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Traceability in an Agile World (THIS Event is happening again)

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Time Zones:
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Arizona Time Zone (7:30 p.m. EST - 10:00 p.m.)

  • 5:30 – 6:00  Professional Networking
  • 6:00 – 6:30  Welcome, Chapter Update & Mission, Guest Speaker Introduction
  • 6:30 – 7:30 "Traceability in an Agile World " with Jeremy Wood
  • 7:30 – 8:00  Additional Q&A if needed, Job Share, PDM Schedule, & Social Networking time permitting

Overview of Presentation

"Traceability in an Agile World" offers a comprehensive exploration of the concept of traceability within Agile project management, contrasting it with traditional Waterfall methodologies. It delves into the Agile principles that support traceability, demonstrating how to implement and maintain it through practical tools and methods like user stories, sprints, and backlogs. The presentation uses real-world examples to illustrate these concepts, ensuring that both beginner and experienced business analysts can grasp the practical application in diverse scenarios. Additionally, it highlights common challenges in transitioning to Agile traceability and provides actionable solutions, empowering participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance project visibility, accountability, and quality control in their Agile environments. This session aims not only to impart theoretical understanding but also to inspire confidence in the feasibility and benefits of effective traceability practices in Agile project management.
IIBA Knowledge Areas: 

  • Business Analysis Planning & Monitoring
  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
  • Techniques
  • Underlying Competencies

Learning Objectives:
In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • The presentation titled "Traceability in an Agile World" is designed to deliver the following learning outcomes:

    1. **Understanding of Traceability in Project Management**: Participants will gain a clear understanding of what traceability means in the context of project management, specifically within Agile frameworks.

    2. **Comparison Between Waterfall and Agile Methodologies**: Learners will be able to distinguish between the traceability approaches in traditional Waterfall methodologies versus Agile methodologies, recognizing the shift in mindset and practices.

    3. **Knowledge of Agile Principles Relevant to Traceability**: The presentation will provide an insight into specific Agile principles that directly impact traceability, such as iterative development and responsiveness to change.

    4. **Practical Application of Traceability in Agile Settings**: Attendees will learn how to practically apply traceability concepts in Agile environments, using tools like user stories, sprints, and backlogs effectively.

    5. **Familiarity with Tools for Enhancing Traceability**: The session will introduce and explain the use of various tools and software that can aid in maintaining traceability in Agile projects, like JIRA and Trello.

    6. **Real-World Insights and Case Studies**: Through case studies and real-world examples, learners will see how Agile traceability is implemented in actual projects, aiding in understanding the practical implications and benefits.

    7. **Skills to Implement Traceability in Agile Projects**: Participants will acquire actionable skills and step-by-step guidelines for implementing and maintaining traceability in their Agile projects.

    8. **Understanding of Common Challenges and Solutions**: The presentation will equip learners with knowledge about common challenges faced while implementing traceability in Agile environments and how to overcome these challenges.

    9. **Appreciation of the Benefits of Agile Traceability**: Attendees will understand the tangible benefits of maintaining traceability in Agile projects, such as improved project visibility, enhanced accountability, and better quality control.

    10. **Motivation for Continuous Improvement and Learning**: The presentation aims to inspire confidence and motivate business analysts and project managers to continually improve their traceability practices and adapt to evolving Agile methodologies.

    These outcomes will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of traceability in Agile environments, equipping them with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to enhance their project management capabilities.

Speaker Bio:

As the founder and principal consultant of Outcome Focus LLC, I have been fortunate over the past 20+ years to lead, innovate, and improve companies through leadership, consulting, and academia. My career has spanned from start up companies to industry leading Fortune 100 organizations. My expertise is rooted in a diverse background that encompasses various industries, including manufacturing, utilities, retail, insurance, higher education, K-12 education, healthcare, waste management, non-profit, genetic research, wheel and tire, and the airline industry. My passion for creating tailored solutions for each client is deeply connected to my enthusiasm for the Agile mindset. I prioritize outcomes and overall business agility, adapting to the ever-changing market landscape. To achieve this, I leverage best practices from popular Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, and XP, as well as scaling solutions including SAFe, LeSS, DaD, Nexus, and Scrum at Scale. I guide organizations in defining products, identifying and aligning value streams, creating product roadmaps, and shifting their focus to solving customer problems rather than being solely focused on feature production. I emphasize the importance of embracing an Agile mindset across the entire organization, recognizing that true business agility extends beyond IT. Throughout my career, I have experienced success in various roles, including Project Manager, Project Director, Senior ScrumMaster, and Agile Coach. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, an MBA, and I am currently halfway through my Ph.D. studies. Since 2013, I have been actively engaged in education as a faculty member, teaching Agile and traditional project management courses at Grand Canyon University, University of Phoenix, and Bellevue University. As a lifelong learner, I continuously strive to enhance my skills and knowledge. I currently hold certifications such as PMP, CSP, CSM, LSSBB, CLP, ICP-ENT, ICP-CAT, SPC4, and SA. In addition to my professional pursuits, I am actively involved in the Agile community. I have spoken at events such as Agile 2020 - Orlando, Agile Arizona 2017, Agile Arizona 2018, Agile Arizona 2019, IIBA Day in the Desert 2018, and IIBA Day in the Desert 2019. I participate in multiple local meetups and groups, and I find great fulfillment in mentoring other passionate Agilists. Furthermore, I am the founder and organizer of Agile Anonymous, a Meetup group based in Arizona that facilitates discussions on current Agile topics and case studies within the community.

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