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New Post 7/16/2023 1:26 PM
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Business Analyst In Agile - Here is why you need them, sometimes 

The question of whether you need BAs in Agile comes up quite often, but it's not exactly the right question. The circumstance in which a BA adds value is totally independent of the methodology. It comes down to the complexity of the organization. Business analysts add value when the organization is so large and complex that there needs to be people dedicated to investigating, analyzing, navigating, and communicating that complexity. If the organization is not large or complex, then you likely don't need a dedicated business analyst regardless of the software development lifecycle. Here is a video walking through the relationship of a Business Analyst on an Agile Team

 
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 Meta BA wrote

The question of whether you need BAs in Agile comes up quite often, but it's not exactly the right question. The circumstance in which a BA adds value is totally independent of the methodology. It comes down to the complexity of the organization. Business analysts add value when the organization is so large and complex that there needs to be people dedicated to investigating, analyzing, navigating, and communicating that complexity. If the organization is not large or complex, then you likely don't need a dedicated business analyst regardless of the software development lifecycle. Here is a video walking through the relationship of a Business Analyst on an Agile Team

You're right. Some organizations believe that BAs are critical to the success of Agile teams, while others believe that BAs are not necessary in Agile teams.
If the organization is large and complex, then there may be a need for people dedicated to investigating, analyzing, navigating, and communicating that complexity. In such cases, BAs can add value by understanding business needs and identifying solutions. However, if the organization is not large or complex, then a dedicated business analyst may not be necessary regardless of the software development lifecycle.

 
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Re: Business Analyst In Agile - Here is why you need them, sometimes 
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  Geometry Dash World wrote

The question of whether you need BAs in Agile comes up quite often, but it's not exactly the right question. The circumstance in which a BA adds value is totally independent of the methodology. It comes down to the complexity of the organization. Business analysts add value when the organization is so large and complex that there needs to be people dedicated to investigating, analyzing, navigating, and communicating that complexity. If the organization is not large or complex, then you likely don't need a dedicated business analyst regardless of the software development lifecycle. Here is a video walking through the relationship of a Business Analyst on an Agile Team

In large and complex organizations, BAs can play a crucial role in investigating, analyzing, and communicating the intricacies of the business processes. Their skills in requirements gathering, stakeholder management, and translating business needs into actionable development tasks can greatly benefit Agile teams.
 

 
New Post 10/20/2023 6:06 AM
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Re: Business Analyst In Agile - Here is why you need them, sometimes 

The point you raised about the role of Business Analysts (BAs) is crucial and often gets muddled in discussions around methodologies like Agile. Indeed, the value of a BA transcends the specific framework and primarily hinges on the intricacies of the organization. BAs serve as critical facilitators, helping to bridge the gap between business complexities and technical solutions, irrespective of the development approach.

In larger and complex organizations, BAs play a pivotal role in deciphering intricate business processes, identifying requirements, and facilitating effective communication between stakeholders and development teams. Their expertise in eliciting, analyzing, and documenting requirements becomes indispensable in ensuring that the final product aligns with the business objectives and caters to the stakeholders' needs.

However, in smaller and less complex setups, the need for a dedicated BA might not be as pronounced, as the teams could potentially handle the necessary analysis and communication tasks within the development process. In such cases, team members often wear multiple hats, and the functions of a traditional BA might be absorbed by other roles within the team.

It's essential to recognize that the value of a BA is not tied to a specific software development lifecycle but rather to the organizational context. The ultimate goal is to ensure effective communication, understanding, and translation of business needs into actionable technical solutions, regardless of the methodology being employed. This understanding can help organizations make informed decisions about whether or not to incorporate BAs into their teams based on the specific complexities they face. Thank you for shedding light on this critical aspect of the role of BAs in organizational contexts.

 
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