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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


  • 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.


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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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

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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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