Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with my fellow practitioners at Technology Expresso about the agile mindset. In short, the agile mindset comes down to an emphasis on delivering value by satisfying your stakeholders’ needs in a collaborative fashion. It’s these behaviors that are really important in agile more so than the practices and techniques that have been around in one form or another for several years.

The idea of agile software development has been around for 13 years, and we’ve accomplished and moved beyond the ability to building things better, but we need to be sure we are building the right thing in the first place. This is the point that agile and analysis collide and is where things really get interesting.

Listen as I answer questions regarding more on the agile mindset, the evolution of agile, traditional perspectives “vs” agile, the role of a business analyst on an agile team, Agile “vs” Scrum, how you can start to introduce agile to your team and more answers from our listeners’ questions.

I always enjoy sharing my thoughts, especially on the topic of agile. So thank you Dave and Jacqueline for the opportunity! Now for the fun part…let me know if you agree or don’t agree with my answers. Thank you

– Kent

About Kent McDonald

Kent J. McDonald is a B2T Training Senior Instructor and stives in uncovering better ways of delivering value by doing it and helping others do it. His more than 15 years of experience include work in business analysis, strategic planning, project management, and product development in a variety of industries including financial services, health insurance, performance marketing, human services, nonprofit, and automotive. He is a certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC) and active in the business analysis and agile software development communities helping people share stories about what does and does not work. He shares those stories at beyondrequirements.com in addition to presenting at and helping organize several local and international conferences.

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