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.

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 based on the IIBA publication “Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide” (ISBN: 978-1927584088).


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.


What is business analysis?

This module explains what business analysis is. It defines the business analyst and its scope. Then, competencies of a business analyst are discussed.

What is agile?

This module discusses the difference between traditional and agile system development life cycles. We zoom into values defined in Agile Manifesto and underpinning 12 Agile Principles. We discuss the values and principles in context of agile development.

Common agile approaches

In this module, we discuss a generic agile process, as well as the roles and representations of the business analysis discipline. We also shortly introduce most popular agile methods: SCRUM, XP, Lean and Kanban.

Business Analysis techniques for agile teams

This module introduces business analysis as defined in BABOK® and the Agile Extension. It also introduces the seven principles of agile business analysis.

Principle 1: See the Whole

This module explains why it is important to analyze the business need in the context of big picture. It introduces a number of techniques that ensure the context remains clear throughout the development. These techniques are: business capability assessment, value stream mapping, and persona.

Principle 2: Think as a Customer

In this module, we discuss importance of incorporating the voice of the customer in agile development through a clear understanding of the expected user experience.

Principle 3: Analyze To Determine What Is Valuable

This module discusses what business value is and how it can be evaluated. Business analysts continuously assess and prioritize work to ensure maximal value is delivered to the organization.

Principle 4: Get Real Using Examples

This module introduces Behavior Driven Development and Gherkin language to specify acceptance criteria.

Principle 5: Understand What Is Doable

In this module, we discuss concepts of real options and last responsible moment. This module also explains the planning workshops and relative estimates.

Principle 6: Stimulate Collaboration and Continuous Improvement

This module stresses that in agile environment all stakeholders contribute to value creation. The importance of the proper stakeholder engagement is explained.

Principle 7: Avoid Waste

This module discusses the importance of assessing what activities add value and dropping these activities that are wasteful. We discuss the importance of lean documentation.

Review and Closure

This module summarizes the learnings from the course and closes it.

At the end of the third-course day, delegates receive an exam voucher to plan their exam. The exam can be taken online or at the test center location.


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.



The course costs € 1895,00 (excluding 21% VAT) per person. This amount includes training materials and exam costs.

The exam costs € 210,00 (excluding 21% VAT) and is included in the price.

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.

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.

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This course is currently only available in the in-company format. If you want to know more, call us at +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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Our courses are organized in small groups of 10 delegates. We believe that small groups foster interaction and collaboration during the assignments and contribute to learning.

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