Scrum and Business Analysts
- I work for an organization where we are starting to impletement
scrum. We had a few of our developers go in for Scrum training and
they came back with some very useful information.
Being a business analyst, I have been huting around the web and in
bookstores as to how a business analyst team would fit into an IT
organization practicing scrum.
We have an IT organization that consists of teams of Business
Analysts, Developers, QA folks, Project Managers and Business users.
I understand that scrum reccomends that the same person wear
multiple hats, but that is really not possible here.
In the past I have worked through an organization where we
implemented XP successfully and integrated BA and QA by putting BA 1
iteration ahead of dev and QA one iteration behind Dev. But within
scrum everyone stays in the same sprint. The BA, Dev and QA folks.
So how could all three groups work within the same PB simultaneously
without someone having a good amount of downtime. Since you really
cannot develop before analysis and design is complete, and since you
cannot QA before dev is complete.
- For the record: I am not acknowledging plariarism in XP's Planning Game
(nor am I asserting it in XBreed). I think the entire topic of plagiarism
is bogus, divisive, unproductive and wrong.
My sole mission in entering the Scrum != XP topic was to point out that
there is but one elephant here. It is not productive to choose practices
based on whether or not they are part of Scrum or XP or Crystal.
As for plagiarism,
"Not only does I deny the allegation, I denies the alligator".
You can observe a lot by watching. --Yogi Berra
On Friday, November 12, 2004, at 1:12:37 AM, Mike Beedle wrote:
> Thank you for your honesty and fairness in the acknowledgement of plagiarism
> from the XP community -
> this means a lot to us scrummers, since both, honesty and fairness are part
> of our core values.
> Honesty and fairness make the fertile ground that will allow us to get
> *unity* in the growing
> Agile Community of the future.
> Also, your ability to see from someone else's perspective; and your ability
> to understand "deep issues"
> without bailing out on bogus arguments is what convinced me of your
> leadership abilities.
> I only now get to really know and understand who you are - thank you, you
> have opened my eyes
> to a new level of "understanding",
End quotation from Mike Beedle, on Friday, November 12, 2004, at 1:12:37 AM