9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester

Agile analysis - making projects work

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Session duration:
45 minutes

Presented by:

Lynda Girvan

CMC Partnership

About this Tutorial

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.

Analysis skills are so important that we use them every day. Why is it, then, that projects often overlook analysis or consider it unnecessary when applying agile approaches? This lack of analysis can lead to unforeseen consequences during the development and deployment of business changes and software solutions.

This session discusses the importance of applying agile analysis at the enterprise level, right through to the product level, to ensure that product development focuses on delivering the right things.

Key analysis techniques will be provided that will ensure backlogs contain work items that will offer value to the business.

Specifically, the session will cover the following topics:

  • the enterprise context: business drivers for change and holistic analysis
  • the development and application of business epics
  • prioritising at the business level and decomposition of priorities
  • getting backlogs ready with goal, not functional, decomposition

About the Speaker

Lynda has over 25 years of experience as a consultant, manager and trainer in business analysis, agile development, agile coaching and transformational change programmes across both the public and private sectors.

She has developed and led agile training portfolios and was a key contributor to the BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis. Lynda is the Head of Profession for Business Analysis at CMC Partnership, where she leads the development of agile and business anlaysis within the consultancy practice and with clients.

Lynda has extensive experience of adding value to organisations through her business analysis work and is keen that agile software development is understood within the context of delivering business improvement.


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