Semenova Natalia Nikolaevna
The role of a Business Analyst in solving non-standard problems in complex projects
There are no ready solutions when working with complications. Also, there is no appropriate framework for complex projects.
The author aim is creating a basic approach to deal with non-standard situations and looking for patterns in solving complex problems in the business analyst responsibility area.
Within the talk, we will try to systemize project complications, identify their causes and effects, and define in what degree a business analyst may impact them. We will also discuss the suggested approach of cases analysis and try to apply it to different situations.
User Stories differs
Within this presentation we are going to discuss User stories specifics which appears in large projects delivered via few releases and implemented by few teams. We will discuss such questions as: what are the challenges that BA faces with on her way to archive an optimal Story; which factors should be taken into consideration when defining the approach; what can a regular BA do for that and whether she really should do it; who will evaluate her efforts (at least if it will be ever evaluated).
A real case from large, long and possibly overly agile project is at the heart of presentation. You will see how challenges may affect the approach and develop BA-creation. For sure we will consider the prospects from BABOK and other guides, as well as some conclusions made with our colleagues, which helped us to drive these interesting exciting challenges.
Customer Engagement and Transparency in large projects
There is an attempt to define the applicability of Customer engagement approach into project development. On the negative example of a large project, we will consider pros & cons of different approaches to collaboration with a customer. The scale and duration of the project let the author a possibility to track the dynamic and evaluate customer engagement influence to a project success. While searching solution we will make methodology base analysis on BABOK chapter’ example. Undiscovered and white areas of customer engagement practical perspectives have seemed as a good perspective of the report.