Tim Coventry and Gareth Jones – Using the IIBA Agile Extension and the Agile Mindset

Agile business analysis is business analysis in an agile context with an agile mindset. Agile business analysis provides organisations with the competitive advantage to operate and deliver in fast-paced and complex environments and has moved beyond software development initiatives to any business domain. Agile delivery is a business strategy that creates value through fast feedback and short decision cycles.

Iterative planning prioritises and refines the work in short cycles designed to maximise the feedback and learning gained from stakeholders, while adaptive planning involves the continuous change to long-term plans. Constant planning and analysis is used to give focus to the work that delivers the highest value.

Agile approaches deliver value incrementally by slicing the product into smaller pieces, prioritising them by business value, and delivering new items of value frequently. This incremental delivery allows for rapid feedback, learning and adapting to change.

Learn the following concepts from the IIBA Agile Extension:

  • Using the 3 horizons – strategic, initiative and delivery
  • Applying the 7 principles of agile
  • Business analysis with an agile mindset


Tim Coventry – CEO, Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL)

Tim is the CEO for Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL) – an expert business analysis company offering business analyst consultants for to ASX listed and private companies, government and not for profit organizations. BAPL is an Australian owned and operated company with 50 consultants operating from offices in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. Internal practice uplift allows us to quickly ramp up with demand and maintain a very high level of competency.

With over 22 years’ experience and a strong contribution to business analysis across the globe, Tim is an acknowledged expert in his professional field.

Tim has expertise in all phases of the solution delivery life cycle with substantial practical experience in strategic analysis, business process analysis, requirements, tendering and evaluation and software implementation. He holds a Bachelor of Education, Workplace Category IV Trainer and Assessor Certificate, and is a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®).

Tim has presented at the BA World Symposiums in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, Building Business Capability in 2013 and 2014, PMI EMEA Global Congress 2015, IIBA Australia Chapter BA Professional Day 2013 and 2015 and participates regularly in International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) forums. With a strong background in education and assessment Tim has a keen interest in business analysis competency models, is an author of the IIBA® Competency Model, expert reviewer of the Agile Extension, core team member Agile competency and is a past IIBA Australia Chapter President.

Gareth Jones –  Practice Manager, Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL)

Gareth Jones is the Practice Manager at Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL).  The BAPL team of experienced consultants has an enviable track record in delivering value-driven outcomes based on expert analysis, as supported by decades of experience in the BAPL practice collaborating with and working for a wide clientele from diverse industries.

Gareth started his business analysis career over 11 years ago and has since then delivered numerous initiatives for private and government organisations. As Practice Manager, his focus is on ensuring BAPL consultants achieve the highest level of capability. He also delivers external training courses covering the Business Analysis Foundations, Agile Business Analysis, and a raft of other BA specific topics.