Agile initially started as an approach to suit startup and lean situations.
Agile always assumes a very small team that:
- Must be conscious of their burn rate (effort)
- Produce value quickly
- Fail fast to avoid wasting time & money
- Highly committed (to deliver outcomes)
- Highly and possibly uniquely skilled
- Work on the priorities
Realistically, startups can’t afford the specialist skill that is the Business Analyst (BA).