Tim Coventry & Sohail Chatha – 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 maximize 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, prioritizing 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.


Sohail Chatha – Specialist in Business Analysis at Business Analysts Pty Ltd (BAPL)

Sohail is a business analysis consultant in Business Analysts Pty Ltd. He has a wide range of experience in the delivery of technology solutions and business improvements with special focus to requirements analysis, design and process modelling. Being an experienced BA, he has improved functional processes through skilled interaction with multiple stakeholders to elicit requirements and helped enterprises in identifying the correct business strategies. In addition to this, he has undertaken a major organisational transformation project in Zain, Saudi Arabia. He has worked with technology giants like Nokia, Ericsson and Huawei as well as worked on public projects with a successful track record to coordinate cross-team dependencies.

In his most recent assignment as a BA consultant, Sohail is working to formalize the business and asset strategies for client and helping them model ‘Data Engine’ which will drive their future strategic plans. He is interested in experimenting with a hybrid agile/waterfall model to get more insight around risk assessments, change management and process improvements. As a member of IIBA® he maintains industry best practice standards and trends through participation in professional development events.