What is JAD Session?

Business Analyst – JAD Session

JAD Session


JAD sessions is also one of the important elicitation technique used by the Business Analyst to gather and understand the requirements.

Let us see what is JAD session, Joint Application Development (JAD) is a process used to collect business requirements while developing new Software systems for a organization. The goal of a JAD session is to gather in subject matter experts/Business analyst or IT specialist to bring out solutions.

A Business analyst is the one who interacts with the entire group or different teams and gathers the information/ Requirements, analyses it and brings out a document. He plays a very important role in JAD session.

Why JAD Sessions required?

Meeting and collaborating with Business and Technical team, JAD sessions are very common in Business Analysis Role.  Particularly when we are working in Agile Methodology.

For example, Technical team need some more clarity on Business Requirements then JAD sessions are required, in the same way if Business team needs more clarity on technology then JAD sessions are required.

Advantages :

  • It helps to clarify the doubts: As all the required staked holders joins the session, all doubts will be clarified in this session. Based on the requirement, Business Analyst may conduct multiple sessions with all the required stake holders.
  • Understand the requirements clearly: helps to understand the requirements clearly without any ambiguity.
  • Provide solution with less time. As all the stakeholders joins in this session, will get the solutions for the problems (requirements related issues or problems) in the same session.
  • Client satisfaction: As client is involved throughout the development process he knows what is happening and how project is going on. And as he gets the updates on project client also happy.
  • Development team also happy as all the teams joined in meeting their doubts or issues get clarified by the SME’s or client without delay.
  • It helps to faster delivery.
  • JAD Session enables customers and developers to quickly come to an agreement on the basic scope.
  • If any requirement is not feasible or any challenges to deliver the requirement, then they think for alternative approach. As the entire stake holders are part of this meeting, they can take a decisions accordingly.


  • Business Analyst should have clear agenda before scheduling the JAD Session.
  • Ensure to join all the required stakeholders (SME/ Dev.Team, internal and external stakeholders)
  • Ensure to discussion is going on in right track.
  • Ensure to conduct the meeting on stakeholders convenient time. As all the required teams to be joined in this meeting, it is the responsibility of organizer to collect all the teams and convenient time ensure to join all the teams in meeting.

Who all are participate?

Executive Sponsor

They normally are from higher positions, who can take decisions and drive the project.

Subject Matter Expert

These are the business users and subject experts. The subject matter experts are the backbone of the JAD session. They help to understand the functionality and they are required to fill the functionality gaps.


He/ She organizes the meeting; he/she identifies issues that can be solved as part of the meeting. The facilitator does not contribute information to the meeting.

Using for an iterative approach


What is the purpose of a JAD session?

JAD is used as a technique for developing business system requirements and is typically used in the early stages of a systems development project. The purpose of JAD is to bring together MIS and end users in a structured workshop setting; to extract consensus based system requirements.

How do you perform a JAD session?

Define the JAD Session Objectives. The first task for the facilitator, together with the project leader and other key individuals, is to define the session objectives. …
Prepare for the Session. The facilitator has primary responsibility for JAD preparation. …
Conduct the JAD Session. …
Produce the Documents.

What Is the Average Business Analyst Salary?

What Is the Average Business AnalystSalary?

Business Analyst Salary

Are you planning to switch your career from Non_IT to IT. And are you thinking, you can reach your financial goals by switching career as a   business analyst.  Let us observe what salary business analyst gets and what parameters help to grow the salary.

The most recent salary survey of practicing business analysts was conducted by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

  1. More Business Analyst Experience

Usually people who are having more experience they will get more salary. Same applies for Business Analyst career also. Salary depends on your experience and organization. Salary averages vary between countries and based on organizations.

Across the globe, the average salary of business analyst increased with years of professional experience. Your salary will grow continuously as your years of experience also continuously increasing. 

We can say salary increases better than technical team as Business Analyst plays very important role in project and again it depends on organization  to organization.

If you have good experience then your education background is not a matter what your qualification is but Graduation or post graduation is preferable. Education qualification will not show any impact on Salary of Business Analyst  growth or hike.

Depends on  some organizations domain knowledge also plays important role.

We can check in detail about business analyst salaries in india here. 

  1. Certification for Business Analyst:

As we discussed above salary averages vary between organization to organization and country to country. Certifications help to increase the Business AnalystSalary. Certified Business Analyst has high demand in the industry. 

To know more about Business Analyst Certifications we can visit International Institute of Business Analysis IIBA.

Few certifications below:

Certifications are not mandatory to become Business Analyst. However certifications will help to boost your career to success as a Business Analyst.

What is Invest

Let us discuss what is INVEST in Agile 

What is Invest

The test for determining whether or not a story is well understood and ready for the team to start working on it is the INVEST acronym:

  • Independent — The story should be independent.
  • Negotiable — Can this story be changed or removed without impact to everything else?
  • Valuable — Does this story have value to the end user?
  • Estimable — Can you estimate the size of the story?
  • Small —Is it small enough?
  • Testable — User story should be testable.


What is invest in Scrum?

Coined by Bill Wake in his book Extreme Programming Explored, INVEST is an acronym that defines a simple set of rules used in creating well-formed user stories. An effective way to ensure testability is to define user acceptance criteria for all user stories. …

What is invest in user story?

Bill Wake came up with the INVEST acronym to help us remember guidelines for writing effective user stories: Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimatable, Small, and Testable.

What are 3 C's in user stories?

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned veteran, the 3 C’s of User Stories help keep the purpose of the user story in perspective.
The first C is the user story in its raw form, the Card. …
The second C is the Conversation. …
The third C is the Confirmation.

What are the 3 pillars of Scrum?

The three pillars of Scrum that uphold every implementation of empirical process control are:


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