Ryland Leyton recently released his book, The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall to Agile. Over the years, Ryland has provided training and mentoring for events and individual members of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of IIBA, so I was thrilled to see him take pen to paper and share his insights through a medium with broader reach. Ryland agreed to provide some additional information and background on the thought process behind the book for Practical Analyst readers.Read More
Here are just a few impressions I’ve jotted down over the past few weeks that may never evolve into full blog posts, but that I wanted to share just the same. Please feel free to chime in with your support or challenges to my list, or with your own observances.Read More
This post is spurred by a few articles I’ve read recently which have only served to reinforce some similar thoughts I’ve been having for a while now on the constant, competitively toned comparisons between agile and traditional development methodologies.
As I read article after article extolling the wonders of these new methodologies against the weaknesses of the traditional methods, I begin to wonder if the emphasis isn’t too much on agile methodologies over agile principles.Read More
We don’t use SCRUM or XP in my shop, but I am always interested in learning more about other methods and tools, and I know some of my readers use these methodologies, so I thought I’d share some information on Sprintometer, a free SCRUM & XP project tracking tool.Read More
I’ve long been of the opinion that involving as many stakeholders in the project as early as possible is a key to successful business analysis, and, more importantly, to successful projects, and have said as much in a few of my posts on this site.
Jim Highsmith, in the book Agile project management : creating innovative products, thinks that the reason projects tend to have so much documentation and so few results is that:Read More
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