Topic: BA in Agile Environments - Communicating Agile Project Status to Executives
Agile as a way of working is a fantastic tool for any business analysis professional, especially when looking at it from a business agility prospective. Agile as a process, framework and practice can be frightening for a Business Analyst as several practitioners/evangelists of agile processes like Scrum and SAFe actively promote the idea that there is no Business Analyst role in Agile.
The reality is you must look at Agile through three lenses to get a much better perspective of how Business Analysts and the work of Business Analysis can thrive, not just survive in Agile.
The first lens is “out of project” work. This is the activity done to design the future state. This work is critical and revolves around adaptive leadership and value determination.
The second lens is business agility. Just like the Business Analyst is the bridge between the technical teams and the user community (aka business). The BA can also be the bridge to bring business agility into an organization.
The third lens is BA work done “in project”. What is the role and activity of the Business Analyst when working on the development team of an agile team? This is where your collaboration and facilitation skills take front stage to help define requirements and user stories, among other activities.
In this presentation we will cover all three lens and discuss how BA can actively communicate with executives within each lens and make the position a critical resource not just a member of the team.
This presentation will be in American English.
Project Business Analysts
Enterprise Business Analysts
Business Systems Analysts
Business and Solution Architects
Business Relationship Managers
Managers of Business Analysts
BACoE and PMO Directors
Business Analyst Manager
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm PHT - Virtual Networking
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm PHT - Program
Presented by: David Mantica, VP and General Manager, SoftEd
David Mantica has 25 years of business-to-business services, consulting, coaching, and training industry experience in roles from operations, service delivery, marketing, product management and executive management. Just recently he successfully sold his business-to-business training firm having taken it from $1.2m to $13m in seven years all done organically.
Currently David is current the VP and General Manager for SoftEd US, a leading provider of transformational training services, working to support companies embrace agile methods for achieving business results.
Along with his work at SoftEd, David provides business owner coaching services to several companies in the Raleigh-Durham area through DTM Services. He also provides pro bono career coaching services and presentations to individuals and organizations throughout the US.
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