This three day APMG accredited course provides participants with knowledge and understanding of the BA role’s responsibilities, the techniques used, the practices employed as well as guidance in transitioning to the Agile BA role. Presented within the framework of DSDM, an Agile approach that defines the role of the project-based Business Analyst, in relation to business, development and testing roles at all levels. However, the guidance is wider than this, with many generic and popular Agile techniques also included, where useful and appropriate to the Business Analyst. This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.
Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of Agile Business Analysis. The course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions for achieving the APMG Agile Business Analysis Foundation Certificate.
Delegates should set aside time to revise for the Foundation exam in the evening after the course lecture finishes. Revision includes studying the course handbook and working through sample exam questions.
The intended audience for this course are Business Analysts, Change Analysts, Project Managers with Business Analysis responsibilities, Scrum Product Owners, Product Managers, Systems Analysts requiring both a both a business and Agile perspective for project work.
Proof of identity
Delegates must bring signed photo ID to APMG examinations (e.g. passport, driving license, student card) as they will be asked by the invigilator to produce it prior to the exam. Delegates must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found on the APMG International website.
While not required, delegates are encouraged to visit the DSDM Consortium's website and start to become familiar with the framework, at https://www.agilebusiness.org/resources/dsdm-handbooks/the-dsdm-agile-project-framework-2014-onwards.
- The role of the Business Analyst, in an Agile World
- Agile Fundamentals and the Agile BA
- The Agile Business Case
- Stakeholders in Agile Project
- Requirements and User Stories
- Timeboxing and iterative development
- Requirements Planning and Estimating Throughout the Lifecycle
- The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project
- Making the transition to the Agile BA
Agile Foundation Examination
Delegates will sit the APMG Agile BA Foundation examination (a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the third day of the course. Photo identification will be required before taking this exam.
The Foundation examination is taken at 15:00 during the afternoon on Day 3 and candidates may take 40 minutes to complete it.
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