The purpose of the Agile Business Analysis & Value Management track is to help people learn the skills, techniques and mindset needed to elicit, to understand, to prioritize, and to share the problem context, the exact problem to address, and the partitioning and sequencing of the work to be done in an agile manner.
We use the term "value management" to indicate that in the agile world, it is not enough merely to analyze the situation; it is important to see that business-side value constantly emerges from the work. Managing the value being constructed needs the analysis, but the analysis is only useful as value gets constructed, deployed, and feedback is brought back.
We are careful in this track to separate the skills of business analysis and value management from the frequently used job title "Business Analyst". In the agile organization, often no one has the title of "Business Analyst". Instead, the sponsor, the lead developer, or possibly someone else takes on the responsibility of deciding what problem to solve and in what sequence to develop it. Whoever that happens to be, that person needs the skills, techniques and mindset outlined in the BAVM track.
This track is currently under development. We show these five top-level headings to indicate where the conversations in this currently are centering. We will post more as specific topic areas and learning object clusters solidify.
- Understanding domain & setting
- Extracting the problem to solve
- Building a roadmap
- Defining and managing chunks of work
- Keeping the mindset