Saturday, October 3, 2015

Business analysis myths.

  1. A business analysts can act as a proxy for a subject matter expert.
  2. A business analyst must have business knowledge of the enterprise in which the analyst is working.
  3. You can become a business analyst without formal training.
  4. Business analysts are not needed on agile / lean / … projects.
  5. Business analysis slows down projects.
  6. Working code is needed, not documentation.
  7. Upfront planning is not needed; architecture emerges.
  8. Subject matter experts must work with developers, not analysts.
  9. Modeling tools generate poor code, so don’t try to use analysis models (or any models) for this purpose.
  10. Software quality is a job for QA; requirements is a job for the business analyst.
Any more? Disagree? Post a comment!