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

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5 UNDERSTANDING AGILE METHODS AND FRAMEWORKS

This chapter covers the following topics:

key elements in agile methods;

popular agile methods and approaches;

scaled agile approaches.

INTRODUCTION

The majority of business analysts will encounter agile methods while working on change projects, reading online articles or attending training courses and this is likely to utilise, or focus on, a specific method or process. Often, it can feel that there is only one way to ‘do agile’ and that the techniques, practices and ceremonies of that approach are all there is to know.

Conversely, as explained in Chapter 2, the Agile Manifesto originated as an amalgam of many methods and approaches, took the best parts of them, and derived a set of core ...

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