By Kent McDonald
Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset by Kent McDonald
From Edward Brown:
Think Agile is just about doing sprints, writing user stories, and using Jira? BUY THIS BOOK NOW!
This book starts where Business Analysis SHOULD start: how to think about analysis. Unfortunately, there are still many analysts who define their work/worth by the weight of their documentation and the completeness of “capturing” all the requirements before coding begins–as if that were possible. Likewise, there are many developers who think their job is simply to deliver code. Your “role” on an IT project is to deliver value to the customer and all the “outputs” you build along the way are just a means to that end.
Kent has written a wonderful book that will help you achieve a mindset that focuses on maximizing “outcomes” and minimizing “outputs”. By combining stories from his past projects and highligting techniques such as story-mapping and BDD, you will learn an approach to tackling IT projects that will exponentially increase your chances of success.
I recommend this book to anyone working on IT custom development projects.