The Agile Business Analyst – In Depth

If your company is making the leap to Agile and you’re wondering where you fit in, this course is for you. There are many approaches to Agile but very few address how the Business Analyst fits into the approach or how business analysis is done within each flavor of Agile. There is more to it than a user story right? This course helps to identify how business analysis can be done in Agile and how the Business Analyst performs their work as a valued team member, giving them the essential skills to successfully navigate an Agile environment. This course will explore Agile principles and several approaches to business analysis in an Agile environment. This will help you deal with business analysis, hybridization of roles and methodologies and much more.

As a business analyst, I want to be able to perform business analysis on an Agile project, so that (insert benefit here!).

Length:

2 Day

CDU/PDU:

Earn 14 CDU/PDU for both IIBA and PMI certification

Perquisites:

An understanding of basic Agile concepts is recommended, but not required.

Intended Audience:

Anyone that needs to perform business analysis but is unsure how to approach it or what to do when in an Agile environment.

Anyone that is being asked to perform business analysis tasks on an Agile team. This includes Product Owners, Business Analysts, Business Subject Matter Experts, Developers or any team member who is unsure how to align roles and responsibilities in an Agile environment.

What We Cover

  • An overview of Agile concepts
    • Understand Agile structure, events and artifacts
    • Agile Values and Agile Principles
    • Benefits and barriers to Agile
    • The different types of Agile approaches
    • Hybridization of methodologies (Scrumban, WAgile, Scrummerfall)
    • Challenges of starting Agile
    • How Agile teams are formed
    • Understand self-organized teams in Agile
    • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the team
    • How to work more effectively with your Agile development teams
    • How the Business Analyst fits into the Agile environment
    • Business Analyst roles and responsibilities in Agile environments
    • How to approach hybridization of roles including the Business Analyst as Product Owner (proxies)
  • Increase your effectiveness as a Business Analyst in an Agile environment
    • Utilizing existing techniques in an Agile environment
    • Why the BA role does not have to be complicated in Agile
    • Understand when and where product vision is defined
    • How to plan in Agile (products, releases, sprints)
    • Techniques to identify and analyze stakeholders and user types (Personas, Empathy Maps)
    • How to elicit and communicate requirements in an Agile environment
    • Eliciting user stories
    • Writing user stories
    • How to develop acceptance criteria
    • Using story mapping to transform themes and epics into usable stories
    • Prioritization and refinement of the backlog

The Uncommon League is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider.  This course is aligned with the BABOK 3.0.

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