Educational Roadmap for the Agile BA or Business Value Manager

We are incredibly privileged to have Alistair Cockburn presenting to us on the back of the "AgileNZ Conference" (an event being hosted by our newest sponsor Assurity).

The International Consortium for Agile is creating a roadmap of learning objectives for each of the specialties involved in development, from executive management through business value management, project management, programming, testing, coaching and facilitation. In this combined talk, discussion, workshop, come and share what you think business analysts and product owners should learn as they move to agile development, and see what the international contributors to the IC Agile roadmap have been putting together.

Dr. Alistair Cockburn, one of the original creators of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was voted one of the "The All-Time Top 150 i-Technology Heroes" in 2007, for his pioneering work in use cases and agile software development. An internationally renowned IT strategist and author of the Jolt award-winning books "Agile Software Development" and "Writing Effective Use Cases", he is an expert on agile development, use cases, process design, project management, and object-oriented design. In 2001 he co-authored the Agile Manifesto, in 2003 he created the Agile Development Conference, in 2005 he co-founded the Agile Project Leadership Network, in 2010 he co-founded the International Consortium for Agile. Many of his articles, talks, poems and blog are online at

This is an event not to miss!!

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  • Clare B.

    I was disappointed in the early proposal that a BA is just a paper pusher. I feel that my current role as a BA is already aligned with the "value manager" description, and would be extremely perturbed if my end-users did not think so, too. It is good that this is being formalised into the role description! Thanks for the nibbles during the "long wait": 6.15 is a late start given a 5.30 entry time.

    March 25, 2013

  • Kate E.

    Very interesting even for myself who is not a BA. Very good speaker.

    March 22, 2013

  • Kirsten E.

    very interesting - am looking forward to the final version being released and applied in he industry.

    March 22, 2013

  • Shirley V.

    Great speaker.

    March 21, 2013

  • kiran P.

    excellent roadmap for value managers, the new role that enhances a BA capabilities.

    March 21, 2013

  • Miranda M.

    Blast - cannot attend. I was looking forward to this one :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Leon van G.

    Sorry for the late withdrawal

    March 21, 2013

  • Simon G.


    March 20, 2013

  • Pip W.

    Apologies for late RSVP

    March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds fantastic! Unfortunately I will miss this as I will be back in Auckland by the 21st (only there for 19th and 20th for the conference itself).

    March 7, 2013

  • Desiree P.

    Hi again: Ooops - Alistair will be coming over straight from his "Use Cases to User Stories" workshop, not the conference! Apologies for any confusion.

    March 1, 2013

  • Desiree P.

    Hi everyone: Just to clarify - it will be 5.30pm entry for a 6.15pm start, as Alistair will be coming over straight from the AgileNZ conference.

    February 28, 2013

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