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Agile and Business Analysis: Practical guidance for IT professionals by Debra Paul, Lynda Girvan

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1 BUSINESS ANALYSIS IN AGILE ENVIRONMENTS

This chapter covers the following topics:

the rationale for business analysis;

business agility;

the agile business analyst;

the agile business analysis book.

INTRODUCTION

All businesses have to be on constant alert for changes that may cause problems or offer opportunities for them. These changes may originate from industry factors such as competitor actions, or may involve broader developments such as demographic or technology changes. In addition to these external forces, there can also be internal drivers for change including new ideas raised by executive managers. While some drivers for change are highly visible, others can be very subtle and easy to overlook so identifying change drivers ...

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