Agile business analyst – a growing role
Business analysts have worked on projects for many years. Agile business analyst roles are becoming more widely advertised. So, what’s the difference, and how can you become an agile business analyst?
What is an agile business analyst?
An agile business analyst (Agile BA) is a business analyst who works on projects using agile methodologies. These methodologies are based upon:
- Adaptive planning;
- Early delivery;
- Responding to change quickly and easily;
- Empowerment of people at the right levels;
- Continuous improvement.
Agile business analysts require certain attributes such as:
How to become an agile business analyst
The steps in becoming an agile business analyst are similar to the steps in becoming a business analyst. In addition you need to develop a range of agile business analyst skills.
Agile business analyst skills
To become an Agile BA you need to develop the skills below or enhance them by extra training:
- The ability to see the big picture and identify possible solutions;
- An understanding of the agile development process;
- Outstanding verbal and non-verbal communication skills;
- An understanding of the industry involving the project;
- The ability to accept changes throughout the project;
- Team-building skills;
- Multi-tasking skills.
Agile business analyst certification
Agile business analysis is a growing area as more companies utilise the benefits of agile development methods on their projects.
Getting a qualification such as the AgileBA® can help enhance your resume/CV and distinguish yourself in the job market.