White Paper:
Agile Development Methodology for the Business Analyst (BA)
In this white paper, you will gain insight into the impact of agile development methodologies on the business analyst community.


  • Explore the skills that are required by business analysts to execute effective agile techniques, as well as the steps necessary to ease the transition to agility
  • Discover the key role business analysts can play on an agile team
  • Learn why analysts must consider learning new skills for writing requirements and new techniques for managing them

Mike Cottmeyer is a product consultant and agile evangelist for VersionOne. Prior to joining VersionOne, Mike was a senior project manager for CheckFree Corporation where he led a portfolio of projects for their online banking and bill payment business unit. Mike has 20 years of experience leading IT initiatives using a combination of traditional, agile and lean project management best practices. Mike is a certified PMP Project Manager and a certified ScrumMaster. He co-created the DSDM Agile Project Leader certification and holds Foundation, Practitioner, and Examiner level certificates. Mike is an honorary member of the DSDM Consortium and a founder of the Lean Software and Systems Consortium. Mike speaks internationally on the topic of Agile Project Management and writes for several blogs including www.LeadingAgile.com.

V. Lee Henson is one of fifty certified scrum trainers worldwide and has worked in just about every role on an agile team. He is an ADDIE Training Professional and has led many Fortune 500 teams and assisted them in successful implementation of thousands of projects. His unique blend of recent real-world experience combined with the ability to drive home highly technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner make him an amazing resource to focus any team at any level on project related initiatives.
About the Authors