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Agile Business Analyst

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What's it like to be an Agile Business Analyst?

Agile Business Analysts are Business Analysts that run Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban and XP. These methodologies are rooted in adaptive planning, early delivery and continuous improvement, all with a view to being able to respond to change quickly and easily. Agile Business Analysts are specialists in putting these methodologies into practice.

Tasks and duties

  • Focus on understanding problems and being the domain expert so that you can answer questions from the development team swiftly and decisively.
  • Ensure the requirements meet the current business needs.
  • Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.

What can I earn as an Agile Business Analyst?

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The most common salary in AUS for an Agile Business Analyst is between $100k and $120k
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How to become an Agile Business Analyst


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There is no single pathway to becoming an Agile Business Analyst, but there are a range of skills and experience you’ll need to have in order to be considered for the role, including knowledge of Agile methodologies.

  1. Explore formal training options. There are many different courses depending on your interests and skills. Some options may include a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Information Technology.
  2. Look for an entry-level job where you can learn the ins and outs of software design from experienced professionals. While you’re studying it’s a good idea to develop a portfolio to demonstrate your skills to prospective employees.
  3. Become certified in Agile methodologies. There are different certificate options, such as the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP).

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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Verbal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Agile methodologies
  • Innovation

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Agile methodologies
  • Project management
  • Ms office proficiency
  • Stakeholder management
  • People management
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How do Agile Business Analysts rate their role?

Latest reviews from 11 Agile Business Analysts surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.4
Job satisfaction
4.4
Career progression opportunities
3.9
Job security
4.2
Pay / Salary
4.0
Variety of work
4.5

Latest reviews

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Negative
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
n/a
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Online delivery
The good things
Range of duties including problem solving, creative thinking, analysis of challenges
The challenges
multi-tasking, risk of "throw away" work, IM work can feel like bad "middle-management"
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Advertiser
The good things
Being an Agile Business Analyst is a very interesting role that give you a chance to have a deep understanding of various domains and customer insights. No 2 days are alike as your role deals a lot wi...
The challenges
1. Managing your time for the highest priority work is the biggest challenge. There are always many ways to solve a problem, figuring out the highest value with min effort to validate assumptions is t...
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business Systems
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
You're constantly learning new things, such as: - the technology the product is in - product analysis - data analysis - presentation skills - verbal & written communication - expectation management (t...
The challenges
The following challenges are what I faced being an Agile Business Analyst: - Articulating a complex message simply either verbally or in a presentation as it is crucial for anyone impacted understand...
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
You get to explore the processes and technologies that businesses use to deliver products and services to the community. You get to work with a diverse range of people with diverse skill sets. You g...
The challenges
You need to be able to deal with ambiguity. You need to constantly be juggling different priorities and requests from your team. You get to know about everything that your team is delivering, but yo...
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Mobile
The good things
Working with various areas of the business to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Delivering value to candidates quickly and being able to see the changes you want to make come to life.
The challenges
Politics, negotiations and constant wrangling to get teams on the same page.
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Retail Operations
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT / Job posting
The good things
The BA role is ever evolving and requires many different hats and a wide range of skills to call upon. Before I had identified this career was for me I knew i loved data, process optimisation, leaders...
The challenges
A day in the life of a BA is unlikely to ever be the same, especially when comparing across organisations as there is such variation in the industry. I do think someone who prefers structure and routi...
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Technology (Information Technology)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
HR
The good things
* Satisfaction of delivering great product for customers * Ability to be a key contributor to application design * Freedom to work in a wide variety of teams and products
The challenges
* Pressure on delivery can be overwhelming on some projects * Some of the admin work can be boring * Some projects are more fun than others - depending on the team
Dec 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Creative Arts
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
Great opportunity to take a lead role in building amazing software products
The challenges
Getting consensus across multiple, and often very passionate, stakeholders can be difficult!
Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Computer Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Softwares
The good things
Dealing with changes on daily basis enables you to be adventurous, think out of the box and creative. Not limited to traditional business analysis and allows you to analyse market and demands of produ...
The challenges
Uncertainty Changes in needs Organization restructures New technology Data security and privacy laws
Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology (Computing)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT Business Analysis
The good things
Improving business efficiency through IT systems is both engaging and fun. It’s like solving a giant puzzle one piece at a time. It even gets better when you work with a team of people working towards...
The challenges
It could be stressful at times when working on projects with tight deadlines. Sometimes you could be locked out of certain industries as you need basic business knowledge to be able to keep up with st...
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Working hours for Agile Business Analysts

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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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