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"Business analysis" is really much more of a human- communications task, than a technical one. The enterprise already understands its physical business. What it needs from you is the design of a software system that will actually be understandable and useful to them in their daily physical work. "Their business," being human, is ...


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No, a Business Analyst does not need domain knowledge. The key reason is that the Analyst's work is focused on business which, according to an applicable definition means, "to arrange one's affairs." "Arranging work" requires an understanding of how to inquire with the actual subject matter expert about their business. Further, domain ...


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There are a lot of other knowledge and skill requirements a BA, or any role really, needs to have besides some degree of expertise in the domain. Every individual who claims a job role will have varying degrees of expertise in those knowledge and skill requirements. Depending on the demand of that BA job, you may require someone who presents with deeper ...


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Is a Business Analyst supposed to have domain knowledge? Yes, a BA needs to have domain knowledge, otherwise they won't be efficient in interacting with stakeholders, creating business analysis and requirements, or identifying problems, opportunities and solutions for the business. It's not very different than developers needing to understand the business ...


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Let's take a closer look at the specific "traditional BA responsibilities": Clarifying bugs/bug requirement analysis: The developers analyse/fix bug tickets created by users because they have the most knowledge about how the system should behave. If you add an additional layer of BA's analysing bug tickets, from my experience it takes them ...


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Up-front caveat... I have limited formal Agile (especially Scrum) experience, however I have used aspects of Agile approaches fairly widely, and some of my teams have included people with BA skills. I would anticipate that a BA-type role could be used quite widely within a project being run using formal Agile (including Scrum) principles. Firstly, to support ...


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How does a Scrum Team handle traditional BA responsibilities? A skilled analyst is a useful asset for a Scrum team. How well they work in a Scrum team comes down to a matter of timing. The challenge is for the BA to do the analysis in a manner that allows the team to respond quickly to change. They need to avoid tying the team in to a particular approach ...


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