Agile for Business Analysts Training Overview

This Agile for Business Analysts training course teaches attendees how to be a successful business analyst on an Agile team. Students learn how to compare and contrast business analysis for Agile projects and Waterfall projects. Attendees learn best practices and how the business analyst role is different on an Agile team.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate courses are taught as private, customized training for groups of 3 or more at your site. In addition, we offer live, private online training for teams who may be in multiple locations or wish to save on travel costs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private on-site or online training, please contact us.

Agile for Business Analysts Training Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Agile delivery and Agile business analysis
  • Compare and contrast business analysis between Waterfall and Agile projects
  • Explain the value proposition for Agile product development
  • Define the four main types of project life cycles
  • Complete the Agile delivery life cycle
  • Explain the major flavors of Agile
  • Understand the major standards available to assist in the transition of skills
  • Define business analysis tailoring and understand how to apply it
  • Understand more than 20 business analysis techniques commonly used on Agile projects

Agile for Business Analysts Training Outline

Expand All | Collapse All | Printer-Friendly

What is Agile?
  • What is agile
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile principles
  • Agile benefits
State of Agile
  • The current state of Agile
  • Agile trends
  • Agile skills
  • Value proposition
  • The business case for Agile
  • The BA role changes on an Agile project
Project Life Cycles
  • Project life cycle
  • Product life cycle
  • Incremental versus Iterative
  • Hybrid approaches to delivery
  • Choosing a project life cycle
An In-Depth Look at Agile
  • The agile development life cycle
  • A sequence of iterations
  • Essential concepts
  • Inside each iteration
  • Iteration goal
  • Iteration planning
  • Sequence of tasks
  • Work period
  • Testing
  • End of iteration activities
  • Evaluation and feedback
  • Structured walkthroughs
  • Evaluation guidelines
  • The BA role in structured walkthroughs
  • Scripting scenarios
  • Defect list
  • Retrospectives
Types of Agile Delivery Approaches
  • The flavors of Agile
  • Scrum
  • Scrum roles
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM)
  • Feature Driven Development (FDD)
  • Testing
  • Best practices used by FDD
  • Kanban
  • Kanban Boards
  • Agile Unified Process
  • Scaling Frameworks
An Introduction to Agile Business Analysis
  • What is business analysis?
  • What is Agile business analysis?
  • Framework for Agile business analysis
  • Business analysis components
  • International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI®)
  • Context to business analysis
  • Our industry BA standards
  • Our industry Agile BA standards
  • Product Owners
  • What stays the same
  • What is expected to change
  • Agile requirements deliverables
  • Lightweight documentation
  • Requirements repository
  • Where business analysis fits in
  • The BA workload
Business Analysis Tailoring
  • Business analysis tailoring (defined)
  • Tailoring considerations
  • What tailoring looks like
  • The PMI Guide to Business Analysis
  • Determining the ‘best’ BA approach
  • Methodology vs Standard
  • Why use methodologies
  • Determining your methodology
  • Business analysis impacts
Tools and Techniques for Agile Business Analysis
  • Agile BA techniques
  • Backlog refinements
  • Behavior Driven Development (BDD)
  • Burndown chart
  • Collaborative games
  • Definition of done
  • Definition of ready
  • INVEST
  • Iteration planning
  • Kanban board
  • Minimum marketable features (MMF)
  • Minimum viable product (MVP)
  • MoSCoW
  • Narrative writing
  • Persona analysis
  • Product roadmap
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Prototyping
  • Purpose alignment model
  • Retrospectives
  • Story slicing
Prioritization Techniques
  • Requirements prioritization
  • Prioritizing on agile projects
  • Prioritization criteria
  • Business benefit
  • MoSCoW
  • Pair-choice comparison
  • Setting priorities with multi-voting
  • Cost to acquire and operate
  • Determining business value
  • Story point estimating
  • Planning poker
  • Project velocity
Preparing for the IIBA-AAC
  • IIBA-AAC Explained
  • The IIBA-AAC Exam
  • 7 Agile Principles Guiding Business Analysis
  • Scope of the Exam
  • Planning Horizons Defined
  • Exam Blueprint
  • The IIBA-AAC Exam Process
  • Agile Mindset
  • Required Proficiency Level
  • Strategy Horizon (Explained)
  • Level of Proficiency Required in Strategy Horizon
  • Initiative Horizon (Explained)
  • Level of Proficiency Required in Initiative Horizon
  • Delivery Horizon (Explained)
  • Level of Proficiency Required in Delivery Horizon
  • IIBA-AAC Terminology
  • IIBA-AAC Techniques
  • Are you ready for the IIBA-AAC?
Wrap-Up
  • Making the transition to Agile
  • How my role will be different
Request Pricing for Agile for Business Analysts
Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

