Agile BA®


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The Business Analyst is a critical role within an agile project team and with more and more organisations adopting agile approaches, we need to ensure those performing this crucial role have the necessary skills and expertise.

AgileBA® was developed by APMG® in partnership with the DSDM consortium, providing the first comprehensive set of guidance, framework and practices for the business analyst working on an agile project. It gives advice and guidance on working with business stakeholders, developers, testers and outlines the skills needed to deliver solutions incrementally.

Delivery options

AgileBA® Foundation Course

  • Training and certification designed for business analysts working in an agile environment. This course is delivered over 3 days and includes the AgileBA® foundation exam
  • Cost: £1195.00 + VAT (Price includes exam fee)

AgileBA® Foundation & Practitioner Course

  • This course is delivered over 4 days and includes the AgileBA® foundation exam as well as the AgileBA® Practitioner exam. A foundation level exam pass is a pre-requisite for taking the AgileBA® Practitioner Exam on Day 4. Some evening work and exam prep will be required.
  • Cost: £1495.00 + VAT (Price includes exam fees)

Course only (no exam)

  • If you'd like to attend this course but you don't need to complete the exam or attain the resulting certification, just email Be-Positive to explore your options.

Course Overview

1. The Role of the BA in an Agile World

2. Agile Fundamentals and the Agile BA

3. The Agile Business Case

4. Stakeholders in the Agile Project

5. Requirements and User Stories

6. Prioritising Requirements

7. Workshops

8. Modelling

9. Timeboxing and Iterative Development

10. Requirements Planning and Estimating

11. The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the BA role in the Agile team and the organisation
  • Identify stakeholders, personas and their involvement in Agile
  • Describe the competencies and techniques of an Agile BA
  • Capture and manage effective requirements for incremental solution delivery
  • Learn how modelling techniques fit into an Agile environment
  • Understand the importance of Facilitated Workshops

Who the course is suitable for

This course is suitable for anyone interested in Business Analysis regardless of their experience.

  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Agile Developers and Testers
  • Business Representatives

Key Benefits

To the Organisation:

  • Reduced risk through repeatability with BAs adopting the same, standardised BA approach
  • Increased reliability with higher quality results produced
  • Greater efficiency and consistency by BA professionals
  • Provides professional development, advancement and recognition opportunities for staff
  • Ability to demonstrate to customers, competitors, suppliers, staff and investors that you use industry-standard business analysis practices

To the Business Analyst:

  • Competence in the principles and practices of business analysis
  • Professional accreditation in industry recognised techniques and springboard for career development
  • Equip the business analyst with an understanding of industry standard tools and techniques

Exam format

Foundation level

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

Practitioner Level

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

What’s included

Classroom based training with accredited, experienced Business Analyst Trainer

  • APMG AgileBA Handbook
  • Case study and practical exercises
  • Exam preparation
  • Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam
  • Agile Business Analysis Practitioner Exam
  • Lunch, Hot & Cold Refreshments throughout the Course

Dates and times

4 days over 2 weekends

Dates TBC

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About Be Positive 

This course is delivered by practicing business analysts in collaboration with Be Positive. Be Positive deliver training courses which cover industry standards for business analysts and globally recognised certification of BA professionals.