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Which role is a good fit for Business Analyst in the Agile environment?
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Since there are only three roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master and Team) in Agile, which role is a good fit for Business Analyst?
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BA can work more closely with PO.
In few organizations, BA is the mediator between team and PO when PO is not approachable all the time.
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1 reply by Pench Batta
Oct 11, 2018 10:01 AM
Pench Batta
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Thank you, Sonali. In most of the organizations, BAs became proxy product owners.
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Pench -

The most common models I have seen are the BA being a part of the Dev team or the BA proxying for the PO as Sonali indicated.

Kiron
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1 reply by Pench Batta
Oct 11, 2018 10:02 AM
Pench Batta
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Thank you, kiron!
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I have tried BA in all three roles and here is my experience

BA as PO proxy - Most of the times POs are not available to the team and hence BA is best suited for this role. This has been the case in most projects I have taken up.

BA as Scrum Master - I have found that BA as scrum master are best suited since being neutral comes to them naturally. Have tried this few times and wasn't disappointed.

BA as Team Member - This has been the case when PO has been available and in this case BA becomes redundant during DSMs. So this has been the least productive role for BA in my experience.

So BA as PO proxy and as Scrum Master has worked well for me. Note that I work for a small organisation where usually PM or Team Lead have to take up Scrum Master role.
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1 reply by Pench Batta
Oct 11, 2018 10:03 AM
Pench Batta
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Thank you, LK! Interested to know about the three roles and how BA fit into those roles.
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BA as PO proxy, and as the PM I would keep him close as my advisor/sparring partner.
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1 reply by Pench Batta
Oct 11, 2018 10:03 AM
Pench Batta
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John! Thank you.
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Oct 11, 2018 6:46 AM
Replying to Sonali Malu
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BA can work more closely with PO.
In few organizations, BA is the mediator between team and PO when PO is not approachable all the time.
Thank you, Sonali. In most of the organizations, BAs became proxy product owners.
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Oct 11, 2018 7:17 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Pench -

The most common models I have seen are the BA being a part of the Dev team or the BA proxying for the PO as Sonali indicated.

Kiron
Thank you, kiron!
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Oct 11, 2018 8:45 AM
Replying to LK Gahlot
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I have tried BA in all three roles and here is my experience

BA as PO proxy - Most of the times POs are not available to the team and hence BA is best suited for this role. This has been the case in most projects I have taken up.

BA as Scrum Master - I have found that BA as scrum master are best suited since being neutral comes to them naturally. Have tried this few times and wasn't disappointed.

BA as Team Member - This has been the case when PO has been available and in this case BA becomes redundant during DSMs. So this has been the least productive role for BA in my experience.

So BA as PO proxy and as Scrum Master has worked well for me. Note that I work for a small organisation where usually PM or Team Lead have to take up Scrum Master role.
Thank you, LK! Interested to know about the three roles and how BA fit into those roles.
Network:1798



Oct 11, 2018 9:29 AM
Replying to John A. Williams
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BA as PO proxy, and as the PM I would keep him close as my advisor/sparring partner.
John! Thank you.

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