Business Analysis Agility: Solve the Real Problem, Deliver Real Value

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Author: James Robertson, Suzanne Robertson
Pub Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-0134847061
Pages: 272
Language: English
Format: EPUB/AZW3
Size: 15 Mb

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Agile business analysis, agile development. Now you can have both.
Business Analysis Agility, written by two of the most renowned experts in the BA field, shows you a modern, more nimble approach to delivering solutions that precisely match the real needs of the customers.
The book shows you how to:

  • Make agile development better
  • Make business analysis better
  • Solve the right problem — get the right result
  • Don’t waste time on things nobody will use
  • Integrate business analyst with agile development

Despite our technological advances, the biggest problem is still the human one: how to correctly understand the customer’s real problem, and how to ensure that your solution is correctly solving that problem.

  • Finding the customer or user segments, and which of them yields the best, and the earliest value
  • Using value propositions to uncover the real needs of the customers
  • Using safe-to-fail probes to ensure that any proposed solution solves the right problem and delivers the right value.
  • Deploying an iterative approach to discovering the real problem, and progressively feeding the right stories to the delivery activity.
  • Understanding that by discovering the right needs and solving the right problem you deliver real value to your customer and your sponsor.
  • Doing all this quickly

The Robertsons’ approach to analytical thinking is crucial to anyone who wants to build better software in agile environments: analysts, developers, team leads, project managers, software architects, and other team members and stakeholders at most levels of experience.