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Agile BA Training

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Agile BA Training Course

Agile Business Analysis Training Course with highly practical training on Agile Business Analysis methods and ceremonies.

This Agile Business Analysis Training Course is a practical workshop ideally suited for Business Analysts, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Team members looking to understand and hone their skills in Story Mapping, User Story writing and elaborating stories with well written acceptance criteria.

This online workshop is held live in four four-hour sessions over two days. (With an additional low-cost extension module held the following day.)

Participants learn and practice agile-specific business analysis techniques through a combination of self-paced learning before, after the class, and in-session with one of our Senior Business Analysis Consultants. Our instructors demonstrate how to prepare and facilitate conversations for key agile business analysis activities, and participants have opportunity to learn and practice these techniques through group discussions, instructor-lead demonstrations, as well as individual and group exercises. Attendees should expect 2-4 hours of out-of-classroom pre-work and assignments.

In this course, we focus primarily on applying the key agile practices of user stories and story mapping. We provide tons of examples and templates, and introduce participants to User Story and other Discovery Canvases™ as tools to help Business Analysts and Agile Teams visually collaborate in-person and during remote online meetings. In the add-on module, we spend an additional four hours teaching and practicing Agile Business Analysis capabilities to support product backlog management.

While this course can be taught onsite with face-to-face live instruction, the class has been optimized for online learning with various collaboration tools and using Adaptive's Collaborative Online Learning Model which emphasizes engagement and experiential learning with lots of video, group discussion, and exercises to make your time with us fun and productive.

What You Will Learn

  1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of a Business Analyst in an agile environment
  2. Learn agile business analysis techniques applicable in different agile environments (Scrum, SAFe, Kanban, Agile Project Framework)
  3. Practice techniques in class — including Story Mapping, Writing and Elaborating User Stories using the collaborative visual modeling tool, Mural.
  4. Gain a practical understanding of how a Business Analyst can effectively apply the concepts, principles and methods of agile frameworks

 


Agile BA Course Reviews

My favourite parts of the class were: the tools used (especially Mural), the User story discovery canvas is brilliant – Templates like this are a rare find, and the practical tips and techniques.

MGA

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Really good course for BA’s and any Agile Team. Not just a rehash of Agile 101 basics. And excellent instructor too. I would love if all our BA’s (and our CSM’s) took this.

Jay

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I enjoyed this course. It was all valuable information that I hope I can use in my daily responsibilities.

Amanda

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Yay I passed CBAP! Woohoo! Thanks to LN Mishra and the team at Adaptive US for their exceptional classes and prep work! The new job that I got after my CBAP doubled my paycheck and my colleagues now acknowledge my skill and potential at my workplace

Mary Person CBAP

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The best team to prepare you for your IIBA certification. I took the Adaptive CBAP training, leveraged their resources, took the exam, and passed in my first attempt! The Adpative team was there for me along every step. I highly recommend them for CBAP!

Ephrem Bartolomeos CBAP

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I was preparing for the CBAP exam for a year, but it seemed impossible, until I joined Adaptive's Course. Inspiring trainers, live class, tutorials, videos & simulations really helped to structure my knowledge and I passed the CBAP exam within 7 weeks

Jurga Januskaitiene - CBAP

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Deliverables

125+ page Participant Guide

Follow along and make notes in the electronic or print out version of the course guide

8 PDU/CDUs

The course material is aligned to both IIBA and PMI BA certifications and eligible for training credit hours

Access to class recordings

Catch up on missed segments or review the class weeks later on the saved video recordings of the sessions

Expert Review and Feedback

Your instructors will give you guidance and input on your user stories and acceptance criteria.

Eight hours of Live Instructor Led Training

Presentations, facilitated discussions, demonstrations, and exercises

Examples and Demonstrations

Watch the instructors demonstrate the Agile methods and ceremonies and receive dozens of examples of work products from Story Maps to User Story Discovery Canvases to Acceptance Criteria and more.

90-day access to class portal

The class portal with all files, links, posts, recordings is available for 90 days following the class

Templates, Cheat Sheets, and Checklists

Dozens of aids to help the Agile BA on the job.

Reference Materials

Downloadable instructor presentations in the form of handouts to take notes during the class, revise and reinforce the concepts taught!

