I’m back home after a week in India speaking at Agile India 2017. While there I had some great conversations about various roles in product development, especially those that play some part in determining the right thing to deliver. That inspired the theme for this issue of the KBPUpdate – product people.
I started using that term to generally apply to anyone who may be involved in product management, product ownership, user experience, or business analysis.
Yes, business analysis. Business analysts are product people to, and I think it’s time that they start thinking of themselves as much. I’ll have more on that later, but for the time being I wanted to share some good posts that take a look at the variety of roles that product people may find themselves in.
Kent J. McDonald
BA vs UX: The Great Debate
Bride Trozelli shared her notes from a joint IIBA and UXPA event in the UK. The key point: while the line between business analysis and user experience is blurring, the key difference between the two activities is business analysis tends to empathize with business while user experience tends to empathize with users.
The business analysis part of UX
Marie Kuter looks at the intersection of UX and business analysis from a UX consultant’s perspective. She focuses on the similarities that exist between the two roles, and on this business analysis part of UX that usability consultants integrate as a part of their mission.
Changing the Conversation about Product Management vs UX
Melissa Perri shares her story about finding a home in product management, user experience… or both.
Product Owner, Product Manager, UX Designer, Business Analyst — whats the difference?
What’s your job title? Does it cover your job role? Does your job get confused with others? If you’re struggling to answer these questions or are indeed answering yes to being cross functional with others then perhaps you need to sit down as a team and understand roles and responsibilities more.
Product People: Product Managers, Business Analysts, User Experience Designers, Product Owners
Product managers, business analysts, user experience designers, and product owners are all product people. How are these roles similar and different?