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Top 6 Critical BA Skills For The Future (And Today!) - Part 2
When I wrote part one of this article series, I wanted to go deeper and have heard from many that deeper is where part 2 needs to go!You’ll see the original six critical BA skills below with additional details and questions to help your team think about how to apply these valuable skills. 1. Data Insights: Analyzing Data To Identify Customer Behavior PatternsWhat does this look like for BAs in…

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Notes on story walls – simple task walls
Most Agile teams use story walls – either physical walls or online tools to store their stories. But a lot of those teams see the wall as a burden rather than a tool that makes life easier for them.  This is a shame because the only reason you want to have a wall is because it makes it quicker and easier for the team to get their work done. From the perspective of the TEAM, the story wall make…

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Top 6 critical BA skills for the future, and today
Regardless of title (BA or not) and approach (traditional, Agile, or hybrid), everyone in the business of discovering, defining and delivering value can prepare for the future by developing the following skills: 1) Data Insights Modeling and data relationships are moving to the back seat while data insights take the wheel. This means that we will be asked dig deeper into our data to discover…

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Shane Hastie at Agile NZ Conference
SoftEd Chief Knowledge Engineer and Global Agile Practice Lead, Shane Hastie delivered two talks at the Agile NZ Conference. Click the video below to view.   If You Need to Start a Project, You've Already Failed #noprojects   Product Ownership is a Team Sport 

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Quick and Easy Health Checks for Agile Teams
I often tell Agile coaches to start with a health check on the teams they are about to coach. People think this health check is a great idea and they often research complex algorithms and assessment tools. But that is really hard work for you and the team.  So at our coaching clinic, we tried a lazier alternative – I put these conversation starter kits up on the wall. Pairs of coaches came up to the…

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Do You Get Value From Your Retrospective?
A retrospective is a meeting where the team stop working and take a step back to review how well they are working and what they can do to improve. It is generally done every sprint (or every two weeks if there is no sprinting going on). The theory is easy – the team share their views on what went well in the last fortnight, what did not go well and what they should keep doing or change as a…

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