How to do Agile Analysis and Design

  • January 26, 2011 · 5:45 PM
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The following is an idea from one of our members...

"I think I have an understanding how Agile is applied to Development and Testing phases, however, I still can't grasp how Agile Analysis and Agile Design are done. What kind of practices (best or otherwise) are used to perform Agile Analysis and Agile Design?"

This will be our topic for January... we'll decide over the next few days who will present and how the meeting will be run. If you have any ideas or suggestions on format... let me know. Thanks!

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  • Gopi

    I was at this event and would like to see more details of analysis and design artifacts from real projects so it is easy to understand.

    February 1, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Here are the links to each of the three presentations:

    Dennis Stevens (Synaptus) -

    Mike Cottmeyer (LeadingAgile) -

    Bob Vincent (VersionOne) -

    Sorry for the delay ;-) Enjoy!

    January 31, 2011

  • Sameer B.

    January 28, 2011

  • Sameer B.

    Presentations were great, nicely weaved in from Planning/CIO level to designing/Dev-Arch level. Have been on the group for long, but this was my first meetup and what a way to remember 100+ participants. Time was kept very well. It surely was a lot of info in small time, but it had practical advise and set a stage for indepth discussions by interested members.
    I look forward to like minded BAs who would be interested in hands and apply the principles and practices discuss in some pseudo project the group can come up with..
    Kinda workshop in near future.

    January 28, 2011

  • Jenny T.

    Expert presentations that had immediate application in my practice. I took away four new techniques and at least as many references for followup study. Engaging conversations about agile/lean/scrum before and after the meeting, too. This meeting was a winner!

    January 27, 2011

  • Scott G.

    This was useful and helped me better understand the overall agile picture - from the beginning.

    Next time no "works" pizza and add some plain pepperoni :-)

    January 27, 2011

  • Wilson F.

    Good amount of information in the right level for the audience. Great network event as well.

    January 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good presentations. Interesting discussion. Especially liked the first talk on driling down to epics from enterprise goals.

    January 27, 2011

  • Lawanda B.

    This was my first meeting and a great experience! It is nice to participate in discussions with other well informed peers of your same field. Althought, the meeting lasted a little longer than expected, it was well worth it!

    January 27, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Good stuff - enjoyed the content and the way the interactions were structured. Hate that I had to leave b4 the fishbowl really got going :-(

    I especially appreciate the direct, candid discussion - i.e. "in that situation, maybe Scrum isn't the right thing to do"

    January 27, 2011

  • Debba W.

    For a first meetup, this was really awesome. We are embarking on the largest project IHG has to date, and we are trying to figure out how to use Scrum from Planning up to Dev. The point we have Dev going, we understand, so this was right up our alley. This meeting Jazzed our entire team up to learn more and keep on coming!

    January 27, 2011

  • Doug P.

    Loved the multiple perspectives and group input. I'm looking forward to the presentations being posted for us.

    January 27, 2011

  • Travis B.

    It was a great 50,000 foot summary of an agile perspective from start to end, but obviously without substance on any one area and that naturally made it only useful if you weren't familiar with the agile perspective at one area of the pipeline.

    January 27, 2011

  • Tom W.

    I thought the presentations were very good considering the short time frame allotted. the presenters were very knowledgeable of the Agile Analysis and Design methodology via real life experiences. Personally I now have a better understanding of the methodology and how it compares to the traditional waterfall methodologies I have always been involved with. The jury is still out however as to whether I would adopt this methodology or be an advocate . I need to learn more!

    January 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of information to digest in a short time, but gave me a lot of pointers for further exploration of the topic.

    January 27, 2011

  • Shashi P.

    I have attended several meetings of this group - and this was one of the best. Excellent talks (although they could have used a little more time), discussions and networking. Thanks to V1 for the food.

    January 27, 2011

  • Mark B.

    Very good presentations and discussion.

    January 27, 2011

  • Mohammed K.

    Very insightful and especially enjoyed the open discussion with everyones real life challenges and situation

    January 27, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great topic and great discussion. I am looking forward to the next meet up

    January 27, 2011

  • Isaac H.

    Great group and excellent discussions.

    January 27, 2011

  • John P.

    Great content!

    January 26, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Okay... we have the format for the meeting. We will break the presentation section into three parts:

    1. How to decide what to build - Dennis Stevens
    2. How to break down & chunk the work - Mike Cottmeyer
    2. Progressive Elaboration & Specification - Bob Vincent

    The 45 minutes of presentation will be followed by a 45 minute fishbowl where participants can ask questions and participate in the discussion.

    January 11, 2011

  • Mike C.

    VersionOne will be sponsoring pizza for the event. Thanks VersionOne!

    January 6, 2011

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