Webinar: Common Pitfalls in Agile Business Analysis

October 13, 2016     |     1:15 PM Eastern

46% of organizations say their biggest challenge is transitioning into Agile methodologies, and the number gets bigger as organizational size increases. The challenge is even more overwhelming for Business Analysts, who do not have a defined role in most Agile methodologies (and whose training and experience has prepared them almost exclusively for waterfall life cycles).

However, Agile business analysis can be a smoothly-executed, value-generating activity for the organization, and Business Analysts can rapidly and effectively transition to Agile methodologies.

This webinar will cover a selection of the most common problems – and their solutions – we Business Analysts encounter, both in transitioning into Agile and in our day-to-day work. The round table will include three experienced Agile business analysis practitioners with 50 years of combined experience.

This webinar is a must-attend for BAs working in an Agile environment and for BA Managers seeking to help their team get to the next level.

Margaret Fogel is an IT professional with over 15 years of consulting experience in the industry. She has worked with the Insurance, Financial and Government sectors and has deep familiarity with Waterfall, Iterative and Agile SDLC’s. Much of her career has been focused on helping companies adapt and tailor the right SDLC for their business. As team lead, coach, trainer, and facilitator, she has successfully migrated software development teams from waterfall to iterative/agile practices that align to business goals. In particular she has worked closely with BAs, helping them find the right level of agility when migrating from traditional Waterfall to a more agile environment. She is a Certified Scrum Master and has a certification in Agile Project Management. She is also an active member of the NYC IIBA.

Susan Marricone is a proven IT Manager and Agile Coach with more than 15 years’ cumulative experience as an Agile Coach, Product Owner, Manager of Business Analysis, Senior Business Analyst, Process Analyst and Trainer. She has expertise across the SDLC in Agile, Scrum, SAFe, Kanban and traditional methodologies, working as a servant leader and contributing as a change agent at all levels of the enterprise and for various levels of change management (process transformation, organizational transformation and implementation management). Susan Marricone is a Certified Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Product Owner (CSPO) and Scrum Master (CSM).

Don Hussey serves as Managing Director, Training and Advisory Services, for NorwalkAberdeen, a business analysis training, coaching, advisory, and consulting boutique. Before co-founding the firm, Don had dual roles as head of the Business Analysis Center of Excellence and as Senior Vice President of Global Internet Strategy for Citi Private Bank. In this role, he drove online strategy for the private bank, oversaw all business analysis and project management for the bank’s online channel, and overhauled the way these functions were run. Earlier in his career, Don was a Project Manager/Business Analyst with Morgan Stanley and also served on the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of the IIBA.