Beyond Requirements Dictator: How Agile Helped a Business Analyst Discover Her Real Value

A session at Agile and Beyond 2014

Saturday 22nd February, 2014

3:00pm to 3:45pm (LMT)

Many Business Analysts wonder where they fit into the agile world. And many companies struggle with how to introduce basic agile practices. The focus for both tends to be on completing tasks and checklists instead of what value is being added.

This session will outline some of the challenges and opportunities for teams going agile. It will also highlight some shifts that Business Analysts can make in order to help implement and sustain agile on their teams. This will include some things that stay the same for BAs as well as some things that change for them in an agile environment.

This session will also show how the skills of talented BAs are even more valuable as their agile teams navigate the many new changes they face. Embracing their new roles, BAs can encourage team members to cross role boundaries. And then the entire team can realize that their value is not in the tasks that they do.

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Diane Zajac-Woodie

Tree hugger, rule avoider, warmth seeker, cookie maker, cautious optimist and budding Agilista. bio from Twitter

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Time 3:00pm3:45pm LMT

Date Sat 22nd February 2014


Room 7, Adoba Hotel Dearborn

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