At a recent IIBA New Zealand members event Shane and Pete debated the role of the business analyst on Agile projects. Shane presented on why analysis is so important on Agile projects, and why the role of the analyst remains crucial to project success. Pete said that the traditional role of the Business Analyst is under threat and will need to evolve in order to be valued on an Agile project
Agile methods are empirical: plan, do, evaluate how it went, plan the next thing. When these cycles are very short, learning happens quickly and teams can move into high-performance mode. But discipline is necessary - planning must happen continuously to feed the fast-moving team. For 80 minutes David Hussman looks at the Agile practices around planning a project, a release, and an iteration.