Business analyst, author, speaker, educator, Agile coach, and technology translator. He has worked in the technology sector since 1998, starting off with database and web programming, gradually moving through project management and finding his passion in the BA field.
Ryland is passionate about strong analysis practice and prefers Agile environments where possible. He has built both Agile and waterfall SDLC processes for development teams, customizing each one to the challenges facing that particular client group.
He is an active member of the Atlanta Chapter of the IIBA, speaks at local and national conferences, and serves as Lead Business Analyst and Agile Coach at Aptos.com, fostering education and professional development of BA’s.
Ryland is part of the core team that wrote the Second Edition of the Agile Extension to the BABOK.
Ryland’s book, “The Agile Business Analyst: Moving from Waterfall To Agile” has received excellent critical and personal reviews.