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Disciplined Agile Business Analysis: Lessons from the Trenches (A Continuation)

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21227

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Due to poor weather conditions on February 9th, we have moved the February chapter meeting to Thursday, February 18th. All existing registrations will be carried over to the new date. For questions or concerns, please contact president@baltimore.iiba.org


Overview:


Topic: Disciplined Agile Business Analysis: Lessons from the Trenches

Analysis is so important to agile teams they do it every day. Every. Single. Day.  In some respects, agile teams perform analysis in a very different manner than traditional teams, and in some respects in a very similar manner.  Agile analysis is collaborative and evolutionary in nature.  Disciplined agile analysis takes it up a notch to address the complexity factors agile teams face at scale.  

 

In this presentation we will discuss how disciplined agile teams address analysis activities throughout the lifecycle.  The transition to agile requires a mindset, skill set, and very often role change for people who are currently business analysts.  On the majority of agile teams, the role of business analyst may have “disappeared”, but in most situations at scale the role is of vital importance – this isn’t your father’s software team any more.  Lessons learned from several organizations making the transition to agile will be shared.

 

Key learning points:

  • Discover how disciplined agile teams approach roles, team activities and enterprise involvement  
  • Discuss agile analysis and modeling strategies 
  • Discover how business analysts can start the transition to an agile environment


Meeting Agenda:

5:45 - 6:00 PM Sign-In and Memberships

6:00 - 6:45 PM Food, Drinks & Networking

6:45 - 7:00 PM Chapter Announcements

7:00 - 8:00 PM Professional Development Presentation

8:00 - 8:15 PM Q&A and Wrap-up


Guest Speaker:

Kristen Morton


With 15+ years of experience in software development, Kristen is an agile coach helping to guide project teams and organizations through the path of agile transformation and adoption. Kristen is well versed with the realities of working with geographically distributed teams and organizational complexities bolstered by her experience filling roles such as Team Lead, Architecture Owner, Product Owner and Trainer.

Kristen is recognized as a trusted and enthusiastic generalizing specialist by employers and project teams. That trust is earned by valuing frequent and honest communication, believing in continuous improvement and possessing an unwavering commitment to maintaining superior quality in both the business process and the technical process.

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