IIBA - Beating the Post-Agile Blues

  • 20 May 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Wegmans in King of Prussia


  • Member of IIBA and of the Philadelphia Chapter
  • Employee of a Philadelphia Chapter-sponsoring company
  • Not a member of the Philadelphia Chapter
  • Has paid for a year trial membership.
  • Student with current student ID

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You are a Business Analyst working on an Agile team.  You have transitioned from incremental delivery to Agile in recent years.  You are generally satisfied with the changeover but there are still challenges plaguing you.  Some of them are age-old issues like time and resource constraints.  Others stem from the Agile way of working like adopting role-sharing and establishing a cadence for story closure.  For instance, does your team consistently miss commitment?  Are the stories always more work than estimated?  Are some team members not pulling their weight?

This presentation will help you beat the post-Agile blues by recommending strategies for meeting day-to-day Business Analysis challenges in the Agile environment.  It’s not a matter of trading one set of problems for another.  It’s a matter of applying an ounce of prevention in the context of becoming value-driven.


  • Learn about typical problems faced when Business Analysts move to Agile
  • Understand how these problems impact your productivity and your team’s results
  • Apply solutions to meet the challenges of working in an Agile environment
Susan Block is a multi-faceted BA professional with experience in project planning, process improvement, business systems analysis, software quality assurance, and business rules and data analysis.
She has worked in the financial services, insurance, and manufacturing industries.  Susan has championed the Business Analyst role as a practitioner in traditional and Agile product delivery.

Susan currently works at The Vanguard Group, a leading investment management company, where she just started in the position of project manager under the Data Governance program.

She is an expert in Requirements planning and execution, she is a leader of enterprise-level Business Architecture efforts, and she is an author and trainer of in-house Business Analysis courses.
Susan is a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) and past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the IIBA.

Wednesday May 20, from 5:30-8:30

The location is Wegmans in King of Prussia, PA.  The address is:  One Village Drive, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 Phone:  Phone: (484) 690-3500

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