The ideas which were identified in the realm of software product development have spread beyond software development into many other areas that are impacted by business analysis. This means that the practice of business analysis has to evolve to support the new ways of working, not just in software development but in any area of the business where change is happening rapidly. In this context, the term agile refers to a mindset or way of thinking about work. IIBA can help augment foundational capabilities focusing on applying an agile perspective within a business analysis framework.
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The new competency-based IIBA® Agile Analysis (IIBA®-AAC) Certification addresses both necessity and demand for agile and analyst communities to collaborate and transform project delivery.
Business analysis practitioners operating at this horizon support decisions about strategy and the allocation of available resources in support of that strategy. Decisions made at the Strategy Horizon identify the products, services, and initiatives to which the organization allocates resources.
Business analysis practitioners operating at this horizon support initiative based decisions about how to create value with the resources available, as well as better understanding the needs of the stakeholders and the options available.
Business analysis practitioners operating at this horizon work with the delivery team to understand how to best break down work, how to deliver and test the value the team is creating, and how to learn quickly from the work the team is doing.
How to bring in new ways of working and structuring the organization and that enable agility, sustainability, employee and customer engagement, and resulting in better outcomes for all stakeholders in the ecosystem.
Embracing agility means adopting the agile mindset across the whole organization, changing the attitudes and behaviors of everyone in the business…
Agile teams are becoming more reliant upon business analysts, especially business analysts with strong agile analysis skills.