NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019

NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
Official Conference of the
International Institute of Business Analysis 


Friday, November 4, 2016

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Presentation | Room: Pompeian I & II

A Day in the Life of an Agile Business Analyst

Presented by: Shahriar Maghami


When agile, as a “methodology” gradually came to life, “business analyst” role was not explicitly defined. Team members were, for the most part, characterized as “generalists”. However, it was understood, for the most part that, “business analysis”, as a work “function” must exist.

In recent years, prominent organizations, such as Agile Alliance and IIBA, have moved forward in shedding light on the question of business analysis in agile environments and projects. This presentation, is another attempt in offering more clarity about business analysis and the business analyst’s role in agile.

The main objective of this presentation is to emphasize that the business analysis is a significant part of an agile project, and also to identify the “core” of activities, in the context of an agile environment and project. It also, will address the question of “agile business analyst”, and where it is very similar to “traditional” “Waterfall-ish” business analyst, and where it differs.

This presentation reflects the true lessons of several real life “cases”. The main attempt will be to provide “specifics” of “life of an agile business analyst”, and not just stay at the level of generalities.

The presentation will cover the following:

  • What is common for business analysis in agile
  • What is different for business analyst in agile
  • Core artifacts to be produced and updated, with real samples
  • Similarities with Waterfall
  • Main differences compare to Waterfall
  • Successful work plan and processes
  • Keys to Success

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • A Day in the Life an Agile Business Analyst
  • Learning from Real Case studies
  • Easing the way for interested audience to become an agile business analyst

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 Shahriar Maghami

Shahriar Maghami

Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master, Agile Coach
  • Speaker and Presenter at IIBA®’s Business Capability International Conference (BBC 2015)
  • Facilitator at Agile Open Jam (BBC 2015)
  • 30 years in Software Development following Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid methodologies.
  • 35,000 hours Program, Product and Project Management
  • 16 years Business Analysis in Waterfall and Agile environments
  • 12 years as Agile Project Manager, Product Owner, Agile Coach, Scrum Master
  • 3 years Member of Chevron's Global Agile Council
  • Co-Coordinated Business Analysis Organizational Capability at Chevron, SJVBU
  • Authored Agile Business Analysis RMWP for Chevron
  • Led Agile Maturity at Chevron, SJVBU
  • Contributor to IIBA® BABOK v3 Agile sections
  • Facilitator at SoCal Agile Open Space 2014
  • Presenter at IIBA® in formation Chapter in Bakersfield, CA

Academic Background:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science

Shahriar's 2016 Presentations:

  1. A Day in the Life of an Agile Business Analyst
    Friday, November 4, 2016 (11:30 am – 12:30 pm)

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