Ryan McKergow – Don’t be a zombie writing your stories: Learn some cutting-edge analysis techniques

Have you ever been told that all Business Analysts do on Agile projects is write stories? I have… and that’s the boring part of our job! There are a lot of cutting-edge analysis techniques we can use to not only elicit requirements, but have fun and collaborate with others while doing so.

During this presentation, you will learn why problem solving with our software development teams is essential. I will introduce techniques to get our teams talking, discussing the problem, and agreeing on a solution. Learn how to run a design studio workshop, facilitate a customer journey map or experiment with example mapping. I’ll also include general facilitation tips to take these sessions up another notch.

Don’t just be a zombie writing your next story. Let’s think about the problem and how we’ll solve it together!


Ryan McKergow Ryan McKergow – Lead Consultant at Elabor8

Ryan is an experienced practitioner who is passionate about transforming people with knowledge and challenging the norm.

Ryan has spent the last 6 years working with the Agile methodologies uplifting teams as a business analyst and scrum master. Working as a Lead Consultant at Elabor8, Ryan will be leading the company’s expansion into Brisbane.

A leading provider of Innovation and Agility expertise, Elabor8 teaches companies how to be forward thinking and adaptive, by looking at what the most innovative startup companies are doing and helping to adapt these methods for the enterprise.

Ryan has worked on agile and digital projects at Monash University, REA Group, SEEK, the Suncorp Group, and UniSuper. During his time at these organisations he shared his passion for analysis techniques and mindset, and looks to instill this ethos with all of his teams.