Course Overview

On this combined APMG’s AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner course, you’ll gain 2 certifications in just 3 days.

Learn the theories behind an agile framework and the responsibilities of an agile business analyst. Then learn how to implement agile business analysis in the workplace.

In just 3 days, you’ll learn how to assess stakeholder requirements, and recognise how an agile business case differs from a traditional business case - crucial skills agile business analysts.

You’ll sit both the APMG AgileBA® Foundation exam and the APMG AgileBA® Practitioner exam as part of your accelerated course.

Whether you’re an aspiring business analyst, project manager with business analysis responsibilities, scrum product owner, product manager or a systems analyst, this course is ideal for you.

 

Course Outline

Module 1: The holistic view of the business

  • The AgileBA® role in relation to mission and objectives
  • How to analyse the business environment
  • Measuring the success of implementing change

Module 2: The Agile landscape

  • What is Agile? Approaches and frameworks
  • Why is Agile needed?
  • Role and responsibilities of the Agile BA and Agile team

Module 3: Stakeholders

  • Stakeholder types / personas
  • RACI and RASCI in Agile
  • Empowerment of Stakeholders in an Agile project

Module 4: Dealing with requirements

  • The Agile approach to requirements
  • User Stories, Epics, Acceptance Criteria
  • The Agile Business Analyst’s link to quality and testing
  • The Agile Requirements Life Cycle
  • Checking completeness

Module 5: The Agile business case

  • Strategic and project business cases
  • Understanding the business problem
  • As Is, To Be, Abstraction
  • Gap Analysis and Value Streams

Module 6: Facilitated Workshops

  • The role of Facilitation in Agile
  • How to organise and run a Facilitated Workshop

Module 7: Prioritisation

  • Combining and prioritising requirements
  • Customer perception and expectation

Module 8: Modelling and prototyping

  • 6 perspectives for modelling
  • Tacit information
  • Reasons and perspectives for prototyping

Module 9: Working in a timebox

  • Timebox structure and iterative development

 

Exam track

  • Exam: APMG AgileBA® Foundation
    • Format: Multiple choice
    • Number of questions: 50
    • Passing score: 50%
    • Duration: 40 minutes

 

  • Exam: APMG AgileBA® Practitioner
    • Format: Complex multiple Choice
    • Passing score: 50%
    • Duration: 2.5 hours

 

Learning objectives

On this course, you'll learn:

  • 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.

 

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course

 

Method of Delivery 

Virtual instructor-led training

 

What’s included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Examination vouchers
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)