Posted by: Eric Lefevre-Ardant | July 28, 2009

Meet Billy, Business Analyst

“Working with user stories is nothing like the analysis work I’ve done in the past. I’m re-learning how to do my job.”

Billy works on an agile team. He’s an experienced analyst trying to understand how he should be doing his job in a new Agile environment. He’s struggling to determine if his old skills of writing use cases and creating workflow models are still useful.

Billy knows that Alistair Cockburn has been instrumental in popularizing Use Cases, so he is very interested in his sessions, such as Nano-Incremental Development, or Elephant Carpaccio. However, his priority is to attend Agile Grows up: The Agile Business Analyst, by Steve Adolph. User Stories for Agile Requirements, a session with Mike Cohn, looks good too.

Does this story sound familiar to you? Billy is a persona, a fictional character used to focus parts of the conference. Come and meet like-minded participants at Agile 2009 Conference. And check out the top sessions at the conference for Billy.



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