The conventional wisdom is that, in an increasingly Agile world, the role of the Business Analyst is evolving into the role of a Product Owner. But it might be that the clue is in the phrase and that the business of understanding what is required to help an organisation change from ‘state A’ to ‘state B’ will always require analysis skills, regardless of the job title.
There are many Agile frameworks, many tools and techniques within them, and many different organisational challenges with Agile adoption. So how might a BA play a role in tackling that?
With over 20 years of BA experience, Tim Hedger explains the Blended Agile Development Toolkit – an open source, evolving, modular set of Agile methods, tools and techniques – clearly narrating how an Agile product setup can work, from end-to-end. There are many different applications of the tools, and many situations that a BA might find themselves in where the tools will help, but knowing where everything fits into the story is everything.