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The Business Analyst (BA) is a critical role within an agile project team. This 2 day weekend workshop prepares candidates for the APMG Agile Business Analysis Foundation certification exam.
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AgileBA®Practitioner (Weekend)

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This 1 day workshop builds on the AgileBA Foundation weekend workshop and prepares candidates for the APMG Agile Business Analysis Practitioner certification exam.

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Weekend dates added due to popular demand!

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The Business Analyst (BA) is a critical role within an agile project team and with more and more organisations adopting agile approaches, BAs performing this crucial role need to have the necessary skills and expertise.

Despite this, there has been little in the way of detailed best practice guidance that directly addresses the role, responsibilities and skills of the Agile Business Analyst.

The Foundation course prepares candidates for the APMG Agile Business Analysis Foundation (AgileBA®) certification.

The Practitioner course builds on the AgileBA® Foundation workshop, providing additional depth of understanding, and prepares candidates for the APMG Agile Business Analysis Practitioner certification exam.

About this course

Foundation Course:

The course helps participants to:

  • Lay the foundations for successful agile projects
  • Explain how the business analyst role and skills fit in an Agile environment
  • Clarify the different ways of working with the AgileBA during the phases of an Agile project
  • Outlines the lifecycle of an Agile requirement and how to write good, effective Agile requirements
  • Provide a comprehensive set of techniques and practices for effective business analysis and collaborative agile working

Specific topics include…

Agile Fundamentals, Roles and Products

The Agile Approach | Philosophy and Principles | Processes | Products

Strategy Analysis

Internal and External Analysis Techniques | The Value Chain and Lean Thinking | Implementing Organisational Strategies | The Agile Business Case

Stakeholder Collaboration

Defining and Analysis Stakeholders in the Agile Project | Communicating with Stakeholders | Facilitated Workshops

Managing Requirements

Categorisations | User Stories and Story Maps | Agile Approach to Requirements | The Lifecycle of a Requirement | Modelling and Estimating Techniques

Delivering on Time

Agile Practices to Deliver on Time: Timeboxing and Iterative Development

Modelling and Mapping

Modelling Perspectives and Techniques for the Agile BA

Exam Preparation and AgileBA Foundation Exam

Practitioner Course:

Course Objective

The Practitioner level qualification aims to measure whether the candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Business Analysis guidance to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation. The scenario is designed to allow the candidate to demonstrate they possess the competence to begin working as an Agile Business Analyst.

The guidance is based on the DSDM® (Dynamic System Development Method) Agile Project Framework, an approach which defines the role of the project-based Business Analyst in relation to business, development and testing roles at all levels. However the guidance goes deeper, with many generic and popular agile techniques also included.

The workshop also includes review, consolidation of concepts and exam questions for the Practitioner level certification.

How this course is delivered

Foundation Course:

Course Content Summary

The course helps participants to:

  • Lay the foundations for successful agile projects
  • Explain how the business analyst role and skills fit in an Agile environment
  • Clarify the different ways of working with the AgileBA® during the phases of an Agile project
  • Outlines the lifecycle of an Agile requirement and how to write good, effective Agile requirements
  • Provide a comprehensive set of techniques and practices for effective business analysis and collaborative agile working

Specific topics include:

  • The Business View
  • Techniques for Internal and External Analysis
  • The Agile Approach, Philosophy, Principles, Process, Products
  • Roles and Teams
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Stakeholders and Personas
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Requirements Lifecycle and Prioritisation
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Modelling
  • Iterative Development and Testing / Timeboxing and Estimating
  • Requirements Engineering, Transitioning to AgileBA®
  • Foundation Exam Preparation and Review
  • AgileBA® Foundation Practice questions and exam.

Practitioner Course:

Course Content Summary

The workshop helps participants to:

  • Apply the underpinning philosophy and principles of DSDM® in a project situation
  • Appropriately configure the processes of an Agile project to a given scenario
  • Produce and evaluate the content of BA-produced Agile products produced during an Agile project in a given scenario
  • Apply the following Agile practices in a project situation: Facilitated Workshops; MoSCoW prioritisation; Iterative Development; Modelling; Timeboxing
  • Identify the Agile practices to be used for a given situation within a scenario
  • 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 in outline how to test, estimates and evaluate benefits delivery in an Agile project
  • Describe the Agile approach to managing and prioritising requirements and identify actions to rectify problems with requirements within an Agile project from a given scenario

Outcomes and Certification Eligibility

Foundation Course:

Certification

The course includes the Foundation Examination which consists of:

  • 50 Multiple choice questions
  • 50% pass mark (25/50)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

The Foundation examination addresses knowledge of the terminology of the method and a high level understanding of the concepts. APMG International administers the AgileBA® Foundation examination scheme.

Practitioner Course:

Certification

The course includes the Practitioner Examination which consists of:

  • Complex Multiple Choice based on a project scenario
  • 4 questions per paper
  • 40/80 marks required to pass (50%)
  • 2.5 hour duration
  • Open-book (AgileBA Handbook only)

The practitioner exam tests knowledge, understanding, application, analysis and the evaluation of the method. APMG International administers the AgileBA® Foundation examination scheme.

The Agile Business Analysis Practitioner qualification is valid for 5 years. Practitioners should re-register within 3-5 years of their original certification in order to demonstrate their commitment to professional development.

Course Prerequisites

Foundation Course Prerequisites:

To gain the greatest benefit from participation in this workshop, participants should have an interest and/or role in the business analysis arena.

Practitioner Course Prerequisites:

The AgileBA® Foundation workshop and a pass in the AgileBA® Foundation exam.

FAQs

Where is the training venue located?

Sydney courses are held at 10 Barrack St, Sydney.

Melbourne courses are held at 500 Collins St, Melbourne.


I require an invoice before payment is processed – can I still book this course online?

Yes. Simply select ‘invoice’ from the payment options during the checkout process and one of our consultants will be in contact to organise payment.


Can I buy these courses as a package?

Yes. AgileBA Foundation and AgileBA Practitioner can be purchased together as a package at a discounted rate. Book now & save!


Is this a certified course?

Yes. The Foundation and Practitioner exams are undertaken on the final day of each course. Upon passing the exams you will be certified.


Is the exam fee included?

Yes. The exam fee is included in the course cost. Please note: You must have completed and passed the Foundation exam as a prerequisite to sitting the Practitioner exam


What is the difference between a Weekend package course and a Weekday package course?

Our weekend course format is slightly different to the weekday format, in that the course runs over 2 weekends (3 days) as opposed to the traditional 4 days. The way we work around this is:

  • Weekend courses require additional pre-reading and homework exercises.
  • The weekend Foundation days generally run from 8am-6pm with the Practitioner day running from 9am-5pm.
  • The Foundation exam is included as normal completed on Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the 2-day Foundation course.
  • The Practitioner exam is included as normal, completed on Saturday afternoon at the conclusion of the 1-day Practitioner course.

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