Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Overview

AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner Course Outline

This Agile Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner course covers these topics:

Module 1: Role of the Business Analyst in an Agile World

  • Holistic View of the Business
  • Structure of Business Organisation
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • PESTLE Analysis
  • Poster’s Five Forces Analysis
  • MOST Analysis
  • Resource Audit
  • SWOT Analysis
  • TOWS
  • Porter’s Value Chain
  • Lean Thinking
  • McKinsey 7S Model
  • Balanced Business Scoreboard
  • Core Considerations When Planning and Implementing Change

Module 2: Agile Fundamentals and the Agile BA

  • Agile Software Development
  • Philosophy
  • Project Variables
  • 8 Principles
  • DSDM Process
  • Management Products
  • DSDM Team Roles
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Business Sponsor and Business Visionary
  • Technical Coordinator and Project Manager
  • Business Ambassador and Business Advisor
  • Technical Advisor and Solution Developer and Tester
  • Team Leader and Business Analyst
  • Workshop Facilitator
  • DSDM Coach

Module 3: Agile Business Case

  • Business Case
  • Business Case Context
  • Roles Associated with the Business Case
  • Business Case: Business Sponsor
  • Business Case: Business Visionary
  • Business Case: Technical Coordinator
  • Business Case: Project Manager
  • Business Case: Business Analyst
  • Agile Practices and the Business Case
  • Business Canvas/Lean Canvas
  • Product Vision Box

Module 4: Stakeholders in the Agile Project

  • Definition
  • Three Stakeholder Categories
  • Working with Project Stakeholders
  • DSDM Coach
  • DSDM Team-Working Together
  • Agile Culture and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Power/Interest Grid

Module 5: Requirements and User Stories

  • Categories of Requirement
  • User Stories
  • Persona
  • User Story – Story Card (Front and Back)
  • Well-Constructed User Stories – INVEST
  • Prioritised Requirements List (PRL)
  • Hierarchy of User Stories
  • Story Maps
  • Agile BA and the PRL

Module 6: Prioritisation

  • Eliciting Requirements
  • Prioritising Requirements
  • MoSCoW
  • KANO Model
  • Effective Prioritisation

Module 7: Workshops

  • What is a Facilitated Workshop?
  • When to Use a Facilitated Workshop?
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Workshop Roles
  • Common Features of Facilitated Workshops
  • Facilitated Workshops – Associated Activities
  • Agile BA and Facilitated Workshops

Module 8: Modelling

  • What is a Model?
  • Modelling Perspectives
  • Modelling Techniques for the Agile BA
  • Business Domain Model (Class Diagram)
  • Business Process Diagram (Swim Lanes)
  • Context (Scoping) Diagram
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Impact Mapping
  • Rich Picture
  • Storyboards / Wireframes
  • Use Cases
  • Modelling and the DSDM Principles


Module 9: Timeboxing and Iterative Development

  • Types of Timebox
  • Key Steps in a DSDM Structured Timebox
  • Timeboxing – Daily Stand-Up
  • Team Board (Kanban)
  • Burn Down Chart
  • Timeboxing – Wider Context
  • Agile BA’S Role in a Timebox
  • Iterative Development
  • Quality in Iterative Development
  • Approaches to Iterative Development
  • Solution Focus
  • Horizontal Approach
  • Vertical Approach
  • Combined Approach
  • Agile BA’s Role in Iterative Development

Module 10: Requirements of Planning and Estimating Throughout the Lifecycle

  • Requirements Planning Through the Lifecycle
  • Feasibility
  • Foundations
  • Requirements During Timeboxes
  • Prioritised Requirements List (PRL)
  • Estimating within a DSDM Project
  • Estimates and Requirements Detail
  • Planning Poker
  • Estimating Workshop

Module 11: Requirements of Lifecycle in an Agile Project

  • Agile Approach to Requirements
  • Role of the Agile BA
  • Lifecycle of a Requirement
  • Elicitation
  • Analysis
  • Validation
  • Documentation
  • Management
  • Requirements in the DSDM Process
  • Transitioning to Agile Business Analysis
  • Balance Between Approaches

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Who should attend this Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Course?

The Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Course is tailored for anyone involved in, or affected by, business analysis activities within an Agile project environment and those aiming to understand the importance and responsibilities of a Business Analyst in Agile projects. This Agile Business Analysis Training can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Agile Coaches
  • IT Professionals
  • Change Managers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Senior Team Members

Prerequisites of the Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Course

The prerequisites for the Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Course vary depending on the level:

Foundation Level (AgileBA® Foundation): For the foundation level, there are no formal prerequisites required, however, some basic understanding of Agile will assist the delegate in proceeding with the course

Practitioner Level (AgileBA® Practitioner): For the practitioner level, one must have the AgileBA® Foundation Certification

AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA®) is rapidly becoming a vital framework, offering insights and techniques to support the successful delivery of agile projects. Understanding AgileBA® principles and practices is crucial in today's fast-paced business environments, enabling organisations to respond swiftly to market changes and customer needs.

Proficiency in this Agile Business Analysis Training is essential for professionals aiming to bridge the gap between stakeholders and software developers' needs. Business Analysts, Project Managers, and Agile team members should master it to enhance project success rates, improve team dynamics, and deliver value to customers and stakeholders more effectively.

This intensive 4-day Agile Business Analysis Training will equip delegates with a solid foundation in Agile Business Analysis concepts and practices. Delegates will learn to apply AgileBA® methodologies within their projects, ensuring adaptability and responsiveness to change, ultimately leading to increased project success and stakeholder satisfaction.

Course Objectives

  • To provide an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Business Analyst in an Agile environment
  • To equip delegates with the skills to apply AgileBA® practices effectively
  • To enhance participants' ability to deliver quick, cost-effective projects through Agile techniques
  • To prepare individuals for the AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner exams
  • To foster a mindset that embraces change and continuous improvement

After completing this Agile Business Analysis Training, delegates will be recognised as certified AgileBA® practitioners. This certification will boost their career prospects and enhance their ability to contribute to Agile project teams, ensuring projects are aligned with business needs and delivered efficiently.

AgileBA® is a registered trademark of Agile Business Consortium Limited. All rights reserved.

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What’s included in this Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Course? 

  • Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Examination  
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) Certificate   
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation Exam Information:

The Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA®) Foundation exam assesses participants' understanding of business analysis principles and practices in the context of agile methodologies. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 50 Questions 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 25/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes 
  • Open Book: Closed book 

Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Practitioner Exam Information:

The Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA®) Practitioner Exam assesses participants' ability to apply business analysis principles and techniques within an agile context. This certification focuses on evaluating an individual's practical skills in analysing and addressing business needs in agile projects. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 4 Questions (each question is worth 20 marks) 
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 50%, or 40/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Open book

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Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) FAQs

Yes, Agile Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner is produced and accredited by APMG.
Agile is a project management methodology that welcomes change throughout projects. Agile is based on flexibility, but also ensures that changes made do not impact the achievement of project aims. For more information, visit our Agile Business Analysis Training topic page.
Business Analysis examines the internal operations of a company to identify where developments can be made. For more information, visit our Business Analysis topic page.
Yes, if you wish, you can complete the Foundation and Practitioner courses individually.
The training fees for Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®) certification in Canada starts from CAD4995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Agile Business Analyst Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®).
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