The Agile Analyst Mindset

Full Name(s): 
Karen Greaves, Samantha Laing
Karen and Sam are agile coaches and trainers who have been helping teams become more agile over the past 8 years. They are regular speakers at local and international conferences and have authored a number of books for other agile coaches, including one on Agile Requirements. For their details biographies please see linked in: http://za.linkedin.com/in/karengreaves http://za.linkedin.com/in/samlaing
Abstract: 
Often business analysts wonder what their role is in agile. Fitting somewhere between a Product Owner and Team member role, many analysts feel left out or alienated by agile. In this talk we will explore the mindset of agile analyst, and how this mindset will make them indispensable to an agile team. We will contrast this with a more traditional approach of an analyst role in a waterfall project. Come ready to expand your idea of what an analyst is!
Learning outcomes: 
We will cover 5 agile analyst mindset points written in a similar fashion to the agile manifesto: Shared understanding over documented requirements Customer advocacy over document sign offs Problem exploration over solution design Asking questions over providing answers Embracing uncertainty and change over nailing down details
Audience Level: 
Advancing
Pre-requisite knowledge: 
Very basic understanding of agile principles Understanding of traditional business analyst approaches will be useful as we will draw a comparison to these.
Session Type: 
Talk
Theme: 
People
Keywords: 
Agile
Analysts
Mindset