AgileBA® (Agile Business Analyst Foundation) eLearning

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AgileBA® (Agile Business Analyst Foundation) eLearning

Learn to be an effective business analyst in an agile project team


This Agile Business Analyst Foundation training course provides an introduction to the best practices and approaches of Agile Business Analysis. By the end of the course, delegates will possess in-depth knowledge of Agile principles, and will know how to deliver valuable solutions when working with stakeholders. This training course encourages Business Analysts to implement the Agile framework in their systems. The Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to be an effective business analyst working in an agile project t…

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AgileBA® (Agile Business Analyst Foundation) eLearning

Learn to be an effective business analyst in an agile project team


This Agile Business Analyst Foundation training course provides an introduction to the best practices and approaches of Agile Business Analysis. By the end of the course, delegates will possess in-depth knowledge of Agile principles, and will know how to deliver valuable solutions when working with stakeholders. This training course encourages Business Analysts to implement the Agile framework in their systems. The Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to be an effective business analyst working in an agile project team.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Develop the skills needed to become a proficient Agile business analyst. By the end of the Foundation-level qualification you should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Business Analysis guidance to be able to recognise and distinguish between the key elements of the approach.

Adopt and apply leading guidance from the Agile Business Consortium. Introducing an Agile approach has a significant impact on the role of the Business Analyst, on their existing skills and their way of working. AgileBA training and certification is based on the AgileBA Handbook, published by the Agile Business Consortium. The Handbook offers useful, practical and comprehensive guidance on the role of the Business Analyst working in an Agile way.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Master the role of a Business Analyst in an Agile environment. By the end of this course you should understand the key principles and terminology within Agile Business Analysis guidance. Specifically,

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile
  • The processes within an Agile project, including alternative configurations
  • The products produced during an Agile project and their purpose
  • The people within an Agile project
  • The practices used in an Agile project plus their benefits and limitations
  • The roles and responsibilities within an Agile project.

WHAT'S COVERED?

This course covers the following modules:

  • Introduction & overview
  • The role of an Agile BA in an agile world
  • Agile fundamentals
  • Stakeholders in an agile project
  • Requirements, user stories and prioritisation
  • Workshops
  • Modelling and prototyping
  • Timeboxing and iterative development
  • Requirements estimating

AGILEBA® Accredited training and certification will help individuals to:

  • Apply the underpinning philosophy, principles and processes of AgileBA in a project situation
  • Describe and apply the Agile approach to managing and prioritising requirements
  • Produce and evaluate the content of BA-produced products during an Agile project
  • Identify and apply popular Agile techniques in a project situation, including MoSCoW prioritisation, iterative development and timeboxing
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project and the different levels of empowerment with respect to requirements and the business case
  • Understand the mechanisms for facilitation and support within an Agile project
  • Understand how to test, estimate and evaluate benefits delivery in an Agile project
  • Describe and apply the Agile approach to managing requirements.

AGILEBA® FOUNDATION ONLINE COURSE DETAILS

  • 120 days of access to the platform
  • 12 lessons
  • Tutor support
  • Quizzes & practice exams
  • Mobile compatible

This course will take approximately 15 hours to complete.

EXAM INFORMATION

The exam is included with this eLearning course. The exam is available online via remote proctor.

EXAM FORMAT

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40-minute duration
  • Closed book

MORE INFO AGILEBA:

The Agile Manifesto

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:

  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working software over comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Responding to change over following a plan
  • That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

Background

Agile’s influence on the project management industry continues to rise at pace. Increasing numbers of organisations and project professionals are embracing Agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of – and return on investment from – projects, product / software development and other change initiatives.

Despite originating in the software development arena, Agile methods and frameworks are becoming increasingly popular in a wide variety of industries and projects as the benefits over more traditional frameworks and methodologies are realised.

As organizations and individuals embrace and transition to Agile ways of working, the

roles of key personnel can evolve significantly, requiring fresh guidance, concepts and techniques.