BA-110

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

All students should have taken Accelebrate's Introduction to Business Analysis or have equivalent experience.

Training Materials:

All Business Analysis training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

No software is required. Students should be seated in pods of 3 or 4, with a notebook and pen for each student. Each pod should have a flipchart with multiple colors of markers. The instructor will require connectivity for her/his laptop to a projection system and Internet.

Contact Us:

Accelebrate’s training classes are available for private groups of 3 or more people at your site or online anywhere worldwide.

Don't settle for a "one size fits all" public class! Have Accelebrate deliver exactly the training you want, privately at your site or online, for less than the cost of a public class.

For pricing and to learn more, please contact us.

Contact Us Train For Us

Have you read our Google reviews?

Toll-free in US/Canada:
877 849 1850
International:
+1 678 648 3113

Fax: +1 404 420 2491

925B Peachtree Street, NE
PMB 378
Atlanta, GA 30309-3918
USA

Subscribe to our Newsletter:

Never miss the latest news and information from Accelebrate:

Microsoft Gold Partner

Please see our complete list of
Microsoft Official Courses

Recent Training Locations

Alabama

Birmingham

Huntsville

Montgomery

Alaska

Anchorage

Arizona

Phoenix

Tucson

Arkansas

Fayetteville

Little Rock

California

Los Angeles

Oakland

Orange County

Sacramento

San Diego

San Francisco

San Jose

Colorado

Boulder

Colorado Springs

Denver

Connecticut

Hartford

DC

Washington

Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Jacksonville

Miami

Orlando

Tampa

Georgia

Atlanta

Augusta

Savannah

Hawaii

Honolulu

Idaho

Boise

Illinois

Chicago

Indiana

Indianapolis

Iowa

Cedar Rapids

Des Moines

Kansas

Wichita

Kentucky

Lexington

Louisville

Louisiana

New Orleans

Maine

Portland

Maryland

Annapolis

Baltimore

Frederick

Hagerstown

Massachusetts

Boston

Cambridge

Springfield

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Detroit

Grand Rapids

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Saint Paul

Mississippi

Jackson

Missouri

Kansas City

St. Louis

Nebraska

Lincoln

Omaha

Nevada

Las Vegas

Reno

New Jersey

Princeton

New Mexico

Albuquerque

New York

Albany

Buffalo

New York City

White Plains

North Carolina

Charlotte

Durham

Raleigh

Ohio

Akron

Canton

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Dayton

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City

Tulsa

Oregon

Portland

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Rhode Island

Providence

South Carolina

Charleston

Columbia

Greenville

Tennessee

Knoxville

Memphis

Nashville

Texas

Austin

Dallas

El Paso

Houston

San Antonio

Utah

Salt Lake City

Virginia

Alexandria

Arlington

Norfolk

Richmond

Washington

Seattle

Tacoma

West Virginia

Charleston

Wisconsin

Madison

Milwaukee

Alberta

Calgary

Edmonton

British Columbia

Vancouver

Manitoba

Winnipeg

Nova Scotia

Halifax

Ontario

Ottawa

Toronto

Quebec

Montreal

Puerto Rico

San Juan

© 2013-2020 Accelebrate, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.