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

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6 MODELLING THE BUSINESS CONTEXT

This chapter covers the following topics:

organisational agility;

using modelling techniques;

modelling at a business level.

INTRODUCTION

This chapter looks at agile through an organisational lens. As discussed in Chapter 5, the agile methods and frameworks have a software development basis and tradition, and this can lead to two misconceptions:

1. Agile is solely concerned with software development.

2. Agile has no relevance to the delivery of business changes that do not involve software.

However, if you talk to business analysts about the work that they do, fundamental principles such as the need to engage and collaborate with customers, the focus on trying to deliver ‘quick wins’ and the importance ...

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