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Is there a role for a business analyst in an Agile environment?

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This question has been asked several times before, and various answers have been advanced to settle this matter. A short answer is ‘Yes’. But, unfortunately, this answer is not good enough to the ‘naysayers’, who think a business analyst has no place in Agile teams. To answer this question in a long way, we have to take the bull by its horns and talk about the elephant in the room. This article is an attempt to contribute to this ongoing debate. Whether you agree with me or not (as I tackle this elephant in the room), the truth is - this argument is apposite and has to be had.

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Annotated Templates for Common BA Scenarios

The BA Template Toolkit includes a starting point for every key business analysis activity. These are the types of documents that effective business analysts use to created streamlined and stakeholder-focused documentation. Here’s a complete list of the 12 annotated templates, corresponding work samples, and a guidebook to walk you through exactly how to use the toolkit to increase your effectiveness as a business analyst.

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Integrative Thinking - Mental Models for BAs

Learning about mental models and how to apply them to their work is one of the best investments for business analysts interested in achieving the level of deep thinking that leads to better outcomes for their projects and organizations. The first article in this series described what mental models are and talked about the first mental model covered, second order thinking. In this second installment we discuss another mental model that that can help business analysts become better problem solvers: integrative thinking.

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What’s Missing from Agile?

Data Modeling for Business Analysts

John Seddon launches an attack on the value of Agile as practiced and charts a better way to analyse and design for improvement, making information technology the last thing to be concerned with, not the first... Agile represents change without knowledge, made under a regime that tolerates, even encourages, failure. To argue that failure can lead to knowledge is wrong. If you’re doing the wrong thing without knowing it, you won’t be able to get to the right thing by studying why the wrong thing went wrong.

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9 Types Of Requirements Documents

Requirements documents are used to communicate the aims of a project in a clear, concise way to ensure all stakeholders are on the same page.  When we talk about a requirements document we are often referring to a Business Requirements Document - or a BRD.  But as well as a BRD, there are 9 other types of requirements documents that a business may want to use while pushing a project through its stages of completion. The type of format to be used depends on the result of the project itself, whether it’s a product, service or system, and the particular requirements it has...

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Data Modeling for Business Analysts

What if there was a method that could help you communicate effectively about technical concepts like databases without actually knowing how to code?  And what if this set of techniques could also help you learn a new business domain more quickly, by asking super intelligent questions that drill into key misunderstandings before they create issues like missed requirements?

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