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An Agile Development Framework for Business Analysts

  • ID: 4833868
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 81 Pages
  • Cutter Consortium
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Are you a business analyst who is new to Agile development, wants to know more about it from your business analysis viewpoint, is being asked to contribute to an Agile project, or is merely interested in how Agile principles can be applied to business analysis?

The report An Agile Development Framework for Business Analysts introduces an Agile development framework (ADF) for business analysts populated by three perspectives: artifacts, roles, and activities. ADF conceptualizes a set of views to show how these perspectives can help business analysts contribute to Agile projects and, specifically, how Agile principles can be applied to business analysis. With over thirty figures and tables, this report illustrates the Agile epic and story, explores a process “toolbox” at the business analysis level, and looks at the viability of a typical development sprint in accommodating all activities necessary for large, complex development involving business analysis. It also examines the implications of the framework when working within a DevOps regime and, finally, surveys an assurance view with the intent to apply an Agile, quality-control approach to ADF artifact development.

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Chapter 1

  • The ADF Views

Chapter 2

  • Artifacts and Roles in the ADF
  • RACI Development as an Epic
  • Elaboration of the “Develop Stakeholder RACI” Epic’s Stories
  • Epics as Plans
  • Using the Stories

Chapter 3

  • Activities and Processes
  • ADF Business Activities as Tools for System Stories
  • Abstractional Equivalence: Business Stories and System Epics

Chapter 4

  • ADF Activity Structure
  • Process Overview: Business Epics to Delivered Code
  • Development Process Activities
  • 3-Week Sprint Viability
  • Sprints “Across” the Process
  • Activity Cadence
  • Sprint Interfaces and Activity Interfaces
  • Sprint Velocity
  • Architecture and Scaling in the ADF
  • Emergent Processes

Chapter 5

  • Traditional Development Revisited
  • Iterative Development Revisited
  • Progression to Agile
  • Progression to DevOps

Chapter 6

  • Levels of Assurance
  • The ADF Assurance View
  • Planning
  • Verification
  • Validation

Chapter 7

  • Acceptance Criteria Examples: Online Retail Purchase
  • Assurance as a Process
  • Chapter 7 Summary
  • Chapter 7 Conclusions

Chapter 8

  • The ADF and User Research
  • What Is User Research?
  • UX Tools and Techniques
  • Chapter 8 Conclusions

Chapter 9

  • ADF Summary
  • Adaptation
  • Chapter 9 Summary
  • Report Conclusions
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