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  1. #JugglingBA The Juggling BA Playing multiple roles successfully @paulfmeeker

  2. Ask the audience #JugglingBA

  3. Ask the audience #JugglingBA Raise your hand if you are a business analyst

  4. Ask the audience #JugglingBA Raise your hand if you are a business analyst Raise your hand if you used to be a developer

  5. Ask the audience #JugglingBA Raise your hand if you are a business analyst Raise your hand if you used to be a developer Raise you hand if you have been doing this for 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, more?

  6. Ask the audience #JugglingBA What are some of the "typical" BA functions that you play?

  7. Ask the audience #JugglingBA What are some of the "atypical" functions that you play?

  8. My story #JugglingBA Hello, my name is Paul, and I am a BAUXUIWDPOSMPMQARMHDMoPD

  9. My story #JugglingBA Hello, my name is Paul, and I am a BAUXUIWDPOSMPMQARMHDMoPD Manager of Product Development Franklin University BlueQuill.com

  10. Thesis: #JugglingBA Business analysts are increasingly expected to perform a lot of different functions and roles that are not their primary role. How can we successfully juggle all these roles?

  11. Thesis: #JugglingBA Business analysts are increasingly expected to perform a lot of different functions and roles that are not their primary role. How can we successfully juggle all these roles? Great problem to have

  12. Juggling 101 #JugglingBA

  13. Juggling 101 #JugglingBA Juggling is simple: - Throwing - Catching - Timing - Passing - Practice

  14. Throwing #JugglingBA “Focus on your throws (the essentials)”

  15. Throwing #JugglingBA “Focus on your throws” Determine the ‘essentials’ you need in order to produce valuable software

  16. Throwing #JugglingBA “Focus on your throws (the essentials)” 1. Roadmap (vision)

  17. Throwing #JugglingBA “Focus on your throws (the essentials)” 1. Roadmap (vision) 2. SDLC

  18. Throwing #JugglingBA “Focus on your throws (the essentials)” 1. Roadmap (vision) 2. SDLC TACT (softwaretakestact.com) -Trust -Accountability -Communication -Time

  19. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials”

  20. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials” 1. Roadmap vs. “just in time” requirements

  21. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials” 1. Roadmap vs. “just in time” requirements -3 amigos in our environment -Detail upfront dependent on the feature -team given a lot of freedom (trust)

  22. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials” 1. Roadmap vs. “just in time” requirements 2. Key Ceremonies (fancy word for meetings)

  23. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials” 1. Roadmap vs. “just in time” requirements 2. Key Ceremonies (fancy word for meetings) -Daily standup -Sprint planning -Acceptance -Retrospective

  24. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials” 1. Roadmap vs. “just in time” requirements 2. Key Ceremonies (fancy word for meetings) 3. Documentation

  25. Catching #JugglingBA “Building on and executing those essentials” 1. Roadmap vs. “just in time” requirements 2. Key Ceremonies (fancy word for meetings) 3. Documentation -User stories -Acceptance criteria

  26. Timing #JugglingBA “Changing your focus depending on the need”

  27. Timing #JugglingBA “Changing your focus depending on the need” 1. Be the BA of your department, find the need

  28. Timing #JugglingBA “Changing your focus depending on the need” 1. Be the BA of your department, find the need 2. May need to switch roles at different times -PO and SM, how dare you!

  29. Passing #JugglingBA “Teamwork makes everything better”

  30. Passing #JugglingBA “Teamwork makes everything better” 1. Delegate when possible

  31. Passing #JugglingBA “Teamwork makes everything better” 1. Delegate when possible -Am I bad at this? -Can someone else do it better? -What are other people’s strengths?

  32. Passing #JugglingBA “Teamwork makes everything better” 1. Delegate when possible 2. Team focus How can I make it better?

  33. Passing #JugglingBA “Teamwork makes everything better” 1. Delegate when possible 2. Team focus How can I make it better? -Keep meetings short -Make work fun -Challenge, but accept -Lower the stress (protect the workers) -Facilitate getting the right answer

  34. Practice #JugglingBA “Anyone can juggle”

  35. Practice #JugglingBA “Anyone can juggle” What are essential BA skills?

  36. Practice #JugglingBA “Anyone can juggle” What are essential BA skills?

  37. Practice #JugglingBA “Anyone can juggle” What are essential BA skills? -Problem solver -Process architect -Passion for technology -Diplomatic -Team-centric

  38. Juggling 101 #JugglingBA Juggling is simple: - Throwing - Catching - Timing - Passing - Practice ANY QUESTIONS?