4:50 pm – 5:50 pm | Panel Discussion | Room: Roman I & II

Agile Business Analysis: Current State of the Practice

Moderated by: Alain Arseneault

Presented by: Mary Gorman, Shane Hastie, James King, Kent J. McDonald, Jas Phul


Organization are increasingly leveraging agile practices and "The Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, version 1.0" has helped position BA Professionals for success.  However much has changed since this was published in 2013.  This session describes how organizations have leveraged agile business analysis practices to create better business outcomes and how the Agile Extension is changing to ensure even greater future success.

In this session we will:

  • Discuss the importance of developing an "agile" mindset
  • Discuss the lessons learned from utilizing "The Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, version 1"
  • Identify the latest evolution of practices that BA professionals can leverage for success in the "agile" world.

Event Trail(s)



Alain Arseneault

Alain Arseneault

Director, Corporate & Business Development

As a recognized leader, Alain is a senior management professional with over 20 years of experience in both IT and business. Throughout Alain's career, he has established and managed strategies, standards and practices covering various areas of business analysis, project management and change management.

Prior to joining IIBA® as Acting President and CEO in 2013, Alain was a committed volunteer with the organization for seven years. During this time, Alain was Chair of the Board, Vice-Chair of the Board, Chair of the Nominations Committee, and held several positions in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and communications.

In Alain's previous roles at BMO Financial Group, Alain provided leadership and functional management to a team of professionals that managed the enterprise processes for project management and business analysis, as well as supporting strategic and operational improvements initiatives. For over 16 years, Alain owned a small consulting firm in the food and hospitality industry.

As a Member of the Senior Leadership Team at IIBA®, Alain oversees the organization's corporate and business development, which includes strategic engagements and alliances with organizations, governments, academia and professional associations. Alain is a proud member of the business analysis community and is committed to further building the recognition of the profession.

Alain's 2016 Presentations:

Query failed: