Competence / Knowledge / Skills required:
Essential - confident practitioner :-
?Able to identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use, including measuring and evaluating outcomes. Helps the team to decide the best approach.
?Able to analyse current product/services and processes, and identify and implement opportunities to optimise these. Agile BA’s help to evaluate and establish requirements using relevant techniques such as gap analysis.
?Able to use quantitative and qualitative data about users to define outcomes.
?Investigates problems and analyses options for new and existing products and services. Agile BA’s provide recommendations to solutions; working with stakeholders to identify objectives, opportunities and potential benefits.
Complementary - working knowledge:-
?Able to review requirements, specifications and define test conditions. Agile BAs are able to identify issues and risks associated with work whilst being able to analyse and report test activities and results in an iterative fashion.
?Responsible for elicitation of requirements. Agile BA’s define business priorities for change initiatives, and support throughout the development process by managing subsequent requests and changes to baseline.
?Helps the team set and manage expectations. Agile BAs identify key stakeholders; managing their needs in harmony with user needs, using evidence to justify their decisions.. Agile BA’s should understand how to handle opposing views, and combine them to reach consensus.
?Can use a wide range of techniques to model situations confidently. Gains the necessary agreement needed from subject matter experts and stakeholders, ensuring they review the results to fix any issues.
?Understands how to report on system quality and collects metrics on test cases, and can collaborate with the team to do analysis iteratively.
?Experience working in fast paced agile environments
?Experience working in cross functional teams
?Experience contributing to, and achieving, continuous improvement goals
Personal attribute /skills:-
?Communicate effectively in order to facilitate working meetings, using techniques such as active listening and negotiation. Tailor communication style to suit both face-to-face and virtual settings including web meetings and conference calls.
?Ensure that the wider impact of changes is understood by parallel workstreams.
?Collaborate with the feature team to ensure they have a complete understanding of the business and user needs.
Facilitate workshops to ensure the business and user needs continue to be met by the proposed solution.