Published on April 21, 2014
Down with the Revolution hacking the hype and clearing a path for agile business analysis DavidJCMorris CSM CBAP ITCP
what do agile practices really mean for business analysts ?
why am I here to talk about this ?
on with the show ...
cutting through the hype
a brief lesson in grammar
“Most media today report that Agile has reached mainstream usage” “Most media today report that agile has reached mainstream usage” “Most media today report that agile practices have reached mainstream usage”
dictionary definition ag·ile [aj-ahyl] –adjective 1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe. 2. active; lively. 3. marked by an ability to think quickly; mentally acute or aware.
a brief history of time
is this an agile revolution?
there will always be cowboys
use simple frameworks
a brief debunking of hype
HYPE is a root cause of antagonism
waterfall practices are bad
agile practices are on a spectrum waterfall ‘rigid’ ‘chaos’agile iterative kanban
if you’re not doing XP or pure Scrum you’re not agile
individuals beat processes working software beats documentation collaboration beats contracts change beats plans … we have come to value … individuals and interactions over processes and tools working software over comprehensive documentation customer collaboration over contract negotiation responding to change over following a plan while there is value in the items on the right we value the items on the left more. Evil plans for world dominationAgile Manifesto
oh, yeah, we’ve implemented Agile already
Agile projects are just an excuse for no discipline or planning
so if it’s not a revolution, what’s really changed ?
accepting uncertainty shift happens
did the cat survive in the box ?
no plan survives first contact ...
new approach to risk
purpose of gates
gates on ‘waterfall’ projects Analysis Design Development Verification Release
gates on agile projects
gates on agile projects © 2010 International Institute of Business Analysis
what is business value ?
Value-driven vs plan-driven Plan- driven Value- driven Fixed Scope Resources Time Waterfall Agile Estimated ScopeResources Time What will it cost to deliver this scope? What scope can we deliver? What’s highest value?
one more thing
on agile projects, there is nowhere to hide. A G I L E
what does it mean for business analysts ?
the need for agile business analysis
change in approach
roles for the business analyst
Product owner (proxy)
business analysis on agile projects © 2010 International Institute of Business Analysis
questions Please note: no kittens were harmed in the making of this presentation
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