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Agile Business Analysis

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    Course Details:

    Duration: 3 days

    Price: £1,395+VAT


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    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
    De Vere West One, London
About the Course

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. Based on a true-to-life case study, you’ll use your existing business analysis knowledge and techniques and practise applying the Agile approach within a business analysis scenario. 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.

Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Agile Business Analysis training team bring their substantial experience of working as business analysts on Agile projects

How is the course structured?
Day
1
  • Agile philosophy
  • Agile principles
  • Agile methods
Day
2
  • Modelling the business system
  • Prioritising the business need
  • Agile techniques
Day
3
  • Agile techniques continued
  • Scaling Agile
  • Tools to support Agile
  • Examination leading to certification in Agile Business Analysis
Is there an exam?

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, which is held on the final afternoon of the course. A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

Anything else?

You’ll be given a comprehensive Agile Business Analysis course manual, containing additional information and guidance on further reading.

Full Course Outline

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-organizing 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, UP, SCRUM, XP, Lean Software
  • BA role in Agile

Understanding Stakeholders

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

Agile Modelling

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

Agile Techniques

  • User stories and roles
  • Managing requirements with the solution backlog
  • Estimating story points
  • Managing the iterations (Planning, aligning, traceability, velocity)

Agile BA Planning

  • BA role in agile projects
  • Storyboarding/scenarios/prototyping
  • Creating a kanban board

Scaling Agile

  • Constraining factors
  • The system of interest

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