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The Business Analyst in Agile Transformation (By Mahmoud El-Mantawy)

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Who am I?
Many business analysts got lost during Agile Transformation. They become overwhelmed with lots of questions like Do I have a seat on this journey? What will be my role? Do I still have added value? In short, the BA may ask himself, who am I in this new world. I have been there one day and during this speech, you should learn not only how to survive in an Agile world but also how to lead it.

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The Business Analyst in Agile Transformation (By Mahmoud El-Mantawy)

  1. 1. The Business Analyst in Agile Transformation Presented by Mahmoud El-Mantawy Business Analysis Lead @ ITWORX
  2. 2. Agile is a strategic decision The Role of Business Analyst In Agile Agile Business Analysis Who is the Business Analyst 01 02 03 04 Session Roadmap
  3. 3. Who is the Business Analyst The daily dilemma
  4. 4. What People think the Business Analyst do. What the Business Analyst think he do. What the Business Analyst actually do.
  5. 5. Client Project Manager Project Team Business Analyst Executives Don’t go beyond the scope.Be innovative, but deliver on time. We are waiting. Nothing to do. Why Projects fail?
  6. 6. Source: www.modernanalyst.com “Good News! He Said he only needs a few more weeks to finish the first draft of the Requirements Document
  7. 7. Finally I finished the requirements. Let’s get it approved and Signed. Change Request Change Request
  8. 8. Commitment to deliver vague product (RFP / Proposal) Misalignment with the customer Lack of transparency and information sharing lack of ownership Focus on the output not the outcome The perfect formula for failure
  9. 9. Let’s see it from the other side Business Analyst shall focus on Scope Management To rescue the project against the large scope and high expectations Scope Management The analyst shall be available throughout the project as a business owner and not only at the start of the project. Availability Sometimes requirements does not fit technology used. Technology Awareness The analyst shall have expertise the in the project business domain Domain Expertise
  10. 10. IF IT IS NOT THE RIGHT WAY…...
  11. 11. MAKE A U-TURN  LET’S DO IT THE AGILE WAY
  12. 12. Agile Business Analysis Transformation start
  13. 13. Agile Business Analysis Client is satisfied and project team is satisfied as well Win–Win Relationship All stakeholders are involved in crafting the requirements Collaboration Environment that encourages innovation and team effort Innovation High ability in responding to the business needs Response Commitment on short term and clear scope only. Scope Do only what is needed for the current iteration. Lean Analysis
  14. 14. 0 40 80 120 160 200 240 9 9 9 9 9 MPH km/h Everything is changing fast Today’s dynamics are totally different. The ability to deliver business value fast is a deal breaker
  15. 15. www.gile-analysis.co.uk Requirements (Product Backlog) Analysis Dev Ops Continuous Analysis
  16. 16. Agile Business Results Business Results 20 – 50% Increase in productivity 50 + Defect reduction Happier, more motivated employees 30 – 75% Faster time to market Source: https://www.scaledagileframework.com/why-safe
  17. 17. The Role of Business Analyst In Agile It is about functions not titles
  18. 18. The Role of Business Analyst on an Agile Project There is no fixed one-to-one mapping for the existing Business Analyst role. The Business Analyst can play different roles in Agile.
  19. 19. Team Facilitator Business Owner Project Team The Role of Business Analyst on an Agile Project Source: www.systemsplusgroup.blogspot.com
  20. 20. Scrum Master Product Owner Scrum Team The Role of Business Analyst on an Agile Project Source: www.systemsplusgroup.blogspot.com
  21. 21. Scrum Master Proxy Product Owner Scrum Team The Role of Business Analyst on an Agile Project Product Owner Avoid the Gatekeeper
  22. 22. Scrum Master Proxy Product Owner Scrum Team The Role of Business Analyst on an Agile Project Product Owner
  23. 23. Source: www.systemsplusgroup.blogspot.com Strategic Vision
  24. 24. The Role of Business Analyst on an Agile Project Features Prioritization according to the business value As a Product Owner Coaching other team members on how to analyze requirements As a Team Member Helping product owner slicing and splitting requirements Guide the team and stakeholders in requirements writing workshops Decide what should be included in the release. Set the product roadmap and high level epics Investigating complex business requirements Answering Team Questions and accept the delivered product
  25. 25. Scaling Up The Business Analysis Function Program Owner Product Owner Product Owner Team BA Team BA Team BA Team BA Team BA Team BA Product Owner Product Owner Portfolio Owner Program Owner
  26. 26. Agile Is a Strategic Decision Make it an organizational strategic theme
  27. 27. Building Team Capability Enabling Business Team Update Internal supporting processes Setup Agile Environment Develop Agile contracting process Develop Agile development process Customer Satisfaction Improve Budget Performance Balanced Scorecard – Agile Transformation Theme Financial Customer Internal Processes Organization Capacity
  28. 28. Mahmoud Elmantawy CBAP, CSM, BSP. • Bachelor degree in Management Sciences. • Having 12+ years of experience in providing business solutions • Having projects in different business domains including inventory control, supply chain management, education, healthcare, HVAC rental business, CRM and finally focusing on strategy management. • Worked in both business companies & IT service companies. • Certified CSM, CBAP, and BSP. • Post graduate studies in Business Psychology.
  29. 29. Thank You Your questions are welcome
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    Oct. 17, 2018

Who am I? Many business analysts got lost during Agile Transformation. They become overwhelmed with lots of questions like Do I have a seat on this journey? What will be my role? Do I still have added value? In short, the BA may ask himself, who am I in this new world. I have been there one day and during this speech, you should learn not only how to survive in an Agile world but also how to lead it.

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