The role of a business analyst is to act as a liaison between the business team and the technical team. A Business Analyst is the one who is responsible for applying business analysis tools and techniques to define needs, recommend solutions, enable changes and deliver values.
When it comes to agile methodology, a business analyst has to wear multiple hats and becomes the voice of the customer directly. He is the one to identify business problems, validate solutions, solve and delivers them to the end client.
- The first most important role of a BA includes gathering requirements -Gathering Requirements plays a very important role as the first thing to develop any software requires basic “why” so as to know why it should be developed on what are key items it should contain. Understanding business requirements play a vital role for any BA to proceed forward.
- After taking the requirements from the stakeholder, BA needs to discuss with the team on how the work should be taken, how to proceed, how long would it take the project to complete.
- After taking requirements from stakeholders, creating backlogs, user stories, EPICS, tasks have to be done by a BA.
- Creating Sprints, making the team understanding the tasks and the importance of deadlines has to be done.
- Attending Sprint planning meetings, sprint review meetings, daily scrum calls, Retrospective meetings and participating and facilitating them is also one of the roles of a BA.
- A BA should be present at the time of deployment of a project to validate the requirements.
- Documenting business case, charter and other documents is also a responsibility of BA.
- Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders
- Should be able to provide enterprise solutions to the problems
- Should be able to analyze situations properly
- A business analyst should be able to handle multiple stakeholders
- Should be a logical and analytical thinker