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ABAF: Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA®) Foundation

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Auldhouse Anywhere
Jul 2022
Sep 2022
Code: ABAF
Length: 3 Days

This course, accredited by APMG, provides the world’s first independent certification in Agile Business Analysis.

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This course, accredited by APMG, provides the world’s first independent certification in Agile Business Analysis. It provides participants with an understanding of how AgileBA processes can guide the planning, analysis, elicitation and control of successful Agile projects. This course provides the opportunity to gain certification in Agile Business Analysis at the Foundation level.

This course has no prerequisites, however the following would be advantageous:

  • Previous or current experience of working within an Agile project environment
  • Previous or current experience of working as a Business Analyst
  • Certification in Agile Project Management Foundation

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the concepts, benefits and risks of Agile Development
  • Understand the philosophy, approach and principles of Agile DSDM
  • Understand the lifecycle and products
  • Plan and run facilitated workshops
  • Model and prototype aspects of the solution
  • Elicit, analyse, prioritise and manage requirements
  • Understand the importance of negotiation and collaboration
  • Understand the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam structure
  • Work through sample exam papers
  • Prepare for and sit the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam

The Agile Business Analysis Foundation course is designed for:

  • Business Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • IT Analysts
  • Change Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Agile Team Members

The Role of the BA in an Agile World

  • Holistic view of the business

Strategic Analysis techniques

  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter’s Value Chain
  • Lean Thinking
  • McKinsey 7S Model
  • Balanced Business Scorecard

Agile fundamentals and the Agile BA

  • The Agile Approach
  • The 8 Principles of Agile
  • DSDM Products
  • DSDM Roles

The Agile Business Case

  • Business Case Context
  • Agile Practices and the Agile Business Case
  • Business Canvas/Lean Canvas
  • Product Vision Box

Stakeholders in the Agile Project

  • Project Level Roles
  • Solution Development Team Roles
  • Supporting Roles
  • DSDM Coach
  • Agile culture and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Personas

Requirements and User Stories

  • General Business Requirements
  • Technical Policy Requirements
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
  • Well constructed User Stories
  • Prioritised Requrements List
  • Story Maps


  • MoSCoW
  • Kano Model

Facilitated Workshops

  • Workshop Roles

Modelling and Prototyping

  • Modelling Techniques
  • Knowledge Types
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Storyboards/Wireframes
  • Use Cases
  • User Story Mapping

Timeboxing and Iterative Development

  • Daily Standup
  • Team Board (Kanban)
  • Burn Down Chart
  • Iterative Development
  • Reviews and Testing
  • Approaches
  • Estimating

Requirements Planning and Estimating

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, Validation, Documentation, and Management

The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project

  • Requirements planning
  • Requirements during Timeboxes

Making the Transition to Agile BA

Foundation Exam
This course pricing includes a voucher for the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. A practice exam paper is provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation.

  • 40 minutes Simple Multiple Choice Format
  • 50 questions worth 1 mark each
  • Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain AgileBA Foundation Certification

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.


Project Management Institute (PMI)®

  • Contact Hours: 21 hours
  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 21 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

  • Credit Hours: 21 hours
  • Continuing Development Units (CDUs): 21 CDUs

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