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Business Analysis

The Business Analyst is accountable for gathering the detailed definition of business requirements to enable programme's delivery.

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Activities:

• Participate in agile ceremonies: SI planning, PI planning (support as needed and relevant),  daily stand-up, retrospectives, show and tells

• Maintain data integrity in Confluence & Jira for Capabilities and Features created by the BA Service

• Facilitate prioritisation of Capabilities and Features and capture results in Jira

• Input into traceability decisions of features gained through solution and system demos

• Support UAT test case preparation, & provide test case sign off as required

• Defect triage support during SIT / UAT / ORT

Included deliverables

Deliverable [per PI] Media Quality Criteria
check SAFe Capabilities and Acceptance Criteria to support the Epic Lean Justification Business Outcomes and Lead Indicators Jira

A well-defined SAFe Capability includes:

  • Capability name (Summary field in Jira) is NOT described in the 'As a <user>…' user voice but should be a concise statement that describes the intent
  • Capability Description is in the format:  “FOR  -  WHO - THE - IS - THAT  - UNLIKE - OUR SOLUTION”  i.e. provides the context of what we want to achieve and why
  • Capability Benefit Hypothesis in the format “IF … THEN …”
  • A Capability has Acceptance Criteria
  • Capability should be broken down into relevant Features
check Analysis Approach Confluence

Create a plan for analysis activities in the Analysis Approach page in Confluence for any new Epic, Release or Increment, following the Analysis Approach template.

check SAFe Features and Acceptance Criteria Jira

A well-defined SAFe Feature includes:

  • Feature name (Summary field in Jira) is NOT described in the 'As a <user>…' user voice but should be a concise statement that describes intent.
  • Feature Description is in the format: FOR - WHO - THIS FEATURE – ACHIEVING
  • Feature Benefit Hypothesis in the format “IF… THEN…”
  • Feature must have a User Journey or Storyboard attached.
  • Feature is supported by non-functional requirements / non-functional Acceptance Criteria
  • Feature includes Acceptance Criteria
  • Each Feature Acceptance Criteria is independently testable with a pass or fail result
  • Each Feature Acceptance Criteria is written in clear, concise, and unambiguous language
  • Meets the agreed Definition of Ready available in the Analysis and Design Confluence page
check Solution Context / Overview Confluence

Create analysis, design thinking & customer experience inputs in to the solution context page in Confluence, including CX examples, recognition of discussions had and informed decisions

check Traceability and Compliance Report Confluence
  • A Traceability and Compliance report is created for each Epic in Confluence as per the standard template
  • Each Capability and Feature committed to the PI or Release has a Compliance statement in Jira, and those Capabilities or Features that are Partially Compliant or Non Compliant have a Rationale in Jira

Additional deliverables

Add on Deliverables Media Quality Criteria
Deliver user stories and acceptance criteria Jira/Email

A well-defined user story includes:

  • Story meets all the INVEST quality criteria
  • Story can be implemented by a single Release Train
  • User Story name (Summary field in Jira) is described using the format:  As a <user> I want to <do something> so I can <benefit somehow>
  • Enabler Story name (Summary field in Jira) is NOT described in the 'As a <user>…' user voice’
  • Story includes Acceptance Criteria
  • Story is supported by non-functional requirements / non-functional Acceptance Criteria
  • Story is linked to an upstream Feature using the Parent Link field in Jira
  • Each Story Acceptance Criteria is an independently testable with a pass or fail result
  • Each Story Acceptance Criteria is written in clear, concise, and unambiguous language
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