The Agile Analyst
At the heart of every successful technology project are solid requirements solving the problem. Creating these requirements and supporting business, while guiding the development team, can be challenging. And when there is a problem with a build or a due date missed, it is not uncommon to hear the requirements were the cause.
Although the benefits of using Agile are indisputable, there is a lot of confusion on the value the Business Analysts adds and where we fit within the Scrum team. Add the fact that business analysis is ran differently at every organization and often enterprises technology decisions are made without consulting the us, it is no wonder we face lots of frustrations.
Join us for an open Agile discussion focused on the value and contributions the analyst provides as an intricate member of the Agile development team. We will analyze requirement gathering efforts, discuss BABOK tools and techniques, and evaluate a best practice approach for growing the backlog.
Angie Metcalf Weller, CSPO, CSM
An experienced Agile Analyst, who collaborates with key stakeholders to attain their goals, and contributes to the achievement of the company’s strategic objectives to ensure a competitive advantage. She excels when mediating or facilitating teams. Strengths include: the ability to pull forces together, bridge differences, respond to client needs, and blends abilities into productive efforts.
Angie has been an Agile Analysts for over ten years. During her technology career, she has filled a variety of roles including: Product Owner, Sr. Business Analyst, Agile Coach, ScrumMaster, Requirements Lead, Data Analyst, Engineer, UX/UI Designer. Angie enjoys giving back, and does so by assisting others to develop their analytical and soft skills.
She has help facilitate several CIC IIBA BABOK study groups since she relocated to the Des Moines market in 2013. She has also assisted with several IBADDs and served on our IIBA CIC board in 2017-2018 as our Volunteer and Outreach Director. In 2018-2019 she served on IIBA’s Data Analytic Extension Guide committee. Currently, Angie is IIBA GCC’s Volunteer of the Year Lead.