CHAPTER 3: WHY YOUR TEAM NEEDS AN AGILE BUSINESS ANALYST

The IT industry does not have a standard definition for ‘business analyst’ that applies to all software projects. The role of the business analyst has historically ranged from writing business cases, to detailing system specifications, to testing and documenting the developed solution, and doing everything in between. With so much variation in the definition of the role of the business analyst, it is not at all surprising that people can misinterpret – and underestimate – the value that a business analyst can bring to an Agile project.

This section identifies why the perception of business analysts needs to break away from their roles on traditional waterfall project teams, and focus instead ...

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