Agile approaches enable rapid development and deployment of solutions. Unfortunately, sometimes teams are rapidly releasing software that doesn’t provide value or satisfy user needs. In other words, the team may be building the “thing” right, but they’re not building the “right thing.” Agile analysis practitioners must ensure that critical analysis work is being done to ensure successful solutions.
This course reframes traditional analysis skills, placing them in context for agile approaches. It supports the standards outlined in the IIBA BABOK® Guide v3.0 and the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide v2.0. Concepts from Scrum are included; alternate agile approaches such as Kanban, XP, SAFe, DSDM and hybrids like Scrumban or Scrumfall may be covered depending upon the needs of the students.
Students are immersed in a hands-on case study that lets them practice utilizing their analysis skills on an agile project. During the course, students will learn how analysis is used at every step along the way. This allows them to better understand their role on the team and ensure that they are making the right types of contributions at the right time. The class culminates in a simulation activity where small teams create a product based on a user request.
Students who have previously taken our Essential Skills for Business Analysis will see how to leverage and reuse those skills in an agile environment.
This course is designed for anyone working on an agile team, but is especially helpful for product owners, business analysts, systems analysts, or any other team member involved with requirements on an agile project. This course may also be appropriate for individuals who manage individuals working on an agile team and need a more in-depth understanding of the process and skills useful for an agile team.