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Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset by Kent J. McDonald

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Chapter 6. Analysis with an Agile Mindset

Introduction

Chapters 1 through 5 described some important concepts that underlie analysis with an agile mindset. This chapter is intended to describe a typical approach to analysis on IT projects where teams exhibit an agile mindset. It provides a framework that’s used to tell the case study stories in Chapters 7 through 10. It also places into context most of the techniques described in Chapters 11 through 15. This approach to analysis happens in four steps, illustrated in Figure 6.1:

1. What is the need?

2. What are some possible solutions?

3. What should we do next?

4. What are the details of this part?

Figure 6.1 Analysis with an agile mindset

These steps do not necessarily happen in quick succession. ...

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