Title: Agile Business Analysis
Subtitle: Enabling Continuous Improvement of Requirements, Project Scope, and Agile Project Results
Author: Kevin Aguanno, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM and Ori Schibi, PMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP
Details: Hardcover, 6×9, 344 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60427-148-5, November 2018
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“As a business analyst, I kept hearing that there is no place for me on agile projects, but this book showed me how crucial my role still is. Lots of people say they understand how a BA can improve agile projects, but these guys actually get it.”
—Tak Keung Sin, Business Analyst & Compliance, HK Financial Services Regulator
“This book offers a unique perspective of how, when, where, and why a BA is needed in the agile journey. It facilitates greater cultural acceptance for the BA role and increases the overall chances of project success.”
—Stephanie Newland, CSM, Practice Manager for a Leading Technology Services Organization
Agile Business Analysis discusses trends in the business analysis and agile environments, how these two areas align and promote each other, and identifies areas of responsibility and ownership for the business analyst (BA). It triggers readers to review the role of the BA in their environments and shows how to create value in agile environments through the introduction of business analysis skills into agile project processes and activities.
Readers will learn ways BAs can provide support to agile projects through modeling techniques; documentation; communication, meetings, and reporting; governance; building user stories, elaborating requirements, and facilitating the estimating process; ensuring effective application of lessons, improvements, and efficiencies; and much more.
The book is designed for BAs of all levels, from all types of environments, and for agile practitioners, including Scrum Masters, coaches, project managers, product owners, and technical team members who interact with BAs on their projects.
- Details concepts that are aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, the BABOK® Guide, and the PMI-PBA, PMI-ACP, CBAP, and Scrum Master professional certifications
- Proposes solutions to challenges around attempting to introduce agile methodologies to an organization, including criteria to selecting the right approach, organizational change, team performance, agile processes, corporate governance, and organizational alignment
- Discusses how agile projects’ performance can benefit from business analysis skills, as well as the enhanced role the BA can have in agile environments
- Demonstrates potential gains the agile team can make toward maximizing the benefits of agile ceremonies and work products by complementing the team’s areas of responsibility with focused involvement by a BA
- Provides a practical approach to addressing the intersections among the various agile roles and the ability to maximize each role’s contribution with the added value provided by the agile business analyst
About the Authors
Kevin Aguanno, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, has over 20 years of experience managing complex systems integration and software development projects. He is well known in the industry for his innovative approaches to solving common project management problems and focuses on two project management specialty areas: agile project management and troubled project recovery.
Ori Schibi, PMI-PBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, SMC, is President of PM Konnectors, an international consulting practice based in Toronto. With focus on project management, business analysis, and change management, his company provides a variety of services, including facilitation, workshops, training, and consulting, which deliver value to clients through a wide range of innovative business solutions. Many large to mid-sized organizations in diverse industries and levels of governments have benefited from PM Konnectors innovative services.