Date: 3 May 2016

In "Accelerating Agile by Adding Business Analysis", we stake out the value of the BA in the Agile environment.  The BA acts to enhance the functioning of the whole team, and potentiate each of the roles of the product owner, the scrum master, and the developers.  Specifically in this presentation we:

  • Review the roots of agile.
  • Identify challenges an agile team faces in larger organizations.
  • Explain how the BA is a highly effective answer to these challenges.
  • Position the BA practice within the enterprise.
  • Show how the BA works collaboratively with the other key roles in agile.
  • Review work that is strongly suited to the BA in agile.

Ryland Leyton (CBAP, PMP, CSM) is an IT professional with over 15 years of experience covering BA and previously developer and PM roles. Ryland has served as a BA discipline owner and practitioner specializing in Agile analysis, BA education, mentoring, and agile coaching for product owners, scrum masters, and team members.

Ryland is passionate about good analysis practice and developing the right skills and capabilities for good work in any environment.

Ryland is the author of “The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall to Agile”. He is a frequent conference speaker, BA educator, and guest lecturer at Georgia State University. He is active with the Atlanta Chapter of the IIBA. Ryland is employed by Slalom Consulting.


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