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AgileBA® Foundation & Practitioner Classroom

The Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) certification demonstrates that you have the skills needed to be an effective business analyst working in an agile project team. This four day intensive classroom course provides everything you need to fully prepare for the AgileBA Foundation and Practitioner examinations.

 

Course overview

About the course

By the end of the Foundation-level qualification you should have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Business Analysis guidance to be able to recognise and distinguish between the key elements of the approach.

The Practitioner level qualification confirms that you not only have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Business Analysis guidance, but that you have the ability to apply and tailor it to a given scenario situation.

Duration

This is an intensive four day classroom course.

By the end of the Foundation element of this course you should understand the key principles and terminology within Agile Business Analysis guidance. Specifically,

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of Agile
  • The processes within an Agile project, including alternative configurations
  • The products produced during an Agile project and their purpose
  • The practices used and their benefits and limitations
  • The people within an Agile project

By the end of the Practitioner element of this course you should be able 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, estimate and evaluate benefits delivery in an Agile project
  • Describe the Agile approach to managing and prioritising requirements and identify action to rectify problems with requirements within an Agile project from a given scenario

This course covers the following modules:

  • The role of a Business Analyst in an agile world
  • Agile fundamentals and the AgileBA
  • The agile business case
  • Stakeholders in the agile project
  • Requirements and user stories
  • Prioritisation
  • Modelling
  • Timeboxing and iterative development
  • Requirements planning and estimating throughout the lifecycle
  • The requirements lifecycle in an agile project
  • Exam preparation

This is an intensive four-day course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official AgileBA handbook
  • The cost of the Agile BA Foundation and Practitioner examination

Optional extra

  • Pass Protect exam insurance - A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

Foundation

  • Multiple choice
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
  • 40-minute duration
  • Closed book

Practitioner

  • Complex multiple choice
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per questions
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2.5-hour duration
  • Open book (AgileBA Handbook only)

This qualification is aimed at:

  • Practising Business Analysts
  • Agile team members who wish to become Agile Business Analysts

You must pass the AgileBA Foundation exam prior to undertaking the AgileBA Practitioner examination.

Pre-course

Important note regarding pre-course

There is mandatory online pre-course work that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. It is expected that it will take approximately two to three hours to complete. You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course within 48 hours of your confirmed booking.

In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work.

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