About the Book
How to be an agile business analyst is about applying your business analysis skills in an agile manner. You’ll still see the term agile business analyst, but the agile here describes how you approach business analysis.
This book helps business analysts be an effective member of a team working in an agile fashion. It explains how to add value to your team and how to apply your business analysis skills. It will help you understand how you can use your business analysis skills to make sure your team builds the right thing.
Read the book to discover the five characteristics of an agile business analyst and how to adopt those characteristics: You are an agile business analyst when you consider your context so that you use appropriate techniques. You are an agile business analyst when you help your team focus on outcomes over outputs and use that outcome to define success and measure progress. You are an agile business analyst when you use tried and true business analysis techniques to build and maintain a shared understanding of the problem your team is trying to solve. You are an agile business analyst when you make sure decisions get made, whether you have the responsibility for deciding or not. You are an agile business analyst when you use short feedback cycles to learn about your users needs and adjust your product accordingly.
How to be an agile business analyst also explains the roles and responsibilities you may experiences and explores the impact an agile approach has on a common business analysis process.
How to be an agile business analyst helps you demonstrate to teams in your organization why they should have you on their team. At the end of the day, isn’t that really what matters?
About the Author
Kent J McDonald writes about and practices software product management. He has IT and product development experience in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, nonprofit, and automotive. Kent practices his craft as Content Curator at Agile Alliance and provides just in time resources for product owners and business analysts at KBP.media. When not writing or product managing, Kent is his family’s #ubersherpa, listens to jazz and podcasts (but not necessarily podcasts about jazz), and collects national parks.