Why Your IT Department Should Be Using Agile

Should our team use the agile method?

When we say IT departments are using “Agile” we don’t mean they are hiring IT pros who are swift, nimble, and acrobatic—well, at least not entirely. Agile refers to a popular development methodology that has gained traction among technology teams as an iterative and flexible approach to complete large-scale projects while reducing failure risk. The alternate “Waterfall” method of development includes the steps: analyze, scale, build, and test. While Agile maintains these key steps, it is touted as allowing for more flexibility and collaboration.

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5 Steps to Succeed on a Scrum Team as a BA

Guest Blog by Trina Silverglate, IT Consultant

How to be a BA in Agile Scrum MethodologyWhether you are new to the world of business analysis or a seasoned veteran, you’ve probably discovered that the first step when starting a new project on a Scrum team is defining your role in relation to the product team, the developers, and the Scrum Master. In the agile scrum methodology, the BA is not a defined role, but often companies decide it will be most effective to include one on the team anyway. Because of the lack of definition around the role, as a Business Analyst Contractor, you can end up with a wide variance of responsibilities, which can set you up to fail or succeed. To set yourself up for success on your next Scrum project, we’ve identified these 5 simple steps:

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