Expleo Academy’s interactive training of IQBBA Certified Agile Business Analysis provides another step in your agile learning journey. It features in Expleo Academy’s Agile Business Analysis T-shaped learning profile.

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    Expleo Academy’s interactive training of IQBBA Certified Agile Business Analysis provides another step in your agile learning journey. It features in Expleo Academy’s Agile Business Analysis T-shaped learning profile.

This course will only be run as a 2 day face to face in-class event when it is confirmed safe to do so.

Expleo Academy’s IQBBA Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) course explores the potential for Business Analysis roles in an agile environment. The collaborative training approach provides attendees with coaching and practice of agile business analysis frameworks and techniques, and practical exam-based exercises.

The syllabus is based on the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, which was developed in collaboration between Agile Alliance® and IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis). The course is delivered by iSQI-accredited trainers with deep experience and practical knowledge of Business Analysis, BABOK and agile concepts.

Course Objectives

On completion of this training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the role of the business analyst in Agile software development projects
  • Participate in Agile teams developing software
  • Articulate the BA's responsibilities to both the enterprise and the Agile team
  • Understand and apply the agile business analysis frameworks and principles
  • Know BA techniques which enable the delivery of artefacts that add value to the enterprise initiating Agile projects
  • Appreciate the importance of, and how to contribute to, continuous improvement through agile processes
Course Outline

What Is Business Analysis?

  • Definitions of Business Analysis
  • The scope of Business Analysis
  • Levels of Business Analysis
  • Competencies of a Business analyst

What Is Agile?

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile versus Traditional SDLC

Common Agile Approaches

  • Generic Agile
  • Agile Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • The potential for BA Roles in Agile
  • Scrum process
  • Rules and practices of XP
  • How Lean is reflected in agile methods
  • Kanban Boards and Task Boards

BA Techniques In Agile Projects

  • Discovery Framework and Principles
  • Delivery Framework and Principles
  • BABOK Techniques that can contribute to agile projects
  • Planning Levels in an agile approach

See The Whole

  • Business Capability Analysis
  • Personas
  • Value Stream Mapping

Think As A Customer

  • User Stories
  • Elaboration
  • Story Decomposition
  • MVP, MMF, themes, and epics
  • Story Mapping
  • Story Boarding

Determine What Is Value

  • Backlog Management
  • Business Value Definition
  • Kano Analysis
  • MoSCoW
  • Purpose Alignment Model

Get Real With Examples

  • Scenario based requirements definition
  • Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) structure and links
  • BDD practice
  • BDD and Test Automation

Understand What Is Doable

  • Real Options
  • LRM
  • Planning Workshops
  • Story Time pre-planning analysis
  • Velocity
  • Relative Estimation

Stimulate Collaboration And Continuous Improvement

  • The purpose and deliverables of a Retrospective
  • What a BA brings to agile Retrospectives
  • The philosophy and benefits of Collaborative Games

Avoid Waste

  • Lean philosophy and examples
  • JIT
  • Lightweight Documentation

Mock Examination


There are no course prerequisites. However, the course design assumes a basic understanding of:

  • the use of IT systems in organisations
  • the systems development process
  • the role of a business analyst in systems development
Related Certifications

Attendees may also be interested in:

  • ICAgile Certified Agile Fundamentals
  • ICAgile Certified Product Ownership 
  • User Stories Workshop
  • BCS Requirements Engineering

Expleo Academy is  happy to discuss your specific training needs to advise on your optimal learning pathway.

Who should attend?

The course is relevant to those who want

  • a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • to improve the way their Business Analysts work in Agile projects
  • to practice applying effective agile Business Analysis techniques
  • to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers

This includes Business Analysts, Product Owners, Agile champions, Agile team leaders, BA Managers, IT Managers, Business Change Managers, Project and Program Managers, and Agile team members.