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BA Community - Agile Business Analyst


Agile Business Analysis – Staying relevant in these changing times

Many in the agile community proclaim that they don’t need business analysts any more as agile promotes the designers and developers of solutions to work directly with client stakeholders to uncover requirements directly, cutting out the “middle man.” In fact, many claim that BA practices actually slow projects down, create excess documentation, and make projects less agile.

In this session, presented by Kevin Aguanno, agile guru and co-author of the new book “Agile Business Analysis: Enabling Continuous Improvement of Requirements, Project Scope, and Agile Project Results”, participants will learn how crucial business analysis skills are to agile project success as well as the changing role of the BA in agile delivery. He will discuss how BAs should participate in specific agile processes and give tips on how to position the BA role to agile teams.

Agile User Story – From Idea to Cash

In this session presented by Ned Kremic, he will speak to how the speed of innovation is changing the way we define and develop our product. Size is not advantage any more, in today's marketplace of high-velocity change, size started to become liability. This practical presentation will show how global Fortune 100 enterprise, leveraged the user story concept to change the way it works, transform and highly optimize its delivery value stream, impacts several hundred stakeholders, over sixty tams, crosses five continents, yet provides agility of the startup.

Attendees will leave this session with the following learnings:

1. Accelerate the product delivery is the major reason why enterprises are adopting Agile practices

2. The anatomy of the user story which enables faster delivery in enterprise

3. How to enhance the flow of value and accelerate product delivery, by optimizing the user story journey along the global enterprise delivery pipeline


Kevin Aguanno - Globally-renowned keynote speaker, trainer, and award-winning university professor Kevin Aguanno is perhaps best known as one of the early pioneers in the agile movement. In kevinAguanno.jpgfact, he coined the term “Agile Project Management” and created the Agile PM methodology in the early 2000s, and has been teaching other agile methods since the late 1990s, before we even called them “agile.”

Today, he brings his extensive experience helping large organizations adopt agile methods and auditing agile projects to reveal to us the common warning signs agile projects are headed for trouble. A leading researcher on agile management topics, Aguanno’s presentations are packed with data and evidence-based practices.

He has too many degrees, certifications, and awards to list – but suffice to say, he is a highly-respected project manager whom many of you already know personally or perhaps you have read some of his many books.


Ned Kremic - Ned Kremic is an Agile/Lean Transformation Consultant, Enterprise Agile Coach and international speaker. With over 17 years experience creating and coaching high-performance agile teams and organizations, both with startups and with some of the largest Fortune 500 global enterprises, Ned experienced full evolution of the Agile movement. He is engaged as a lead consultant to agile change leadership of some of the largest corporations in the world.

Currently Ned is working with industry leaders in defining how to enhance the flow of value and accelerate product delivery, by optimizing the user story journey along the enterprise delivery pipeline.


6:00 PM – Registration & Networking

6:45 PM – Introductory Presentations

7:30 PM – Panel Discussion

8:30 PM – Networking

9:00 PM – Conclude

Fees (subject to hst):

PMI Toronto Members  - $20.00

Non-Members and Guests - $30.00

PDUs: 1.5 (0.5 Strategic and Business Management, 0.5 Technical & 0.5 Leadership)


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Type of activity: PMI Toronto Business Analysis Community

Date: 23 October 2018

Hour: 18:00 to 21:00

# of PDUs: 1.5


Members: $20.00

Non members and Guests: $30.00