 

Upcoming Program Schedule

Starts 13th Dec 2022 13-Dec (Tue) - 1:00 PM
14-Dec (Wed) - 1:00 PM

Tue and Wed

(1 PM – 5 PM EST)

USD 975 685

 

 

Session Plan

Session - 1 (Introduction to Agile Business Analysis)

 


    • What the Agile Manifesto Means to Business Analysts
    • Agile vs Traditional Business Analysis
    • The Agile Approach to Requirements
    • 12 Agile Business Analysis Principles
    • 7 Lean Business Analysis Principles
Session – 2 (Discovering Agile User Stories)

Discovering Agile User Stories — with Story Mapping

  • What is a Story Map
  • Building a Story Map – demonstrations and examples
Session – 3 (Describing Agile User Stories)

Describing Agile User Stories — with the User Story Discovery Canvas

  • What are the elements of a User Story
  • The User Story Discovery Canvas
  • Facilitating the Conversation
  • User Story card, canvas and conversation group work and examples
Session – 4 (Elaborating Agile User Stories)

Elaborating Agile User Stories — Modeling Use Cases to Define Acceptance Criteria

  • What Makes a Good Story: INVEST
  • Elaborating Stories with the Use Case Discovery Canvas
  • What are Acceptance Criteria
  • What Makes Good Acceptance Criteria: TUCAN
  • Discovering Acceptance Criteria: WIPEGO
  • Different Types and Forms of Writing Acceptance Criteria
Session – 5 (4 Hour Live Online Class)

Requirements life cycle management

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Req. LCM
  • Req. LCM Tasks
    • Trace requirements
    • Maintain requirements
    • Prioritize requirements
    • Assess requirements changes
    • Approve requirements
  • Knowledge based questions
  • Techniques overview for Strategy Analysis and Soln. Eval
  • Application Filing - PD Hours Discussion
Session – 6 (4 Hour Live Online Class)

Strategy Analysis

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Strategy Analysis
  • Strategy Tasks
    • Analyze Current State
    • Define Future State
    • Assess Risks
    • Define Change Strategy
  • How to handle scenario-based questions
Session – 7 (4 Hour Live Online Class)

Solution Evaluation

  • KA Intro
  • Techniques for Solution Evaluation
  • Solution Evaluation Tasks
    • Measure solution performance
    • Analyze performance measures
    • Assess solution limitations
    • Assess enterprise limitations
    • Recommend actions to increase solution value
  • Scenario Based Questions Discussion
  • Application Filing – Work Experience + References Discussion
Session – 8 (4 Hour Live Online Class)
  • How to Attempt Case Based Questions
  • Case Based Questions Discussion
12 Exam Prep Tutorials (1 Hour Live Online Classes)
  • Concept clarification and questions discussion with faculty

 

Our Trainers

Ross Little

President, IAG Consulting


Visionary and leader behind IAG since its inception in 1997. 30+ years of experience with over 80 organizations on more than 150 different projects. One of the main driving forces and founders behind the inception and seeding of the IIBA.

Trent Wong

Senior Management Consultant, IAG Consulting


35 years of experience in solution delivery and business transformation. An experienced business and IT manager, consultant, facilitator, and instructor. Certified in multiple Business Analysis methodologies, including Agile, Waterfall, and IIBA.

David Nicholls

Service Delivery Manager, IAG Consulting


Versatile and tech-savvy IT professional with 20+ years of experience in Business Analysis, Project Management, and Business Requirements Management. Certified in AgileBA and AgilePM accreditation and certification as a PMP. An enthusiastic and engaging facilitator and trainer.

Brad MacNamara

Senior Management Consultant, IAG Consulting


30+ years of Business Analysis experience leading over 60 complex, multi-system, multi-department projects for large organizations. Highly effective team-builder, facilitator, and coach. Certified SAFe Agilest, accredited AgileBA, and AgilePM Practitioner. Active member of the IIBA, serving as the Chief Technology Officer from 2004 to 2006.

Tom Tomasovic

IIBA-AAC CBDA


Agile BA Practitioner, CPRE Certified. B.S. Chemical Engineering – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 26+ years of BA experience.

 

 

Our Training Experience

Whether you are attending online or in person, in a public or a private in-house classroom, our courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, engaging and effective learning environment. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners and our courses all include demonstrations, examples, and exercises to make the content relevant and meaningful.

For our virtual remote training classes, we follow our proprietary Collaborative Online Learning Model which emphasizes engagement and experiential learning with lots of video and chat-based group discussion, and quizzes, and exercises to make your time with us fun and productive.

We use Microsoft Teams Meeting and Mural for our visual modeling demonstrations and group exercises. Participants also have access to the Teams site and Mural workplace for 90 days to review and download the many handouts, templates and examples from the class.

Participants receive a participant guide as well as access to our online class workspace for templates, handouts, samples and additional reference material.

 
About Adaptive US CBAP 100% Success or 100% Refund Guarantee

Adaptive US is the only training organization to offer 100% Success or 100% Refund  Guarantee on your CBAP training. As part of the 100% Success or 100% Refund, Adaptive pays a retake fee of USD 295 for the CBAP retake examination to IIBA, in the off chance that a student fails to clear the exam in the first attempt after following our suggested approach.


If the student is unsuccessful in the 2nd attempt after following our recommended approach, Adaptive will pay the retake fees once more, and for the 3rd unsuccessful attempt, Adaptive will refund the training fees paid by the student (course fees-Payments made to IIBA for membership and application filing).


We succeed with your success and fail with your failure.

 

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