The business analyst writes processes and use cases, and sketch user interfaces for the solution.
Understand the fundamentals of any business:
Understand the business model canvas – and use it to analyze the business:
Familiarize yourself with your suppliers’ and customers’ business models to discover how to fine-tune yours to fit theirs better:
Use SWOT analysis to discover where to improve:
Understand that as a BA you’re actually helping design your enterprise architecture:
Understand what the enterprise architecture is:
You help continuously improve by measuring and changing the enterprise architecture:
As a BA, you identify and document:
- Use cases
As a BA you understand – and help others understand that user stories are NOT requirements!
Tells what you want to achieve, and why.
- Doesn’t specify how to achieveat the correct result.
- Doesn’t specify how to achieve design qualities.
- Doesn’t cover unforeseen events.
Specifies what the system does (step by step) in reaction to an event – often triggered by a user.
- Covers all conceivable scenarios in alternative flows.
Use user stories to slice use cases across multiple sprints.