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Speaker Event: Business Agility—what it means for business analysts; AGM and Election

Thursday, November 24, 2022 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Early work applying agile methods to software development began in the 1990s, being codified with the Agile Manifesto in 2001. The values and principles thrived because they addressed the rapid pace of change in an emerging technology industry. That rapid pace of change has spread across all fields in the digital transformation that has happened over the past two decades, leading to an absolute imperative to apply those original ideas more broadly.

Business Agility enables organizations to maintain resilience in response to rapid change and market uncertainty. It applies and extends the original agile values principles to leadership, strategy, culture and governance across the organization and to customers, partners and other stakeholders.

Business Analysts have always played a central role bridging between business stakeholders and technology teams. Business Agility presents an opportunity for them to expand their influence in the transitions that will inevitably occur. This session will describe how rapid change creates an imperative for Business Agility, and what opportunities this creates for Business Analysts.

About the speaker

 Scott Hayward has played roles across the software development lifecycle in over two decades with IBM Canada. Beginning in QA, he moved through development, architecture, project management, business analysis and product management. Most of his work has been in the healthcare industry, with shorter stints in telecom, education and infrastructure services. He is currently an IS Solution Lead with the Insurance Corporation of BC, where he teaches and consults with teams to improve their ways of working.

Across many roles, he has encouraged teams and organizations to transform to apply agile methods to better address the context of software development. In his role as an IBM Product Manager for a global healthcare asset, he led the adoption of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) on a distributed 70-person development team in Burnaby, Halifax and Pune, India.

Scott is passionate about developing innovative teams able to respond to change through purposeful leadership, continued learning and a healthy culture. He taught leadership to senior consultants within IBM, and currently teaches Business Analysis and Project Management part-time for SFU Continuing Studies. He sees a growing need for thoughtful, innovative Business Analysts who envision the broader context and act with courage to disrupt the status quo.


Event Details

6:00-7:00: presentation, “Business Agility – What it means for BAs”
7:00-8:00 pm: Vancouver Chapter Annual General Meeting and Election

Virtual event: Webinar details will be provided half-hour prior to the event to the registrants.

Cost: Free for IIBA members; $5 for non-members

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Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors!


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