Learn how to do business analysis in agile teams effectively

By attending this 3-day course, you will gain a deep understanding of how you and your team can perform business analysis activities in the agile context. You will learn and use the agile business analysis approach to a sample scenario so that after the course, you can go back to your organization and apply what you have learned.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND PROGRAM

This iSQI Certified Agile Business Analysis course is for anyone wishing to understand and apply business analysis tasks in the agile context. In agile teams, the Product Owner and development team members perform tasks that lead to requirements discovery and delivery. The cadence and depth of these activities for agile teams differ though from traditional life cycles. This course provides an overview of the agile business analysis approach and teaches techniques that fit the agile approach and philosophy well. You will gain role-specific tips of the trade and understand what is valuable or possible based on real examples, which will help stimulate collaboration and continuous improvement within an agile team.

This course is extended by 1 day because it now includes a study case illustrating how the agile team can use the theoretical concepts. During this workshop, participants will learn the framework for agile business analysis and techniques that help them perform business analysis tasks daily. Based on the scenario, they will apply the new approach and techniques to solve a set challenge.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

Day 1

Module 1: What is Business Analysis?

  • Business analysis and the business analyst
  • The scope of business analysis
  • The competencies of a business analyst

Module 2: What is Agile?

  • The traditional SDLC
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • The 12 principles
  • Agile versus traditional development

Module 3: Common Agile Approaches

  • A generic agile process
  • Roles in agile
  • BA roles in agile
  • Scrum, XP, Lean and Kanban

Module 4: BA Techniques in Agile Projects

  • BABOK® and the Agile Extension
  • The agile BA framework

Day 2

Module 5: See the Whole 

  • Business capability
  • Personas
  • Value stream mapping

Module 6: Think as a Customer

  • User stories and elaboration
  • Story decomposition
  • Story mapping
  • Story boarding

Module 7: Determine what is of Value

  • The product backlog
  • Business value definition

Module 8: Get Real with Examples

  • Behaviour driven development
  • BDD and test automation

Day 3

Module 9: Understand what is Doable

  • Real options
  • Planning workshops
  • Relative estimation

Module 10: Stimulate Collaboration and Continuous Improvement 

  • Retrospectives
  • Collaborative games

Module 11: Avoid Waste

  • Lean
  • Just In Time

Module 12: Review and Close

  • Retrospective
  • What next for the BA

Official iSQI Exam

Our courses are organised in small groups of 10 delegates. We believe that small groups foster interaction and collaboration during the assignments and contribute to learning.

At the end of the third training day, delegates will take an exam. COVID-19 Update: All exams take place online.

FORM OF THE EXAM

It is one hour ‘closed book’ exam with 40 multiple-choice questions. Candidates are entitled to additional 15 minutes if the examination in a language that is not their native/official language.

The pass mark is 65%: 26 correct answers out of 40.

Positive exam results will award delegates with the iSQI® Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) certificate.

EXAMINATION BODY

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TOTAL INVESTMENT
The course costs € 1565,00 (excluding 21% VAT) per person. This amount includes training materials and exam costs.

EXAM
The exam costs € 200,00 (excluding 21% VAT) and is included in the price.

COURSE MATERIAL
Delegates will receive a binder with slides (including speaker notes) and a book “Beyond Requirements: Analysis with an Agile Mindset (Agile Software Development)” by Kent J. McDonald.

CATERING
Coffee/tea and lunch are included in the price of the training. If you have any dietary requirements due to food allergies, please don’t forget to mention them during your registration procedure.

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
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This course is available in the open-schedule format on the following dates:

13, 14, and 20 September 2021 COVID-19 Update: The course will be delivered online.

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This course is also available in the in-company format. If you want to know more, call us on +31 6 38 33 01 33 or send us an email at info@bacoach.nl

If you doubt whether this course is suitable for your team/organization, do not hesitate to contact us. We can explain the details of different certification programs for business analysts and advise you on what can work for your team and your organization.

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