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Agile and Business Analysis

Practical guidance for IT professionals

Lynda Girvan (author), Debra Paul (author)

UK Price: £29.99 £22.49 EU Price: €37.99 €28.49 ROW (USD) Price: $41.99 $31.49 
ISBN: 9781780173221
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 170 x 244
Number of pages: 239
Publication date: 22 FEB 2017




Agile is an iterative approach to software development that has rapidly gained popularity in the IT industry as the preferred alternative to traditional project management. For business analysts, adopting an Agile approach can revolutionize working practices. It enables clearer vision and success measure definitions, better stakeholder engagement and a greater understanding of customer needs, amongst other benefits. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies and explains these in the context of business analysis. It is ideal for business analysts wanting to learn and understand Agile practices, working in an Agile environment, or undertaking Agile certifications.
Debra Paul is the Managing Director of Assist Knowledge Development. She has worked in business analysis and business change for over 30 years and is the editor and co-author of the best-selling BCS publication, 'Business Analysis'. Lynda Girvan is a Principal Consultant and Trainer for Assist Knowledge Development. She has over 25 years experience in business analysis, agile development, agile coaching and transformational change programmes.
  1.  Business Analysis in Agile Environments
  2.  Agile Philosophy and Principles
  3. Analysing the Enterprise
  4. Adopting an Agile Mindset
  5.  Understanding Agile Methods and Frameworks
  6. Modelling the Business Context
  7. Working with Stakeholders and Roles
  8.  Decomposing Goals
  9. Prioritising the Work 
  10. Deciding the Requirement Approach 
  11. Modelling Users and Personas 
  12. Modelling Stories and Scenarios 
  13. Organising Tasks and Requirements 
  14. Estimating Agile Projects 
  15. Planning and Managing Iterations 
  16. Considerations When Adopting Agile 

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