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Business Analysis in Agile Projects eLearning


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Individual:
$695.00
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Professional Credits

IIBA (CDU)

ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.

PMI (PDU)

Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

This course offers:
    4.00 PMP/PgMP Technical PDUs
    4.00 PMI-PBA Technical PDUs
    4.00 PMI-ACP Technical PDUs
    4.00 PMI-RMP Technical PDUs
    1.00 PMI-SP Technical PDUs
    2.00 PMI Strategic PDUs
    4.00 PMI Leadership PDUs

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Certification
Overview

Traditional system-development methodologies are rapidly being replaced by more iterative or agile approaches. An increasing number of organizations are realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements. Effective business analysis is the key to developing those requirements and keeping projects on track. This indispensable course explores the contributions of good requirements development in an Agile environment and equips business analysts with the critical thinking, analytical skills, and necessary people skills they need to add value to every Agile project.

Expand the skills of team members using Agile for Business Analysts

This comprehensive eLearning program provides learners with a thorough understanding of this evolving role, including the tools and techniques best suited for becoming an effective Agile business analyst. Explanatory demonstrations and interactive practice exercises embedded throughout the 8-hour learning program will provide you with the experience needed to become a true value manager in your organization.

Evaluate a variety of Agile "flavors"
Review levels and types of requirements
Define the roles of Agile project team members
Work as a team to discover and write user stories
Review requirements elicitation and discovery methods
Understand story decomposition and modeling with simple graphical methods
Assess the importance and priority of product features
Hone your problem identification, definition, and solving capabilities
Course Outline

Module 1: An Agile Overview

  • Requirements
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Methods
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Basics
  • Agile Adoption
  • Knowledge Check

Module 2: Building an Agile Team

  • The Agile Team
  • Practices for Teams
  • The BA on the Agile Team
  • Exercise: Identifying Successful Teams
  • Becoming an Agile BA
  • Knowledge Check

Module 3: Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation
  • Agile Planning
  • Release Planning
  • Project Vision
  • Product Themes
  • Exercise: Themes and Roadmaps
  • The User
  • Knowledge Check

Module 4: Backlog Planning

  • The Backlog
  • Product Backlog
  • User Stories
  • INVEST
  • Exercise: Stories
  • Knowledge Check

Module 5: Managing the Backlog

  • Prioritization  
  • Purpose Alignment
  • Estimation
  • Story Points
  • Knowledge Check

Module 6: Release Planning

  • Release Plans
  • Velocity
  • Governance
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Knowledge Check

Module 7: Backlog Refinement

  • Documentation
  • Story Review
  • Detailed Requirements Methods
  • Acceptance Tests
  • Knowledge Check

 

Module 8: The Iteration

  • The Iteration Plan
  • Effective Iteration Planning
  • Sprint Execution
  • The Daily Scrum
  • Knowledge Check

Module 9: Inspect and Adapt

  • Scrum Process
  • Knowledge Check

Module 10: Adopting Agile Requirements

  • Agile Project Failure
  • Exercise: Brainstorming Next Steps
  • Knowledge Check
Who should attend
  • 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
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their Agile business analysis skills
  • Business customer, user or partner
  • Project Sponsor or Project Owner
Pre-Requisites

Although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced Foundations of Agile eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.

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