Agile Business Analysis Environment | Analyze Business Tasks in Agile or Scrum Environment

Agile Business Analysis Course Description

Traditional development frameworks & methodologies are are quickly being replaced by iterative or agile approaches. Any organization will always look for faster product development at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements targets. Effective business is the solution to develop those requirements & keep projects on track.

Get to explore contributions of good requirements development in an Agile environment & equip business analysts with the critical thinking, analytical skills & necessary people skills they need to add value to every Agile project.

In this Agile Business Analysis training, you will learn the techniques for discovering, understanding, and describing product vision; understanding and depicting personas and user stories; identifying and describing additional requirements and acceptance criteria; modeling desired product features and functions; working collaboratively with other team members; and communicating expertly with colleagues, sponsors, and business customers. 

Agile Business Analysis Course Learning Outcomes

  • How analysis adds business value for an Agile project's sponsors and customers
  • Ways business analysis aligns with the principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Role of the business analyst in an Agile project
  • Differences between plan-driven; traditional & Agile approaches, how business analysis supports both.
  • Various flavors of Agile such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, and Lean
  • How to write effective user stories and define acceptance criteria for them
  • Techniques of story mapping, story decomposition and story elaboration
  • Build an effective discovery and delivery framework to help your Agile project succeed

Agile Business Analysis Training - Suggested Audience

This training is aimed at all professionals involved in Agile development process. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:
  • Project sponsor or project owner
  • Business analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Project manager
  • Systems architect or designer
  • Systems or application developer
  • QA professional
  • Systems tester
  • Leader of systems, projects, or teams

Agile Business Analysis Training Duration

  • Open-House F2F (Public) : 3/4 days
  • In-House F2F (Private) : 3/4 days, for commercials please send us an email with group size to hello@pincorps.com

Agile Business Analysis Training - Pre Requisite

  • No as such requirements to attend this training.
  • Basic knowledge & experience in standard business analysis techniques such as defining project scope & writing requirements documentation.

Development Units

PDUs - 24

Agile Business Analysis course outline includes:

1. Agile Essentials
  • What is Agile?
  • The Agile Manifesto and Guiding Principles
  • A Variety of Agile Approaches
  • Hybridizing Agile
  • Which Agile is Right for You?
  • Business Analysis for Agile Projects

2. The Agile Business Analyst
  • The Role of Business Analyst in Agile Projects
  • BA Underlying Competencies
  • Review of Requirements Basics
  • It's Still About Asking the Right Questions
  • Business Analysis Techniques: Some You Know and Some New Ones
  • Mapping BA Techniques to Agile
  • Guidelines for Agile Business Analysis

3. The Product Vision
  • A Framework for Assessing Business Needs and Value
  • Defining the Product That Solves the Problem
  • Building a Product Roadmap
  • The Importance of Release Planning
  • Stakeholders, Actors and Personas

4. The Voice of the Customer
  • Concepts: Goals, Themes, and Epics
  • User Stories
  • Use Cases
  • Story/Feature Mapping
  • Story Decomposition
  • Story Elaboration
  • Defining Acceptance Criteria
  • Storyboarding for Validation

5. Prioritizing for Business Value
  • What is a Product Backlog?
  • Prioritizing Items for the Backlog
  • The Importance of Sprint Planning
  • Managing and Grooming the Backlog

6. Clarify with Examples: Moving Toward Behavior-Driven Development
  • Understanding Behavior-Driven Development
  • How Real Examples Bridge the Gap
  • Using Analysis Models for Elaboration and Clarification
  • The "Given/When/Then/And" Technique

7. Collaboration and Continuous Improvement
  • Creating a Safe Working Environment
  • Using Collaborative Games
  • The Importance of Stand-Ups and Sprint Reviews
  • Retrospectives: Lessons Learned
  • Toward Continuous Improvement
Keny White

Professor

Keny White is Professor of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he has been since 2004. He also currently serves as Chief Scientist of Guavus, Inc. During 2003-2004 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris VI (LIP6). He received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1992, and an M.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Bachelor

After working as a software developer and contractor for over 8 years for a whole bunch of companies including ABX, Proit, SACC and AT&T in the US, He decided to work full-time as a private software trainer. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester in 2001. "What I teach varies from beginner to advanced and from what I have seen, anybody can learn and grow from my courses".

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