Kent J. McDonald helps organizations understand and solve the problems they face. He is active in the business analysis and agile software development communities helping people share stories about what does and does not work. He shares those stories through beyondrequirements.com, techwell.com, and projectconnections.com in addition to presentations at various conferences and local user groups.
Kent is currently the Agile Practice Lead for B2T Training, where he helps organizations improve their effectiveness in the intersection of agile and analysis. He is co-author of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility, a book that brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help organizations deliver business value and build competitive advantage. Kent is taking a structured procrastination approach to authoring Beyond Requirements, due out… sometime.
Kent has lead through influence as a co-founder and former Board President of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and Board President of the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He also chaired the 2009 Iowa Business Analyst Development Day, has been on the organizing committee for the Agile 2008, Agile 2009, and Agile 2011 Conferences and was Conference Chair for the Agile 2013 Conference.