With the widespread adoption of Agile, software development has gone through some serious remodeling. The changes are a seismic shift from the days of mega-projects and monolithic methodologies. Agile teams build robust products incrementally and iteratively, requiring fast feedback from the business community to define ongoing work.
As a result, the process of defining IT requirements is evolving rapidly. Backlogs replace requirements definition documents. User Stories, Epics and Features replace requirement statements. Scenarios and Examples replace test cases. The timing of business analysis activities is shifting like sand.
But What Is LEAN Business Analysis?
Business Analysis defines the future of Information Technology (IT) in an organization. Lean Business Analysis is the essential next step that enables the business community to take advantage of the speed of software delivery.
This book offers a brief overview of how you can reduce waste in Business Analysis practices to optimally support the new lean and agile software development world. Learn how lean principles:
Gain business agility by shifting from Project to Product Thinking
Accelerate time-to-market with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Combat waste in your Business Analysis Life Cycle
Optimize software development with effective Product Backlogs
Improve the outcome of your Business Analysis techniques
Express business needs in Features, User Stories, and Scenarios
Deliver product quality with Acceptance (Business-Facing) Testing