It also aims to give context to the business analyst role beyond the individual project, in relation to organisational mission and strategy, and to give additional depth and guidance for the business analyst role.
AgileBA highlights techniques that can help the Agile business analyst support the organization in the formulation and reviewing of its strategies. Even if the project-level Agile BA is not directly involved in defining the organization’s strategies, they need to understand the way strategy is formulated and the factors and forces which affect it. This will give them the perspective to ensure that the projects they are involved in have objectives that align with, and support, the organization’s strategic goals.
Business Analysis is crucial to the success and competitiveness of organizations in today’s rapidly-changing environment, enabling the timely delivery of high value, cost-effective solutions. As the project world continues to change, the BA role will continue to be an evolutionary role: embracing Agile is a significant part of this evolution.
The guidance is aimed at aspiring, new and existing Business Analysts, whether new to working in an agile environment or experienced in agile practices. It will also support project managers and product owners working with (or within) agile project teams and other practitioners looking to understand the value and role of business analysts on agile projects.
The handbook is also the official reference material for those undertaking accredited AgileBA training and Foundation & Practitioner level certification.