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ABA: The Agile Business Analyst

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Location
Auckland
Dec 2019
9
Code: ABA
Length: 3 Days
Overview

If you’re a Business Analyst working in Agile projects, our Agile Business Analyst course will help you understand how to operate in an Agile environment so that you’re better equipped to deliver value to your organisation. You will learn how to build the right products, for the right customers, at the right time while reducing waste.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
Classroom
Classroom
OBJECTIVES
If you're a BA in an organisation moving from waterfall to Agile does that mean you'll be lost with nothing to do?

We certainly don't think so. BAs have arguably one of the most important roles in an Agile project, because they talk to everyone involved. This course will show you how to combine your existing analysis skills with Agile tools and techniques. This means you'll be better equipped to deliver value to product owners, manage all of the stakeholder wish lists and help ensure your team know what they're doing. Far from being lost you'll have found a way to be more successful. The skills required for effective business analysis and product ownership overlap extensively, so this course teaches you both. This course leverages the Agile Extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge™ and shows how the Discovery/Delivery techniques covered in the Extension can be applied effectively in Agile projects.

The Agile Business Analyst fulfils the IIBA requirements for contributing CDUs (Continuing Development Units) towards your Certificate of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) or Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) certification.

This is a SoftEd course. SoftEd is an IC Agile Member Organisation.

PREREQUISITES

This course builds on your existing knowledge of both Agile and business analysis - you need to have a good understanding and experience in both to get the maximum benefit from attending this course. The skills you will need are covered in our Business Systems Analysis and Agile Fundamentals courses.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

By the end of this course you will be able to understand:

  • The responsibilities for product ownership and where the Business Analyst can contribute
  • The role of the Business Analyst in Agile software teams
  • How lightweight modelling techniques are used in Agile
  • How to derive user stories from analysis models such as process models, class diagrams, state transition diagrams and other tools of the analysis trade
  • How to integrate requirements management into an Agile software development process
  • And utilise guidelines and practices for designing and deploying an effective Agile business analysis process
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Individuals who work in Agile projects doing business analysis tasks including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Software Developers
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COURSE OUTLINE

Content:

  • The product owner role
  • The value management team
  • Where business analysis fits in the agile lifecycle
  • The product development lifecycle
  • Vision
  • Product roadmap
  • Personas
  • Design workshops
  • Story maps
  • Prioritisation
  • Release planning
  • Backlog grooming
  • Story splitting
  • Story elaboration
  • Frequent releases
  • Successful closure
  • Using analysis models in Agile projects to identify and extract user stories: use cases, process models, class diagrams, decision tools, state transition diagrams
  • Advanced systems analysis - explore the techniques from the Agile extension to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge strategies and practices for integrating the BA with Agile software development teams
  • Five principles for Agile business analysis and how they influence effective

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