In this session from Agile On The Beach 2017 Lynda Girvan discusses the importance of business analysis, when and by whom it should be done, and key analysis techniques that will ensure backlogs contain work items that will offer value to the business.
The ability to analyse business needs is an essential skill if we are to ensure that organisations focus their resources and investment funds on solving the root causes of problems. However, analysis skills are often overlooked or considered unnecessary when applying agile approaches.
Lynda Girvan is a Principal Consultant and Trainer for Assist Knowledge Development. 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 portfolio for AssistKD and was a key member in the creation and development of the Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis. Lynda is a co-author of the BCS publication, Agile and Business Analysis’ and also ‘Developing Information Systems’ and has spoken at European and International conferences on agile and business analysis. Lynda is a member of the BCS.
Agile on the Beach is a leading annual conference in Falmouth, Cornwall UK. Since 2011 Agile on the Beach has been a two day agile conference, set on the Cornish coast with a beach party in between. The conference explores agile software, products, teams, business and practices. With 400 attending, the conference hosts 50 seminars and workshops to provide the ultimate agile learning experience, along with ample opportunities for networking at its 3 evening events.