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March 2022 - Judy Alter - The case of Business Analysts on Agile Team

Friday, March 18, 2022 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

11:45 - 11:50: Virtual meeting opens
11:50 - 12:00: Welcome & Chapter announcements
12:00 - 1:00:  Presentation

The Case for Business Analysts on Agile Teams


Many Agile Purists say there is no need for a BA on an Agile team. This opinion could not be further from the truth. The belief appears to have resulted from the fact that Business Analyst was not a job title on an Agile Team. The challenge to anyone is to explain how you can have a successful project without business analysis. Although many companies do not use the business analyst's title anymore, there is no doubt that someone is performing Business Analysis.

This Business Analysis may be concentrated with one or two resources or distributed among all team members. The best scenario is to have one person dedicated to performing business analysis. If this
person is an experienced business analyst, that is a bonus. Still, in any case, it's guaranteed, the team could not deliver anything of value to the business area without business analysis.
Three Top Reasons a Business Analyst is Needed on an Agile Team
 The Business Analyst is an expert at conducting the Elicitation of Requirements sessions.
 The Business Analyst serves as the domain expert and can quickly secure answers to the
developer's questions.
 The Business Analyst has Leadership skills that are invaluable to the team.

Learning Objectives:
This webinar will help participants to gain an understanding of why Business Analysts belong on an Agile team. The webinar will be helpful to participants of all experience levels and varied roles. Business Analysts, Product Owners, and any person who works on or manages a team that needs to perform business analysis will benefit from this presentation.


Judy Alter, CBAP®, FLMI, ACS, PCS & HIA
Judy Alter is a public speaker, coach,mentor, trainer, and Senior Business Systems Analyst with over 17 years of experience in Business Analysis. Judy rebranded herself as “The Optimistic BA” and is known as charismatic, optimistic, humorous, and is a successful leader. CEO/Owner of Judy Alter Speaker & Business Analysis Services LLC Present

o Mutual of Omaha Insurance Companies 11-5-84 to 3-1-20
o IIBA Leader since 2012 where she has served on many roles
o IIBA Global Chapter Council Chair September 2017 to Present


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March 2022 Chapter Meeting
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Judy Alter
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Virtual - Link will be provided to registered attendees