from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Information Systems from VCU. She holds PMP, CSP, and CBAP certifications.

7 Q&A: How to Participate Use the question box to share your questions. Margaret Dessypris Thomas Maureen McVey The slides will be available in 5 business days > Professional Development>Webinars 7 I n t e r n a t i o n a l I n s t i t u t e o f B u s i n e s s A n a l y s i s

8 The Agile Analyst September IT Management Consulting Systems Integration Data Management

9 The Agile Analyst Variety in Agile implementations Three distinct approaches to the BA role When in the agile process do the BA practices take place? 9

10 Agile/Scrum Variety in Projects KanBan KanBan Work Teams Scrum-But Scrum Waterfall / Iterative Iterative Pure Agile BRUF Practical Agile Iterative 10

11 Scrum -Who are the analysts? 11

12 Scrum -Who are the analysts? 12

13 Scrum Approach Using KanBan m-to-lean-kanban-board-typical.png 13

14 Analysis Teams in KanBan Project or Program Team Analysis Team A Analysis Team B Development Team 1 Development Team 2 Development Team 3 Testing Team 14

15 Three views on the BA role BA = PO Product Owner is responsible for the activities associated with the BA role Team of developers will perform the planning and any lightweight documentation Analyst Team KanBan approach for crafting the stories Hand-off of stories to a development team Analyst Team Member BA serves as a proxy to a partiallyavailable Product Owner Will also perform QA role and solution verification and validation 15

16 Good Stories & Decomposition Project Epic Epic Repeat Epic Group A Group B First A.1 A.2 B.1 B.3 B.2 Second 16

17 Continual Activities Project Initiation Product Vision 17

18 Where does analysis take place? 18

19 Where does analysis take place? 19

20 Management & Communication Scope Reusability Communication Traceability Documentation Minimum Viable Product, Communication of Release and Sprint Commitments Stories can be reused for functionality based on the decomposition Continual and ongoing from PO to BA/Team, during planning and daily stand ups Epics, Themes, Trains, -> Acceptance Conditions and Test Criteria Lightweight, Still can be within a repository and other agile/scrum tools (V1, Rally, etc.) 20

21 Modeling Requirements 21

22 Someone has to perform BA tasks IIBA BABOK

23 The Agile Analyst Teams are most successful when the PO has some understanding of a traditional BA role PO needs the support of analysts within a team Analysis should be a shared role in specific team members Analysis activities all happen the same way in a waterfall type of project, but in smaller slices, with a higher frequency of iteration. 23

24 Contact Information Margaret Dessyprise

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