Why Agile Development Teams Need Business Analysts

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Michael York is co-founder and Executive Vice President of Cardinal Solutions Group, an IT consulting firm with more than 200 professionals in Cincinnati, Columbus, Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. Since starting Cardinal Solutions with Kelly Conway in 1996, Mr. York has focused on the development of Cardinal Solutions' software delivery capabilities and business development. Previously, Mr. York was one of the co-founders of PCS Technologies, a software development firm established in 1985 that specialized in distribution management systems for large consumer retail companies. PCS was acquired by Retek in 1995 (Oracle acquired Retek in 2005).


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Dr. Charles Suscheck is a nationally recognized agile leader who specializes in agile software development adoption at the enterprise level. He is one of only 11 trainers worldwide and 3 in the US certified to teach the entire Scrum.org cirriculum.  With over 25 years of professional experience, Dr. Suscheck has held positions of Process Architect, Director of Research, Principle Consultant, Professor, and Professional Trainer at some of the most recognized companies in America. He has spoken at national and international conferences such as Agile 200X, OOPSLA, and ECOOP on topics related to agile project management and is a frequent author in industry and academia. Dr. Suscheck has over 30 publications to his credit.

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