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The Agile Business Analyst Course



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If you are a Business Analyst working in Agile projects, this course will help you understand how to operate in an Agile environment so that you are better equipped to deliver value to your organization. You will learn how to build the right products, for the right customers, at the right time while reducing waste.

You Will Learn How To

  • The responsibilities for product ownership and where the Business Analyst can contribute 
  • The role of the Business Analyst in Agile software teams 
  • How lightweight modelling techniques are used in Agile 
  • How to derive user stories from analysis models such as process models, class diagrams, state transition diagrams and other tools of the analysis trade 
  • How to integrate requirements management into an Agile software development process 
  • And utilise guidelines and practices for designing and deploying an effective Agile business analysis process

Important Course Information

  • Prerequisites:

    • This course builds on your existing knowledge of both Agile and business analysis - you need to have a good understanding and experience in both to get the maximum benefit from attending this course. The skills you will need are covered in our Agile Fundamentals course.
  • Certification:

    • Scrum Alliance: This course has been approved for Continued Education Units (SEUs). Sign in to your Scrum Alliance account and add 1 SEU (on your Dashboard, under "Manage SEUs") for each hour of in-class time under Category B.5. If you do not have a Scrum Alliance account, contact Learning Tree and we will register you for your credits.

Course Outline

  • Intro and Case Study Overview
  • The Business Problem
  • Exercises overview
  • Agile Manifesto and Product Ownership
  • Cynefin Framework
  • Agile Process Flow
  • Requirements are inherently unstable
  • Recap of the Agile mind-set
  • Why product ownership is needed
  • Value Management and Delivery Teams
  • What makes a good Product Owner?
  • Building a useful backlog
  • Octopus Framework
  • Setting Clear Goals
  • Where do good ideas come from?
  • The Concept Phase
  • Case Study Exercise – Concept Workshop
  • What makes a “good” product?
  • Understanding the Needs
  • Menlo Innovations High-tech Anthropology Personas
  • Design Thinking Skills
  • Run a Design Thinking Workshop
  • Product Roadmap
  • Kano Analysis
  • Backbone of the story map
  • Identify Epics and features
  • Technical story
  • Fill in the stories
  • Prioritize the map
  • Using Your Existing Analysis Techniques
  • Another look at epics/features/activities
  • Solution Design & Definition of Done
  • Story Slicing
  • What Artifacts are Valuable
  • Story Elaboration
  • Testing to validate quality and value
  • Release Frequently
  • Velocity is not necessarily value
  • Agile Analysis Framework
  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model (IIBA)
  • The Agile Extension to the BABOK
  • Why we need analysis in Agile, retrospective
  • Five principles of the Agile Business Analyst
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Earn 18 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 18 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. NOTE: Only live, in-class attendance qualifies for NASBA CPEs. Read more ...

Earn 18 PDUs

PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 18 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 14 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 4 PDUs

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The course covered a lot of ground in a very sensible, organized, and memorable way. The course struck a good balance between lecture, class participation, and activities. It was great!

- C. Long, Business Analyst Consultant
Coventry Health Care, Inc.

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