Panel Discussion – Do you have what it takes to transform into an Agile Business Analyst?

242 of the 581 (~40%) Business Analyst roles currently advertised on seek.com.au, are Agile Business Analyst roles. This number continues to grow as big name organisations adopt and move towards agile ways of working.

So, what do you need, to have what it takes to transition from the waterfall ways of working into an agile way of working?

Come along to this panel discussion to hear stories, get advice and tips from real life BA’s who have travelled the journey from waterfall (plan-driven business analysis) to agile (change-driven business analysis) and are still alive today to share the story.

Panel members:

Ally WilkinsonFacilitator: Ally Wilkinson, Business Analysis Capability Lead at Sportsbet
Ally is passionate about the value that Business Analysis brings to organisations. Ally currently coaches, mentors, empowers and uplifts Business Analysts inside and outside of Sportsbet to be the best Business Analysts they can be to deliver great results to organisations. She currently is the Member Services Director for the IIBA with the vision bring thought leadership and creative ideas to IIBA Member & Business Analysis Community and take Business Analysis to the next level.

adrian_headshotAdrian Lim, Business Analyst at Sportsbet
Adrian is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) with 8 years of analysis experience. He has worked for small to large organisations, and has implemented Digital, BI and ERP projects in both Waterfall and Agile approaches. Currently a Business Analyst with Sportsbet, Adrian is a champion for business analysis in an Agile environment. He actively assists the Capability Leads in Sportsbet by exploring various techniques to uplift the BA Practice’s Agile capabilities.

kirsteen-guthrieKirsteen Guthrie, Program Lead Business Analyst at UniSuper
Kirsteen is a Lead Business Analyst professional with more than 15 years experience working in organisations in the finance sector. Having spent the majority of her career working as a business analyst on traditional projects, Kirsteen made the move into Agile BA practices three years ago and has never looked back.  She is particularly passionate about leading Agile BA teams, and coaching BA’s through their adoption of the Agile mindset, principles and practices.

Sharath-MenonSharath Menon, Senior Business Analyst at REA Group
Sharath is a seasoned Business Analyst with more than 10 years of experience spanning diverse industries & domains. He has worked with numerous clients across the US, Europe & Australia. Having experienced the transition from waterfall to agile to being part of mature agile teams, he is now a passionate advocate of the agile mindset. He currently works with the REA Group to develop reporting & analytics solutions that provide valuable insights into consumer behaviour. He is a firm believer that the future will belong to organisations that embrace the data economy and empower its people to take data-informed decisions.