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Explore the role business analysis plays in successful Agile development projects, the philosophy behind Agile and the relevant methods and techniques. Analytical skills certification within the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

Course details

Duration: 3 days

Next available course

Business analysts, customer journey analysts and anyone who needs a thorough practical knowledge of the role business analysis can play in the success of Agile development projects. Agile Business Analysis is also a Analytical Skills module on the BCS (ISEB) Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

The Agile way of working is becoming ever more popular in modern business. It’s a smart way to work, and allows the business analyst to get to grips with how to contribute to the success of Agile development projects.

Using a true-to-life case study, learners use their existing business analysis knowledge and techniques, practising applying the Agile approach within a business analysis scenario. They come away with a real understanding of how business analysis is applied within the context of the Agile philosophy.

The course explores the philosophy behind Agile, the methods and techniques used within business and the principles that guide this way of working. The course also looks at the benefits of holistic and lean thinking in business.

Presented by one of the expert training consultants pictured below. Each member of our Agile Business Analysis training team brings substantial experience of working, in the BA role, on Agile projects.

The Agile way of working is becoming ever more popular in modern business. It’s a smart way to work, and so it makes sense for you, the business analyst, to get to grips with how you can contribute to the success of Agile development projects.

This course will help you do just that and you’ll come away with a real understanding of how business analysis is applied within the context of the Agile philosophy.

You’ll not only explore the philosophy behind Agile, but the methods and techniques used within business and the principles that guide this way of working. You’ll also consider holistic and lean thinking, and how they can benefit your business.

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide.

Day 1
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Agile philosophy.
  • Agile principles.
  • Agile methods.
Day 2
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Modelling the business system.
  • Prioritising the business need.
  • Agile techniques.
Day 3
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Agile techniques continued.
  • Scaling Agile.
  • Tools to support Agile.
  • Examination leading to certification in Agile Business Analysis.

For virtual courses a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your course. Our delegates tell us that having access to a physical document is useful as both a reference document and for taking notes during the course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Yes. During this three day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional Certificate exam. A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

For delegates attending a classroom, virtual classroom or online course, the exam may be taken remotely using the BCS online proctoring service. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40.

This course prepares participants to sit the examination leading to the BCS Professional Certificate in Agile Business Analysis. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40. This certificate contributes to the BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

The examination is included in the price of the e-learning course. The exam can be taken at home via online proctoring. Further instructions on how to book your exam will be given by the AssistKD e-learning team upon purchase of the course and exam. Please note that you will require a webcam and to be able to download Zoom to sit your exam at home. 

If this course is part of your BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis programme you have a choice of further modules you can take including Business Architecture, Data Analysis, Advanced Requirements Engineering, Business Finance, Benefits Planning and Realisation, Stakeholder Engagement and Team Leadership. The structure of the certification is shown here.

Agile Business Analysis ( a three-day course)

Course Content

The Agile Philosophy

  • The history of Agile and Agile Software Development.
  • The Agile Manifesto.
  • Agile components (principles, methods & techniques).
  • Agile in the business context.
  • Lean Business Analysis Service, System and Lean thinking.

Agile Principles

  • Collaborative working.
  • Self-organising teams.
  • Continuous Improvement.
  • Iterative development/Incremental delivery.
  • Plan for and build in change.

Agile Methods

  • History of Agile Methods.
  • Linear (defined) vs Agile (empirical) methods.
  • Evolution of Agile methods.
  • Agile methods – DSDM, SAFe, SCRUM, XP, Lean Software.
  • BA role in Agile.

Understanding Stakeholders

  • Stakeholder groups.
  • Understanding the customer.
  • Agile BA role in stakeholder engagement.

Agile Modelling

  • Purpose and principles behind Agile Modelling.
  • The hierarchy of models (business view to system component).
  • Prioritisation using MoSCoW.
  • Decomposing and organising business goals.

Agile Techniques

  • User stories and roles.
  • Managing requirements with the solution backlog.
  • Estimating story points.
  • Managing the iterations (Planning, daily stand-ups, agile boards, velocity and retrospectives).

Agile BA Planning

  • BA role in agile projects.
  • Storyboarding/scenarios/prototyping.

The Agile World View

  • Scaling agile.
  • Constraining factors.
  • The system of interest.

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