Prior to AgileBA, there was little in the way of detailed guidance directly addressing the role, responsibilities and skills of the Agile Business Analyst.

Role of the Business Analyst, in an Agile world

The Business Analyst’s role is to study the overall business and information needs of an organization, in order to facilitate solutions to business problems.

This may involve:

  • Strategic analysis, modelling strategic themes and drivers
  • Business capability modelling – modelling what the business does (conceptual
  • activity models), as opposed to how it does it (physical process models)
  • Process and value stream (value chain) mapping
  • Skills and competency mapping
  • Process re-definition / re-engineering
  • Data definition and events identification
  • Liaison between different business and technical disciplines
  • Requirements engineering
  • Discovery and definition of cost-effective, valuable solutions to business needs

Business analysis operates from the top level of the organization, dealing with the Vision, Mission, Objectives and Strategy, right through to the tactical level where programmes of work are set up to address strategy and where solution development projects often reside.

At the higher level, the Business Analyst is a business architect, defining and modelling what the business will do strategically. Highlevel organizational models allow robust and coherent business architecture to be defined, with clear objectives and measures. This will then support tactical decisions of how the objectives are to be achieved at programme and project level.

WHY AGILEBA?

Introducing an Agile approach has a significant impact on the role of the Business Analyst, on their existing skills and their way of working.

Whilst traditional skills are still valuable, new skills and ways of working need to be adopted to harness the benefits of a new way of working and to appreciate the different relationships with co-workers.

There is a growing body of evidence that an Agile approach is an effective way

of working in projects. Key features:

  • The collaborative working and involvement of people with the right skills,
  • including those of the customer and end-users of the product we are
  • producing
  • An incremental approach, delivering value early and regularly
  • The acceptance that we cannot know all of the detail at the outset, and that
  • we will inevitably learn more as work progresses
  • The definition of fine detail only just before we need it, to avoid the waste of
  • trying to predict the detail too early
  • The empowerment of people at the right levels, to make decisions on

AgileBA – benefits for individuals

The guidance and training provides business analysts involved in Agile projects, large and small, with the tools they need to adopt an agile approach.

It gives advice on focus and value-delivery and guidance on working with business stakeholders, developers, testers and outlines the skills needed to deliver solutions incrementally.

It equips the business analyst with techniques to incorporate Agile approaches into a programme and to align change with organizational objectives.

Individuals will gain:

– Knowledge and understanding of AgileBA

– Agile Business Analysis techniques

– How to move from traditional to more agile ways of working

AgileBA – benefits for organizations

AgileBA will provide an organization with a standard approach to executing agile projects, as the approach is aligned with AgilePM and AgilePgM.

Implementation of AgileBA delivers the following advantages:

  • Informs Agile and traditional project managers – who often also have business analysis responsibilities, of the content of an Agile business analyst role in addition to educating them on Agile techniques.
  • Scrum developers will benefit from gaining an understanding of the Business Analyst role. AgileBA fills the gap of lacking Business Analyst understanding as a result of there being no defined roles for Scrum
  • Product during the AgileBA training courses.Owners will benefit from the Agile development skills delivered.

TESTIMONIALS/ REVIEWS

“Most convenient way to study and take exams. Good course, well developed.

Good service from the support staff of AVC."  Tim Hansson

"Good and efficient :) online training course.  I liked the practical examples and  exercises.

Perfect to able to apply to my work and pass my exam."  Thomas Qvistgaard

"Solid education experience, well organized and well thought out. Would recommend and would use AVC again."  David Johnsson

"The training course was very good. It is, of course, a must to read the whole manual and make sure you understand it, but the course was able to indicate for me where I should focus more (the highlights per chapter). It was also nice that I could practice my knowledge on the example test since it helped me understand the format of the test, where I should focus and what knowledge gaps I had before taking the real test. I will say that I may have preferred it more than a class course since I was able to adjust my studing time around my busy schedule."  Maria, M (Project Manager)

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