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

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4 ADOPTING AN AGILE MINDSET

This chapter covers the following topics:

relating the agile principles to business analysis;

collaborative working;

self-organising teams;

continuous improvement;

iterative development and incremental delivery;

planning for and building in change;

doing the right thing and the thing right.

INTRODUCTION

The agile philosophy offers an astute way of thinking about business systems, so it makes sense for business analysts to understand what agile means and how it may be applied. The 12 agile principles (described in Chapter 2) reflect some core values that underpin agile software development.

This chapter discusses six core agile values to consider how they apply to business analysis and the development ...

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