Date: 12 Oct 2017
Doors open: 18:00
Start time: 18:20
Where: Newcastle upon Tyne
Venue: NCFE
Quorum Business Park
Benton Lane
NE12 8BT

Members: FREE
Non-members: £10.00

Please join us for an informative and fun-filled evening at the next IIBA UK North Branch event, hosted in partnership with NCFE at their Headquarters at Q6, Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle Upon-Tyne, NE12 8BT, on 12th October 2017


18:00   Doors open, refreshments available

18:20   Introduction from IIBA UK

18:25   Agile and Business Analysis – making projects work - Lynda Girvan

19:10   Q&A 

19:20  The Business Analysis Career - Lawrence Darvill

19:50  Q&A

20:00 Networking

20:30  Close


Agile and Business Analysis

Lynda Girvan provides insights from her latest publication Agile and Business Analysis, co-authored with Debra Paul, which provides a comprehensive introduction to agile philosophy, principles, approaches and techniques and explains these in the context of business analysis.

In the talk Lynda will discuss:

•             What is an Agile Business Analyst?

•             The benefits of Lean, System and Service Thinking

•             The need to shorten the loop from requirement to delivery

•             How to use agile models to visualise and understand ‘just enough'

•             How Agile Business Analysts add value and contribute to development teams


Lynda Girvan is a Principal Consultant for CMC Partnership and is their Lead Agile BA. Lynda has over 25 years’ experience in business analysis, agile development, agile coaching and transformational change programmes across both public and private sectors. Lynda previously developed and led the Agile training portfolio for AssistKD and was a key contributor during the creation and development of the Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis. Lynda is co-author of the BCS publication ‘Agile and Business analysis’ and ‘Developing Information Systems’ and has spoken at many European and international conferences on agile and business analysis. Lynda is a member of the advisory board and organising committee for the BA conference Europe and provides subject matter expertise in business analysis and agile to the Chartered Institute of IT, BCS.







‘The Business Analysis career’

Lawrence Darvill will talk about all aspects of career development within the Business Analysis profession. This includes: skills and career development, certification pathways and examples of possible future careers.

Lawrence is a Director with both Assist Knowledge Development (Business analysis training and consultancy) and the UK BA Manager Forum. Lawrence has a background in HR and staffing and has completed research into the higher level skills required of BAs working as internal consultants. This research has helped establish the Expert BA Award and led to the development of an on-line career management tool for business analysts.

Most recently Lawrence took a lead role in establishing the apprenticeship in Business Analysis that was approved by the UK government in May 2017. Lawrence also provides guidance on developing BA capability frameworks and career planning with a number of organisations.




Event parking details

Visitors can park in the Q6 car park in front of the building- please buzz through to reception at the barrier upon arrival before parking in any of the light yellow ‘NCFE’ bays (see map below). All cars must leave the car park by 10pm or notify Quorum Security if they intend to stay any longer.



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