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Agile business analysis is the practice of business analysis in an agile
context with an agile mindset. Agile business analysis can provide a
competitive advantage in fast-paced and complex environments and has moved
beyond software development initiatives to any business domain.
Criteria associated with requirements, products, or the delivery cycle that
must be met in order to achieve stakeholder acceptance
Acceptance test driven development: Occurs
when team members with different perspectives (customer, development,
testing) collaborate to identify acceptance criteria and subsequent tests in
advance of implementing the corresponding functionality. These acceptance
tests represent the user's point of view and act as a form of requirements
to describe how the system will function, as well as serve as a way of
verifying that the system functions as intended. In some cases the team
automates the acceptance tests.
manifesto: A statement of the values that underpin Agile Software
Development. It was drafted from February 11th through 13th, 2001.
Backlog: An ordered list of options that
represent changes to a solution. Various frameworks use backlogs to
represent the changes for a given scope.
Business value: In management, business value is an informal term
that includes all forms of value that determine the health and well-being of
the firm in the long run. In agile development, an output delivers business
value when it increases or protects revenue or reduces or avoids costs for
Definition of done: A
technique where the team agrees on, and prominently displays, a list of
criteria which must be met before a backlog item is considered done.
Definition of ready: A technique where the
team agrees on, and prominently displays, a list of criteria which must be
met before a backlog item is considered ready for the team to start delivery
Delivery team: A cross-functional
team of skilled individuals who bring a variety of expertise to bear on the
process of building a software product.
Feature: A distinguishing characteristic of a solution that
implements a cohesive set of requirements and which delivers value for a set
Time-box: An agreed
upon period of time in which an activity is conducted or a defined
deliverable is intended to be produced.
story: A small, concise statement of functionality or quality needed
to deliver value to a specific stakeholder.
Business Analysis Tools
Business model canvas describes how an enterprise creates, delivers,
and captures value for and from its customers.
Business rules analysis is used to identify, express, validate,
refine, and organize the rules that shape day-to-day business behaviour and
guide operational business decision making.
Data flow diagrams show where data comes from, which activities
process the data, and if the output results are stored or utilized by
another activity or external entity.
describes the entities, classes or data objects relevant to a domain, the
attributes that are used to describe them, and the relationships among them
to provide a common set of semantics for analysis and implementation.
Decision analysis formally assesses a
problem and possible decisions in order to determine the value of alternate
outcomes under conditions of uncertainty.
Document analysis is used to elicit business analysis information,
including contextual understanding and requirements, by examining available
materials that describe either the business environment or existing
is used to identify where, what, why, when, how, and for whom information is
exchanged between solution components or across solution boundaries.
Process analysis assesses a process for its
efficiency and effectiveness, as well as its ability to identify
opportunities for change.
is a standardized graphical model used to show how work is carried
out and is a foundation for process analysis.
SWOT analysis is a simple yet effective tool used to evaluate an
organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to both
internal and external conditions.
bring stakeholders together in order to collaborate on achieving a
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