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Business Analysis in Agile Projects

This course is compliant with IIBA® and A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), including the recently-published Agile Extension.

GK# 2482

Course Overview

Traditional system-development methodologies are rapidly being replaced by more iterative or agile approaches. More organizations are realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements. Effective business analysis is key to developing those requirements and keeping projects on track. This course explores the contributions of good requirements development in an Agile environment and equips business analysts with the critical thinking, analytical skills, and necessary people skills they need to add value to every Agile project.

In this course, you will learn the techniques for discovering, understanding, and describing product vision; understanding and depicting personas and user stories; identifying and describing additional requirements and acceptance criteria; modeling desired product features and functions; working collaboratively with other team members; and communicating expertly with colleagues, sponsors, and business customers. Lively lectures combined with insightful demonstrations and realistic practice exercises provide you with the competence and confidence you need to improve project outcomes through better requirements definition.

A variety of demonstrations, large-group activities, and small-group team exercises will refine and enhance your Agile business analysis skills. Working in small groups, you and your peers will identify, discuss, and practice the tools and techniques your organization should be using to better define and communicate requirements for your Agile project.

Delivery Format Options

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.

    From

    $2025 CAD

    3 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Importance of business analysis in Agile projects
  • How analysis adds business value for an Agile project's sponsors and customers
  • Key roles and responsibilities of Agile team members
  • Ways business analysis aligns with the principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Role of the business analyst in an Agile project
  • Similarities and differences between plan-driven ("traditional") and change-driven ("agile") approaches, and how business analysis supports both
  • How to use early and continuous feedback to drive change in your projects
  • Various flavors of Agile such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, and Lean
  • Key concepts of Agile approaches such as backlogs, sprints, and stories
  • How to write effective user stories and define acceptance criteria for them
  • Techniques of story mapping, story decomposition and story elaboration
  • Connection between user stories and use cases
  • Concept of behavior-driven development
  • Build an effective discovery and delivery framework to help your Agile project succeed

Who Needs To Attend

  • Business customer, user, or partner
  • Project sponsor or project owner
  • Business analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Project manager
  • Systems architect or designer
  • Systems or application developer
  • QA professional
  • Systems tester
  • Leader of systems, projects, or teams
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their Agile business analysis skills

Course Outline

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