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April 2017 - Brian Basu

Friday, April 21, 2017 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
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Business Analysis in Agile Software Development – A Critical Link

With the onset of the Agile becoming the Defacto Software Development Life Cycle, some IT professionals are beginning to question the need for a business analyst on enterprise projects. The answer to this predicament is absolutely yes. Regardless of whether a project follows a waterfall or iterative or agile approach, the overarching success factors that influences the outcome of the project are effective project management and what the team has to offer, which include product knowledge, deep analysis skills, technical competence and effective communication. Who else is better positioned to have all these skills than the business analyst? This presentation will give you a holistic view of agile methodology, the salient features of agile project management and tools that the business analyst will use in the agile software life cycle to take every agile project successfully over the finish line.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire a holistic view of Scrum, Lean and Kanban
  • Identify Agile Models, Agile Project Management Characteristics and Misconceptions
  • Deep dive into Scoping for Agile projects and Requirements Management using Agile tools
  • Deep dive into important elements of Scrum
  • How to be a leader on Agile Projects
  • Measuring success of Agile Projects


Speaker bio:

Brian Basu has over 18 years of hands on progressive leadership experience in Solution Delivery and managing projects using Agile Software Development approaches. He has worked as an Enterprise Business Analyst, Product Owner, Project Manager and Manager of teams for several information technology organizations in AIG, AXA, Maximus, Hertz Dollar Thrifty, 3M and Whole Foods.

In his current position with Whole Foods, Brian is leading the Project Management of Cloud Infrastructure using Amazon Web Services. He holds a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Business Analysis Professional and a Certified Scrum Master. Brian is a learner, mentor, evangelist of agile practices, business analysis and project management.


Event Details: 
April 2017 Chapter Meeting
Event Location: 
9420 Research Boulevard, Echelon III, Austin, TX 78759