IIBA RTP JUN Chapter Meeting - 28 JUN 2023 5:30 EST
Speaker Name: Judy Alter
Presentation Title: The Case for Business Analysts on Agile Teams
Presentation Abstract :
Many Agile Purists say there is no need for a BA on an Agile team.
This opinion could not be further from the truth.
The belief appears to have resulted from the fact that Business Analyst
was not a job title on an Agile Team.
The challenge to anyone is to explain how you can have a successful project without business analysis. Although many companies no longer use the
business analyst's title, there's no doubt someone performs the business analysis.
This Business Analysis may be concentrated with one or two resources or distributed among
all team members. The best scenario is to have one person dedicated to performing business
analysis. If this person is an experienced business analyst, that is a bonus. Still, in any case, it's
guaranteed that the team could not deliver anything of value to the business area without
A case study will share a Strategic Project to replace a customer-facing tool with unsupported
software on unsupported hardware.
Our Agile team used SAFe and included Business Analysts
to create a web-based tool that resulted in several wins for the team.
Three Top Reasons a Business Analyst is Needed on an Agile Team
The Business Analyst is an expert at conducting the Elicitation of Requirements sessions.
The Business Analyst is the domain expert and can quickly answer the developer’s questions.
The Business Analyst has Leadership skills that are invaluable to the team.
Judy Alter, CBAP®, FLMI, ACS, PCS & HIA
Judy Alter is a public speaker and coach: mentor, trainer, and Senior Business
Systems Analyst with almost 20 years of experience in Business Analysis.
The last ten years were spent working with various Agile Frameworks.
Judy rebranded herself as “The Optimistic BA” and is known as charismatic, optimistic,
humorous, and a successful leader. Her specialty is with handling people, but she also has
command of business analysis hardcore skills.
- CEO/Owner of Judy Alter Speaker & Business Analysis Services LLC Present
- IIBA Leader since 2012, where she has served in many roles
- IIBA Global Chapter Council Chair September 2017 to December 2022
Company Twitter Handle: @judy_alter
Favorite Business Analysis Technique: Five Whys
Favorite Local Restaurant: La Casa's
Fun Fact not related to Job/Profession: I am a Fifth Generation only child on my mom’s side.
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