The Agile Business Analyst

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DURATION: 3 days


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How do you combine your analysis skills with Agile tools and techniques?  If you’re a Business Analyst working in Agile projects, our Agile Business Analyst course will help you understand how to operate in an Agile environment so that you’re better equipped to deliver value to your organisation.  You will learn how to build the right products, for the right customers, at the right time while reducing waste.

Certification:

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ICAgile accredited course: The ICP-BVA Certification from ICAgile is granted on the successful completion of this course. This certification is part of the ICAgile Product Ownership Track along with our Agile Fundamentals and Adaptive Program and Portfolio Management courses.

We offer the complete ICAgile Product Ownership Track for those looking to become an ICAgile Certified Expert in Product Ownership (ICE-PO).

 

PMI accredited: This course is accredited with the Project Management Institute (PMI). This course will contribute 21 PDUs (Professional Development Units). The PMI course code is: TAB13062014X.

 

Intended for:

Individuals who work in Agile projects doing business analysis tasks including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Those in quality assurance

Prerequisites:

This course builds on your existing knowledge of both Agile and business analysis - you need to have a good understanding and experience in both to get the maximum benefit from attending this course. The skills you will need are covered in our Business Systems Analysis and Agile Fundamentals courses.


Learning outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to understand:

  • The responsibilities for product ownership and where the Business Analyst can contribute
  • The role of the Business Analyst in Agile software teams
  • How lightweight modelling techniques are used in Agile
  • How to derive user stories from analysis models such as process models, class diagrams, state transition diagrams and other tools of the analysis trade
  • How to integrate requirements management into an Agile software development process
  • And utilise guidelines and practices for designing and deploying an effective Agile business analysis process


Content:

  • The product owner role
  • The value management team
  • Where business analysis fits in the agile lifecycle
  • The product development lifecycle
  • Vision
  • Product roadmap
  • Personas
  • Design workshops
  • Story maps
  • Prioritisation
  • Release planning
  • Backlog grooming
  • Story splitting
  • Story elaboration
  • Frequent releases
  • Successful closure
  • Using analysis models in Agile projects to identify and extract user stories: use cases, process models, class diagrams, decision tools, state transition diagrams
  • Advanced systems analysis - explore the techniques from the Agile extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge strategies and practices for integrating the BA with Agile software development teams
  • Five principles for Agile business analysis and how they influence effective outcomes for our customers


Method used:

Lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary, most of the learning is achieved through applying the practices and techniques in group exercises.
 

Course outline:
The Agile Business Analyst Outline (PDF) 


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