THE FOLLOWING SESSION IS FROM THE
Business Analysis Forum

Thursday | 1:05pm - 2:05pm | Business Analysis Forum Track
Room: Plaza A1 & 2



Presentation

Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide

SPEAKER(s):

Speaker Photo: Kevin Brennan

Kevin Brennan

EVP Product Management & Development., IIBA®

MAIN FOCUS OF PRESENTATION:

FAMILIARITY WITH SUBJECT:

    ABOUT THIS SESSION:

    The rapid growth in popularity of agile software development methods in recent years has left many business analysts uncertain about the relevance of their existing knowledge and skills in this new environment. Business analysis remains indispensable for the delivery of value in an agile environment, but business analysts must adapt their ways of working to support the rapid and frequent delivery of working software. Volunteers from the agile community and International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) came together in late 2009 to develop an Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®  (BABOK®) Guide to help practitioners understand how to perform the BA role and effectively contribute to an agile team. This broad group included many well-known names from the agile and business analysis communities, as well as many other passionate volunteers from around the world.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    1. An introduction to agile practices for business analysts
    2. The typical working practices followed by those involved in business analysis on agile projects
    3. An overview of the roles, skills, and competencies needed - especially those that may be new to many business analysts.


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER(s):

    Kevin Brennan, CBAP, PMP, is the EVP Product Management & Development for IIBA®. He led the development of Version 2.0 of The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) and was also one of the authors of the CBAP exam. He is a frequent speaker on business analysis, project management, and software quality assurance topics at conferences. Kevin has over a decade of experience as a business analyst and project manager across several industry sectors, including regulated professions, utilities, automobile manufacturing, courier services, and mortgage banking. During this time he has performed just about every task a business analyst could be expected to do, from developing corporate and product strategies to being paged by end-users looking for technical support. Kevin has taught project management and requirements analysis at Humber College, and has a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto. He is also a graduate of Second City's improv comedy program.


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