Changes in customer demand and big technology vectors (e.g. web, mobile, social, cloud, DevOps) have changed the dynamics and economics of software and product development. The resulting technology organizational changes have necessarily made our enterprises more agile and lean. The natural outgrowth of this will be changes to how business analysis gets done.
Choosing a Model for your Business Analysis Practice
...This diverse set of challenges may indicate a problem with the structure of your organization’s business analysis function. Here we will compare the various modern models for business analysis practices and explore which model(s) can best suit your organization.
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There can be an expectation from management to have requirements “done” one to four sprints in advance. This expectation isn’t in line with the agile mindset, and BAs ask what can be done about it.
Many of us are raised with the notion that we should be humble, team-oriented, self-effacing... This kind of upbringing creates some serious downstream disadvantages for people that are raised that way.
Networking, in the way that we Business Analysts usually think of it, is a waste of time.
It’s unproductive; it’s ineffective; it’s inefficient; it’s time-consuming; and it is a major challenge for those of us who are introverts.
There is a better way.
One of the bigger challenges I've heard is phrased in a few different ways: "I don't have enough time to analyze things... I'm always in catch-up mode... I feel like a bottleneck, like the team is waiting on me."
I don't want you to be a sad, stressed-out Business Analyst, so here is a solution.