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Agile Analysis Certification

 

Duration: Classroom - 2 Days | Virtual - 4 Days
Why Take This Course:

Agile methods and approaches have become prevalent in recent years. The ideas which were identified in the realm of software product development have spread beyond software development into many other areas that are impacted by business analysis. This means that the practice of business analysis has to evolve to support the new ways of working, not just in software development but in any area of the business where change is happening rapidly. In this context, the term agile refers to a mindset or way of thinking about work. Agile is not a specific set of practices or techniques

This training is designed for describing the benefits, activities, tasks, skills, and practices required for effective business analysis with an agile mindset which has a constant focus on delivering business value. It also describes how techniques and concepts commonly used in agile approaches can be applied to business analysis practices. This provides practitioners, teams, and organizations a base of knowledge to enable effective agile business analysis in order to generate successful business outcomes that add real business and customer value.

The Agile Analysis Certification introduces a multi-level, rolling planning model to help practitioners, teams, and organizations manage business analysis work, so they can quickly leverage learning and discover what provides the most actual value. This rolling wave planning model is presented using three horizons which provide context and scope for lower levels. The three horizons are:

  • Strategy Horizon,
  • Initiative Horizon, and
  • Delivery Horizon.

There are a wide variety of techniques, processes, and tools that can be applied to agile business analysis. There is no single approach that should be applied to every context, and part of the skill of the agile business analysis practitioner is to select the most effective techniques for the specific context; the Agile Extension does provide some advice for practitioners on the applicability of different techniques to different contexts.

Learn How To:

The course will help you practically learn on the following areas:

  • Describe agile values and principles, emphasizing the importance of business analysis work on an Agile project covering 
    • Strategy horizon
    • Initiative horizon
    • Deliver horizon
  • Appply agile principles for entrprise agility and delivering business value
Contents:

Introduction

  • What is Agile Business Analysis / Agile Requirements Engineering

The Agile Mindset

  • What is an Agile Mindset?
  • The Agile Mindset, Methodologies, and Frameworks
  • Applying the Agile Mindset
  • Agile Extension and the Agile Manifesto
  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model
  • Principles of Agile Business Analysis
  • The Business Analysis Core Concept Model and the Principles of Agile Business Analysis

Strategy Horizon

  • Purpose
  • Description
  • Elements
  • Time Frames
  • Feedback and Learning
  • Applying the Principles of Agile Business Analysis at strategy horizon
  • Techniques

Initiative Horizon

  • Purpose
  • Description
  • Elements
  • Time Frames
  • Feedback and Learning
  • Applying the Principles of Agile Business Analysis at initiative horizon
  • Techniques

 Delivery Horizon

  • Purpose
  • Description
  • Elements
  • Time Frames
  • Feedback and Learning
  • Applying the Principles of Agile Business Analysis at delivery horizon
  • Techniques

Techniques

  • Backlog Refinement
  • Behaviour Driven Development
  • Impact Mapping
  • Job Stories
  • Kano Analysis
  • Minimal Viable Product
  • Personas
  • Planning Workshops
  • Portfolio Kanban
  • Product Roadmap
  • Purpose Alignment Model
  • Real Options
  • Relative Estimation
  • Retrospectives Reviews
  • Spikes
  • Storyboarding
  • Story Decomposition
  • Story Elaboration
  • Story Mapping
  • User Stories
  • Value Modelling
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Visioning
Format: To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of group and team exercises throughout the course. The use of a realistic case study will help reinforce concepts learned. Be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
Who Should Attend: This course is valuable for all agile team members: Business analysts, product owners, customer, users, scrum masters or project coaches, testers, developers and architects – anyone on a project who is involved in eliciting, defining, analyzing, and validating business needs and requirements in order to transform them into working software.
Prerequisites: None

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