C5 - Travelling light - The pros and perils of lean documentation

Have you ever been on a long haul overseas trip, where you loaded your hand luggage with items like laptops, books and electronic devices – just to make sure that you weren’t bored on the flight? Only to be left trudging around airport duty free shops while waiting for a connecting flight, wondering why you feel like you packed bricks in your backpack… Projects carry a lot of baggage too… documentation. Someone has to create it, someone has to read it, someone has to sign it, someone has to (or is meant to) maintain it, and eventually someone needs to identify if it is still valuable. That’s a lot of work for something we might not even use! Agile approaches value working software over comprehensive documentation. But what does that really mean? Join me as we explore:

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Angie is an Agile Consultant, Coach and Trainer at IQ. She has more than 18 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry and has been a practicing business analyst for the past 12 years. Prior to becoming a consultant, Angie worked in the business process outsourcing industry where she pursued ways to create and deliver value to her clients and their customers. So when she was introduced to Agile a few years later, it was a perfect fit!  She now devotes most of her time to anything related to innovation, Agile Product Ownership and Agile Business Analysis.

Angie is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Process Professional (CPP), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Certified SAFe Agilist, Certified Expert in BPM2 (OCEB2), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified BPMN Professional and has a Diploma in Business Analysis.