I came across these two great presentations about Agile on the Pathfinder blog, which is something I check from time to time being an Agile development shop in Chicago.
The first slide show is about integrating design in to the Agile process. Something that is not really addressed in the Agile Manifesto, and is something I have posted about before. It is critical area for Agile BA’s to address because the dive in and deliver functional code approach of Agile is great, but can lead to a very haphazard design with no clear vision.
The second one on Writing User Driven Requirements just really helped bring me back again to always thinking about the user. I am certainly prone to thinking about business needs, or developer/technology constraints only, but the user should always stay front and center.