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Agile Business Analysis Foundation

Develop the skills needed to become a proficient Agile business analyst.

The Agile Business Analysis (Agile BA) Foundation course, accredited by the APMG, and created in conjunction with the DSDM Consortium, is designed to give the Business Analyst the skills needed to successfully gather, analyze, validate, and champion the requirements throughout an Agile project. The course will describe the most popular Agile approaches and will use the DSDM Agile Project Framework to take the Agile Business Analyst through the phases of an Agile project.

To remain competitive organizations must shorten the time it takes to deliver business change effectively. Agile development approaches enable project teams to be more responsive to customer expectations and to deliver business value early.

Agile Business Analysts are an integrated part of the Agile team, working before projects and programs are defined, and throughout the life of the project. They facilitate collaboration within teams and across the business. In addition to their skills of modelling and specification, the Agile Business Analyst requires new skills to support collaboration, facilitation, and iterative working. They must adapt to new ways of gathering, analyzing, and managing the emerging and evolving requirements.

Duration
3 days/24 hours of instruction
Public Classroom Pricing

Starting at: $1495(USD)

$1950(CAD)

GSA Price: $1385

Group Rate: $1395

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Part 1: The Holistic View of the Business

  • The Agile BA role in relation to mission and objectives
  • How to analyze the business environment
  • Measuring the success of implementing change

Part 2: The Agile Landscape

  • What is Agile? Approaches and frameworks
  • Why is Agile needed?
  • Role and responsibilities of the Agile BA and Agile team

Part 3: Stakeholders

  • Stakeholder types / personas
  • RACI and RASCI in Agile
  • Empowerment of Stakeholders in an Agile project

Part 4: Dealing with Requirements

  • The Agile approach to requirements
  • User Stories, Epics, Acceptance Criteria
  • The Agile Business Analyst’s link to quality and testing
  • The Agile Requirements Life Cycle
  • Checking completeness

Part 5: The Agile Business Case

  • Strategic and project business cases
  • Understanding the business problem
  • As Is, To Be, Abstraction
  • Gap Analysis and Value Streams

Part 6: Facilitated Workshops

  • The role of Facilitation in Agile
  • How to organize and run a Facilitated Workshop

Part 7: Prioritization

  • Combining and prioritizing requirements
  • Customer perception and expectation

Part 8: Modelling and prototyping

  • 6 perspectives for modelling
  • Tacit information
  • Reasons and perspectives for prototyping

Part 9: Working in a timebox

  • Timebox structure and iterative development

  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners and business representatives
  • Project Managers
  • Developers in Agile teams
  • Testers in Agile teams

  • Understand the difference between traditional and Agile business analysis
  • Identify stakeholders, personas, and their involvement in Agile
  • Describe the competencies and techniques of an Agile BA
  • Understand the BA role in the Agile team and the organization
  • Capture and manage effective requirements for incremental solution delivery
  • Recognize how an Agile Business Case differs from a traditional business case and present a lean business canvas
  • Learn how modelling techniques fit into an Agile environment
  • Understand the importance of Facilitated Workshops
  • Understand the different ways of working as a BA in Agile

  • Passing score: 50%
  • Time limit: 40 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Closed Book

Agile Business Analysis Foundation Schedule

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In PersonUK Based

Sep 6th - 8th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Local Time
£995(GBP)

In PersonUK Based

Oct 4th - 6th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Local Time
£995(GBP)

In PersonUK Based

Oct 25th - 27th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Local Time
£1295(GBP)

In PersonUK Based

Nov 1st - 3rd
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Local Time
£995(GBP)

In PersonUK Based

Nov 29th - Dec 1st
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Local Time
£1295(GBP)

In PersonUK Based

Nov 29th - Dec 1st
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Local Time
£995(GBP)
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