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BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional Training Course

Explore The Role Business Analysis Plays In Agile Development Projects

Introduction

BCS Membership Offer: If you do not hold a BCS certification and successfully pass the examination for this training course - you will be given one year's complementary BCS Membership. This offer is only valid for your first BCS qualification.

The Agile way of working is becoming ever more popular in modern business. It’s a smart way to work and allows the Business Analyst to get to grips with how to contribute to the success of Agile development projects.

Using a true-to-life case study, you will use your existing business analysis knowledge and techniques, practising applying the Agile approach within a business analysis scenario.

Our three-day BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course explores the philosophy behind Agile, the methods and techniques used within business and the principles that guide this way of working. It also looks at the benefits of holistic and lean thinking in business.

Please Note

You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
3 Days
£1275Excl. VAT

Course Outline

BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional

The Agile Philosophy

• The History Of Agile & Agile Software Development
• The Agile Manifesto
• Agile Components (Principles, Methods & Techniques)
• Agile In The Business Context
• Lean Business Analysis Service, System & Lean Thinking

Agile Principles

• Collaborative Working
• Self-Organising Teams
• Continuous Improvement
• Iterative Development/Incremental Delivery
• Plan For & Build In Change

Agile Methods

• History Of Agile Methods
• Linear (Defined) VS Agile (Empirical) Methods
• Evolution Of Agile Methods
• Agile Methods – DSDM, SAFe, SCRUM, XP, Lean Software
• BA Role In Agile

Understanding Stakeholders

• Stakeholder Groups
• Understanding The Customer
• Agile BA Role In Stakeholder Engagement

Agile Modelling

• Purpose & Principles Behind Agile Modelling
• The Hierarchy Of Models (Business View To System Component)
• Prioritisation Using MoSCoW
• Decomposing & Organising Business Goals

Agile Techniques

• User Stories & Roles
• Managing Requirements With The Solution Backlog
• Estimating Story Points
• Managing The Iterations (Planning, Daily Stand-Ups, Agile Boards, Velocity & Retrospectives)

Agile BA Planning

• BA Role In Agile Projects
• Storyboarding/ Scenarios/ Prototyping

The Agile World View

• Scaling Agile
• Constraining Factors
• The System Of Interest

Description

You will walk away from our BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course with a real understanding of how business analysis is applied within the context of the Agile philosophy.

About the Course

Each member of our Agile Business Analysis training team brings substantial experience of working, in the BA role, on Agile projects.

Who Should Attend

Business Analysts or anyone who needs a thorough practical knowledge of the role business analysis can play in the success of Agile development projects.

Agile Business Analysis is also an Analytical Skills module on the BCS (ISEB) Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

Materials Provided

For our BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course, you will be provided with a printed copy of the latest edition of the comprehensive course manual. It will be sent to your home address in good time for the start of your training course. Our delegates tell us that having access to a physical document is useful as both a reference document and for taking notes during the course. In addition, a link will be emailed to you to enable you to access an electronic copy of the same comprehensive manual for convenient future reference.

Organisational Benefits

You will gain fundamental awareness of the skills and knowledge involved in the analysis work. Moreover, you will learn how to boost interactions and collaboration within Agile teams.

Our BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course will help you understand the ability to collaborate in an Agile environment and transform project delivery.

Individual Benefits

You will gain fundamental awareness of the skills and knowledge involved in the analysis work. Moreover, you will learn how to boost interactions and collaboration within Agile teams.

Our BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course will help you understand the ability to collaborate in an Agile environment and transform project delivery.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that you should have completed, or have knowledge to the level of, the BCS International Business Analysis Diploma or the BCS Solutions Development Diploma, before attempting our BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course.

Prereading

You should be prepared to spend around 1 -2 hours per evening on homework and revision activities.

Exam Overview

During our BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course, you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional Certificate exam, which is held on the final afternoon of the course.

BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional

If you are attending our virtual BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course, the exam may be taken remotely using the BCS online proctoring service. This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions with a pass mark of 26/40.

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

Qualifications

BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional Certificate. A pass in this module will contribute to the BCS International Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis.

Next Steps

If the BCS Agile Business Analysis Professional training course is part of your BCS Advanced Diploma in Business Analysis programme, you have a choice of further modules you can take including Business Architecture, Data Analysis, Advanced Requirements Engineering, Business Finance, Benefits Planning and Realisation, Stakeholder Engagement and Team Leadership.

Conclusion

You will now understand the application of the Agile philosophy, principles, tools and techniques to business change projects.

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