Date: 29 Jun 2017
Where: Leeds


Agile is an iterative approach to software development that has rapidly gained popularity in the IT industry as the preferred alternative to traditional project management. For business analysts, adopting an Agile approach can revolutionize working practices. It enables clearer vision and success measure definitions, better stakeholder engagement and a greater understanding of customer needs, amongst other benefits

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 discusses:

•             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 and trainer for Assist Knowledge Development (AssistKD). Lynda has over 25 years’ experience in business analysis, agile development, agile coaching and transformational change programmes across both public and private sectors. Lynda developed and leads the agile business analysis training portfoliofor AssistKD and was a key contributor during the creation and development of the Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis. Lynda is a co-author of the BCS publication Agile and Business Analysis (2017) and Developing information systems (2014) and has spoken at European and international conferences on these subjects. Lynda is a full Member (MBCS) of BCS, and is an oral examiner for the BCS’s International Diplomas in Business Analysis.



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