We’re pleased to announce that in our next BA community webinar we’ll be joined by a panel of expert practitioners, who will be providing their perspectives on agile and business analysis.
Webinar: Agile and Business Analysis: An Expert Panel
The session will be held on 19th April 2018 at 19:30 GMT (UK Time). The session is completely free to attend, but we are limited to just 100 attendees, so please register early to avoid disappointment!
Increasingly, organisations are needing to adapt to their environment to stay relevant. The ability to experiment, test and learn is crucial–and taking an ‘agile’ approach to change can be a central part of this.
Yet the word ‘agile’ is used (and abused!) in many different contexts, and many ‘myths’ have emerged. In this session we aim to discuss the practicalities of agile, through a business analysis lens, busting a few common myths along the way.
We’ll be joined by a panel of experts:
Lynda Girvan, Lead Agile Business Analyst at CMC Partnership, international speaker and author of ‘Agile and Business Analysis’ published by BCS
Chris Matts, Agile Transformation Coach, international speaker and author of books such as ‘Commitment’
Tony Heap, Experienced Agile Business Analyst, author of many white papers and blogs, and a regular conference speaker on topics relating to agility and design.
This will be an highly interactive session, that you will help shape! When registering, please submit any questions you have around agile and business analysis. We will cover off as many of these as we can during the session. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions live.
About the Speakers
Lynda has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, manager and trainer in business analysis, agile development, agile coaching and transformational change programmes across both the public and private sectors.
Lynda is Head of Business Analysis and principal consultant at CMC Partnership where she leads the development of agile within the consultancy practice and with clients. She developed and led an agile training portfolio for AssistKD Ltd and was a key contributor to the BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis. With extensive experience of adding value to organisations through her business analysis work Lynda is keen that agile software development is understood within the context of delivering business improvement.
She is the co-author of the BCS published books Agile and Business Analysis (2017) and Developing Information Systems (2014) and has spoken at numerous European and international conferences on these subjects.
Tony is a freelance agile business analyst / agile coach / trainer based in the UK. He has worked for a variety of clients including HMRC, ASDA, Morrisons, NHS, RWE nPower, Arcadia, BT, Barclaycard and Egg. In his spare time, he likes to share his experiences and ideas on his blog www.its-all-design.com, and he is also an associate BA with Equal Experts, an award-winning agile consultancy specialising in simple software solutions for big business challenges. He is particularly interested in agile approaches and how they apply to business analysis. He is a requirements denier. Follow Tony on Twitter @tonyheapuk.
Chris is an Agile Transformation Coach. He works with large organisations helping them to tackle their big challenges beyond the team, and also helps with the team level principles and practices. Prior to being a coach, Chris was a Business Analyst and Project Manager since 1995, and applying Agile techniques since 2003. He is the co-author of “Commitment – Novel about Risk Management” and pulled together the team that wrote the “Agile Extension to the BABOK”. He created some popular and not so popular Agile Tools and Techniques.