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The Future of Business Analysts in Agile Development Teams

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite #100, 21046

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This event has discounted admission, courtesy of our sponsors at Project Summit/BA World!


Are you a business analyst or project manager struggling to fit in with an agile development team? Project Managers and Business Analysts have seen significant changes in their roles and they are not alone; many roles have evolved with the transition to Agile methods. It’s time to stop struggling to find where you fit it in software development and map out your personal strategy for career growth. This presentation will examine how roles are evolving in software development and will examine new opportunities.

Attendees will examine how analysis is addressed using agile practices and how their role has been impacted. Whether you are a Project Manager or a Business Analyst, chances are you possess several key skills necessary for any team. This talk will look at the variety of skills that are not coding related and provide you with a challenge to capitalize on your current strengths. Each individual will get an opportunity to create a roadmap their your future.


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:

Linda Cook, a recognized technology leader and Agile Transformation expert, is committed to helping organizations achieve their strategic goals. With over twenty years of experience as an IT executive, Linda offers a unique blend of leadership, innovation, and vision which allows her to tackle the most complex organizational challenges.  She currently leads a Lean/Agile consulting practice for Project Cooks, LLC and is a member organization of ICAgile, delivering certified training.

Formerly an Agile Program Leader at PayPal, Linda managed the company’s largest IT initiative with over five hundred staff across fifty-seven teams located in four countries. Prior to holding this position, Linda led several Lean/Agile transformations for large organizations, including Fortune 100 companies, and generated team performance improvements up to 250 percent. She has also managed several large-scale system development efforts and led Agile programs through successful ISO 9001-2008 audits and CMMI appraisals.

Linda is a passionate contributor to Agile non-profit organizations. She is a board member and the treasurer of the Agile Alliance and has played an instrumental role in establishing the Agile Alliance chapter in Brazil. Linda also served on the board of the Agile Leadership Network from 2010 through 2013 and chaired the organization’s national conferences, including Houston, Texas in 2011. Linda frequently speaks at Agile events around the world on topics ranging from the Future of Agile to Agile Release Planning.

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