Live Panel: Business Architecture's Role in the Agile World

Michael Rosen, Business Architecture Guild
Alex Randell, Business Architecture Guild
Billie Johnson, CBAP, LLC

Moderator: Colleen Meesey, Product Manager, IIBA

According to BABOK® Guide v3, Business architecture models the enterprise in order to show how strategic concerns of key stakeholders are met and to support ongoing business transformation efforts.
Business architecture provides architectural descriptions and views, referred to as blueprints, to provide a common understanding of the organization for the purpose of aligning strategic objectives with tactical demands.
Agile is about having a flexible mindset, embodied in a set of values and principles and exhibited by a variety of complementary practices. Agile initiatives involve constant change.
In this live panel we will be discussing how organizations can leverage the best of both Business Architecture and Agile to achieve increased organizational agility and delivery of real business value.
  • Understand how Business Architecture provides context that enhances Agile approaches
  • Understand how Agile principles can be applied to Business Architecture
  • Debunk myths that architecture and Agile are incompatible
About the Panel:


Michael Rosen, Vice President - Business Architecture Guild
Mike Rosen a founding member and Vice President of the Business Architects Guild. He is also Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group which provides expert consulting in Digital Transformation Strategy, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, and Enterprise Solutions. Prior to returning to consulting, Mr. Rosen was Global Research VP for Strategic Architecture at IDC, providing research to IT and business leaders on strategic architecture and digital transformation. Mr. Rosen has years of experience in the architecture and design of solutions for global corporations and 20+ years of product development experience. He is an internationally recognized speaker and author of several books and hundreds of articles.

alex-randellAlex Randell, Board Director - Business Architecture Guild 
Alex Randell is a Director of the Business Architecture Guild and serves on the Guild's Editorial Board. He has extensive background in the alignment of business architecture, agile methodologies, and business requirements. Randell is a leader in applying the strategy-to-execution value stream, business/technology alignment, and strategic business transformations. He is also the founder of the Des Moines Business Architecture group, and is a board member or volunteer with multiple local non-profit groups. Randell has experience in marketing, analytics, and technology across diverse industries, holds an MBA with Marketing emphasis from the University of Iowa, and is a Certified Business Architect (CBA)®.

billie-johnsonBillie, Johnson, Consultant/Business Analysis Training at Billie Johnson CBAP, LLC
Billie Johnson, CBAP® has 20+ years of experience in the field of business analysis spanning financial, manufacturing, consulting, education, and government industries. As an early adopter of the IIBA® and CBAP® certification, she received her CBAP® certification in May 2007. The concepts, tasks, and techniques defined as good practice by the BABOK® Guide are practices that have served her well in providing a structured approach to complex problems and opportunities. As a Business Architect on a multi-year transformational program for a government sponsored entity, she supported the iterative delivery of value through business architecture foundation guidance. She is currently a Business Analysis Instructor/Coach/Mentor and enjoys furthering the field of business analysis by touching those in the field with tools to face their unique problems/opportunities for organizations today.

Colleen Meesey, Product Manager – IIBA 
Colleen Meesey, CBAP® joined the IIBA as a Product Manager in June 2017. Prior to the IIBA she served as a Business Solutions Analyst at Walmart in Bentonville, Arkansas. In recent years she has supported business analysis practices in the Retail Services, Customer Experience and Marketing areas, while also providing strategic services for the Business Analysis Shared Services organization in training and the Global Community of Practice. 
Colleen began her technology business analysis career in 1998 as a transition from supervisory management to information technology. Her responsibilities have included consulting, facilitating training, production support, internal audit, and on-site implementations in addition to traditional business analysis. She has experience in the areas of transportation, sales, marketing, finance, human resources, retail, and the practice of business analysis.
Colleen's main passion is helping others succeed, whether it's in their daily work or in their broader careers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and is currently pursuing an MBA at Capella University. She achieved the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation from the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA®) in 2012. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Colleen enjoys rock concerts, collecting Barbie® dolls, and producing the video makeup tutorials.