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Overview

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Agile frameworks aim to deliver workable business solutions, in a fraction of the time that other traditional approaches can deliver. Whether you are from a small or large sized business, private or public sector, you can apply an Agile framework to your organisation. Today's fast paced and competitive business environment is increasing pressure on organisations to deliver services and working solutions in shorter and more aggressive timeframe, without compromising on quality and profit. To meet the modern-day challenge of doing more with less, businesses need to adopt a more flexible and dynamic approach to delivering projects; the Agile DSDM (Dynamic System Development Method) way.

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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.

Foundation Exam

  • 40 minutes Simple Multiple Choice Format (held on day 3)
  • 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.

Audience

The Agile Business Analysis Foundation course is designed for:

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

Skills Gained

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

Prerequisites

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

Outline

  • The Role of the BA in an Agile World
  • Strategic Analysis techniques
  • Agile fundamentals and the Agile BA
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Stakeholders in the Agile Project
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Prioritisation
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Modelling and Prototyping
  • Timeboxing and Iterative Development
  • Requirements Planning and Estimating
  • The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project
  • Making the Transition to Agile BA
  • Holistic view of the business
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Value Chain
  • Lean Thinking
  • McKinsey 7S Model
  • Balanced Business Scorecard
  • The Agile approach
  • The 8 Principles of Agile
  • The DSDM Process
  • DSDM Products
  • DSDM Roles
  • Business Case Context
  • Agile Practices and the Agile Business Case
  • Business Canvas/Lean Canvas
  • Product Vision Box
  • Project Level Roles
  • Solution Development Team Roles
  • Supporting Roles
  • DSDM Coach
  • Agile culture and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Personas
  • General Business Requirements
  • Technical Policy Requirements
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
  • Well constructed User Stories
  • Prioritised Requrements List
  • Story Maps
  • MoSCoW
  • Kano Model
  • Workshop Roles
  • Modelling Techniques
  • Knowledge Types
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Storyboards/Wireframes
  • Use Cases
  • User Story Mapping
  • Daily Standup
  • Team Board (Kanban)
  • Burn Down Chart
  • Iterative Development
  • Reviews and Testing
  • Approaches
  • Estimating
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, Validation, Documentation, and Management
  • Requirements planning
  • Requirements during Timeboxes

Certification

Foundation Exam

  • 40 minutes Simple Multiple Choice Format (held on day 3)
  • 50 questions worth 1 mark each
  • Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain AgileBA Foundation Certification

Note that some evening work is required – approximately 1.5 hours on days 1 and 2.

Free copy Open-book (AgileBA Handbook)


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