The E2E Business Analyst is responsible for guiding individual epics from Identification to Product Management approval. After the epic/scope is approved, the E2E Business Analyst works with:
After the initiation, the E2E Business Analyst may have some ongoing responsibilities for stewardship of the epic and follow-up. As the features and capabilities that define the epics are incorporated into the Solution, the E2E Business Analyst returns to other duties or takes responsibility for other emerging epics/scopes. Before this, a clear handover to a dedicated Product Owner or equivalent for a development team is needed.
Typically, an E2E Business Analyst works with the one or two epics/scopes at a time that falls within their area of expertise and current business mission.
They include: Working with stakeholders and subject matter experts (POs among others) to define an epic using the ‘epic hypothesis statement’. Working with Omnichannel internal teams and teams in other part of the Acceptance, Worldline and potentially external Suppliers to develop cost estimates used in Participatory Budgeting. Working with internal teams to size the epic and provide input for economic prioritization based on Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF), the business case, and other relevant factors supporting the product manager in demand management board or arrow processes for a go/no-go decision.
The Epic/Scopes that the E2E business analyst drives are based on business cases. Epic/scopes of Enabler character are driven by the Solution architect. To ensure the success of both continuous synchronizations are required between the E2E Business analyst and Solution architects.
Approval, however, is not automatically granted, as enterprises typically have ideas and opportunities that far exceed capacity. Accordingly, when presenting the epic, the E2E Business Analyst should focus on the merits of the business case of a specific epic/scope, secure in the knowledge that the collaborative discussions with the Product manager and Demand Management Board will ensure that the optimal Investment choices