The Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) course presents practices and tools for BAs working in or moving to Agile projects. The course is directly mapped to the activities, tasks and skills defined in the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide published by the IIBA® (July 2013) and developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance.

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    The Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) course presents practices and tools for BAs working in or moving to Agile projects. The course is directly mapped to the activities, tasks and skills defined in the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide published by the IIBA® (July 2013) and developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance.
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The Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) course presents practices and tools for BAs working in or moving to Agile projects. While the BA will find it is easy to migrate their core skills of critical analysis, change management and articulation to Agile projects, adapting to the new work and delivery methods of Agile will feel alien.

The course is mapped to the activities, tasks and skills defined in the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance.

Course Objectives
  • 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 the BA’s contribution to the Agile process analysis frameworks
  • Identify BA specific techniques that contribute to 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 retrospectives
Course Outline

What is Business Analysis?

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

What is Agile?

  • Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
  • Agile verses Traditional SDLC

Common Agile Approaches

  • Generic Agile
  • Agile Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • BA Roles in Agile
  • Scrum and XP
  • Lean and Kanban

BA techniques in Agile Projects

  • Frameworks, Principles and Techniques
  • BABOK Techniques
  • Planning Levels

See the Whole

  • Business Capability Analysis
  • Personas
  • Value Stream Mapping

Think as a Customer

  • User Stories
  • Elaboration
  • Story Decomposition
  • Story Mapping
  • Story Boarding

Determine what is value

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

Get Real with examples

  • Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
  • BDD and Test Automation

Understand what is doable

  • Real Options
  • Planning Workshops
  • Relative Estimation

Stimulate Collaboration and Continuous Improvement

  • Retrospectives
  • Collaboration Games

Avoid Waste

  • Lean
  • JIT

Review and Close

  • What next for the Business Analyst
  • Retrospective

Mock Examination

Prerequisites

None. However, the course design assumes a degree of prior knowledge. Therefore, it is reccomended that you have

  • A basic understanding of the use of IT systems in organisations
  • A basic understanding of the systems development process
  • A basic understanding of the role of a business analyst in systems development
Related Certifications
  • IC Agile Certified Agile Fundamentals
  • User Stories Workshop
Who should attend?

This course is for those either engaged in business analysis, or else engaging with business analysts, who

  • need a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • want to improve the way they work in Agile projects
  • want to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers
  • want to apply effective business analysis techniques

The course content can benefit those involved in a range of roles, including Business Analysts, Product Owners, Agile champions, Agile team leaders, BA Managers, IT Managers, Business Chanage Managers, Project and Program Managers, Agile team members.